Michelle Nessralla, Principal
Eric Wescott, Assistant Principal
Bonnie Brady, IB Department Head
PLOUFFE ACADEMY MISSION
As an IB World School and a professional learning community, Plouffe Academy provides an inclusive, safe, and respectful environment that encourages students and staff to become active, compassionate, and lifelong learners.
We aim to develop young people with strong character and determination who strive to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
PLOUFFE ACADEMY VISION
Plouffe Academy will continuously reflect upon and respond to the needs of all learners as we strive to acquire the skills, attitudes and knowledge to be creative problem solvers, reflective thinkers and caring citizens of a global community.
250 Crescent Street
Brockton, MA 02302
Hours: 8:05 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.
- Principal's Message
- International Baccalaureate Mission
- Code of Conduct
- School Facts & Highlights
- Contact Us
- School Improvement Plan
- Plouffe Academy Report Card
Ms. Brady and Mr. Wescott!
It is our shared mission to create a collaborative learning community based on mutual respect and the belief that all students who enter Plouffe Academy can and will demonstrate academic progress and personal growth. There are many exciting events planned throughout each school year. We are proud of the caliber of our students as they showcase their intelligences, talents, and abilities in the classroom, on the athletic fields and on the performing arts stage. We hope that you attend as many activities as possible. We would love to see you here!
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment.
These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
Joseph F. Plouffe Academy
250 Crescent St., Brockton, MA 02302
Main telephone: 508-894-4301, FAX 508-894-4300
Hours: 8:05 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.
Early Dismissal: 11:40 a.m.
Citywide Zone Grades: 6-8
Building & Facilities
Built in 1998; 33 classrooms; library; greenhouse & STEAM room; art & music classrooms; nurse's office; cafetorium; gymnasium; computer lab; guidance suite; outdoor cafe.
International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme
Spanish English Immersion
Transitional Bilingual Education
World Languages: Chinese & Spanish
Block Scheduling and IB classes in Community and Service, Technology, and the Arts
Thematic Interdisciplinary Units of Study
Skills for Life
Learner Profile of the Month
Free Breakfast on the Go Program
Instrumental Band and Chorus
Visual and Performing Arts
Community and Service Learning
Intramural After School programs
KIP Keep It Positive
Michelle Nessralla: 508-894-4301
Eric Wescott: 508-894-4301
I.B. Department Head:
Bonnie J. Brady: 508-894-4301
Patricia M. Conley: 508-894-4301 | FAX 508-894-4300
School Nurse: 508-894-4301
Instructional Resource Specialist: 508-894-4301
School Adjustment Counselor: 508-894-4301
Guidance Counselor: 508-894-4301
WELCOME BROCKTON PARENTS & FAMILIES!
The Brockton Public Schools is pleased and proud to offer a very active, extensive and beneficial parent involvement program. We sincerely believe in the home-school-community partnership where all stakeholders come together to provide the most rewarding and enriching program for our city's children.
Parents are enthusiastically invited to visit the schools and get to know the teachers and administrators and to attend PAC/PTO or PTA meetings. Parents are encouraged to consider serving as school volunteers in our Partners in Excellence (PIE) program or possibly seeking a seat on their child's School Improvement Council or signing up for a series of helpful workshops at our Parents' Academy! Our parents have come well beyond the "bake sale" days, although fund-raising is still a necessary and worthwhile activity which helps provide extra-curricular opportunities for our school children.
Thousands of Brockton families and community members have bridged the home-school gap and joined our successful and collaborative effort.
If you have questions or wish to volunteer, please contact your school's Administrative Team or the Parent Information Center.
Every Brockton Public School has an individual School Improvement Plan, a two‐year strategic plan for schools to follow to achieve academic and non-academic goals. The plans are developed among school leadership, faculty and staff and serve as a blueprint for success.
School Improvement plans require school personnel to set challenging goals for student performance, and must articulate the strategies the school staff will use to reach their targets.
In addition to approving each school’s SIP, Central Office conducts three to four “Walk Throughs” per school per year to gather data and provide feedback to site-level leaders about how effectively the plans are being implemented. What’s exciting about this is that everyone recognizes the importance of this kind of feedback and is actively supporting this kind of valuable work – principals, teachers, administrators and union officials.