High School

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In our grades 9 – 12/age 21, students with emotional/behavioral challenges and/or autism begin focusing on their goals for life after high school.  Academic and social content of each student’s program focuses on the skills necessary for success after high school. Students’ Individualized Education Program (IEP), and more specifically the Transition Plan of the IEP, identifies the student’s goals in the areas of:

  • Postsecondary Education
  • Independent Living
  • Jobs and Employment

Course work, specially designed instruction and extra-curricular activities are selected to help each student achieve his/her goals.


SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT - Focusing on skills necessary for school and future success

Social Emotional Learning

  • Self-Awareness
  • Self-Management
  • Social Awareness
  • Responsible Decision Making
  • Relationships Skills

21ST Century Skills

  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Critical thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Media Literacy
  • Technology literacy
  • Flexibility


Students’ academic coursework is selected based upon their IEP post-secondary goals and credit requirements for graduation. The Pace School High School Curriculum provides the flexibility for each student to meet his/her referring public school district’s credit requirements.



During high school, students have the opportunity to enhance their academic learning with creative arts courses, athletics and career education, with a greater emphasis placed on career education and preparation. Each student’s schedule includes the opportunity to:

  • Choose creative arts electives with the greatest personal interest
  • Participate in the Interscholastic Flag Football and Basketball Program
  • Learn about Healthy Relationships and cyber safety and security
  • Participate in Career Education community-based instruction
  • Participate in the in-school and out-of-school Employment Training program including Job shadowing and Internship opportunities
  • Learn about their career interests and assess related skills

High School Program  Overview