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​Welcome to PACE!

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

Watch students discussing PACE. You can learn about the following topics:

0:00 What is PACE?

0:19 How did you find your internship?

1:13 What is a block schedule with PACE/AP Lit?

1:58 Leaving your home campus

3:00 Arriving at Miller

3:34 What do you wear?

3:56 Arriving at your internship

4:41 What are the benefits of taking PACE?

5:42 Why do you like PACE?

5:57 Advice to future PACE students

6:37 What are the PACE teachers like?

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 with a 3.8 GPA or higher.
  • Students must have a driver license and their own transportation. 

How do I apply for PACE?

  • ​Students may apply in the spring of their junior year.
  • For course request to MCTC, follow the link on the MCTC Home Page.
  • Interested students must complete the online form. 

What will I do the first semester of PACE?
  • PACE students will secure a virtual mentor in the first semester. 
  • PACE students will be required to meet on video call six times during the first semester.
  • PACE students will work on an independent research project with the virtual mentor.
  • PACE students will learn how to be a professional in the first semester.
​​What will I do the second semester of PACE?
  • PACE students may select any field or industry that they want for an internship in the second semester.
  • PACE students are responsible for securing an internship with a mentor; this agreement will be established during the first semester. 
  • The teacher will have a limited list of returning mentors, and there will be an application process.
  • PACE students will intern a total of six hours per week on either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday during the second semester. 
  • PACE students will be in the PACE classroom on Fridays during the second semester.
  • 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 first semester when students are not attending an internship.

  • Here is a sample schedule for a Monday & Wednesday PACE internship during the second semester.​​
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  • Here is a sample schedule for a Tuesday & Thursday PACE internship during the second semester.

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.

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

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