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Disciplinary Alternative Education Program DAEP


The PACES Center (Positive Attitudes Create Educational Success) is the district’s Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP). The Center is designed for social isolation while allowing students to continue their educational endeavors in a structured environment.

Here students gain the academic discipline needed to thrive and grow. The PACES Center serves Kindergarten through 12th-grade students whose records of conduct require removal from the home campus. Students regain their focus on learning with the assurance of a safe, secure, and structured environment.

All Student Handbook rules and regulations will apply. Additionally, very specific student rules and regulations will apply to all students assigned to the Center. Students who fail to comply with the school rules and regulations must expect more serious consequences.

Parents must provide transportation to and from the PACES Center.

CLASS HOURS: 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The PACES Center Dress Code

  •  Solid-colored shirts without graphics must be worn.
    • Silsbee spirit shirts are permitted, also.
    • No sleeveless shirts, tank tops, or shirts revealing midriffs can be worn.
    • Shirts should be free of holes/rips.
  • Jeans or slacks (full length) that are free of ornamentation and free of rips/holes must be worn.
    • If pants have holes, those holes must be patched, or tights can be worn underneath to prevent the showing of skin.
  • NO sweatpants, shorts, or athletic pants are to be worn.
  • NO hoodies can be worn in the building. 
  • Students may incorporate a solid-colored sweatshirt (without a hood) as outerwear permitted at desks.
  • Coats and jackets will be removed and placed in a designated area upon arrival, and these will be returned when the student is dismissed at 3:30 p.m..
    • When extenuating weather and building conditions present, campus staff may determine if a student may wear a coat or jacket.
  • No purses are allowed on campus.
    • Makeup products, such as lip gloss and mascara, are not allowed on campus.
  • Critical personal hygiene items must be brought in small, transparent bags and turned in upon arrival.
  • No hats or caps can be worn in the building.
    • If hats or caps are brought into the building, the hat or cap will be turned in and returned when the student is dismissed at 3:30 p.m.
  • No necklaces, bracelets, watches, or large rings are to be worn. (The definition of “large” will be based upon the principal’s perception of it.)
  • Students are permitted to bring a cell phone to campus; however, these must be turned in immediately upon arrival and will be returned upon dismissal at 3:30 p.m..
  • No other outside items (blankets, food, water bottles, shades, etc.) may be brought into the building.
  • Unexcused tardies and early sign-outs may result in the assignment of additional disciplinary action. 

Dr. Nina Bates, Principal



1005 North 7th Street Silsbee, Texas 77656