It is a privilege for at-risk students to attend the Pace program. In order to attend, high school students must have an administrator and counselor recommendation. It is important that potential students understand that admittance to the program means that they are forfeiting many facets of the traditional high school experience and some of the social aspects that go with it. Students who are accepted into the program will be earning their diploma from Anna Academic Achievement Center Campus and not from Anna High School.
Once admitted, students will utilize either APEX or Edmentum online courseware. These courses are self-paced so the student must be motivated and disciplined to ensure the course work gets completed. The certified classroom teacher will work closely with students to support their learning and ensure progress. Students and parents can keep track of course progress and grades through APEX Coaching.
Students are expected to meet the state requirements on all STAAR/End of Course Exams. Students must meet the state standard for all 5 EOCs including: English 1, Algebra 1, Biology, English 2, and U.S. History. Students who have not met the expected state standard on any of the 5 EOCs, will be expected to participate in intervention lessons through IXL and APEX learning platforms.
Students in Anna ISD are expected to conduct themselves in an appropriate and respectful manner. It is the philosophy of our schools that the students have a right to learn, and teachers have the right to teach in a safe and orderly environment. Our DAEP provides a highly structured and controlled academic setting with an emphasis on core curriculum, life/coping skills, character education, and an opportunity for the student to work with highly skilled professional staff members. Social Skills lessons will be provided each day.