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PACE ACADEMY (Personal Accelerated Choices in Education)
300 South Walker, Angleton, TX 77515
In an effort to expand on its goal to make sure every student is given the best individualized educational experience possible, Angleton ISD launched a new graduating pathway in 2019 — Angleton High School - PACE Academy.
AISD has created PACE, which stands for Personalized Accelerated Choices in Education, as a school of choice to help students who would benefit from alternative, individual learning plans.
PACE Principal Colleen Tribble says that PACE is designed for Angleton High School students who are seeking a more flexible learning environment.
"Our goal is to meet the unique learning needs of all Wildcats,” she said. “The PACE Academy supplements the programs already available at AHS.”
PACE will supplement the credit recovery already being done at AHS by offering a more intense nine-week learning program through Edgenuity online coursework and teacher-directed activities.
PACE offers morning and afternoon sessions. The morning sessions meet from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., and the afternoon group meet from 11:40 a.m. - 3:40 p.m. The district offers an optional lunch to both groups at 11:40 a.m.
Students must be enrolled in AISD before they can apply and students must go through the AHS counselors’ office to get an application. Once students are admitted to PACE, they will remain in it until completion (graduation) unless they are not doing what is required of them or benefiting from the program.
Students will be considered for admittance into PACE on a case-by-case basis. An application review committee will look at several factors, including a student’s transcript, behavior and attendance.
PACE students will graduate with their AHS class in May, but cannot graduate as an honor graduate (in top 10 percent). PACE students can also attend after-school events like prom and events as fans, but cannot be official members of extra-curricular organizations at AHS.
Each student who is accepted will participate in creating an individual learning plan (ILP) outlining a personalized schedule of online and face-to-face courses designed to help him or her meet learning and graduation goals. PACE students must be willing and able to work independently online and will sign and abide by a contract outlining behavior, attendance and academic expectations.
When PACE students finish their graduation requirements, they will be withdrawn from school but will walk at graduation with their AHS class in May. As students finish the program and are withdrawn, new spots will become available and the Academy will consider applicants who were not previously admitted. The Academy will accept new applications prior to the end of each nine-week period.
The district encourages all interested AHS students to apply even if they are unsure if they will be accepted. Applicants who are not immediately accepted may be considered for future openings.
PACE students will be enrolled in AHS but attend classes at PACE Academy, located at 300 S. Walker Street. If students are interested in applying for the PACE Academy for the 2019-2020 school year, they need to visit the AHS counselors’ office to pick up an application.
Students and parents should contact the student’s high school counselor with any questions or concerns.