PACE stands for Parents Active in Cooperative Education and it is a choice program offered through the Northshore School District. PACE is committed to an enriched learning environment, emphasizing active participation of parents, innovative teaching techniques and creating a partnership of teachers, parents and students. There are currently three PACE sites serving every elementary school in the Northshore School District.
We are a community of children, teachers and parents active in cooperative education who strive to enrich and deepen learning, independence and leadership. We value respect, compassion and responsibility in building our community of lifelong learners.
PACE is hosted by Lockwood, Wellington and Woodmoor elementary schools with students from the other district elementary schools feeding into those sites.
Parent Information Night are held in October each year at Lockwood, Wellington and Woodmoor elementary schools. An admissions lottery takes place in late winter for the following school year.
If you are interested in enrolling in the PACE program, please contact the enrollment coordinator at the site serving your neighborhood feeder pattern as listed above. There is an application process and placement is determined in a blind lottery in late winter, based upon your current address.
Overview of PACE
PACE = Elementary Enrichment and Community
PACE's focus is to create a partnership of teachers, children and parents committed to an enriched learning environment. Its key elements include:
- Enrichment activities and active parent participation support each student's learning style and developmental rate.
- Students are encouraged to be independent and self-motivated learners.
- The program provides interaction with students of all grade levels within the program.
- PACE students participate in P.E., library, and music instruction as well as all school-wide assemblies and after-school activities.
- PACE families must contribute a minimum of 80 hours of volunteer work per year to support the program. Work may be either in the classroom or outside the classroom, based on parent's availability and interest.
- Consistent parental involvement in the classroom allows for small group, cooperative work plus traditional large group instruction.
- All PACE programs meet the curriculum requirements of the Northshore School District.
- PACE is a supportive community for children and their families.