Welcome to PACE
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Our Mission: Partnering with families to deliver effective strategies and support for early college readiness, access, and completion through a collaborative of community resources.
Our Vision: Empowering families to improve their quality of life through education.
Our Value Proposition: For families in Montgomery County who desire a better quality of life, the Center for College Access and Completion, a college readiness, results oriented plan, offers students and their parents the guidance, expertise, and support that allow students access to the best post-secondary education. The uniqueness of our college readiness approach is our family oriented services:
These services are delivered through a “high touch” student supported environment by experienced professionals with over 120 years of training in the areas of parent advocacy, middle and high school education, post secondary education, and educational research. Our goal is college completion.
- Expertise of team members
- Relationship with families
- Collaborations with education and
The four cornerstones of the Center for College Access and Completion include:
- College Bound Students – grades 7-12.
- Low to moderate income.
- Members of under-represented groups.
- First generation college attendee or student whose parent(s) did not complete college.
- Residents of Montgomery County
Parent Engagement: The Center for College Access and Completion will offer Freshman Seminar for students and parents. The beginning of high school is the most important first step in college preparation.
Freshman Seminar will be offered in two sessions; one at the start of each semester. During
Freshman Seminar students and parents will hear from high school counselors and/or administrators on the expectations in high school.
Affordability: It is important to engage both students and parents as early as middle school with information and tools that position them to be active participants in searching for and acquiring financial aid and scholarship resources for their college experience. Without sufficient funding, students will less likely reach the goal of a college degree.
College Readiness & Persistence: Academic preparation begins before high school. It actually begins in grades 7 and 8 as students prepare for high school. Both parents and students must be fully informed that the best way to prepare for college begins with taking the right academic courses in grade 9. Making sure students academic course schedules meet and or exceed the state standards in all core curricular areas is crucial. Students should be involved in rigorous college preparatory curriculum with the appropriate mix of content areas and deep development of writing and critical thinking skills so that they are prepared for college level work. College completion is the goal of the persistence program. The components are: campus support, coach/mentoring, community engagement and leadership development and community engagement.
For more information, please contact
Bonnie Smith via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Carolyn Wright via email at email@example.com
PACE will maintain its commitment to always be an advocate for parents, and no longer are PACE Scholarships awarded.
PACE continues to help parents navigate school choice and ensure college access and completion.
Quality education is the single most important factor in a child’s potential for lifelong success. All children and families have value and deserve the opportunity to engage in quality educational experiences. We know that parents simply want what is best for their children. To get the best education possible and positively influence their children’s potential for future successes, families need choices they can afford. For 15 years as of 2013
PACE has awarded more than 8500 elementary and high school scholarships worth more than $12.5 million.
PACE is driven by parents who are motivated by their children’s success. Our Parents Network Program, started in 2001, and it continues to provide information on school options to families and helps parent become effective primary educators of their children through seminars, outreach, tutoring assistance, family education programs, and peer support. Our Parents Network Program is rooted in the belief that parents must be the voices, advocates, cheerleaders, and role models for quality education.
PACE is committed to the long-haul in education: we want every child to start and finish strong, prepared to successfully respond to life’s many challenges. So whether we are helping parents find the elementary school that is the “best fit” for their child, assisting a high school student with the ACT, or guiding families through college preparation, students and families know they can count on
PACE for competent, reliable information and support.