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​Click​ on the PACE ALUMNI ​page to hear testimonials from former PACE students.


 

What is PACE?

  • PACE stands for Professional Advancement through Career Education and is like no other class offered in KISD.
  • PACE is an elective course that carries a 5.0 GPA weight.
  • PACE is an internship program at Miller Career & Technology Center that offers a hands-on, non-traditional learning experience. 
  • In other words, you get to learn OUTSIDE of the classroom!

Who can join PACE?

  • PACE is a non-paid internship course limited to seniors classified as GT or seniors with a 3.8 GPA or higher.
  • Students must have a driver license (by 7th day of school) and their own transportation. 

How do I apply for PACE?

  • ​Students may apply in the spring of their junior year.
  • The MCTC Course Catalog will be available in early 2018.
  • The MCTC application can be found inside the course catalog. 
  • Interested students must complete and submit an MCTC application to their home campus counselor. 
  • As with all programs at MCTC, PACE has a limited number of openings, so eligible students are encouraged to submit their applications by the priority deadline on February 9, 2018 to be considered for admission.​
​​What about the internship?
  • PACE students may select any field or industry that they want. 
  • PACE students are responsible for securing an internship with a mentor; this agreement should be established over the summer before his/her senior year begins. 
  • The teacher will have a list of returning mentors, but the list is limited.
  • PACE students will intern a total of six hours per week on either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday for 24 weeks of the school year (2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th six weeks). 
  • PACE students will be in the PACE classroom on Fridays.
  • PACE students gain valuable experience that will set them apart from their peers. 
​What does the PACE schedule look like?
  • PACE is blocked during 6th and 7th periods. 
  • All PACE students are concurrently enrolled in AP Literature & Composition at MCTC.
  • Students will alternate days attending PACE and AP Literature.
  • Here is the PACE schedule for the 1st and 6th six weeks when students are not attending an internship.
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  • Here is a sample schedule for a Monday & Wednesday PACE internship.​​
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  • Here is a sample schedule for a Tuesday & Thursday PACE internship.
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WHY should you apply for PACE?

  • PACE is an opportunity to get out of the classroom and into the real world of work.
  • PACE is an opportunity to see day-to-day duties and responsibilities of a future career.
  • PACE students enjoy real world application of the skills they have learned in the regular classroom.
  • PACE provides networking opportunities within the career field.
  • PACE stands out when listed on college applications.

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Don't forget to click on the PACE ALUMNI ​page to hear testimonials from former PACE students.

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