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“The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life.” – Plato

Important Upcoming Dates

October 31 – End of 1st Quarter

November 10 – Parent Teacher Conference (1:00 pm – 6:00 pm) – NO SCHOOL 

November 11 – Veteran’s Day – NO SCHOOL

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Welcome Message

     Greetings! Welcome to Plato Learning Academy website. Our students, staff, and administration are excited that you came to visit us. Please take a moment to browse through the different sections of our website. We are confident that you will be able to find interesting information about our school as you peruse through our blogs, newsletters, and forums.

     As you navigate through our site, you will discover that we have a dedicated staff and a committed community of families whose sole purpose is to ensure the best education for our students. In addition, we are devoted to providing an educational environment that is beneficial to students with diverse learning styles and preferences. Most importantly, you will also notice that we designed our school programs to develop the whole child. This means that we aim to nurture students who are academically successful, socially competent, and emotionally intelligent.

     Thank you very much for your interest. Should you have any questions or require further information, please contact our office and ask to speak to our Directors, Jessica Plaza (Elementary School) and India Stewart (Middle School) or our Chief Administrative Officer, Chris Austria.

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Student-Centered Programs


Instruction and scholastic programs are designed to meet the differentiated learning needs of our students. The academics and emotional intelligence of our students are at the core of our instructional practices.

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Rigorous Curriculum


Plato’s curriculum is created to improve our students’ critical thinking skills. Rigor is present in both content areas and the performing arts; Such as Dance, Drama, Band, and Tae Kwon Do.

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Dedicated Staff


Our school’s teaching and support staff are committed to our students’ success. We have an open door policy with regards to communication with our educators. Please visit our faculty blogs above to learn more.

Address and Hours


Address: 5545 W Harrison St, Chicago, IL 60644
Hours: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Contact Information


Ph: 773-413-3090
Fax: 773-413-3095
Email: afrazier@aqs.org

Leadership Team


Chris Austria: Chief Administrative Officer; caustria@aqs.org
Jessica Plaza: Director; jplaza@aqs.org
Rodney Quinn: Dean of Students; rquinn@aqs.org
Erica Williams: Case Manager/PBIS Coordinator; ewilliams@aqs.org
Angela Frazier: Administrative Assistant; afrazier@aqs.org

Address and Hours


Address: 116 N Leclaire Ave, Chicago, IL 60644
Hours: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Contact Information


Ph: 773-673-5100
Fax: 773-673-5100
Email: kowens@aqs.org

Leadership Team


Chris Austria: Chief Administrative Officer; caustria@aqs.org
India Stewart: Director; jStewart@aqs.org
Renee Sherrod: Dean of Students; rsherrod@aqs.org
Erica Williams: Case Manager/PBIS Coordinator; ewilliams@aqs.org
Nerrisa Everage: Instructional Coach/Mentor; neverage@aqs.org
Keisha Owens: Administrative Assistant; afrazier@aqs.org

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Who We Are


American Quality Schools (AQS) is a not-for-profit educational management company that operates charter schools in the Midwest.

How Are AQS Schools Different?


AQS Schools are college preparatory schools with a specially designed curriculum that includes the AQS 6 to promote and equip young men and women with the knowledge, skills, and social judgment needed to face the challenges in a complex global environment.

The Vision and Mission of American Quality Schools


Vision

The American Quality Schools Corporation will through its commitment to the highest educational, management, and ethical standards become one of the nation’s leaders in creating world-class, high performance schools for the children of America.

Mission

We believe in the innate capacity of every child to succeed. This capacity is fostered through high academic and personal standards, respectful and orderly schools, competent and dedicated faculty and staff, involved and caring parents and administrative and management leadership creating a climate and culture of continuous improvement and a commitment to high and measurable standards of excellence.