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Palmdale Learning Plaza (PLP), a school of choice in the Palmdale School District, is an International Baccalaureate World School. Authorized to teach the Primary Years Program (PYP)since September 2010, PLP now joins the ranks of 20 other PYP IB World schools in California. Development of the whole child as inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside, is the focus of the PYP. The program:

·       encourages international-mindedness

·       nurtures a positive attitude to learning by engaging students in inquiries and developing their awareness of the process of learning so that they become lifelong learners

·       reflects real life by encouraging learning beyond traditional subjects with meaningful, in-depth inquiries into real issues

·       teaches critical thinking, problem solving and literacy across the curriculum

·       promotes empathy, global compassion, working collaboratively and serving others

·       emphasizes the development of the whole student---physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.

Teachers have received extensive training on the principles and requirements of the IB program, written significant and distinctive units of inquiry and developed their instructional practices to align with IB academic philosophies. Children are challenged to ask big questions and hone their research skills as they work collaboratively on six globally themed inquiries over the course of each school year in the K-6 program. PLP students work hard, as measured by their success on the annual state test. Palmdale Learning Plaza has continually ranked as one of the top-performing schools in the Palmdale School District since 2001. Education at the Learning Plaza is centered on preparing today’s student for a productive role in this multicultural world. http://www.ibo.org


  • April

    April 4 - May 13
    State Testing Window
    Grades 3 - 8


    April 6
    8th Grade
    Panoramic Picture


    April 8
    Breakfast with the
    PSD Superintendent
    9:30 a.m.


    April 11
    School Site Council
    3:45 p.m. / Library


    April 14
    AAPAC Meeting
    (African American Parent
    Advisory Council)
    5 p.m. / Cafeteria


    April 15
    Parenting Partners
    workshops begin - Every
    Friday, from 2 - 3:30 p.m.
    Library / Topic:
    "Positive Parenting to Create
    Confident Kids"


    April 18
    2016-17 Kindergarten
    Parent Orientation Meeting
    5:00 p.m. / Cafeteria


    April 21
    PTA Assocation Meeting &
    Reflections Awards Ceremony
    6:00 p.m. / Cafeteria


    April 22
    ELAC Meeting
    9:45 a.m. / Library

    Parenting Partners Workshop
    2 - 3:30 p.m. / Library
    "Communication that Works"


    April 23
    7th & 8th Grade
    Girls' Volleyball
    Tournament @ Cactus -
    7th Grade / 8:00 - 11:30 a.m.
    8th Grade / 12:30 - 4:00 p.m.


    April 26
    SSC Meeting
    3:45 p.m. / Library


    April 28
    PSD Honors Band
    Concert / 6 p.m.
    Palmdale Playhouse
    7th / 8th Grade Performance


    April 29
    Parenting Partners Workshop
    2 - 3:30 p.m. / Library
    "Creating Structure &
    Discipline for Success"


    April 30
    7th & 8th Grade Volleyball
    Tournament @ Cactus -
    7th Grade / 8:00 - 11:30 a.m.
    8th Grade / 12:30 - 4:00 p.m.

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  • Palmdale Learning Plaza Hours:
    Regular Day:
    9:23 AM - 3:37 PM 
    Minimum Day:
    9:23 AM - 1:45 PM
    All Day
    Wednesday Schedule:
    9:23 AM - 2:37 PM
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