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Incoming students and their parents can learn about Palms Middle School, before the start of the school year, by attending Virtual Camp Palms.

Virtual Camp Palms will be an online experience, held from Monday, August 10 to 5:00pm on Wednesday, August 12, 2020.

Students and their families can take a virtual tour of the campus and listen to teachers discuss information you'll want to know before school starts.

This will be followed by a parent/guardian Zoom meeting on Wednesday evening at 7:00pm to address questions and provide follow-up information.

We'll post more details when they are available, including the meeting link.

Posted 6/28/20

Summer or Learning

LAUSD's Local District West has announced the Virtual Enrichment Summer Program for the westside area.

The summer program will take place from

June 24 to July 22 (for incoming elementary and middle school students)

June 24 to July 28 (for incoming high school students)

Daily hours are

12:00pm to 1:00pm or 1:00pm to 2:00pm

To submit a "Summer Programs Interest Form" in English or Spanish, or for more details, visit https://achieve.lausd.net/summer2020 or download the flyer.


Separate classes will be offered that focus on English, Mathematics, and English Language Development.


Enrichment classes for middle school students

Computer Coding, Stories, and Science

Good computer games have good stories with strong characters. Learn to create your own story by computer coding--while creating a game. While we also explore building stronger friendship and family bonds.

Exploring the Culture of Hip Hop through the Arts

Students will explore Hip Hop Culture and various art forms including dance, music, and spoken word poetry. Students will complete a culminating project inspired by Hip Hop while making connections between community and the arts.

Financial Literacy

Banking Basics
Income and Employment Budgeting
Consumer Skills
Credit and Debt
Financing Higher Education Insurance
Going to College

Help Save the World's Endangered Animals

Do you love animals? Did you know some species are in danger of disappearing? Want to help save them? In this course you will learn about the animals on the "Endangered Animal List" and you will explore where they live, why they are endangered, and what we can do to save them.

Sports Medicine-How your Favorite G.O.A.T. uses Sports Medicine to be their Best Self

Our course offers students a multi-disciplinary enrichment experience in the area of sports medicine. Students will learn about the importance of physical and mental health within the lens of athletic training and sports medicine.

The Science of Food, Nutrition, and Culinary Arts

Join former White House Executive Pastry Chef Yosses for Presidents Bush and Obama as he guides you on a journey of food re-discovery! You will learn science concepts that you interact with every time you eat. You will learn to cook healthful, quick, and budget-friendly recipes, which is the focus of this interactive course.

Posted 5/20/20