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High School and College Readiness

Palms and its counselors help students prepare not just for completion of middle school but for what comes next: high school and college.
Click or tap the links on the left for further information and descriptions of our high school and college readiness events and programs.
Middle School and High School Fair

The Palms-Rancho Park Library is very pleased to present the second annual Middle and High School Fair:

Palms-Rancho Park Middle and High School Fair

October 2020, date to be announced, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Palms Recreation Center (2950 Overland Ave) AND
Palms-Rancho Park Library (2920 Overland Ave)

This will be the library's largest event ever with about 30 middle and high schools represented, including private, public, charter, magnet, and independent schools. They will also have representatives from Unified Enrollment to assist parents with the CHOICES information.

If you are interested in learning more about high school options, consider attending the fair! This is a great event for 8th grade students and their families.

Hight School Magnet Fair

Come to the fair and learn about magnet high schools.

Magnet Fair

Date to be announced

ACT Explore Test and PSAT

8th grade students are encouraged to take the ACT EXPLORE Test. LAUSD provides this opportunity to all 8th and 9th graders to help them as they start thinking about future educational and career opportunities. The test is administered at Palms. For details, contact Ms. Cuda in the Counseling Office.

Interested students can also take the PSAT in October.

See also: Testing Summary and College and Career-Planning Tests

Palms Graduates Attend Dozens of Top Universities and Colleges

Harvard University

Students who get their middle school education at Palms move on to high school, and many then go to highly ranked universities and colleges. Former Palms students are found to be attending 40% to 50% of the top-ranked universities in each category in the U.S. News and World Report rankings for 2017.