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    Positive Alternative for Continuing Education
    Principal:  Lebron McPhail 


    August 15, 2022


    Dear Principals, Counselors, and Parents,


    The Mat-Su Borough School District is entering its ninth year of successfully working with students who have been suspended from their home school.  Positive Alternative for Continuing Education’s (PACE) purpose has always been to help students who are on long-term suspension complete courses they may have failed.  Students who participate in PACE can continue their education, learn better coping skills, and improve life choices while making progress academically.   

    There are several components to PACE: 

    • APEX Cyber Center (Academics)
    • Counseling
    • Onward and Upward (Physical Education) 
    • Prime For Life (Intervention for Drug and Alcohol Abuse)
    • Community Work Service

    Referring Principal Action Plan  

    PACE is located behind Burchell High School.  Students who attend PACE will go through an application process to ensure it is an appropriate placement.  It is the priority of PACE to maximize educational advancement, as well as the completion of a curriculum (Prime for Life) that will help students make better choices in the future.  


    For additional information or if you have any questions, please contact me at (907) 864-2671.  





    Lebron McPhail

    PACE Principal 
    Classroom Phone: (907) 864-2671
    Office Phone: (907) 864-2674
    Fax: (907) 373-1436