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Magnet Programs

Palms Middle School has two Magnet Schools:

Modern Media Magnet 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.

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Gifted/High Ability Magnet logo

Gifted/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.

Meetings and Tours

You can learn about the Palms Gifted/High Ability Magnet by attending Zoom meetings or taking in-person or virtual tours.

"Meet the Magnets" and/or "Magnet Information Meetings" are often held in October.

LAUSD Local District West may hold a Magnet Fair in the Fall to cover:

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

Visitors Days, for all Palms schools, are held throughout the school year. See Visitors Days and Tours for details.

If you have questions about the Palms Magnet schools, please contact Magnet Coordinator Ms. GIrvan.

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 ^.

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

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.

Spanish World Language Immersion Program

The Spanish World Language Immersion Program is not a Magnet program, although applications for the program uses the same Choices system as Magnet schools.

Magnet Previews, Fall 2024

Magnet Previews, to be held in Fall 2024, are for families that are considering Palms Middle School for their child for the 2025-2026 school year. Parents and guardians are invited to attend, and they may bring their child with them.

Each event will start with a 30-minute information session about the school’s various programs. Then, families will tour the campus and visit select classrooms to see teachers and students in action.