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For more information about our Magnet schools, please contact Magnet Coordinator Ms. Cohen, by clicking or tapping the envelope icon below.

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Did you See the Palms Magnet on TV?

Choices and Opciones, a TV program about the LAUSD Magnet Program, featured Palms Middle School in October and November 2012.

The show, in English and in Spanish, was repeated on 6 dates and shown on the KLCS TV station.

Gifted/High Ability Magnet

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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.

The advanced curriculum of the Gifted/High Ability Magnet is also available to students in the School for Advanced Studies and other students who enter the Honors program.

See also the LAUSD information page about the Palms Gifted/High Ability Magnet. Note: The information may be as of last year.

Magnet Program Information

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See the Magnet Schools page for information about

  • LAUSD's Magnet Program
  • The Magnet application process
  • The Magnet Fair
  • Parent / Teacher / Student conferences
Lunchtime Magnet Q&A Sessions

Get answers to your questions during any of the four live Zoom sessions with Magnet Coordinator Kelly Cohen. Each session will have a 20-minute overview followed by questions and answers.

  • Thursday, November 19, 2020, 12:00pm

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Meeting ID: 845 0303 8295

Previous Q&A sessions:

  • Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 12:00pm
  • Tuesday, October, 27, 2020, 12:00pm
  • Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 12:00pm
  • Monday, November 9, 2020, 12:00pm

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Virtual Tour

Magnet Schools virtual tour

Take the tour to learn about our Magnet schools.

Palms Magnet Schools Virtual Tour

Fill in the Magnet Interest Form to receive more information.

Model of Excellence

A+The Palms Gifted/High Ability Magnet has been repeatedly designated as a Model of Excellence by LAUSD. This is the top category.

For a magnet school to be a Model of Excellence at least 75% of its students had to 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 had to score at the proficient or advanced level.

Palms has not only met the Model of Excellence goal but has exceeded it significantly year after year.

Palms Recognized as Excelling Magnet

Palms MS Excelling Magnet Award

Each year since 2011-2012, LAUSD has recognized the Palms Gifted/High Ability Magnet as an Excelling Magnet or an Achieving Magnet (the top 2 categories) based on the School Performance Framework (SPF). This rating combines measures of English Language Arts test scores, math test scores, rates of student attendance and suspension, and academic growth over time (AGT).