John F. Kennedy Program in America and California Exploration (PACE)
Grades 9-12

School Program

Program Information

Program in American and Californian Exploration (PACE) offers students a four-year advanced academic program. The goal is to ensure that all PACE graduates are prepared to attend and succeed at competitive four-year colleges and universities. Each PACE student takes a rigorous college-prep curriculum (including Advanced Placement English, history, math, science, and foreign language) and takes uniquely designed English and History courses with an emphasis on California history, government, and literature, with writing across the curriculum.

Application Requirements

  1. Please fill out a High School Specialty Program Application to enroll into this program (available November 16 – December 17, 2020).
  2. Attend a virtual essay session. The deadline to attend a session has passed. If you have additional questions about the assessments, please contact Lisa Lewis at
  3. GPA 3.0 or higher. Transcripts for 7th Grade (all quarters) and 8th Grade (first quarter) will be automatically sent to the program through the online application. 
  4. Standardized Test Scores This will be automatically sent to the program through the online application.