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Palmer High School

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William J. Palmer High School, an International Baccalaureate World School, is dedicated to pursuing academic excellence by engaging our diverse student body in a globally relevant, appropriately rigorous education to meet the changing demands of the future. Our well-established IB Program offers courses in Middle Years (MYP), Diploma (DP) and Career-related (CP) Programs through the IB framework. We provide multiple pathways to earn college credit while providing rigorous, college preparatory experience. We have a nationally recognized tutoring center, providing support for students at all levels. Annually, our seniors earn millions in scholarships and have earned the prestigious Boettcher, Daniels Fund, and Questbridge scholarships. Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, the Washington Post, and the Gazette have recognized Palmer as a top high school. Our graduates are empowered to profoundly impact our world.

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Why choose Palmer?

There are so many stories and compelling reasons to make Palmer your High School of Choice...from academic excellence to diversity and a beautiful downtown campus.

  • Tradition
  • Academic Excellence
  • Diversity
  • Iconic Downtown Landmark
  • Scholarship Opportunities

Academic Programs

  • Advanced Placement (AP) Courses
  • AVID
  • Band
  • Career Pathways
  • Choir
  • Concurrent Enrollment
  • Credit Recovery Program
  • Deaf / Hard of Hearing Program
  • Drama
  • Fine Arts
  • French
  • Honors Courses
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Journalism
  • Mandarin
  • Orchestra
  • Spanish
  • STEM
  • Technology
  • Visual Arts


  • Baseball (Boys)
  • Basketball (Boys)
  • Basketball (Girls)
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country (Boys)
  • Cross Country (Girls)
  • Football (Boys)
  • Golf (Boys)
  • Golf (Girls)
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse (Boys)
  • Lacrosse (Girls)
  • Rugby (Boys)
  • Rugby (Girls)
  • Soccer (Boys)
  • Soccer (Girls)
  • Softball (Girls)
  • Swimming (Boys)
  • Swimming (Girls)
  • Tennis (Boys)
  • Tennis (Girls)
  • Track and Field (Boys)
  • Track and Field (Girls)
  • Volleyball (Girls)
  • Wrestling (Boys)

Clubs & Activities

  • Academic Club or Competition
  • Arts or Music Club
  • Club Based on Ethnicity or Culture
  • Community Service Club or Organization
  • Social Clubs
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