Dear All,


This information is sent on behalf of Ms. Myrna Dyson, Nursing Supervisor for Plainfield Public Schools.


Free COVID-19 Testing will be available to all Plainfield Public Schools Students on Saturday, October 31, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at PHS, Stelle Avenue Parking Lot.  Students must register by Friday, October 30. The link will be posted on the district website.


Thank you.




Click here to access the new 2020-21 Schedule:
PAAAS 2020-21Schedule.pdf


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· Student login is his/her district google login.

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· Still need assistance, please ask them to email

PAAAS Named Among the Best High Schools in the US

By US News & World Reports


Plainfield, NJ- April 21, 2020– The Plainfield Academy for the Arts and Advanced Studies (PAAAS) was ranked among the best high schools in the United States, according to an announcement released today by U.S. News and World Report. PAAAS ranked 174 among New Jersey’s 551 Secondary Schools.


U.S. News & World Report noted that PAAAS was ranked among the top schools in the country  based on data that reflects how well it serves all students, not just those planning to go to college. According to the report, 52% of the 279 students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement courses and exams. The total minority enrollment is 99% and 69% of the students are economically disadvantaged.  The school serves students in grades 7-12 and the student-teacher ratio is at 10:1.


Dr. Diana Mitchell, Superintendent of Schools, said, “I am extremely proud of the PAAAS Administration and teachers who take pride in preparing competent, forward-thinking , confident young adults who are committed to life-long learning  -- What an honor for Plainfield Public Schools.”


This is the third time PAAAS is recognized by the U.S. News & World Report. In 2016 PAAAS received a Bronze Medal for its standing among schools nationwide.

Dr. Bento’s statement:

It is with great honor and pride that the PAAAS community celebrates the honor bestowed upon us by US News and World Report; a Best American High School.  This achievement is only possible when a team believes in the school's vision and mission.  This was accomplished through hard work, diligence and a good work ethic by all members of the PAAAS community.It is our hope that our successes continue and that we provide the best educational experience for all of our students.

The Plainfield Academy for the Arts and Advanced Studies is a premier educational facility of excellence in the area of visual and performing arts. It is a remarkable one of a kind experience for students in grades 7 -12 to live and thrive amongst their dreams. There is a dynamic, innovative and rigorous curriculum that is academically and talent ability balanced. It focuses on equipping students with practical skills that will prepare them for the 21st Century as well as experiences and training that will enable them to compete in the Visual and Performing Arts industries. The Plainfield Academy for the Arts and Advanced Studies enables students to develop their abilities, talents and minds, and inspires and empowers students to become leaders in an innovative and challenging arts education program and highly competitive industry.

As Plainfield Academy for the Arts and Advanced Studies develops talented students in the areas of dance, Instrumental and Vocal Music, Piano, theater, Visual Arts, TV Production, Robotics and Graphic Arts it provides a variety of performance opportunities for our students. Once a month, at our PAAAS café students experience an array of creative opportunities that incorporate a dynamic, multidisciplinary environment.

Opportunities for Advancement
Post secondary options: A dual Diploma opens the door to more postsecondary options; attendance at research or regional institutions, four-year colleges and universities, two-year colleges, technical colleges and institutes, and the workplace. Academic Challenges: A Dual Diploma adds academic rigor to individual student’s high school experience. High-quality programs and opportunities; students learn through application and critical thinking and are able to perform better in academic courses.

The curriculum is standards based and is aligned to the national and state requirements and benchmarked for scientific, technological, and mathematical literacy. The process for admission is by application and audition.

The Plainfield Academy for the Arts and Advanced Studies will recognize, value, and strengthen student individuality in academics and artistic areas of interest. Our faculty is committed to working with students on an individualized basis to stimulate and develop their intellect, artistry and creativity. Upon graduating from PAAAS students will be prepared for future matriculation and success in colleges, universities, art instructions and conservatories.