PACE Program is a therapeutic environment designed to meet the varied behavioral, emotional, and academic needs of its diverse population. Our program uses the community model and positive behavioral intervention strategies (PBIS). Staff members work cooperatively with students to create an emotionally safe environment geared toward increasing self-esteem and academic achievement. Socially appropriate behaviors are taught through a social skills curriculum and behavior management system.
Therapeutic progress and academic progress are often linked. PACE utilizes academic curriculum that is currently based on the Illinois Learning Standards with transition being made to Common Core Standards. In addition, students are benchmarked in reading and math using AIMSweb with interventions put in place as a result.