Enrollment Information

         Dr. Joseph F. Pollack Academic Center of Excellence

Enrollment Process



We are delighted that you have chosen Dr. Joseph F. Pollack Academic Center of Excellence to meet your student’s academic needs. Below is helpful information that will assist you through our enrollment process. We look forward to educating your child.


Open Enrollment for 2020-21 school year begins on  March 2nd.

You may visit the Main Office from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Daily.


The Dr. Joseph F. Pollack Academic Center of Excellence (PACE) is a tuition free public school serving students in grades K-8.  Parents, students and teachers will be expected to attend quarterly conferences in which they promise to work together for the student’s success. PACE does not discriminate based on race, color, religious creed, ancestry, gender, disability, age or national origin.


Applications for the Fall of 2020


You may submit your application to the main office between the hours of 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Applications for the fall of 2020-21 will be available March 1st. All applications must be completely filled out. You must submit an application for each student applying. NOTE: KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS MUST BE 5 YEARS OF AGE ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER  1ST. A KINDERGARTEN STUDENT WITH A BIRTHDAY AFTER OCTOBER 1ST BUT ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 1ST MUST COMPLETE A WAIVER FORM.




Tours are available each Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. We ask that you are here promptly at 10:00 a.m. You may report to the main office. The tour will last no longer than 1 hour. Please wear comfortable shoes as you will be accessing stairs. If you are in need of special accommodations, please contact us the day before the tour.


Lottery and Acceptance


Acceptance to the Dr. Joseph F. Pollack Academic Center of Excellence (PACE) is based on the number of available seats. In the event there are more applications than seats; an electronic lottery will be conducted. You will receive a letter of acceptance or an invitation to participate in an electronic lottery (should one become necessary).




You will receive a notification of acceptance and an invitation to register your student for the 2020-2021 school year, no later than April 18th. Upon registration, you must present a birth certificate, immunization record, picture identification, health appraisal and vision screening for all Kindergarten students (due before the 1st day of school) and last report card (for all students in grade 1-8). If your child receives special services, we must have a copy of his/her IEP.



Orientation and Administrator’s Meeting


All registering parents/guardians and students must meet with a school administrator before admittance. An appointment will be scheduled for you and your student. This process is required.

Orientation will occur a few weeks prior to the beginning of the school year. You will receive notification in the mail concerning orientation. Please notify us immediately if your address or contact information changes. If you have any further questions concerning enrollment you may contact the personnel listed below:




248-569-1403 fax