Project PACE


What is Project PACE?

PACE: Pursing Academics & Career Excellence

Part of the  federally funded (US Department of  Education) TRiO 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 (TS) 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 (TS) 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 who have yet to earn a secondary school diploma or a GED.

Services we offer:

  • Academic Advising
  • SAT/ACT test prep
  • Career Planning
  • College Tours
  • Success Workshops
  • Financial Literacy tools
  • Individual e-tutoring

Project PACE program objectives:

    • Objective 1— Persistence Rate: 97% of non-senior participants served each project year will complete the current academic year and continue in school for the next academic year, at the next grade level.
    • Objective 2— School Graduation Rate (regular secondary school diploma): 90% of all seniors served during the project year will graduate during the project year with a regular secondary school diploma within the standard number of years.
    • Objective 3— School Graduation Rate (rigorous secondary school program of study): 42% of seniors served during the project year will complete a rigorous secondary school program of study and will graduate during the project year with a regular secondary school diploma within the standard number of years.
    • Objective 4— Postsecondary Education Enrollment Rate: 65% of who have graduated with a regular secondary school diploma, during the project year, will enroll in an institution of higher education by the fall semester immediately following high school graduation or will have received notification, by the fall semester immediately following high school, from an institution of high education, of acceptance but deferred enrollment until the next academic semester (e.g. Spring semester).
    • Objective 5— Postsecondary Attainment Rate: 67% of participants served during the project year who enrolled in an institution of higher education by the fall semester immediately following high school graduation, or by the next academic semester (e.g. spring semester) as a result of acceptance by deferred enrollment, will complete a program of postsecondary education within six years.

Interested?

Project PACE staff can give a short presentation to your students about this free college access program.  They will present on services offered and opportunities for students to become as prepared as they can for their college journeys!  At the conclusion of the classroom presentation, applications will be provided to interested students.

If you are interested in hosting Project PACE for a classroom presentation,  please contact Teresa Hooks or Stacy Spencer.  Their contact information can be found under the contact tab of our website.  These presentation are for school systems only!  Individual inquires should be sent via email to Ms. Hooks and/or Ms. Spencer.

Don’t need a classroom presentation and are interested in the program?  Feel free to complete the program application below! All completed applications can be sent via mail or email to the Project PACE staff.

Program application:

Project PACE Application Template 2019

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Virtual Resources:

You Tube:

The purpose of this video is to promote homework assistance to our student population using our E-tutoring service, Tutor.com.

Web Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSozrTa-I1Y

 

Tutor.com

Tutor.com is a fully online tutoring service. You can get a tutor 24/7 in more than 40 subjects including Math, Science, Social Studies, English, AP ® Support, Foreign Languages and Business. Tutoring sessions take place in an easy-to-use online classroom, which runs in your web browser. This service is currently available to 9th– 12th grade students. Students were previously assigned a username and password  by the  Project Pace Coordinator.

Web link: https://www.tutor.com/login

 

Virtual Job Shadow

VirtualJobShadow.com is an online career planning and career exploration resource that provides all the tools and resources for charting your career path by choice, not chance. This service is currently available to 11th– 12th grade students. Students were previously assigned a username and password  by the  Project Pace Coordinator.

Web link: https://www.virtualjobshadow.com/login/C59524/users/

 

Remind

Remind is a communication platform that uses real time messaging that helps educators reach students and parents where they are. Students may choose 1 of 2 links to join the class.

https://www.remind.com/apps/ OR… https://www.remind.com/join/ucfpace2

 

Class Code:@ucfpace2

 

Instagram

Instagram is a social media platform that we use to advertise our service and post updated activities and events

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Facebook

Facebook is a social media platform that we use to advertise our service and post updated activities and events

Follow us/Facebook: Project PACE UCF

 

Loom 

Loom is an Educational social media platform used to host virtual class room sessions, workshops and videos

https://www.loom.com

 

 

Zoom 

Zoom is a social media tool used to allow our program staff to host and facilitate group and one-on-one academic advertisement meetings with our participants and parents

https://www.zoom.us/

Video Conferencing, Web Conferencing, Webinars, Screen Sharing – Zoom

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