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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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September 17, 2021

Arts in Education Week 2021

The Arts and Academia: Unlocking Hidden Benefits Motivation, inspiration, creativity, self-esteem -- we associate all these traits with success, especially in young artists, musicians, and actors working toward their dreams. Science has demonstrated that while these strengths may come more naturally to some than others, participation in arts education both in and out of the classroom can bolster not only these but a surprising variety of other skills. 

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July 21, 2021

Palm Academy Receives Grant for Software, Recording Studio

Springs' Palm Academy in Indio has received a $12,500 grant from the Summit Springs Educational Foundation (SSEF) to be used to purchase AnimationNow software and to build a recording studio on the school's new campus.

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June 21, 2021

Palm Academy Receives Award

Springs’ Palm Academy received 2021 Best of Indio Award in the Schools category by the Indio Award Program, reported Principal Shawna Lewis because the school staff “achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community [which] helps make the Indio area a great place to live, work and play.”

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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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