The Palms Middle School Magnet is an LAUSD Gifted/High Ability Magnet, serving students who demonstrate the ability to work two years above grade level in academic subjects. Palms is one of only 14 Gifted/High Ability Magnet middle schools in LAUSD.
The Palms Magnet has been repeatedly designated as a Model of Excellence by LAUSD. This is the top category.
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For a magnet school to be a Model of Excellence at least 75% of its students must score at the proficient or advanced level in both English and Math on California Standards Tests. For a school to be a Center of Merit at least 50% of its students must score at the proficient or advanced level. Palms not only met the Model of Excellence goal but exceeded it significantly in 2009, then scored even higher in 2010.
The LAUSD Magnet Program
The LAUSD Magnet program is a voluntary integration program. From kindergarten through 12th grade, Magnet students pursue academic interests in special environments for learning. Each Magnet school offers a subject specialty or special teaching approaches. Magnet students are selected randomly by computer based on LAUSD and court-approved guidelines, ethnic balance, and available space in each program. The LAUSD Permits With Transportation (PWT) program provides Magnet students with the necessary transportation.
Consider attending the annual Choices Fair, where LAUSD invites parents to learn about magnet schools and the magnet program.
You can learn about the many Magnet Schools choices at the annual Magnet Fair.
Our area is served by the Educational Service Center West, which scheduled two Magnet Fairs:
- Middle School Magnet Fair: Wednesday October 8, 2014, 6:00 to 8:00pm, Hamilton High School
- High School Magnet Fair: Wednesday October 15, 2014, 6:00 to 8:00pm, Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies (LACES)