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Home of the Panthers. Palomares Academy is a Health Sciences pathway program that is committed to working with parents, students, and the community to ensure that our children master the ability to think critically, problem solve, and utilize technology for the 21st century. We are equally committed to teaching, modeling, and celebrating responsible behavior. We are WASC accredited and certified by the National Academy Foundation (NAF). The graphic below is a great reference to the exemplary outcomes that NAF academies produce.


Our Vision

Palomares Academy envisions a personalized environment with an emphasis on project-based learning for a 21st century, high-quality, world-class, educational experience, rich with opportunities to support student post-secondary endeavors.  Palomares Academy of Health Sciences strives to provide a safe and productive learning environment that guides students through the exploration and identification of their talents related to health careers and in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM).


Our Mission

Palomares Academy of Health Sciences provides students with coursework and authentic learning experiences that prepare them for post-secondary education and training, leading to careers in the Health Sciences. We prepare students in an inclusive, supportive, and academically rigorous environment to allow students to reach their full potential as productive community-conscious citizens. All students will participate in service learning, academic internships, job shadowing, and/or career mentoring in the surrounding communities to reach their full potential as independent thinkers, self-directed learners, responsible members of the community, and global citizens.


Schoolwide Learner Outcomes

Collaborative Workers Who:

  • Learn from and work collaboratively with others in informal and formal settings
  • Adapt to varied roles and responsibilities while working productively with others to complete tasks or projects
  • Exercise personal responsibility and flexibility in personal, workplace, and community contexts

Effective Communicators Who:

  • Organize ideas and communicate them effectively to a variety of audiences
  • Understand, manage, and create effective oral, written, and multimedia communication in a variety of forms and contexts
  • Use technology as a tool to research, organize, evaluate, and communicate information

Critical Thinkers Who:

  • Read, analyze, and comprehend complex material
  • Demonstrate ability to frame, analyze, and solve problems
  • Reflect critically on learning experiences and processes
  • Make connections between curriculum and real world applications in preparation for competition in a global society

Productive Learners Who:

  • Evaluate priorities, set goals, and develop plans for post-secondary education and careers
  • Monitor own understanding and needs, locate appropriate resources, and transfer learning from one domain to another
  • Demonstrate self-motivation and self-discipline by setting goals and meeting deadlines and requirements to complete expected tasks

Responsible Citizens Who:

  • Act responsibly with the interests of the larger community in mind
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in personal, workplace, and community contexts
  • Demonstrate respect and appreciation of individual differences, cultures, and beliefs
  • Set high standards for one’s self and others, and work diligently to meet defined standards