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Desert Sands Unified School District

Location: La Quinta, CA

Population: 39,331

Closest City: Palm Springs, CA

Distance to Closest City: mins

Airport Code: PSP

Quick Facts:

Number of High Schools: 4
Students per High School: 2,000
Student to Teacher Ratio: 27:1
Approximate Start Date: Late August
Approximate End Date: Mid June
Fall Semester Offered: Yes
Spring Semester Offered: Yes
ESL Offered:Yes
IB Program Offered: Yes
Possibility of Graduation: No
Enrollment Restrictions: Cannot have graduated at home, cannot be over 18
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Community Information

This resort city is the leading golf destination in the US, it has more than 20 golf courses, including the PGA West. In 1926 the La Quinta resort was established and the area became known as a hideaway for Hollywood stars and socialites. The Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument are nearby and offer plenty of picturesque views and beautiful hiking trails. The downtown center is known as "The Village" and it provides many shops, boutiques and restaurants. With hiking, shopping and golf La Quinta has something for everyone!

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School Profile

Desert Sands Unified School District prepares their students for dynamic futures by providing students with an education that allows them to think critically, collaborate and communicate effectively. The district has IB programs and can partner students with skilled professional mentors. The district’s goal is to have all students graduate with the skills needed for college and the workplace.

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