Program of Additional Curricular Experiences (PACE)
Nationally recognized as a premier college-prep program, the Program of Additional Curricular Experiences (PACE) was founded in 1975 as LBUSD’s first magnet program. PACE students are taught by an experienced, collaborative cohort of teachers who guide them through a carefully crafted curriculum that requires five Advanced Placement (AP) classes, with plenty of room self-exploration through electives, and coordinate with each other to ensure that students feel supported at every stage. Many PACE students participate in Poly’s nationally recognized sports programs and its Grammy award-winning music department and actively participate in clubs and teams including drama, robotics, Model UN, creative writing, and speech and debate. Each year, PACE students are admitted to the most prestigious universities in the country, including Ivy League and University of California schools, and garner millions of dollars in scholarship awards to fund their future academic endeavors.