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Name of Program: The Pace Academy
Founded: 1982
Years in Existence: 23
Location: Middle School 118X (William W. Niles)
577 East 179th Street
Bronx, NY 10457
Location Within 118: All the classrooms (12) on the school's 3rd Floor
Type of Program: Enriched and accelerated public school magnet program for the achieving, college-bound student
Method of Instruction: Rigorous and challenging traditional education in a family atmosphere of caring and success
Internal Organization: Grade level teams and clusters with Team Leader point person
Method of Entry: Competitive application process. Applications available from Elementary School Guidance Counselors and Teachers starting in November
Program Director: Allen Kurtz
Program Telephone: (718)584-2568
Program Fax: (718)584-4950
Email paceacademy@ms118.org
Websites: http://www.ms118.org
Grades: 6-8
Number of Students: 365
Class Size: 28-32
Number of Teachers: 16 full-time plus 5 part-time support staff
Eligible Students: 5th and 6th graders residing within the District 10 geographic area of Region 1
Eligibility Requirements: Mid to upper Level 3 or Level 4 scores on Citywide exams in both Reading and Math. Excellent record of elementary school academic achievement and excellent behavior, attendance, and punctuality
Average Scores For Accepted Students: Reading: 695
Math: 689
6th Grade Openings: 128
7th Grade Openings: 15
Number of Applicants
For 6th Grade: 350
For 7th Grade: 45
School Day
Affiliations: Chess In The Schools
Manice Environmental Education Center in North Adams, Massachusetts
Computer Facilities: Internet access in each classroom and in the school library, state-of-the-art PC and Apple computer labs
Transportation: Yellow school bus transportation available for 6th grade students from P.S. 280, 94, 56, 8, 310, 46. All other eligible students receive full fare Metrocards. Buses #36, #40, #55 are within short walking distance
Regents Exams: Eligible students can take the Math A and Earth Science Regents in Grade 8
High School Placement: Intense and personal one-on-one counseling. Coaching for High School Entrance Exams available
Open House: For accepted students and their parents in April
Parental Visits: Encouraged, please call for appointment
Contact Information: Telephone: (718)584-2568
Fax: (718)584-4950
Email: paceacademy@ms118.org
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