|Pace Academy is nationally known and respected by colleges and universities. College admission focuses on academic and extracurricular achievement in grades 9-12, with emphasis on junior and senior year. Students should therefore be aware of the importance of course selection, academic success, respect accorded by faculty, and extracurricular commitment.|
The primary emphasis in college admission is the high school transcript. Students should choose courses in which they will be both challenged and successful. Students should also pay attention to aspects of continuity and sequence.
Pace students take the PSAT in grades 10 and 11 in preparation for the SAT. Juniors are encouraged to take a minimum of one SAT and one ACT by the end of junior year. Students may also want to take SAT Subject Tests to demonstrate ability in a particular subject. The college counselors, class deans, applicable faculty, and learning specialist at Pace keep students and parents informed of tests and registration procedures.
College Counseling hosts an optional Grade 9 Parent College Night, an optional Grade 10 Case Study Night, and a mandatory Grade 11 Student/Parent College Night. Formal meetings to discuss the college search process begin second semester of junior year. Summer essay workshops are offered to rising seniors. Seniors attend a mandatory application workshop prior to the start of senior year followed by a mandatory Grade 12 Student/Parent Night. College counselors continue to work closely with seniors to hone college lists, plan college visits, and provide support in order for students to submit all application materials in a timely manner.
The experienced college counselors maintain contact with college representatives throughout the year, regularly visit college campuses, and routinely represent Pace at professional conferences. Approximately 100 college representatives visit Pace to meet with students. The college counseling office also maintains comprehensive historical application data, which is accessible to second-semester juniors, seniors, and their parents.
College Counseling Office
fax: (866) 248-4639