Principal Rhonda Franklin said the school will continue to prioritize the varying needs of individual students but will also have to focus on organization and meeting academic benchmarks.
That will start with the first board meeting of the year on Thursday at 6 p.m.
“A lot of it revolves around improving academics and what we can do to grow as a school, with the overall mentality of being proactive versus reactive,” Franklin said.
PACE is a charter school in Carrboro serving students who do not perform well in a normal school setting because of issues with concentration, cognition, socializing or other problems.
The State Board of Education declined to renew the school’s charter in February but changed its decision in June, provided PACE meets certain standards and guidelines in the next three years before the next charter renewal cycle.
Joel Medley, director of the Office of Charter Schools, said PACE’s issues were three-fold.
“The first thing is legal compliance,” he said. “The second is performance, and the third is financial integrity. The final thing is academic excellence. When my office looked at the information we had, we noted deficiencies in those areas.”