Plymouth is located in the southeast corner of Massachusetts near the entrance to Cape Cod and less than an hour from two of the largest urban centers in New England – Boston, MA and Providence, RI. The oldest town in the country, steeped in Pilgrim history, has a population of approximately 60,000 residents. The Plymouth Public Schools serve approximately 8,000 students of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds in eight schools, including two high schools – Plymouth North High School, and Plymouth South High School – both members of the i3 New England Network. Plymouth South High School serves approximately 1,050 students in grades 9-12. Approximately 30% of students are eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch. The school offers a full range of academic and technical studies programs, as well as an extensive Advanced Placement program. Plymouth South takes an authentic approach to learning, and faculty work hard to ensure that all students’ experience is personalized through practices like the Freshman Academy, Advisory, and Senior Project.
For PSHS the greatest accomplishment from the work with the i3 New England Network has been the opportunity for faculty to collaborate with other educators throughout New England—in particular the content-based professional development provided during the Summer Institutes.
The most meaningful part of the i3 New England Network has been the ability to connect and learn from other school leaders during the PAR Board visits and the Summer Institutes. The opportunity to learn from other building-based practitioners is invaluable.”
Patricia C. Fry, Site Coordinator & Principal of Plymouth South