Positive Learning in an Atmosphere of Individual Development



What are P.L.A.I.D. Academy’s hours?
School Hours: 8:30a.m. – 2:30p.m.

Are hot lunches served by P.L.A.I.D. Academy?
No. Students are responsible for their own lunches. Many of our students
participate in the Hot Lunch Program hosted by Country House Restaurant
which is delivered to the school.


Is there standardized testing?
Yes. Grades 3-8 are given standardized tests annually. The results will be
given to parents. These tests are given as a measure of student and school
strengths and weaknessses. We feel it is important to help each student
prepare for standardized testing to help reduce anxiety and help students
perform at their most sucessful testing ability. This, however, is not the
school’s main evaluation of the students.

What are P.L.A.I.D’s expectations of parents and students?
It is expected that each family become actively involved at P.L.A.I.D.
Academy in order to reinforce the values and attitudes of P.L.A.I.D.
Academy. Parents are encouraged to participate as members of school
committees and to serve on those committees. It is expected that at least
one parent/guardian will be present at school orientations, meetings, and
parent-teacher conferences, as well as other special programs and activities
during the school year.

Participation in school fundraisers is essential to the life and vitality of
P.L.A.I.D. Academy. We expect full cooperation and assistance in all
fundraisers. Any fundraising mandated fee will be covered in your financial

How many students are enrolled at P.L.A.I.D.?
Enrollment varies from 15 to 30  students.

Is Essential Learning Systems (ELS) mandatory?
No, it is not. Although, we may recommend it for students in need. All incoming 3rd – 8th grade students will be tested for ELS.

Is P.L.A.I.D. Academy a state recognized school?
Yes. Schools in the state of Illinois do not receive recognition until they
have been open for at least three years. P.L.A.I.D. Academy applied for and
was awarded recognition at the end of our third year, the earliest possible
time recognition could be given. We have maintained this distinction.

Does P.L.A.I.D. Academy have a religious affiliation?
No. But in social studies, it is not possible to avoid different religious
beliefs when studying history and culture in society.

What is your physical education program?
Our program is enhanced by providing classes through  the Morgan Park Sports Center and other physical activities.

Are any extra-curricular activites offered?
This is dependent upon parent involvement. We have a social committee and
as part of that our parents run an athletic committee. Because of this it
changes year to year as the parents commitment changes.

P.L.A.I.D. Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges,  programs and activities, generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic programs and other school-administered programs.

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