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For 2020-2021 school year, the Modern Media and Communications Magnet had openings for 165 students.

Apply in Fall 2021 for Fall 2022:

  • October 2021: Magnet application process begins
  • November 2021: Online Magnet application deadline
  • February 2022: Late application period begins

Welcome to the Modern Media and Communications Magnet:

Hear about the Magnet from our students:

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More Information

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

  Kelly Cohen Magnet Coordinator

Modern Media and Communications Magnet

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The Palms Middle School Modern Media and Communications Magnet, offered since the 2020-2021 school year, is one of two magnet schools on the Palms campus.

The Modern Media and Communications program uses project-based learning and collaboration to help students build proficiency in a wide range of communication and media skills.

The program offers exciting electives related to today's careers and ties in with core classes in history, English, science, and math.

The Palms Modern Media and Communications Magnet is the only Media and Communications Magnet School on the west side of Los Angeles, and one of only four for grades 6-8 within LAUSD.

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Our Vision

The Palms Modern Media and Communications Magnet is building 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.


Sixth grade students take the Creative Expression elective and learn to blog.

Seventh grade students take the Speech elective and learn public speaking, culminating in the Palms Talks assemblies.

Eighth grade students take the Video Production elective and learn to make films, culminating in the Palms Film Festival.

Magnet Program Information *Late Applications are currently being accepted

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See the Magnet Schools page for information about


Ms. Cohen, Magnet Coordinator

Visitor Day April 12th, 3:45-5:45pm
Tuesday Meetups

Learn about the Palms Magnet Schools at the Magnet Information Lunchtime Meetups on Tuesdays at 12:30pm:

  • Tuesday, October 25, 2022
  • Tuesday, November 1, 2022
  • Tuesday, November 8, 2022

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

See also the tours for all school programs and for the Gifted/High Ability Magnet.

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!


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

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October 8th 9 a.m.-11 a.m.

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

How Does the Waiting List work?

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Information Meeting, Fall 2021

Watch the Modern Media and Communications Magnet Information Meeting from October 2021.


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.

Career Technical Education

The Palms Modern Media and Communications Magnet It is an LAUSD Career Technical Education (CTE) program. The CTE program provides students with "industry-linked programs to reach their career goals, achieve a high-quality lifestyle, be competitive in the global marketplace, and sustain California's economic dominance."

Hamilton High School has a video production CTE program as well, and Palms Video Production students can continue their video production learning into high school. Hamilton is also building a pathway with community colleges.