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Welcome to PACE ~ The Program of Academic and Creative Enrichment


Mission Statement

The mission of the Choctaw County School District gifted program is to insure that intellectually gifted children, as defined by the Mississippi Department of Education, are offered appropriate educational experiences that are qualitatively different from those available in the regular classroom in order to provide opportunities for them to realize their abilities and potential.


Ackerman Elementary School provides a program of enrichment for intellectually gifted students in second through sixth grade.  The classes are called “PACE” and currently have more than 80 students eligible for gifted services. Students spend one day per week in the gifted “pull-out” enrichment program and the rest of the week in their general education classrooms.