Desert Learning Academy ("DLA") is a school of choice within the Palm Springs Unified School District ("PSUSD"), comprising grades 4-12, with locations in both Palm Springs and Desert Hot Springs. Enrollment is open to all students within the PSUSD area and the surrounding counties including, Riverside, San Diego, San Bernardino, and Imperial. DLA utilizes a "hybrid" method of instruction that allows students to work on their own schedule during a school week to complete all assigned work.
- Hybrid Schools allow students flexibility to attend the campus as scheduled and work from home as required by assigned work.
- School of Choice allows parents to select DLA has their home school regardless of their zoned school.
- Assigned work is automatically created by the online system to support all students with completing required courses.
- As part of the Palm Springs USD students are required to complete a college preparatory curriculum equivalent to the other schools within the district.
DLA uses Edgenuity to provide relevant and rigorous learning experiences for all students. Edgenuity provides students, parents/guardians, and teachers the information necessary to aid a student to achieve their learning goals. Learning online is different from learning in a classroom and it requires a family to support the student with at-home study time, review of daily objectives, and perseverance to complete all assigned school work.
DLA expects parents/guardians to be an active part of the learning process. Our families can participate in all school activities and work with students to achieve weekly goals.