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Board Elections Held

By |January 18th, 2022|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , , , |

RELEASE DATE: January 21, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On January 20, 2022, the PACE Academy Board of Directors unanimously voted to accept the election rules as presented by Board Chair Stephen Wilson. Please welcome our newest board members:  Katrina Mack-Snider, Nichole Arnott and Jessica Becerra.  Continuing in there positions, Stephen Wilson, Jonathan Pace, Beckye Barnes, John Thompson, Sara Jane Arnett and Sally Thornton. The next board meeting is scheduled for February 17, 2022 at 6:30 pm and will be held virtually on Zoom.

Temporary Virtual Learning

By |September 2nd, 2021|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , , |

RELEASE DATE: September 2, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Parents & Guardians – After speaking with SC DHEC officials, out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to switch to a temporary virtual learning platform from Friday, September 3, 2021, through Friday, September 10, 2021. While our percentage positive is still low, our percentage of quarantined for close contact has risen significantly. Number of Positive Students: 7 (3% of student body) Number of Students Quarantined for Close Contact: 37 (20% of student body) Number of Positive Staff: 1 (3% of staff) Number of Staff Quarantined for Close Contact: 11 [...]

Data Infrastructure & Security RFP Released

By |December 7th, 2020|Categories: General|Tags: , , , |

RELEASE DATE: December 7, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Data Infrastructure & Security Request for Proposal Released for Bid The Board of Directors has approved for release the Data Infrastructure & Security Request for Proposal. Click here to download the RFP. Questions & Responses The following questions were asked in the question/answer phase of the RFP process.  Additional questions can be asked by emailing rfp@melissap24.sg-host.com.

Building Purchased

By |October 29th, 2020|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , , , , , |

RELEASE DATE: October 29, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Building Purchased Columbia, South Carolina – On October 27, 2020, Palmetto Achievement Center for Excellence (PACE) Academy, the Midlands’ first tuition-free school for children with dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities, became the first public charter school in South Carolina history to secure bond financing for their building without the support of an Education or Charter Management Company. New charter schools have few options to secure facility financing, having to rely heavily on developers who charge high rates or spend thousands of dollars upfitting a rented facility. Schools who have [...]

Contractor Selected

By |September 4th, 2020|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , , , |

RELEASE DATE: September 4, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contractor Selected Columbia, South Carolina – On July 29, 2020, the Board of Directors for PACE Academy release a Request for Qualifications/Proposal to find a contractor to renovate the facility at 6015 North Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina. Four highly qualified proposals were received by the Project Director, Traci Bryant-Riches, by August 15, 2020, making it extremely difficult for the Board of Directors to narrow down their selection. Given the difficulty of the decision to be made, the PACE Facilities Committee conducted interviews of all contractors who submitted a proposal. [...]

Building Selected

By |August 25th, 2020|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , , , , , |

RELEASE DATE: August 25, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Building Contract Columbia, South Carolina – After a thorough search over an eight-month period, the founding board members of PACE Academy have finally found what they hope becomes their forever home. “The location of PACE sits perfectly in the city to serve the needs of all children who do not always have access to unique programs such as what PACE offers,” Jodi Zeis, vice chairperson, said. “It is also easily accessible to multiple major highways, allowing accessibility for children from multiple Midlands locations, as well as surrounding areas outside the [...]

P&I Subgrant Awarded

By |July 25th, 2020|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , , |

RELEASE DATE: July 21, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Subgrant Award Columbia, South Carolina – On July 15, 2020, the founding board of Palmetto Achievement Center for Excellence (PACE) Academy received notification that they were awarded the highly competitive Public Charter School Program (CSP) Planning and Implementation (P&I) Subgrant. The purpose of the subgrant is to empower groups to design and implement innovative learning experiences for students in South Carolina. PACE Academy applied for a targeted subgrant for at-risk students with the specific purpose of closing the achievement gap for students with dyslexia and other reading struggles. The total [...]

Executive Director has been selected!

By |May 26th, 2020|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , , , , , |

RELEASE DATE: May 21, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Executive Director has been selected by PACE Academy Board of Directors Columbia, South Carolina – On May 21, 2020, the Board of Trustees unanimously voted to hire Melissa Rabon as the first Executive Director for PACE Academy. “The vision Melissa painted during her interview was extremely insightful,” Stephen Wilson, PACE Academy board chairman, said. “Her ability to engage the community, rally her staff, and inspire students will be forever engrained in PACE’s culture.” Rabon, a National Board Certified Secondary English Teacher, has ten years of educational experience, much of which has [...]

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