Practical Academics and Community Education
The PACE program is
designed to teach individuals the social, functional, and occupational skills
needed to be productive members of their community and allowing them to pursue independent
and fulfilling lives. Through a strong partnership between home, school and
community, we can meet the educational needs of our students and ensure a
positive transition into adulthood.
As educators, one of our most important goals is to prepare students to become
fully participating members of their communities. For students with disabilities, the life skills
education and training they acquire in school may be the only resources they receive to
help them transition from being students to life as productive adults.
Learning Links School has created the PACE program for students in 9th through 12th grade. Our PACE program
was designed to give our students entering high school the opportunity to continue to
work on academic skills however, we have added a skills classroom where students can
apply their academic knowledge in practical ways. The skills classroom will be uniquely
designed to give students an opportunity to use practical academic skills that will help
them gain independence and learn skills for the work force. In addition to the skills
classroom, students in PACE will participate in electives including, home economics,
keyboarding, personal training, and broadcasting just to name a few. Additionally, the
PACE program plans to build a strong community-based instructional component that
facilitates the generalization of academic and social skills into a natural community
We are very excited for our students who are entering the PACE program as we
prepare to begin on this new journey.