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Palm Academy Student Center (TK-8)


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81840 Avenue 46,
indio, CA

(951) 225-7326

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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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News + AnnouncementsSuperintendent's Blog

July 17, 2023

Palm Academy Receives Studio Expansion Grant

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.

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August 26, 2022

Palm Academy Community Carnival

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.

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August 26, 2022

Pathfinder Resource Center Painted

Springs’ Pathfinder Resource Center in downtown Riverside (pictured above) is sporting a new paint job, reported Director of Homeschool Learning Centers Marla Martindale.

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November 18, 2021

Del Rio Harvest Festival, Palm Academy Animation Studio

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.

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81840 Avenue 46
Indio, CA 92201
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(951) 225-7326




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9:00am to 2:00pm

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I felt excited and curious to learn when I heard we were going to learn about “Of Mice and Men.” I’ve wanted to read it for the longest time!

- A. McCarron, Student
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