The Palm Springs Unified School District works closely with its business and industry partners, some of whom include:
- Desert Regional Medical Center
- Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies (Ford PAS)
- The Coachella Valley Economic Partnership
These, and other powerful partners provide relevant, rigorous courses of study through internships, mentorships, and career exploration field trips.
During the Summer of 2012, Coachella Valley Educational Leadership, including representatives from the three K-12 School Districts, College of the Desert, California State University San Bernardino, the Riverside County Office of Education, along with business and community members met to create and write a Regional Plan for students. Under the guidance of the Ford Motor Company Fund and the Ford Next Generation Learning national network, more than 75 community members were involved in the process.
This five year plan, The Coachella Valley Regional Plan for College and Career Readiness was finalized in September 2012.