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Palisades Charter High School

About Palisades Charter High School

Palisades offers over 40 AP and Honors classes, teams in 14 different men's and women's sports, over 100 student clubs, a comprehensive Community Service program, and a dedicated College Advising Center. We're proud of our nationally recognized Theatre program, which has regularly taken 1st place in the Drama Teachers' Association Shakespeare Festival – more... and has produced winners of the Music Center's Spotlight Awards and numerous other accolades. Our Academic Decathlon team consistently ranks among the top ten in the State. And our athletic teams have won numerous Western Division and CIF City Section Championships in a variety of sports, including three Championships in tennis and swimming in 2005-06. Our student body of 2,710 successfully study, play, and achieve in a community striving for excellence. The Palisades Faculty and Administrators are caring professionals, dedicated to helping students reach their individual academic and personal goals. PCHS has an experienced, talented staff of alumni, nationally board certified teachers, and experts in their fields, boasting an average tenure of more than ten years at our school. Supporting our students are 130 certificated staff members, including five administrators, one librarian, five full-time guidance counselors, four college advisors, and 110 teachers. The average student to teacher ratio is just over 24:1. Palisades maintains an average class size in its core subjects of 33-34 students with 25-26 in English. Our classes are organized into a five period block schedule each day, including Periods 0 and 7 lasting 55 minutes and Periods 1,3,5 or 2,4,6, lasting 1 hour 40 minutes and alternating daily. The block schedule allows teachers to cover more material and in greater depth during each class period and more closely resembles a college schedule. Students have expanded access to electives and athletics with the addition of Periods 0 and 7. – lessMore from ZoomInfo »

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