Points of Pride
Plato Academy provides educational opportunities for students who have dropped out of traditional high schools, as well as those who are working to gain credits lost and gives them the chance to earn a high school diploma through a self-paced educational setting.
All students graduate under the District's Recommended Graduation Plan with an emphasis on preparing students for a post secondary education along with acquiring skills needed to join and be effective in the work place.
Plato Academy was started in 1992 at Riverside High School as a program. It was placed under AST in 1997. It became a stand alone alternative education campus in 2001. In 2003, Plato Academy was moved to 8441 Alameda where it currently stands. The school receives an expedited waiver* of attendance from the Texas Educational Agency allowing students the opportunity to participate in a flexible schedule of 4 hours a day for full time students and 2 hours a day for part time students. Students may attend two blocks if desired to attempt to complete their credits at a faster pace. Plato Academy is open from 7 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with three blocks. The blocks are as follows:
A Block: 7 a.m. - 11 a.m. B Block: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. C Block: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
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Manny Grajeda-Adame is learning how to loom knit as part of a textile project.
Karen McVay, ITS Teacher, was selected as Teacher of the Year. In addition to teaching responsibilities, Karen performs a multitude of tasks on campus, to include serving as testing coordinator, RTI Coordinator, CEIC and LPAC member, and graduation coordinator. She also coordinates many staff development trainings held on campus. Plato Academy takes pride in our selection and wishes her the best of luck in the TOY process.