Student's Corner

Great Accomplishments to share:

Enjoy PAAAS Annual Virtual Student Art Show 2020-2021
Students participated in the Youth-led Participatory Action Research Project (YPAR) where they conducted systematic research to improve their communities and the institutions intended to serve them. These five students chose to conduct research regarding Sexual Harassment Among Teen Girls within the City of Plainfield. 

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, PAAAS scholars would like to share with you the richness of a diverse global culture.  Enjoy!

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Spirit Week by National Honors Society

From April 13 - April 16, 2020, the students at PAAAS participated in a “Virtual Spirit Week.”  The PAAAS National Honor Society wanted to do something special for their peers before Spring Break so they planned some fun days for the week.   There was a daily dress theme and an extra challenge.  Our students rose to the occasion and they took to their social media accounts to show their excitement and pictures. They especially loved “Sunglass Day” and “Heritage Day” and rallied up all of their stuffed animals for the stuffed animal extra challenge

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Dear PAAAS Community,

It is so exciting to be able to see our students utilize their creativity during this difficult period.  The video below depicts 9th grade students. The assignment was to create a PSA, on How does human impact effect trophic cascades? This is related to the ELA story, A Sound of Thunder which touches upon  the butterfly effect. ( The character goes back into the future, hence, the time machine in the video).  This particular group of students, selected a part from the story where a mouse is accidentally killed.  Students have to describe the trophic cascade which happens after the effect. They were given the choice of creating any type of  PSA. The Criteria was to talk about Trophic Cascade, Human Impacts, and connecting it to the story and to the  Ecosystem. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!


The Plainfield Academy for the Arts and Advanced Studies is extremely proud to share the good news that  three of our young scholars/artists were accepted into top ranked conservatories and will continue their artistic training on the next level. Jamal Guye was accepted into the highly competitive Rutgers, Mason Gross School of the Arts BFA in Acting ProgramDanielle McGowan was accepted into Pace University's (NYC) rigorous and cutting edge BFA in Acting for Film, Television, Voice-Overs and Commercials Program (the first undergraduate program in the US focused entirely on training the actor for work in front of the camera & microphone), and Juliana Herrera was accepted into the Rutgers, Mason Gross School of the Arts BFA in Scenic Design Program. Each of these young people auditioned for very selective programs and were granted admission! Kudos to these fine young scholars/artists who worked hard, took advantage of PAAAS's offering and will now represent us on a bigger stage!
Jamal  danielle Julie