Applying to Pace

Thank you for your interest in Pace Academy!

We look forward to meeting you and your family! Pace Academy's expansion grades are Pre-First, grade six and grade nine. 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): Megan Auchincloss, megan.auchincloss@paceacademy.org
Upper School (grades 9-12): Mac McCallum, mac.mccallum@paceacademy.org

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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.

JATP REGISTRATION

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.

The Character Skills Snapshot

We are excited to offer The Character Skills Snapshot as a supplement to your child’s application to Pace Academy. In this first year of the test’s availability, Pace’s Office of Admission will collect results in order to understand how our community can best serve your child upon his or her matriculation.

We strongly encourage each applicant to grades six through twelve to complete this twenty-five minute assessment and have the results sent to Pace Academy. As admissions professionals, we know that your child is much more than grades and test scores; therefore, we hope your child will use The Snapshot as an opportunity to underscore his or her character strengths and confirm what we have gleaned about your child throughout the admissions process.

For students who take the SSAT, there is no charge to take The Snapshot. Once you register for an SSAT, you will receive an email with instructions to take the assessment. As The Snapshot is self-administered online, we remind families that your child should complete the assessment with no assistance.

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.

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DEADLINES & IMPORTANT DATES

February 1
Application Deadline

February 15
Financial Aid Application & Documentation

February 15
Files Complete

April 5
Online Notification Date

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.