Petaluma Accelerated Charter School (PACS)

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

     Applications for the 2020-21 school year will be available in the Office and below.

     2020-21 PACS Application Packet (English) COMING SOON

     2020-21 PACS Information Night

    Thursday, January 16th from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

     2020-21 PACS Tours

    • Wednesday, December 18th @ 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
    • Wednesday, January 22nd @ 11:00AM-12:15PM
    • Tuesday, February 4th @ 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
    • Wednesday, March 4th @ 8:30 AM-9:45 AM
    • Wednesday, April 15th @ 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

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

    • Wednesday, February 26th, 2020 from 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM


    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 [DATE COMING SOON] 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 [DATE COMING SOON]. 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 [DATE COMING SOON]:

    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.



    Details coming soon!