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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
2013-2014 School Hours:
Regular Day:  9:23 - 3:25
Kindergarten:  9:23 - 3:25
Minimum Day:  9:23 - 1:33


  • January 20:
    Martin Luther King Day
    Holiday - No School
    January 22:
    PTA Meeting
    PLP Library - 4 p.m.
    January 24:
    ELAC Meeting
    (Junta del Comite Consultivo
    de Aprendices de Ingles)
    PLP Library - 9:45 a.m.
    January 27:
    Parent Academy Workshop
    Topic:  "Parenting"
    PLP Library - 1:30 - 3:15 p.m.
    January 29:
    SSC Meeting
    PLP Library - 3:45 p.m.
    January 30:
    1st Semester Awards Assemblies
    If your child is being honored,
    you should receive notification
    prior to this date.
    Grade 4:  9:45 a.m.
    Grade 8:  10:15 a.m.
    Grade 5:  1:45 p.m.
    Grade 6:  2:15 p.m.
    Grade 1:  2:45 p.m.
    January 31:
    1st Semester Awards Assemblies
    If your child is being honored,
    you should receive notification
    prior to this date.
    Grade 3:  9:45 a.m.
    Grade 7:  10:15 a.m.
    Grade 2:  2:15 p.m.
    Kinder:  2:45 p.m.
    LCFF Survey extended to
    February 9th.
    on the PSD website.
    PTA sonsored Family Movie Night!
    6 - 9 p.m. No Charge for
    Admission Popcorn and other
    snacks for purchase.
    The movie:  "Despicable Me 2"
    Movie starts at 6:30 p.m.
    February 12:
    Minimum Day 
    Teacher staff development
    February 17: 
    Holiday - No School 
    Abraham Lincoln's Birthday
    February 24:
    Holiday - No School
    President's Day
    February 27:
    Student Holiday - No School
    Parent/Teacher Conference Day
    Enrollment Information:
    January 21 - February 6, 2014:
    Open Enrollment dates for NEW familes and siblings of present
    students who wish to attend the Learning Plaza next year.
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