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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 Schools

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 has 165 openings for the 2020-2021 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.

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

If you are interested in meeting with your child's teachers, call the Magnet Office or Counseling Office to set up a conference. 

Conferences usually begin at one of these times:
1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:10, 2:20, 2:30, 2:40, 2:50

* Due to Distance Learning, please reach out to your student's counselor or Ms. Cohen to set up a Magnet parent/teacher/student conference.

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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Zoom link

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.

Magnet Fair

You can learn about the many Magnet School choices at the annual Magnet Fair.

Our area is served by the Educational Service Center West, which schedules a combined Magnet Fair for Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, and High Schools:

Please check back for more information about the Magnet Fairs for Local District West for Fall 2020.

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

See Magnet Applications for dates and other details.