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Palm Academy Student Center (TK-8)


Name: Anna De La Rosa
Age: 14 Grade: 8
I chose: Palm Academy
Why? Because I like that the teachers get
to know each student.
Anna says: “I want to travel the world,
learn different recipes and come home
and open a restaurant.” She advises new
students to do their best, test their limits,
and make lots of friends. In addition to
cooking, Anna enjoys playing the piano,
drawing, and swimming.

Palm Academy (TK-8) exists to provide a balanced arts-integrated educational experience for each student.  At Palm Academy, the main focus is to create a safe and nurturing learning environment for all learners. Palm Academy is a community that cares about student’s social and emotional health as well as their academic knowledge. Students are empowered to take an active role in their learning. Students plan projects and develop learning plans according to individual goals with the help of each teacher. Teachers utilize community resources, centers, projects, technology, and hands-on experiences to provide students with instruction focusing on authentic learning. Palm Academy applies the Four C’s model which emphasizes critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.

Springs Charter Schools’ Palm Academy offers a unique small-school environment where everyone knows every student’s name. Projects, core mastery, and positive interpersonal skills are the focus of every grade.


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December 4, 2020

Palm Academy Prepares to Move into New Facility

Springs’ Palm Academy has moved out of a temporary facility that has housed students and staff for the past seven years and will soon move into a new facility in Indio which includes larger classrooms, an administration office, a location for its KEYS independent study high school program, and a warming kitchen for meal service.

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October 2, 2020

Palm Academy Real-Life Hero, Del Rio Celebration

Darla Ruiz was recognized as Springs’ Palm Academy Artist of the Month for September for her drawing of a real-life hero at the school’s monthly Palm Pechanga event, reported Principal Shawna Lewis.  Additionally, Levi JoveKai JoveGenesis Zazueta and Leland Hodges were named as the Palm Academy Desert Foxes of the Month for exhibiting Springs Graduate Learner Outcomes.

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March 11, 2020

Del Rio Students Participate in Palm Academy Art Camp

Del Rio Student Center students participated in the first annual Palm Academy Art Camp, learning how art enriches areas such as literacy, science and the global community. Students created "drawbots" (moving robots that explore physics through art), worked on a community art piece that will hang in the new Palm Academy facility and learned about how art connects to storybooks.

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June 20, 2018

Student Artist of the Month: Hannah Stone

Hannah Stone is going into the 5th grade at Palm Academy. She lives in Indio.

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