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GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The Guilford County Schools have announced the 16 middle schools that will participate in the first year of the Personalized Achievement Curriculum and Environment (PACE) project.

The schools, which were randomly selected as the grant specifies, include: Allen, Aycock, Ferndale, Penn-Griffin, High School Ahead Academy, Guilford, Hairston, Jamestown, Johnson Street, Kernodle, Mendenhall, Northeast, Northern, Northwest, Southeast and Southwest Middle schools.

The PACE Project aims at creating and encouraging student-led learning through personalized technology and is funded by a $30 million grant that Guilford County Schools received from the Department of Education.

The grant money will be used to purchase tablet technology for every student,  as well as offer training and support to students, families, teachers and principals.

PACE coordinators will lead the middle schools through the new leaning techniques, which includes tablets that will combine textbook learning with technology.

The new program will start in the 2013-14 school year.

The remaining middle schools will join the program in the 2014-15 school year.

Next, GCS will select the vendor to provide the tablets.