PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield High School’s course schedule has been restructured effective this week to provide students with greater opportunities to take additional courses during the school day.

Class scheduling will do away with 80-minute blocks in favor of 45-minute periods. This change will take place immediately with plans to have all the students’ schedules completed on or before the start of the new marking period that begins Thursday, Nov. 12.

The change in scheduling will provide an opportunity for the district to offer additional vocational, advance placement and college courses at Plainfield High School. In addition, it is intended to facilitate the process of the district introducing new areas of course studies previously not available at the high school due to restrictions created by the current schedule.

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The change was made possible at a Special Public Meeting called by the Board of Education and the superintendent on Saturday, Oct. 31.

“The extremely productive meeting was well attended by students, parents, faculty and community members. All in attendance were focused on the single goal of providing increased academic opportunity for our students,” said Plainfield Schools Superintendent Anna Belin-Pyles. “As a District, we hear our students and community loud and clear. We are putting into place the necessary core structure to meet the needs of our continually growing and diverse student population.”