Palisades Charter High School
15777 Bowdoin Street
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Type of School
Palisades Charter High School is an independent, comprehensive public charter school fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC).
PCHS is nestled on 11 acres in Temescal Canyon between the Santa Monica Mountains and the Santa Monica Bay.
Dr. Pamela Magee
Executive Director and Principal
Director of Student Support Services
Director of Student Activities, Athletics, and Discipline
Director of Admissions, Attendance, and Student Welfare
Director of Academic Planning and Counseling
Chief Business Officer
Human Resources Director
Director of Operations
Total Enrollment (2015-2016)
Students come from more than 100 zip codes to attend PCHS.
Ethnic Composition (2015-2016)
PCHS enjoys a richly diverse student body that mirrors the unique cultural and ethnic mosaic of the greater Los Angeles area.
White – 53%
Hispanic – 22%
Black – 15%
Asian/Pacific Islander – 10%
Other - 1%
Students come from homes that speak more than 25 different languages, including Spanish, Farsi, Korean, Russian, Mandarin, Hungarian, Romanian, Hindi, and Tagalog.
PCHS offers a variety of programs that provide academic and emotional support, including Fuerza Unida, Latino Student Union, The Village Nation, Gay-Straight Alliance, and more.
Faculty & Staff
PCHS’ 136 faculty members have taught for an average of 15 years.
2014-15 AYP - met all targets
Over 40 AP and Honors level courses are offered in Art, Computer Science, English, Foreign Language, Math, Science and Social Studies. PCHS offers a full range of special education services for students who qualify under the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act. 9th grade “pods” offer small and personalized learning communities tailored to meet students' individual needs and interests. In 2015-2016, students could choose from one of seven pods: Art Pod, Green Science, Drama, Digital Media, Music, Myth and Meaning, and Social Justice. All students must complete a minimum of 10 hours of community service per year as part of PCHS graduation requirements.
2015-16 Course Catalog
PCHS offers a full range of competitive sports programs with 16 different sports, 20 sports teams and 42 participation levels. Football participates in Division I.
PCHS offers a full range of arts programs including art history, band, ceramics, choir, dance, film, graphic design, orchestra, painting, photography, studio art and theatre.
Pali has something for everyone with more than 100 clubs, organizations and activities where students can have fun, make friends and make a difference.
PCHS will empower our diverse student population to make positive contributions to the global community by dedicating our resources to ensure educational excellence, civic responsibility, and personal growth.
Many movies, commercials, stills and other media have been shot at Pali, including Teen Wolf, Nordstrom, Chevrolet, Ross Stores, Sports Authority, Carrie, Freaky Friday, and Project X, among others.
Jennifer Jason Lee
… and many others
Palisades Charter High School 15777 Bowdoin Street, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 Tel: (310) 230-6623 Fax: (310) 454-6076 firstname.lastname@example.org