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  Kelly Cohen Magnet Coordinator
Middle Years Newsletter

Middle Years newsletter

The Palms Magnet program offers you Middle Years, a popular newsletter with tips for parents about all aspects of the Middle School child. Read the latest issue or download our large collection of back issues.

Magnet Programs

Palms Middle School has two Magnet Schools:

Modern Media logoModern Media and Communications Magnet

A program that builds a real and relevant foundation for success in the communications-based careers of the 21st century, from film production and broadcasting to journalism, law, and business.

This magnet had 110 openings for the 2022-2023 school year.

Learn more about this magnet school.

lightbulbGifted/High Ability Magnet

A program for students who exhibit exceptional ability and are identified as gifted or ability by the school district. 

This magnet had 160 openings for the 2022-2023 school year.

Learn more about this magnet school.

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.

Transportation is provided to Magnet students outside of a 5-mile radius from Palms. See Magnet Transportation.

Magnet enrollment is controlled by the LAUSD Office of Student Integration Services. Further information can be found at the LAUSD Magnet Program website.

Consider attending the annual Choices Fair, where LAUSD invites parents to learn about magnet schools and the magnet program.

Magnet Parent / Teacher / Student Conferences
Magnet Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences
If you are interested in meeting with your child's teacher, please contact your child's counselor to set up a conference.
6th grade- Ms.Bradshaw,
7th grade- Ms. Shin,
8th grade- Mr. Rodriguez,
Late e-Choices Application
Visitor Day April 12th, 3:45-5:45pm



Thank you for your interest.  All fall tours are now booked solid.

Visitors Day for all schools:

  • Thursday, October 20, 2022
  • 4:00pm to 6:00pm
  • No sign-up required
  • Download flyer

If you have questions, please contact Friends of Palms or Magnet Coordinator Ms. Cohen.

If you like what you see, read about Enrollment and Magnet Applications.

2022-2023 Visitors Days chair: open position - please volunteer!

Local District West Magnet Fair

This event by Local District West covers:

  • Magnet Programs
  • Permits With Transportation
  • Dual Language Education
  • Schools for Advanced Studies
  • Admission Criteria Schools
  • Affiliated Charter Schools

Download flyer: ⬇ English  ⬇ Spanish

Saturday, October 8, 2022
9 a.m.-11 a.m.

Bancroft Middle School
929 North Las Palmas Avenue
Los Angeles, CA  90038

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.

You can also take the Palms Virtual Tour.

e-choices magnet program banner

The CHOICES application is used to apply to the Magnet Program.

See Magnet Applications for dates and other details.

     ⬇ Download Choices School Fair Flyer