601 - Elementary / Secondary Curriculum Materials Approval Policy

 

PACT Charter School

Last Approved By: PACT Charter School Board of Directors
Last Approved Date: July 11, 2023
Year Reviewed: 2023-2024


 

This policy will be reviewed annually by the district. In this document, the use of the word “parent” automatically implies the word “guardian.”

 

Curriculum Review at PACT

Curriculum Review is the jointly-held responsibility of PACT parents, faculty, and staff to review and approve curriculum materials for PACT classes and student learning. Curriculum materials include textbooks, literature, videos/DVDs, music, or computer software. “Review” is a process of assessing curriculum materials' value, relevance, and alignment. This Policy guides curriculum review principles and practices.

 

Curriculum Philosophies

Teachers choose curriculum material for PACT programs designed to inspire and demonstrate the importance of ethical behavior and positive character development. The curriculum should challenge our students to become articulate, critical thinkers and prepare them to continue their studies at post-secondary institutions. Curriculum materials should be reviewed and aligned with the mission of PACT Charter School.

 

A consideration in selecting curriculum material is its adherence to PACT’s philosophies in the area of behavior and sex/drug education, per Minnesota Statute 121.A23. Our 620 - Abstinence, Sex, and Drug Education Policy are based on the premise that parents are the primary educators of their children, and therefore, this is the primary responsibility of the parent(s). When these topics must be addressed at school, any materials on sexuality will focus on "abstinence until marriage." Additionally, teachers should not use curriculum materials that promote or trivialize behavior contrary to PACT’s behavior expectations.

 

In addition, our philosophy at PACT is to present viewpoints that challenge students to think critically about current and historical events and issues. We strive to equip students to understand and respect other people’s situations, perspectives, and beliefs and then to articulate their own beliefs. We maintain this philosophy is best supported when conversations can be influenced by the nurture of parental viewpoints and the guidelines of PACT's Mission Statement.

 

The DAC will be responsible for recommending an ongoing educational program development, evaluation, and improvement process.

 

Per PACT Charter School’s 103 - Equal Education Opportunity Policy, our curriculum will teach respect for all individuals.

 

It is the policy of PACT Charter School that our curriculum will help students interact effectively with people with disabilities and people of different cultures, races, native languages, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

 

Contact Us

PACT Charter School | District Office
7250 East Ramsey Parkway NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 

PACT Charter School | Elementary Campus
7250 East Ramsey Parkway NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 

PACT Charter School | Secondary Campus
7729 - 161st Avenue Northwest
Ramsey, MN 55303 

Main phone line: 763-712-4200
Fax: 763-712-4201
Fax: 763-374-0665 (students records)

Absence: attendance@pactcharter.org

MAP & DIRECTIONS

School Hours

Elementary Campus
8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. 

Secondary Campus
8:00 a.m. - 3:05 p.m. 

Office Hours

School Days
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Non-School Fridays
7:30 a.m. - Noon

School Breaks
Closed

Summer Hours
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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