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Jada Samuel, Miss Columbia Visits PACE Academy


PRESS RELEASE CONTACT INFORMATION: Palmetto Achievement Center for Excellence (PACE Academy) Melissa Rabon RELEASE DATE: December 2, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Jada Samuel, Miss Columbia Visits PACE Academy Columbia, South Carolina – On Friday, December 22, 2022, Jada Samuel, the current Miss Columbia came to speak to middle school girls about confidence and goals. She spoke on self-image, how important it is to give back to the community, and how to face adversity in the world. “It was awesome for our students to have the opportunity to hear from a person who has worked so hard to mentor and [...]

Jada Samuel, Miss Columbia Visits PACE Academy2022-12-13T11:13:16-05:00

Board Elections Held


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.

Board Elections Held2022-02-09T12:17:28-05:00

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 Learning2022-02-09T12:21:19-05:00

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

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
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