Principal Lara Disney 719-328-5042
Main Number 719-328-5000 Attendance: 719-328-5013 Main Office Hours 6:30 AM-3:30 PM
General William J. Palmer High School is a modest-sized secondary school located in downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado. The school has a student body of approximately 1800, and attracts enrollment from all over the city. The flagship high school of School District 11, Palmer has the oldest International Baccalaureate (IB) program in the area, founded in 1993. Palmer is located at 301 North Nevada Avenue in Colorado Springs. The present building was built by the Works Progress Administration under Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1940. Originally named Colorado Springs High School, Palmer High School was re-named in 1959 after the city's founder, General William Jackson Palmer.
Why Choose Palmer?
The video above describes the Palmer experience. We emphasize:
Opportunity to connect with the Palmer community
Watch the video and if you have any questions, contact us at the above numbers.
FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE
May 20 Monday Final Exam Schedule (Period 1) –
Full day for students
1 EXAM 7:40 – 9:00
3 10:06 – 10:52
LUNCH 10:52 – 11:37
4 11:42 – 12:28
5 12:33 – 1:19
6 1:24 – 2:10
7 2:15 – 3:01
May 21 Tuesday Final Exam Schedule
(Periods 2-4-6) – Half day for students
2 EXAM 7:40 – 9:00
4 EXAM 9:10 – 10:30
6 EXAM 10:40 – 12:00
EXAMS 1:00 – 2:20
May 22 Wednesday Graduation - No classes for students
May 23 Thursday FINAL DAY OF SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
Final Exam Schedule
(3-5-7) - Half day for students
EXAM 7:40 – 9:00
Period 5 EXAM 9:10
Period 7 EXAM 10:40
Buses Depart 12:10
Exams 1:00 – 2:20
Summer Downtown Sports Camp
For students in grades 3-8
June 3-6 and/or June 10-13.
Coached by Palmer coaches and players. For complete information and an application, download and print out this flier. 2013 Sports Camp PALMER.pdf
May Newsletter Online
The May newsletter contains important information about finals, IB and AP tests, senior activities and graduation, and general school information.
March-April Newsletter Online
The newsletter contains important dates and times for Counseling presentations, TCAP tests and bus schedules, information about Choice Permits, and graduation information. Check it out.
Boundary Changes and Permitting Process
After the decision to close Wasson High School, District 11 has now made decisions on the new boundaries. Go to the Board of Education site
for the most updated information.
Buy Palmer Gear
Palmer Gear for Sale. Contact the business office. Click on the image for items and costs.
Prepare for college by visiting the College in Colorado page. Establish an account, research your career, and figure out how much it will cost you in the end. All of this and more is free.
Newsletter and Biweekly Calendar
Anyone wishing to receive weekly information gleaned from our daily announcements needs to contact Sonia Urban at firstname.lastname@example.org. Put "subscribe e-news" in the subject line.
Textbooks are the property of School District 11. We require students to return the same book they checked out. Students are still responsible for a book even if they return one but it is the wrong ID number. Books are due when the teacher is finished using them. For most classes this is at the end of the semester/year. If a student changes classes and no longer needs a book, he/she is required to return the book immediately. Students will be kept from participating in activities like Homecoming and Prom if they have outstanding textbook obligations.
Keep Track of Your Obligations, Overdues, and Textbooks
Students and staff can find what library and text books they have out. Start by entering your network username for both the username and password. Exit Destiny Quest in the upper right-hand corner, and then clicking on the My Info tab. You are responsible for the specific barcodes on the list. Questions? See a librarian. Here is a short video to help you find your books. (In the video it says to use your network password but you do need to use your username instead).
Ths video is an introduction to Palmer High School and the type of programs, students, activities, and teaching that take place.
Palmer Ranked in the Top 1600 Schools in U.S.
For the sixth year, Colorado Springs School District 11's Palmer High School has been named one of the top 1,600 high schools in America by Newsweek.
Contact Info: Lara Disney, 328-5002