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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Springs’ Palm Academy in Indio has been awarded $17,500 from the Anderson Children’s Foundation to expand its Desert Fox sound studio and animation space. It is the second grant received from the foundation; in 2021, the foundation gave a $12,500 grant to build the studio and purchase needed AnimationNow software so that students could create their own animated stories.
Palm Academy kicked off the new school year with a Community Carnival. Students and friends of the school enjoyed game booths, a snow cone/ice cream bus, food trucks, and waterslides, reported Haroon Abdul Mubaarik, principal.
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.
Springs has a variety of programs to fit the academic needs of each student.
- L. Rodriguez, Parent
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