Monsignor Edward Pace High School's Signature Academies include Journalism, Health and Science, Visual and Performing Arts, and Emerging Technologies. These programs are unique to Monsignor Pace and offer our students an opportunity to further explore and develop their academic interests. They allow the student to investigate potential paths that they will pursue in college and possible career avenues after college. These academies will provide experiences beyond the classroom and will connect them with the real world of journalism, health and science, fine art, and technology.
Spartan Sword & Shield
The Spartan Sword and Shield Honors Program offers a challenging and collegial environment for highly motivated and academically competitive students. The curriculum in the Honors program is rigorous and challenging. Once a candidate is accepted into the program, a curriculum is set in place from their starting year. Based on their chosen path, the student must take the predetermined classes in the honors, Advanced Placement and dual enrollment levels.
The Special Diploma attained at the completion of the Spe Salvi Program is a viable option for students with disabilities who are not able to meet the requirements for a Standard Diploma; therefore, the students are not college-bound. Earning the Special Diploma is based on successful mastery of State prescribed standards and the successful completion of courses specified by Monsignor Edward Pace High School.
The Domains addressed in the Program, according to the Sunshine State Standards, are:
- Curriculum and Learning Environment
- Independent Functioning
- Social & Emotional Behavior
In addition to meeting Sunshine State Standards, students in the Spe Salvi Program will be enrolled in vocational courses, with an emphasis on job skills. In an effort to meet the needs of all our students, Pace offers an inclusion program for students with special needs. Three Exceptional Student Education Specialists are on staff full-time, conducting teacher training and overseeing the program.