About Our School

Plaza Mascot


Mascot: Tiger

Colors: Red and White

Mission Statement

Plaza's Mission Statement will be released this fall.  We still uphold the Park Hill School District's Mission Statement: Through the expertise of an engaged staff, the Park Hill School District provides a relevant education in a safe, caring environment to prepare each student for success in life. 

Academic Teams: Plaza Middle School is comprised of six smaller academic teams.  There are 2 teams per grade.  Sixth Grade Teams:  Heroes and Legends.  Seventh Grade Teams: Novas and Challengers. Eighth Grade Teams: Warriors and Champions.

Core and Encore/Exploratory Classes: Core classes include:  Reading, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, PE, and Life Education.  The core classes are year long courses. 

All 6th grade students will take all eight exploratory classes during their school year.  Students will take two of the following exploratory courses at a time, switching to a new set of courses every 9 weeks: Art, Intro to Technology, Drama, Music, Food, Textiles, PLTW, and World Cultures. 

7th grade students will choose four encore courses for each academic year.  Full year courses count for two courses.  *Courses that have an asterisk represent encores that have both a 7th and 8th grade curriculum, which students may take both years: *Art, *AVID, Beginning Band, Beginning Orchestra, *Choir, Technology Applications, *Family and Consumer Science, PLTW, Publications, Spanish, and Speech.

8th grade will have intermediate band and intermediate orchestra in addition to the previous encore class choices.

Plaza has a two day rotating class schedule - Red day followed by a White day.

A full explanation of Park Hill's Course Planning Guide can be found on the main Park Hill website.