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Plainfield Academy

“District 202 In Focus" takes an in-depth, digital look through the school year at important District 202 topics, initiatives, and programs.

In this installment, we visit District 202’s Plainfield Academy, located near historic Downtown Plainfield.

Established in 2002, Plainfield Academy houses numerous alternative education programs that have helped thousands of District 202 students outside of the traditional classroom setting. The school also provides a pathway for post-high school students to learn independence, vocational skills, and functional academic skills within an inclusive educational community supported by students, educators, administrators, and community leaders before entering the workforce.

Watch and see how the Academy is helping one student find her way from “almost giving up on life” in her words, to preparing to graduate high school this spring.

For more information on Plainfield Academy, visit