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Palm Desert Charter Middle School


Desert Sands Unified School District

Riverside County

Deborah Dolan, Principal

Enrollment: 1,350. Grade Levels: 6-8.

School Characteristics and Replicable Practices

  • Tier 1 supports include guidance lessons and SEL integration in all courses

  • Parent engagement through Latino literacy and counselor coffee programs

  • Strong electives including one CTE pathway

  • Novel study-based humanities program

  • Incoming family induction process facilitates a smooth transition

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