PACE Program

Director of PACE:  Mr. Thomas Brockett


Pace Mission Statement

The PACE Alternative Education provides the BEST not the last chance for many students.  Innovative design, high expectations, and unique flexible learning options offer students at PACE the BEST chance of finding social and academic success.  We will continue to build a quality program in support of covering curriculum content areas to significantly increase educational experiences for our students.


The Positive and Creative Education (PACE) Program, housed in Ansonia High School, is an exceptionally successful alternative education program.  The PACE Program serves as a secondary school dropout diversion program for Ansonia students as well as students from Derby, Seymour, Stratford, Monroe, Naugatuck, Oxford, Prospect and Beacon Falls.  The ambitious and creative PACE staff work cooperatively to ensure the success of the program and its students.  PACE staff encourage students to value education and give back to the community.  A combination of both computer and traditional hands-on instruction is used to prepare students for life after high school. Through this program, students develop a sense of belonging, generosity, mastery, and independence. The passion and determination of the PACE staff has allowed the PACE program to expand and raise graduation rates.  Students are considered for the PACE program based on the following:  academic failure, behavioral issues, attendance/truancy issues, and special case recommendations.  

For more information or an orientation packet, contact Mr. Thomas Brockett, Director of PACE at (203)736-5060 or Mrs. Jill Keklik-Cimino, Social Worker, at (203) 954-0480.  

To Learn More About the AHS PACE Program:

PACE Forms:

  1. Referral Form
  2. Registration Form
  3. Student Information Survey
  4. Student Contract
  5. Internet Use Agreement Form (A New Form Must be Completed Each Year)


PACE article from the The Charger Pride (Ansonia High School's Student Newspaper):  "A Happy Pace"