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.
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.
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Shawna Lewis, principal of Springs' Del Rio and Palm Academy Student Centers, reported that the Del Rio site enjoyed a Harvest Festival with staff dressing up as Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs, and students enjoying arts & crafts, face painting, pie the principal and more (pictured are Darlene Blackman and Shawna Lewis). They also celebrated Indigenous People's Month with presentations by two local tribal leaders to middle school students.
The Arts and Academia: Unlocking Hidden BenefitsMotivation, 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.
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.
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.”
What I love most about attending Springs Charter Schools is how all the teachers are so sweet and help us with everything and they prepare us to be a problem solver.
- Emily P., Student Temecula
Springs Charter Schools are parent choice schools where the community is our classroom. Our mission is to foster the innate curiosity of our students, empower their parents, and promote optimum learning by collaboratively developing a personalized learning program for each student.
Eagle = Choice, Freedom, Initiative
River = Community
Book = Empowering Parents (Knowledge is Power)
Torch = Curiosity, Passion for Learning
Hands = Collaboration
Keys = Personalization, Unlocking the Student’s Potential
Oak Branches = Continuous Lifelong Learning
Springs Charter Schools
Mailing Address 27740 Jefferson Avenue, Temecula, CA 92590