Extended School Year

field tripOur Extended School Year (ESY) Summer Therapeutic Program is designed to support children with emotional, behavioral and/or autistic support needs who qualify for ESY services and who would benefit from educational/therapeutic programming.  The goal of this program is for students to maintain previously acquired or learned academic, social/behavioral, communication, or other skills identified within their Individualized Education Program (IEP).

ESY eligibility is determined by each student’s IEP team in accordance with state and federal regulations. 

More Details on State Regulation pdf

Timeline for students in the Armstrong Group:Armstrong cloud

No later than February 28 – IEP meetings held to determine ESY eligibility and ESY program assignment

No Later than March 31 – Student’s Local Education Agency (LEA) issues a Notice of Recommended Educational Placement (NOREP) to the student’s parents/guardians

April, May – Pace School communicates ESY information to students, parents/guardians


Students work on individualized learning objectives through participation in weekly activities exploring one of the five sense.

When:        July 1, 2019 – August 1, 2019
                  Monday – Thursday (Closed July 4th and Fridays)
                  9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Who:          Students who attend Pace throughout the school year who are
                  eligible for ESY

Where:       Pace School
         2432 Greensburg Pike
                  Pittsburgh, PA 15221

 Transportation: Provided by home school district

Breakfast and Lunch: Provided by Summer Food Service Program sponsored by the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank.  If a child prefers, he/she may pack a lunch that can be refrigerated on site.

Dress Code:  Shorts, t-shirts and tennis shoes.  NO FLIP FLOPS OR SANDALS.
Weather permitting, daily activities will be outside.  Please dress accordingly.

Questions? Contact the school at 412-244-1900.