Petaluma Accelerated Charter School (PACS)

  • Interested in sending your student to Petaluma Accelerated Charter School for 7th-8th Graders?


    Applications for the 2019-20 school year will be available in the Office and below.


    2019-20 PACS Application Packet (English)


     2019 PACS Information Night


    The PACS Information Night for interested families will be on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 6PM in the McKinley Multi.

    Find the 2019 PACS Informational Night Slideshow here.


     2019 PACS Tours

    • Wednesday, January 23rd @ 11:00AM-12:15PM
    • Tuesday, February 5th @ 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
    • Monday March 4th @ 8:30 AM-9:45 AM
    • Wednesday April 3rd @ 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM




    To apply for a spot at PACS at McKinley, students and their families need to complete the attached application and return it to the PACS at McKinley office with a copy of the applicant’s most recent report card and state test scores. Before the faculty reviews a student application, students need to have completed the PACS at McKinley placement exam (MDTP). If you are a student within the Petaluma City School District, you will take this exam at your school. If you are not within the Petaluma City School District, we are offering the exam on Wednesday February 27th from 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM. Lastly and only as necessary, students and their family may be asked to meet with the principal before they are officially registered to ensure that PACS at McKinley is a good fit for their child’s needs.


    Priority registration closes at 4:00 PM on Friday, March 1, 2019. After this date, all students may submit their application on a rolling basis, if space is available. For consideration for priority admission, the attached application must be completed and received in the PACS at McKinley office and the student must complete the PACS at McKinley placement test. All applications received after this date will be considered for rolling admissions, if space is available.


    Our program capacity is limited to two classrooms and sixty-four (64) students per grade level. All applications will be timed stamped upon receipt in the office of PACS at McKinley. Spaces are filled according to the following enrollment priority levels until March 1, 2019:

    1. Current McKinley students and siblings
    2. Students who reside in the McKinley attendance area
    3. Students who reside in the Petaluma City School District


    If the number of completed applications exceeds sixty-four (64), applicants will be placed on a waiting list.


    For more information on PACS, go here.



    Informational Night

    • Thursday, January 17th @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM


    Application Packets Available Upon Request in the PACS at McKinley Office

    • Friday, January 18th


    Classroom Tours

    • Wednesday, January 23rd - Wednesday, April 3rd


    PACS @ McKinley Placement Exam (non-district students only)

    • Wednesday, February 27th from 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM


    Priority Enrollment Closes

    • Friday, March 1st


    Open Enrollment Opens

    • Monday, March 4th


    Admission and Acceptance letters mailed to students

    • Wednesday, March 6th


    PACS @ McKinley Orientation and First Day of School

    • August, 2019