Plymouth Community School Corporation is located in the city of Plymouth in Marshall County. Located along the Yellow River, the city is 26 miles south of South Bend. This school corporation consists of ten schools. Parents and students can find out what is going on in the schools on the corporation’s Facebook page.
Students receive classroom instruction that is supplemented by digital learning, enabling students to work at their own pace and receive extra help as needed. Each student receives a digital learning device. Students in Grades K–1 are given an iPad. Students in Grades 2–12 are given a MacBook.
Because students learn differently, they are given two choices for how they will approach instruction throughout their education. They can choose to learn through a traditional or project-based approach. Students can choose to participate in an AP curriculum, a vocational curriculum, and they can take STEM classes (science, technology, engineering, and math) through Project Lead The Way, a national provider of STEM programs.
Along with a progressive curriculum that helps students develop academically, the schools also provide opportunities to help them develop socially. They get a well-rounded education through a life skills education, community partnerships, and technological opportunities. The schools strive to create partnerships with parents so that everyone is working together to help each student. The following are elementary schools in the city of Plymouth: Webster Elementary School, Menominee Elementary School, and Jefferson Elementary Schools.
Washington Discovery Academy is a project-based learning school. It’s one of the first elementary schools in the country to be a part of the New Tech Network, a philosophy and school culture that includes technology and projects. As with the other elementary schools, great effort is made to give students a well-rounded education that helps each student develop academically and socially.
The Innovation Academy Riverside is a project-based learning initiative for Grades 5–6 that bridges learning between the Washington Discovery Academy and the Innovation Academy at Lincoln Junior High. The focus is on giving each student a well-rounded education. The students learn skills that will be needed throughout their lives through reading, writing, and communication initiatives.
Students in Grades 7–8 are given many unique learning opportunities at Lincoln Junior High School such as work in broadcasting that provides real world experience in speaking and writing. The school curriculum includes classes that are not usually offered in schools including integrated chemistry and physics, Chinese, and medical detectives. Extracurricular activities include participation on sports teams and musical groups such as orchestra, choir, and band.
The Innovation Academy at Lincoln Junior High School is a continuation of studies for Grades 7–8 that were begun first in Washington Discovery Academy and then the Innovation Academy Riverside. Students will go on to complete their education at Widener School of Inquiry. The school has its own Facebook page.
Plymouth High School has been named an “A” school by the Indiana Department of Education. It has been named one of Indiana's "Best Buy Schools" by the Indiana State Chamber of Commerce. And in 2008, the school was awarded the Bronze Award by U.S. News & World Report. Students can choose from 130 classes when selecting courses.
There are many extracurricular activities from which to choose, and some of the groups have been recognized statewide or nationally. The instrumental music department has annually earned the ISSMA "All-Music Award" while the marching band was named an ISSMA State Finalist in 2010 and 2013. The Speech Team was the overall Indiana High School Forensic Association state champion many times in recent years. Students regularly compete at the National Forensic League's national tournament and have won awards numerous times.