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Temporary Virtual Learning


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 (38% [...]

Temporary Virtual Learning2021-09-02T16:23:51-04:00

Data Infrastructure & Security RFP Released


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@choosepace.org.

Data Infrastructure & Security RFP Released2021-01-05T16:27:16-05:00

Building Purchased


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 an [...]

Building Purchased2020-10-29T18:13:21-04:00

P&I Subgrant Awarded


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 award [...]

P&I Subgrant Awarded2020-08-25T20:11:43-04:00

Executive Director has been selected!


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 been [...]

Executive Director has been selected!2020-05-29T12:35:32-04:00

Official Charter Approval


RELEASE DATE: April 17, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Official Charter Approval Columbia, South Carolina – The midlands’ first tuition-free school to provide support for students with dyslexia and language-based reading difficulties, Palmetto Achievement Center for Excellence (PACE) Academy, was approved by the Board of Trustees for the South Carolina Public Charter School District (SCPCSD) on April 17, 2020. The school is scheduled to open July 2021. Applications will be available starting July 2020. “For many families, private school or even private tutoring is not an option,” Melissa Rabon, PACE Chairperson, said. “We want to give all students of the [...]

Official Charter Approval2020-05-29T12:34:21-04:00
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