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  • The Desert Learning Academy is a hybrid school part of the Palm Springs Unified School District. A hybrid environment is a 2017 collaboration of online learning and on-campus instructional support. DLA serves students from grades 4-12. 

    Our environments and level of student independence vary based on grade level and academic success. All students use the online curriculum as their primary source of instruction. Our personalized learning program requires students to have or develop a positive mindset based on learning. Teachers help students to focus their mindset by mentoring/ coaching students in their areas of weakness, both educationally, socially, and emotionally. All students are expected to achieve both college readiness and career goals. 

    DLA is the only Hybrid school program based in the Coachella Valley and PSUSD.  Our valley is a real melting pot with many of the residents living off of the tourism industry, health care positions, agriculture, retail sales, and housing. All of these areas and students are welcome at the Desert Learning Academy.

    DLA has two campuses currently. The main campus is located in Palm Springs, and the other is in Desert Hot Springs. These campuses allow students to attend a campus most local to them.

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  • Monday 5th grade 9AM to 2PM Palm Springs 

    Tuesday Off 

    Wedesday 4th and 5th grade projecct based learning 9AM to 1PM Palm Springs 

    Thrusday Off

    Friday 4th and 5th grade 9AM to 2PM EWEC

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  • 8:30AM to 2:30PM daily at Palm Springs Campus Lab open at 9AM

    9:30AM to 10:30AM Content Instruction times for core course (English, Math, Science, History, Spanish) 

    Lunch at 11:45AM 


    Intervention at 2PM to 2:30PM Scheduled by lead teacher


    8:30AM to 2:30PM daily at EWEC Lab open at 9AM

    9:30AM Monday History and Math

    9:30AM Tuesday Science and Math

    9:30AM Wednesday Spanish

    9:30AM Thrusday Englsih 

    HS Lunch at 11:15AM 


    Intervention at 2PM to 2:30PM Scheduled by lead teacher

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