• Plano Academic and Creative Education (PACE)

    PACE stands for Plano Academic and Creative Education and is the cornerstone of the district's gifted and talented education program that serves students in kindergarten through high school.

    While all students requiring gifted and advanced services receive differentiated lessons in the general education classroom, the elementary PACE program is a pull-out program. During this time, students are exposed to district designed curriculum based on the academic and developmental needs and attributes of the individual. In the general education classroom, PACE students are clustered together in groups of 4 or more and are taught by teachers trained according to state standards for general education teachers of students requiring gifted services.

    Students may choose to be assessed at any grade level. PACE is more than a course; it is a motivating and challenging experience that lasts over multiple years of a student's education. The PACE program provides an invigorating, creative, and rigorous learning environment to nurture the unique academic and social - emotional needs of students requiring gifted and talented services.

    To learn more about the P.A.C.E. program, please visit the PISD Gifted Education / PACE website.

Melissa Patton
PACE/Gifted Specialist