Enrollment Process

PACT Charter School offers comprehensive academic, athletic, arts, and character-building programs. All students have the opportunity to be challenged and supported according to their abilities, skills, and needs. PACT students are dedicated to pursuing academic success and see the value in participating in extracurricular activities.


Application for enrollment to PACT is open to all students that live in the state of Minnesota. PACT is a tuition-free public charter school, and there are no fees to apply. PACT receives more applications than space available in most grades each year, and as a result, we hold a lottery each February. The lottery generates a waiting list in which offers of enrollment are made.

Applications are due by January 15 each year, and you must reapply each year until you are accepted. Applications received by the deadline will be included in the Enrollment Lottery on February 15.

Note for 2023-2024: For the 2023-2024 school year, applications are due by November 1, 2022. Applications received by the deadline will be included in the Enrollment Lottery on November 7, 2022. 

Preference Status

According to Minnesota law governing charter schools, enrollment preference is given to siblings of currently enrolled PACT students. The sibling must be related biologically, by marriage, or adoption. A foster child of a currently enrolled PACT student's parents is also eligible.

Children of PACT employees are also given enrollment preference.

Enrollment Notification

Every effort is made to notify families of waiting list numbers within 30 days of the Enrollment Lottery via email and the PACT website. Phone calls will be made only to those families with an enrollment offer following the Enrollment Lottery. After that, calls will be made when space in a classroom opens up. If you are offered a space, you have 48 hours in which to accept or reject enrollment. After that time, we will contact the next family on the list. 

Kindergarten Admission

PACT offers both full-day and half-day options. Openings will first be filled by students who have qualified for preference status and have completed an enrollment application before the lottery date. Students should be five years old before September 1 to be eligible for kindergarten.


First Grade Eligibility

To be eligible to enroll at PACT Charter School in first grade, a student must be age six by September 1 of that school year; or complete kindergarten. Mid-year enrollees must meet the age requirement or be currently enrolled in first grade in another public or private school.


Enrollment Policy

For more information on enrollment at PACT, read our Enrollment Policy.


Enrollment and Volunteer Coordinator

Chelsea Kessler
763-712-4200, ext. 1119  |  enroll@pactcharter.org

Contact Us

PACT Charter School
7250 East Ramsey Parkway NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 

Phone: 763-712-4200
Absence: 763-712-4200, option 2
Email: news@pactcharter.org
Fax: 763-712-4201


Office Hours

School Year
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Teachers leave @ 3:30 p.m. 

Non-School Fridays
7:30 a.m. - Noon

School Breaks
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Closed Holidays and Fridays


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