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Prescott Valley, AZ
Students enrolled: 98
Before care: No
After care: No

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6711 East 2nd Street
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

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(928) 775-9675
(928) 775-9673
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June 08, 2015
Pace gives kids second chances at a diploma where other schools in Prescott or Prescott Valley don't care. I am proud of my son and his decision to go back to school and I am thankful to have a school like Pace. Pace made graduation possible for him!!

- submitted by a community member

April 20, 2015
First of all, I want to say that I wrote a review on this school and it is no longer on this site. Second, I want to say that they had a great school in Camp Verde, until they decided to make changes with the school at the end of the year. My child was doing quite well until they let a certain teacher go. That teacher was someone who held the school together. So many students were disappointed in this decision of the couple who run this school, they decided not to return, thus the school was forced to close. This teacher knew how to get the students going and learning. I do hope the school in Prescott is doing well, as I wish no ill feelings towards the students, of course. But their decision to let this teacher go has affected many students, though they have found another school that has gained the insight and intelligence of this same teacher.

- submitted by a parent

September 09, 2014
Wow. This "school?" rates 3 out of 10? With no Special Education Teacher required by Arizona State Law? The campus in Camp Verde had better academic results but got shut down, for Goodness sake. There is a very high turn-over rate in staff in the passed year. My niece has been removed from this school and I have to hear about her friends who are stuck there. Thank Goodness it is not my problem now.

- submitted by a parent

May 29, 2014
I would like to comment on the post that asks what the Camp Verde side is doing with AIMS that the Prescott Valley side is not. There is a math tutor on the Camp Verde side that has actual AIMS tutoring classes to help the students practice the concepts they will be tested on and the Prescott Valley side does not. The math teacher does not take the necessary time with the PV students to help them.

- submitted by a parent

April 27, 2014
PACE is the only school in the area that gave my daughter a chance to graduate. Most of the teachers are positive and patient. I am thankful for the school and their willingness to help struggling kids.

- submitted by a parent

September 30, 2013
PACE Academy offers students a unique educational environment that individualizes their learning based on interest, academic level and motivation to graduate. All teachers are certified--many are certified in more than one area--and students can work with those teachers one-on-one for additional help and instruction. PACE Academy offers an accredited, Common Core aligned curriculum that prepares students for all post-secondary opportunities. If you haven't checked out PACE lately, it would be well worth your time!

- submitted by a teacher

September 30, 2013
Upon joining the PACE Academy team I've become inspired to become a better listener. So many times we get busy and pick out only what we want to hear. Kids are smart, they pick up on your sincerity, or lack thereof, and lose respect for you as a "role model". I hope to be able to help any of these young people with what I've learned from my own life experiences. I am definitely happy to be here at Pace and look forward to being of service.

- submitted by a teacher

September 30, 2013
With full accreditation, a 4-day school week and working at your own pace with 1 on 1 help available when you need it, I do not think you can find a better option than Pace Academy.

- submitted by a teacher

September 27, 2013
This school is one of the best schools where teachers care about the students in a safe, nurturing environment. Students are held accountable for their learning, and teachers guide them and make sure they stay on task and are learn the necessary information. The administration is awesome!!

- submitted by a parent

September 22, 2013
For anyone who is interested in knowing the facts, PACE Academy has identified, through Student/Teacher Course Connection which teachers are effective and which are not. All of the teachers currently on staff are officially certified Highly Qualified Teachers in their individual specialties. There is definitely a Special Education teacher on staff. We have expanded our 123 course curriculum to now include Art, Drama, Dance and Film. Achieving NCA Accreditation is no small feat. We invite anyone to stop by to meet any of our staff members, witness the effective instructional environment that is provided to our student population and decide for themselves. Enrollment has grown by 10% so far this semester, and in order to maintain a low student to teacher ratio, we of course are always looking to add talented invidivuals to join our team.

- submitted by a teacher

July 29, 2013
I would like to comment on the student who said the teacher was rude. I went to summer school and finished a credit and a half because I worked rather than played around. If someone really wants to know how great this school is they should actually go into the classroom and watch these teachers work with their students to get the real story. The summer school teacher as well as the new Special Education teacher were great with me and showed me they cared what I wanted for my future. I am glad my mom found this school and will be returning when the new year starts.

- submitted by a student

July 08, 2013
My Grandson went to this school for the Special Education services. He will not go back because the Special Education teacher is gone. I have just found out that Special Educations money has been cut back 20 percent for next year. Not happy!

- submitted by a community member

June 16, 2013
I would also like to comment on the entry about students walking before finishing their course work. My daughter was one of those students who walked and then finished her course work in summer school to receive her diploma. She worked her butt off during the school year and due to some unforseen family issues my daughter fell behind and instead of penalizing her the school staff let her walk with her classmates. My daughter was given a blank piece of paper as a placeholder for her diploma until she completed her course work. It was made clear to us that had she not completed the work during summer school she was to return the next school year to complete it otherwise she would not receive a diploma. This is a great practice in my mind because things happen that no one plans for and the children should not be penalized for things that were out of their control. I commend this school for caring enough about their students to know and help those students and families that are striving to make it in an educational world where what matters most is how many butts are in the seats rather than the quality of their teachers and the success or failure of their students.

- submitted by a parent

June 14, 2013
In response to the recent entry, I'd very much like to set the record straight. I am the parent on the Board, whose daughter 'walked' at graduation, but she has not, as yet, received her diploma. This is a common practice when the student in question has a minimal amount of work to complete by a specified date. Rather than fail a student, the school encourages students to complete their course of study, and the diploma is then awarded at that time. Regarding the certified teachers whose employment agreements were not renewed, it was a decision made and agreed upon based on criteria set by both the School, Charter Board and the AZ Dept. of Education. The remaining teacher is indeed certified as highly qualified (HQT) by AZ State standards. In addition, we have hired two highly qualified teachers in whom we have the confidence that the outlook for the success of the students and the school will be not only met, but will exceed our expectations for the upcoming year and going forward. If anyone needs clarification on school practices and policies I invite them to contact any board member or the school's director and discuss their concerns instead of posting opinions without facts.

- submitted by a parent

January 12, 2013
PACE is a great fit for my son. The teachers care about the students and help them succeed.

- submitted by a parent

January 09, 2013
My son is a student at Pace, and I am proud to say that his motivation and learning skills have greatly improved since he enrolled at Pace. The teachers and administration are very dedicated in helping students succeed. The curriculum is very user-friendly and the same, if not better, than being in a traditional classroom setting. My son has many friends at the school, and I am very excited and proud to say that my son will be graduation from Pace Academy. Thank you for making high school a great experience for my son!

- submitted by a parent

January 09, 2013
This school gives kids an incredible opportunity to learn at their own pace and graduate high school. I attended the graduation ceremony of my friend's son, who was having problems at his old school, but excelled at PACE.

- submitted by a community member

July 19, 2011
Both of my son's graduated Pace Academy, and it is a super school. My youngest son graduated early by one year. If I had to do it over I would defiantly choose Pace Academy over any school in the Verde Valley.

- submitted by a parent

September 15, 2005
School started out great, for the first 2 years my daughter went, but this last year and this year it has really gone downhill. There has been saftey issues along with changes in policies that are not what pace was all about. The p stood for personalized, that is no more. My daughter is still going to pace now, but I do think I will be pulling her out, unless things change.

- submitted by a parent
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Pace Preparatory Academy
6711 East 2nd Street, Prescott Valley, AZ  86314
(928) 775-9675
Last modified Pace Preparatory Academy is a Charter school that serves grades 9-12
Pace Preparatory Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top