• Drones

    Drones have many potential positive uses for both staff and students throughout PSUSD. They can offer several benefits in a school setting, potentially enhancing the learning experience for students and educators alike. Here are some key advantages Making science, tech, engineering, and math (STEM) fun: Learn how drones fly, code them to move, and use them for cool projects.

  • Drones at PSUSD 

  • Making learning engaging Have fun while exploring new things with drones in the classroom.
  • Working together on projects Collaborate with friends to build, fly, and use drones for amazing tasks.
  • Bringing lessons to life See history from above, explore landscapes in geography, and more!
  • Making STEM fun Learn how drones fly, code them to move, and use them for cool projects.
  • Getting creative Use drones to take pictures, videos, and even build your own!
  • Beyond the Classroom: PSUSD's Drone Initiative Takes Learning to New Heights 

    Drones have become an integral part of several different programs at Palm Springs Unified School District.  These areas include our CTE programs, Drone in STEMS, Drone Soccer, Drone Racing, and Drone Engineering. Teaching about drones in schools is important because it prepares students for the modern world, enhances STEM education, fosters hands-on learning, and encourages interdisciplinary thinking. It also raises awareness about important issues such as safety, ethics, and environmental stewardship while opening up potential career opportunities in a growing industry.

  • What to do to obtain approval to use a drone on PSUSD property

  • PSUSD & Drones – Policies

    Under FAA guidelines for drones, the use of drones falls under 2 categories:

    1. Recreational/Hobbyist – Recreational or hobby UAS or drone use is flying for enjoyment and not for work, business purposes, or for compensation or hire.
    2. Commercial – The commercial use of UAS or drones is the operation of an uncrewed or model aircraft for non-hobby and non-recreational purposes. As a commercial operator, you must fly under the FAA’s Part 107 rules.

    To learn more about flying drones, see the FAA Updates Recreational Drone Flying Guidance.

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    drone soccerGear Up for Takeoff! PSUSD Launches Drone Soccer League

    Calling all future pilots! Get ready for high-flying competition with PSUSD's exciting new Drone Soccer League. This innovative program combines the thrill of soccer with the challenge of drone piloting. Students will learn teamwork, problem-solving, and piloting skills while competing in fast-paced aerial matches. It's STEM learning in action, preparing students for the careers of tomorrow. So, if you're ready to take your game to the next level, sign up for Drone Soccer and become a PSUSD champion!