Enrollment Information

Enrollment Process


Open Enrollment for 2024-25 school year begins on March 1st, we are only accepting online applications. Please feel free to email questions and documents to [email protected]


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.

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 2024

Applications for the fall of 2024-25 must be completely filled out online for each student applying. 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 and behavior report (for all students in grade 1-8). If your child receives special services, we must have a copy of his/her IEP.

NOTE: Kindergarten students must be 5 years of age on or before September 1st.  A kindergarten student with a birthday after September 1st but on or before December 1st must complete a waiver.


Tours are available every Tuesday at 10am. If this time is not convenient for you please contact [email protected] or call 248-569-1060 for an appointment. We ask that you are here promptly and report to the main office. Please wear comfortable shoes as you will be accessing the 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).

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 person listed below:

 LaNesha Tanner

Manager of Data & Student Information Services

[email protected]

248-569-1060 ext. 2007

248-569-1403 fax