Join Us

If you are interested in enrolling in the PACE program, you must first attend the Information Session, followed by scheduling and attending a classroom tour, and finally by submitting your application.

Step 1: Information Night – An optional information-sharing and Q&A

Come to the PACE Information Night. You will hear all about PACE and the application process for inclusion into the upcoming school year program.

Get your questions answered: When is registration? What are the required classroom tours? What are the fees to join? Is there a fundraising obligation? How much time do parents have to volunteer in the classroom? How does bussing work for students outside of the Lockwood zone? How do waivers into Lockwood work? How is the PACE experience different for my child than a regular neighborhood classroom? What enrichments are offered my child in PACE? Are siblings guaranteed in?

While attendance at the PACE Info night is not mandatory (unlike the Classroom Tour), it is highly recommended–mainly for your clarity.

      • 2022 Information Night: Tuesday, October 18, 2022 7:00 PM at Lockwood Elementary Cafeteria.
      • View last year’s info night recording here.

Step 2: Scheduling & Attending a Classroom Tour – A required first step to entering PACE

PACE at Lockwood is now conducting tours for the 2023-2024 school year! Join us on one of our tours to learn more about the program and to see if it would be the right option for your family.

Tours run now through February 8th with both virtual and in-person options. Please sign up for a date of your choice here.

Step 3: Submitting Your Application

Application forms are given out in-person at the required classroom tour. If you’d like to streamline the process and have the paperwork pre-filled-out, you may download a copy here beginning in mid-October and hand it in during your scheduled tour.

For questions about the application form, please don’t hesitate to contact our Membership Chair at

This year’s schedule is as follows:

Information NightOctober 18, 2022
Classroom TouringOctober 19, 2022 – February 8, 2023
Application Forms DueFebruary 9, 2023 at noon
Lottery DrawingFebruary 10, 2023
Post Lottery TouringFebruary 28 – May 31, 2023
Applicants notifiedFebruary 11, 2023

Yes/No response within 48 hours of the offer.
All paperwork due 10 days after that offer.

What Happens Next?

Placement for both openings and our waitlists is determined in a blind lottery in late winter. There is no way to predict when an opening may come up, so patience is appreciated for all those on the waitlist.

How do the waitlists work?

Applications are sorted into three piles: 1) SIBLING POOLThose with siblings currently enrolled in PACE, 2) ALUMNI POOLThose with siblings that have been in PACE, but are not currently enrolled, and 3) GENERAL POOLAll other applications. Priority for any open spots goes first to the Sibling Pool, followed by the Alumni Pool, and finally to the General Pool. As spots open up in any class, names are pulled (in a blind lottery) from those pools in order of priority. Once your child is enrolled, they automatically graduate into a position in the next year of PACE.

For the first grade class, there might be anywhere from 0-12 spots taken by students in the Siblings/Alumni Pools before anyone from the General Pool is selected–it fluctuates wildly from year to year. Often 1-3 spots open up in each subsequent grade (due to such things as families moving out of district, or class sizes expanding slightly in the older classes).

For any specific questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our Membership Chair at