Palm Desert Charter Middle School Lottery Application for School Year 2022-2023 Extended to March 18, 2022

Palm Desert Charter Middle School, home of the Panthers, is a dynamic educational community focusing on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) curricula for adolescents in grades six through eight. PDCMS is a California Gold Ribbon and Honor Roll School and has PDCMS has twice been named a California Distinguished School as well as an Intel School of Distinction in Science out of hundreds of other middle schools across the country. Parents wishing to have their child attend Palm Desert Charter Middle School (PDCMS) for the 2022-2023 School Year will need to apply online via the PDCMS Website  by Friday, March 18, 2022. The date to enter the school’s annual lottery has been extended from the original due date of March 4. This procedure is required for all NEW students to PDCMS. Applications received after March 18 will be added to the waiting list. The lottery will take place on April 4, 2022. Parents will be notified of their child’s placement or other status following the lottery.

Palm Desert Charter Middle School is home to approximately 1,300 sixth, seventh and eighth graders. The community of Palm Desert Charter Middle School collaborates to provide a safe nurturing environment in which students pursue academic excellence, environmental stewardship, and social accountability as global citizens. While focused on challenging core subjects, award-winning elective classes including band, choir, art, robotics, culinary arts, and color guard are also offered. The PDCMS Color Guard is the current state champion in its division and has held the title for four straight years. The AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program teaches all students in all grades vital skills for success in college and career.


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