• 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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EMOTIONAL/BEHAVIORAL SUPPORTS
Our mission is to provide educational and therapeutic services that enable any child to thrive.
Pace programming focuses on integrating mental health, behavioral services and social emotional learning directly into the classroom and across the school day.

Students are referred to Pace School with a wide variety of social, emotional and behavioral challenges and/or autism that interfere with their ability to participate in the regular school environment.  Pace programming focuses on integrating mental health, behavioral services and social emotional learning directly into the classroom and across the school day. 

An array of educational and behavioral supports is provided to each student in order to promote success. 

Classroom/Staffing Structure:

Small class size of 8-12 students
Staff to student ratio of not more than 4:1
PA Certified Special Education teacher in each classroom

Special Area and Support Personnel:

Creative Arts Certified Teachers (Art, Music, Daily Living Skills, Physical Education, Technology)
Mobile (crisis) Support Staff
Nurses
Speech and Language Therapists
Occupational and Physical Therapists and other related services as outlined in the child’s IEP
Personal Care Assistants as outlined in the IEP
Social Workers

Students in the Partial Hospitalization Program also have access to:

Behavior Management Coordinators in the classroom
Mental Health Therapists
On-site Psychiatrist

Positive Behavior Supports:

Three levels of Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports
Proactive Classroom Management System
Functional Behavior Assessments and individualized Positive Behavior Support Plans
Functional Skills Instruction
Mindfulness

Trauma Informed Care

Our treatment/instructional framework involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to effects of  trauma.

Behavioral Health Services/PHP

Mental health services for meeting the needs of children with emotional and behavioral challenges.

Positive Behavior Supports

Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports designed to meet the social-emotional needs of all students.