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PACE, Program of Additional Curricular Experiences, was created over four decades ago to provide an authentic, rigorous educational experiences to advanced high school students, and the program has continued to meet this lofty goal since its inception. A genuine love of learning and high motivation characterize the typical PACE student; dedication to their students and commitment to providing engaging and innovative content characterize PACE faculty members.  A structured curricular sequence ensures that all PACE students receive the same excellent teaching in core areas (English, math, science, and social science) from these specially chosen teachers throughout the freshman, sophomore, and junior years.  The number of possible electives increases dramatically in the senior year to allow students to present themselves and their interests to the colleges to which will apply.  These electives, primarily College Board Advanced Placement classes offered by our exceptional staff, frequently confer college credit.


Rather than pursuing a single Linked Learning industry sector, PACE has elected to offer three pathways of course work and work-based learning experiences to link the world of work to the classroom.  These pathways environmental and governmental policy, biomedical research, and engineering and computer technology.  Students may follow any or all of the curricular sequences of a pathway, as their interests direct them.  Our students are prepared to choose colleges and ultimately careers based upon their unique and exciting experiences in the program.


PACE remains the gold standard in specialized secondary programs due to our continuous pledge to growth and to providing academic excellence.  Our students gain the content knowledge and study skills necessary to succeed in the most competitive of higher learning environments.   Importantly, they also develop the traits required of ethical and productive citizens.  Selecting PACE allows one to see the difference a truly exceptional high school education can make.

PACE Summer Reading

PACE Summer Reading

9th Grade         


There was some confusion about this and the responsibility for that is entirely Ms. Lawrence's. The letter that went out with your course selection had  Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe and Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton while the website had The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan and The Chosen by Chaim Potok. Ms. Floto has agreed to honor both sets of books, so if you read either set you are more than prepared. Sorry for the confusion!                                                                                                     

Grade 10

Invisible Man- Ralph Ellis

Ceremony- Leslie Marmon Silko


Grade 11                                                                                             

When Breath Becomes Air- Paul Kalanithi                             


Grade 12     

The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay and A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini.    



AP US History Recommended Summer Prep