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6015 North Main Street, Columbia SC 29203

PACE Academy is a South Carolina public charter school, which means any South Carolina resident may apply to attend. However, we expect most students to be from Richland School District 1, Richland School District 2, Kershaw County School District, Fairfield County School District, or Sumter School District. Out of state students must establish their residency in SC before registration to the school can be completed.

PACE ensures all teachers and classroom assistants are trained in multi-sensory, structured pedagogy, with the Orton-Gillingham Approach and are taught to implement such programs with intensity and fidelity. Teachers and classroom assistants are provided with ongoing training in best practices and curriculum designed to meet the unique needs of dyslexic learners while meeting the needs of all learners. They are also taught to use assessments to guide and differentiate their instruction to meet the individual needs of all students. Students at PACE Academy are expected to master South Carolina College and Career-Ready Standards, like all public schools in South Carolina.

Charter schools are tuition-free public schools that allow for unique learning environments yet still hold schools and students accountable to state standards.

Dyslexia is a neurobiological learning disability that affects 1 in 5 people. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. There are many signs for dyslexia, despite the common misconception that it is simply getting letters or numbers backward. For example, a child with dyslexia may have trouble rhyming words or remembering the names of letters. They may also replace words or use words that have no connection to the words they see on the page (ex. Saying “kitten” instead of “cat” when “cat” is clearly written on the page).

For more information on common signs of dyslexia, check out these sites:

https://dyslexiaida.org/dyslexia-at-a-glance/ »

http://dyslexia.yale.edu/dyslexia/signs-of-dyslexia/ »

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