Apart of the federally (US Department of Education) funded TRiO Educational Talent Search program, Project PACE , assists qualified first generation individuals (neither parent completed a bachelor’s degree) from disadvantaged backgrounds and supports and empowers them to successfully graduate from high school and pursue higher education.
Project PACE (ETS) provides learning resources, experiences, and support to promote educational persistence in secondary education while fostering a culture of success and personal motivation that results in high school graduation. Students are empowered to achieve their educational goals by providing a variety of services and activities that enhance their personal development, expand their educational experiences, and support their individual responsibility for goal attainment.
Project PACE (ETS) uses a cohort model to support 500 students beginning in t1he 6th grade and culminating in the 12th grade. The program serves Wekiva High School, Piedmont Lakes Middle School and Lockhart Middle School. The program will also provide services to adult learners (19-27) who have yet earned a secondary school diploma or a GED.