PACE Program
Program in American and California Explorations

(PACE) is a small learning community at John F. Kennedy High School. PACE offers students a four-year advanced academic program. The goal is to ensure that all PACE graduates are prepared to attend and succeed at competitive four-year colleges and universities. Each PACE student takes a rigorous college-prep curriculum (including Advanced Placement English, history, math, science, and foreign language) and takes uniquely designed English and history courses with an emphasis on California history, government, and literature, with writing across the curriculum. 

Program contact: Jennifer Yee,

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Practical Politics Internship Program
Student Application

The Practical Politics Internship is a ten-unit course for seniors only. The purpose of the internship is to introduce you into the world of National, State, and Local government by placing you in a public office in the Sacramento
area. You will work under the supervision of government employees, and you will gain job skills and professional relationships that will open doors for you in the future.

Staff Profile

Jennifer Yee
PACE Coordinator

Jennifer Yee
395-5090 Ext. 506326
Room C314A (Office)
Teacher Profile

Sarah Lanning

Sarah Lanning
395-5090 Ext. 506312
Room C312
Teacher Profile

Todd Whalen
Social Science

PACE Director

395-5090 Ext. 506301
Room C301