• Special Alert:

    The following link is the Health and Safety Plan to reopen Pace School for in-person instruction for all students for the 2020-2021 school year. The most frequently asked questions and concerns posed by parents/guardians and staff are answered in this document.

    HEALTH AND SAFETY 2020/21 REOPENING PLAN - FAQ (Updated as of 8_6_20)

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Students with autism and/or emotional/behavioral challenges in Kindergarten through 5th grade learn how to apply basic academic, social and school functioning skills necessary for future academic and school success. Each student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) guides their specially designed instruction and areas of focus at the elementary level. These areas include but are not limited to:


  • Working within a group and following group norms
  • Independently completing activities of daily living
  • Using strategies to filter and organize information
  • Exploring and asking questions
  • Engage in cooperative, purposeful, and interactive play and academic experiences that enhance learning.
  • Completing multi-step tasks with independence
  • Sticking with a task after experiencing frustration
  • Using words to identify feelings
  • Developing impulse control
  • Recognizing safe and unsafe practices - Using objects and materials in a safe manner

ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT - learning the fundamental skills necessary for future learning

English Language Arts Literacy

  • Book Handling
  • Phonological Awareness
  • Phonics and Word Recognition
  • Reading Fluency
  • Reading Comprehension (Who, what, When, Where and How)
  • Communicating needs, wants, opinions
  • Writing informative/ explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly
  • Participating in collaborative conversations with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

Mathematics Literacy

  • Counting and Cardinality
  • Number Recognition
  • Basic Operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division)
  • Place Value
  • Fractions
  • Measurement including telling time
  • Money and management
  • Geometry
  • Problem solving
  • Representing and interpreting data using line plots, picture graphs, and bar graphs.

Health, Wellness, Creativity and Movement

  • Using imagination and creativity to express self through visual arts
  • Using a variety of technologies for producing works of art
  • Distinguishing between healthy and unhealthy behaviors
  • Demonstrating coordination of purposeful body movements

Elementary Program Overview Chart