SUPPORT GROUP INFORMATION
PACE offers a "Support Group Option" for homeschooling families who would like to be a part of a Christian homeschool group and take part in, or benefit from, all PACE sponsored activities and events, but who are unable to attend PACE Enrichment classes.
WHO CAN REGISTER?
This Christian Support Group option is open to all families that home educate their children, regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, or educational handicap, provided that they agree to meet, observe and be subject to all PACE of Miami policies, guidelines, requirements, and regulations.
WHAT IS THE REGISTRATION COST?
The Registration Fee is $50.00 (annual-through end of PACE year May 31st).
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF JOINING?
The Support Group option benefits will open up existing PACE supported activities heretofore available to PACE Enrichment families only. These include but are not necessarily limited to: access to the PACE library of homeschooling books & tapes, participation in yearbook, ID cards, field trips, T-Shirts, Testing discounted fees, Free 4-H club membership, BSF (Bible Study Fellowship for Children and Adults) and end of the year promotion for all grades including Kindergarten & High School Graduation.
Additional benefits will include:
Early Registration: Support Group families may register for testing, seminars, workshops, etc., as they are announced by PACE and prior to the event opening up for registration to the general public.
Support Group families will also have the benefit of joining FPEA and HSLDA for the group discounted rate.
In the event that Support Group families should decide to register for PACE Enrichment classes, then the administrative portion of their registration fee will be applied in reduction of the total PACE Enrichment registration fee due.
If you would like to become a PACE Support Group Member please see PACE Support Group link to print & fill out the Support Group Registration Form. Please mail form: 22883 sw 113 Path, Miami, FL 33170--
PACE SUPPORT GROUP POLICIES
The following Policies are to be adhered to by ALL families participating in any and all PACE activities. Please obtain and review separate Policy Statements relating to participation in Enrichment classes if you are planning to register your children in the Enrichment program.
SIGNING UP FOR ACTIVITIES: PACE sponsored activities are open to PACE families only. In order to be able to participate when pre-registration is necessary, members must conform to all requirements and meet all noted deadlines. No cash or check payments will be accepted. All payments must be online through Paypal. Once payment is received, no refunds will be given, as event costs are often discounted depending on the number of people expected to attend.
FIELD TRIPS: Field trips are for PACE Enrichment and Support members only unless otherwise noted. PACE members are not permitted to sign up or bring non-PACE members to any PACE sponsored field trip. This includes extended family members. PACE parents and students are expected to adhere to PACE policies while participating in field trips. Students MUST wear a PACE shirt at all times unless otherwise noted. Students or parents who disregard the field trip policy will not be permitted to participate in future events. All payments are non-refundable. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS FOR MISSED/SICK DAYS ON ANY FIELD TRIP OR EVENT. No make-up days will be granted under any circumstances.
PAYMENTS: PACE is a non-for-profit organization and all funds are allocated as they are received therefore all payments are non-refundable.
DRESS CODE: We believe that the Bible teaches us that a Christian’s appearance should reflect the fact that Jesus Christ lives within him. It is for this reason that PACE has a dress code. ALL Students registered for classes at Enrichment or on campus, ARE REQUIRED to wear PACE T-shirts ANY TIME they are on campus classes, seminars, workshops, or other PACE sponsored events. T-shirts must be worn each Friday at Enrichment and to any P.A.C.E. sponsored field trip or activity (except where dressier attire is suggested). When attending a PACE sponsored program where dressier attire or a different attire is suggested, whether the activity is on or off campus, clothing items are not to have any vulgar or offensive messages, and they should not be provocative or lacking in modesty. This means no skin-tight outfits, no low-cut tops, no bare midriffs, or exposing fabrics. If when you move, your midriff is exposed, choose another outfit. At all times, shorts must be of MODEST, MID-THIGH LENGTH and dresses or skirts should also be of modest length. The general rule is that shorts must be at or below your fingertips when your arms are at your side. There is to be no pierced jewelry on any body part, except earrings on girls. There is to be no excessive jewelry, chains, or any jewelry associated with rock music, the drug culture, or playboy philosophy. Hair may not be worn in faddish or extreme haircuts. All tattoos must be completely covered by clothing to the best of their ability. Students and parents must not be groomed in such a manner as to attract attention or detract from the learning process in conformance with this Policy. PARENTS are not required to wear T-shirts, however, they must comply with all other aspects of this Policy. You will be required to pay for the T-shirts at the time you pay your Registration Fee to secure your Registration Appointment. T-shirts or polos may not be rolled, cut, or tied. T-shirts will be available for pick-up on Registration Day. THE DRESS CODE APPLIES ANY TIME STUDENTS AND PARENTS ARE AT A PACE FUNCTION. THE DRESS CODE WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED. Those not conforming to this dress code, will not be allowed to participate in the program for that day. No refunds will be given for classes or activities missed due to inappropriate dress or grooming.
“Everything is permissible – but not everything is beneficial. Everything is permissible – but not everything is constructive. Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others.” I Cor. 10:23-24 NIV
BEHAVIOR: PACE leaders reserve the right to dismiss any child whose conduct becomes detrimental to the best interest of the other children. Students are not to bring any items that may be considered a threat to the safety of others. There is to be no playing, running, riding skateboards, scooters, etc. in the pavilion or office breezeways or hallways. All facility rules are to be followed. Parents are encouraged to accompany their small children to the restrooms. Older children are expected to set an example of proper behavior and speech for the younger.
PARENTS ON SITE: CHILDREN MAY NOT BE DROPPED OFF for any event without parents.
EMERGENCIES: Parents acknowledge sole responsibility for their children, including payment for any medical treatment due to any injury. PARENTS FURTHER AGREE TO RELEASE PACE of MIAMI FROM ALL LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH ANY AND ALL INJURIES WHICH MAY BE SUSTAINED AS A RESULT OF PARTICIPATING IN ANY P.A.C.E. SPONSORED ACTIVITY AND/OR EVENT.
VIOLATIONS OF PACE POLICIES: A violation of any of the Policies herein set forth will result in a verbal warning. A second violation of any Policy will result in a written warning, and a third violation of any Policy will result in dismissal from the Support Group. Warnings are cumulative for first and second semester, and for violation of any policy.
Let’s remember that PACE is a Co-op and a Christian organization. We need EVERYONE’S help to make it work and we wish to honor God through all that we do.