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The P.A.C.E. Program (Pioneering Alternative Career-centric Education) is an accelerated, self-paced, 16 credit, ONLINE high school completion program for students who are at least 16 years of age. All courses are ONLINE. A computer with internet access is required to participate and graduate from this program.
The graduation requirements of the P.A.C.E. Program are to successfully complete 18 courses that equal 16 credits with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 which is a “C” average. When a student has successfully earned the required 16 credits for graduation and has paid their tuition in full, the student is awarded a Continental Academy High School Proficiency Diploma. There is no final exit exam to graduate from the P.A.C.E. Program.
- Must be at least 16 years of age to enroll
- 16 Credit Program
- All courses are completed ONLINE
- A computer with Internet access IS REQUIRED
- No waiting for books to arrive in the mail
- Self-Paced Program
- 24/7 online access to courses and student account
- Immediate online results
The P.A.C.E. program has been designed specifically for students who need an opportunity to earn a high school proficiency diploma for private sector jobs that require proof of high school proficiency, or, students who desire an opportunity to obtain a high school proficiency diploma for self-improvement and/or personal satisfaction. The P.A.C.E. online program (only 18 courses) is an accelerated program that provides students with an opportunity to graduate in a shorter period of time compared to an attendance-based program and is not a college-bound or college preparatory program.
There are no classes to attend. You will have access to your online program 24 hours a day / 7 days a week and can study from anywhere that you have internet access. At Continental Academy our students are our #1 priority. Our entire staff is committed to providing our students with the most enjoyable and successful learning experience possible
PACE PROGRAM CURRICULUM
To graduate from the P.A.C.E. Program, you must complete the CORE classes (11.5 credits) and all of the classes in a PROGRAM CONCENTRATION that you choose (see below), with a minimum 2.0 Grade Point Average.
The P.A.C.E. online program (only 18 courses) is an accelerated program that provides students with an opportunity to graduate in a shorter period of time compared to an attendance-based program and is not a college-bound or college preparatory program. In order to meet the admissions requirements of a college in regards to applying as a high school diploma graduate, you must demonstrate on your official high school transcript that you have successfully completed “individual courses”. These “individual courses” are approximately 28 courses that are usually completed in 4 YEARS. Also, depending on the state that you live in, you may be required to take and pass a public high school state exit exam in order to be able to receive a public high school diploma. Please be advised that if you are planning to apply to a college, the college may require more than a high school diploma; you may be required to have a sufficient exam score on a standardized test such as the SAT test and/or a sufficient exam score on a national college admissions examination such as the ACT. Additionally, the college may require college preparatory English courses, advanced Math courses such as Trigonometry and Calculus, advanced Science courses such as Physics and Chemistry, Foreign Language courses such as French and Italian, and other admissions requirements. You should check with any potential college as to its specific admissions requirements.
The P.A.C.E. program has been designed specifically for students who need an opportunity to earn a high school proficiency diploma for private sector jobs that require proof of high school proficiency, or, students who desire an opportunity to obtain a high school proficiency diploma for self-improvement and/or personal satisfaction. Our program is not designed for college admissions, military enlistment, or for government/public sector employment. Please be advised that the P.A.C.E. program is not a college-prep program that prepares students for admissions requirements of a college/university/trade school and is not a high school completion program that prepares students for educational enlistment requirements of the U.S. Military. The P.A.C.E. program and this diploma may not be accepted by ALL educational institutions or employers as evidence of a high school education or diploma. “The P.A.C.E. program and this diploma are not high school equivalencies and may not be accepted as evidence of a high school education or diploma by all colleges or employers. Students should check with any potential college or employer as to its specific criteria. This diploma is not accepted as evidence of a high school education or diploma by any branch of the United States Military.”
Please be advised that the decision to recognize or accept Continental Academy’s high school proficiency diploma or any other diploma that you have earned is always the prerogative of the receiving institution in the United States. The decision to recognize or accept a diploma credential is usually based on the admissions requirements of the college or the employment policy of the employer. Continental Academy makes no representation that the P.A.C.E. program and this diploma will be recognized or accepted by ALL colleges or employers or that you will be guaranteed a job after graduating from Continental Academy. Continental Academy makes no representation of any kind concerning the fitness of its curriculum to meet any legal, educational, certification, licensing, or employment requirements.