Elementary: Building a Foundation

At PACT, we partner with parents to educate the whole child, especially during the formative years. Teachers challenge each student to grow intellectually and believe they learn best by having the opportunity to explore in our safe and nurturing environment, highlighted by small class sizes and a focus on character development. Our dedicated team of teachers, combined with a robust curriculum to challenge minds, allows our students to develop a life-long love of learning.

Library Media Center


Document Resource Center


Guidance Center


Counseling Center


Support Services



Instructional Methods and Curriculum

The goals of PACT's teaching methods and curriculum are to promote higher-level thinking in students, meeting students at their ability level, and helping them to reach their full potential. We accomplish this in various ways, including:

  • Incorporating multiple intelligences: logical, intrapersonal, musical, kinesthetic, spatial, linguistic, naturalistic, interpersonal
  • Focusing on multi-sensory learning as much as possible
  • Teaching students how to research using a variety of resources
  • Integrating subjects and cross-curricular projects when appropriate
  • Providing an emotionally and physically safe, positive learning environment
  • Working Collaboratively
  • Training students in decision-making (Love and Logic)
  • Differentiating instruction
  • Focus on student engagement and high-level questioning techniques

Elementary Grading Symbols

Standards-based grading is used in grades K-4 to allow teachers, parents, and students to easily identify areas of strength and need.

To prepare students for Secondary, grades 5-6 use letter grades A through F in core subjects and the following numeric symbols in specials/enrichment courses:

4 = Excelling (Consistently exceeds grade-level standards)
3 = Proficient (At grade level standard)
2 = Emerging / Developing (Limited proficiency of grade level)
1 = Area of Concern (Below grade-level standards)
NA = Not assessed

Core Classes and Curriculum

Language Arts
Journeys is a comprehensive K-6 English language arts program. It provides an instructional system for reading both literature and informational texts, for acquiring foundational skills, and for developing mastery of speaking, listening, and writing. Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 

Specials Classes

Library and Media
The Library Media Center provides a dynamic learning environment for students and offers a place to promote literacy in both print and digital formats. In this collaborative space, students learn cultural awareness, curiosity, imagination, and character while processing information and solving problems.

Character Curriculum

Social-Emotional Learning and Character Development

Character Strong fosters the Whole Child with vertically-aligned lessons that teach SEL and character, side-by-side. Character education involves developing thoughtful, healthy, and kind human beings. Our character is informed by our personal values and choices.

Visit Character Strong Weekly and engage with the weekly videos. 

Classroom Management

Love and Logic

The Love and Logic approach is a behavior management program that has been very effective in dealing with issues in the classroom. It neutralizes arguing, offers delayed consequences, shows empathy, and develops a positive teacher-student relationship. It’s a way to set enforceable limits that prevents power struggles and guide students to own and solve their problems. It has been a valuable tool for PACT’s teachers that allows them to enjoy time with their students!

Classroom Support

WIN Time

Elementary students receive differentiated instruction based on their needs. In reading and math, differentiated instruction is provided during daily What I Need (WIN) Time. Students in need of additional help may receive small group assistance from licensed teachers. This also provides time for the homeroom teacher to meet with small groups of students to provide extra support and enrichment.

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Executive Director of Elementary Education

Paul Scanlon
763-712-4200, ext. 1108 | Email
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Assistant Director of Education

Jenelle Moehn
763-712-4200, ext. 1110  |  Email
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Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Coordinator

Kasie Peters
763-712-4200, ext. 1104 | Email

Contact Us

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

Phone: 763-712-4200
Absence line: 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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