“SPE SALVI facti sumus” - in hope we were saved, says Saint Paul to the Romans, and likewise to us. Romans 8:24
The Special Diploma attained at the completion of the Spe Salvi Program is a viable option for students with disabilities who are not able to meet the requirements for a Standard Diploma; therefore, the students are not college-bound. Earning the Special Diploma is based on successful mastery of State prescribed standards and the successful completion of courses specified by Monsignor Edward Pace High School.
The Domains addressed in the Program, according to the Sunshine State Standards, are:
• Curriculum and Learning Environment
• Independent Functioning
• Social & Emotional Behavior
In addition to meeting Sunshine State Standards, students in the Spe Salvi Program will be enrolled in vocational courses, with an emphasis on job skills. In an effort to meet the needs of all our students, Pace offers an inclusion program for students with special needs. Three Exceptional Student Education Specialists are on staff full-time, conducting teacher training and overseeing the program.