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
Step 2: Scheduling & Attending a Classroom Tour – A required first step to entering PACE
Step 3: Submitting Your Application
This year’s schedule is as follows:
|Information Night||October 24, 2017, 7pm in the Cafeteria|
|Classroom Touring||October 25, 2017 – February 6, 2018|
|Forms Due||February 8, 2018|
|Lottery Drawing||February 9, 2018|
|Post Lottery Touring||February 26, 2018 – May 31, 2018|
Acceptance Forms Due
|February 11 – 16, 2018
Response as soon as February 12, 2018
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 POOL – Those with siblings currently enrolled in PACE, 2) ALUMNI POOL –Those with siblings that have been in PACE, but are not currently enrolled, and 3) GENERAL POOL – All 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 out registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org.