Pending Purple Star School
As a result of our commitment to supporting military families and students of servicemen and women, PACE Academy is currently applying to be the FIRST Public Charter School in the Midlands to receive the Purple Star designation.
Criteria for Purple Star Designation (SC Department of Education)
Assign a designated liaison to be a single point of contact for military families and military-connected students who is trained to support issues that face military families, including relocation, deployment, loss, and academic training
Create a website specifically for military families to provide current information about schools and the district
Adhere to the Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission to ensure that students receive transfer credit from previous schools so they will not have to retake classes
Ensure that transfer students can participate in sports, clubs, and other school enrichment programs
Provide specialized training for school counselors, staff, and administrators.