Applying to Pace

Thank you for your interest in Pace Academy!

Thank you for your interest in Pace Academy. We will start accepting applications in early October. Pace Academy's expansion grades are Pre-First, sixth grade and ninth grade. New students are admitted in other grades based on attrition.

Lower School (grades Pre-First-5): Katherine Patrick, katherine.patrick@paceacademy.org
Middle School (grades 6-8): Fé Patriciu, fe.patriciu@paceacademy.org
Upper School (grades 9-12): Mac McCallum, mac.mccallum@paceacademy.org

Lower School Application Requirements

JATP Information

Submit results of JATP by February 15. Required testing must be administered by a participant of the Joint Admissions Testing Program (JATP). Send JATP application form and applicable testing fee to one of the JATP psychologists listed. Scheduling should be completed as soon as possible. Psychologists will send results directly to Pace Academy.

Official Transcript Release Form

Submit transcript (grades 1-5) by February 15. Send signed transcript release to your child's current school; transcripts must come directly from the school.

Teacher Evaluation Form (Pre-First)

Submit completed teacher recommendation form (Pre-first Grade) between January 1 and February 15. The lead teacher must complete the recommendation form, and additional copies may be completed by other teachers. Recommendations must come directly from the school.

Teacher Evaluation Form (Grades 1-4)

Submit completed teacher recommendation form (grades 1-4) between January 1 and February 15. The lead teacher must complete the recommendation form, and additional copies may be completed by other teachers. Recommendations must come directly from the school.

Teacher Evaluation English Form (Grades 5-12)

Teacher Evaluation Math Form (Grades 5-12)

Teacher Evalution Additional Form (Grades 5-12)

Submit completed teacher recommendation form (grade 5) between January 1 and February 15. The lead teacher must complete the recommendation form, and additional copies may be completed by other teachers. Recommendations must come directly from the school.

Observation

Attend a small-group observation at Pace; register for observation sessions as part of the online application process.

MIDDLE & UPPER SCHOOL APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Official Transcript Release Form

Submit transcript by February 15. Send signed transcript release form to your child's current school; transcripts must come directly from the sending school. Please ask the school to send the transcript, which should reflect the first half of the academic year, after January 1.

Teacher Evaluation English Form (Grades 5-12)

Teacher Evaluation Math Form (Grades 5-12)

Teacher Evalution Additional Form (5-12)

Submit completed teacher recommendation forms by February 1. Send teacher evaluation forms to your child's current English and math teachers. If student has the same teacher for math and English, please select a second academic teacher to complete a recommendation. Recommendations must come directly from the sending school. Please ask the school to submit evaluations between January 1 and February 15.

Principal/Counselor Evaluation Form

Submit completed principal/counselor recommendation form to an administrator at your child's school. Recommendations must come directly from the sending school. Please ask the school to submit evaluations between January 1 and February 15.

SSAT

Submit results of Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) by February 15. Register at www.ssat.org; Pace Academy's school code is 5626. Results must be sent by SSAT directly to Pace Academy.

Interview

Attend an interview (small group for Middle School applicants, individual for Upper School). Parents will be contacted to schedule a date for the interview; most interviews take place from mid January through late February.

Pace Academy is a member of the Atlanta Area Association of Independent Schools (AAAIS), and as a member, Pace adheres to the Principles of Good Practice. Please review the AAAIS information and familiarize yourself with these principles. For additional information about AAAIS and its member schools, please visit the association's website.

Deadlines & Important Dates

February 1
Application Deadline

February 15
Financial Aid Application & Documentation

February 15
Files Complete

March 22
International Decision Letters Sent

March 28
Out-of-State Decision Letters Sent

March 30
In-State Decision Letters Sent

April 12
Reply Deadline

Relocating to Atlanta?

We understand that out-of-town families may have scheduling restraints, and we want to provide a smooth application process. Please let us know your timeline well in advance so we can make appropriate arrangements, and review this important information as you schedule visits to Atlanta.

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