Academics | Secondary

Preparing Future Leaders

At PACT Charter School, we focus on building relationships with students, while we challenge each student to grow as leaders of their community. Our student-focused curricular builds a foundation of knowledge to help them become lifelong critical thinkers.

We have a dedicated team of faculty and a robust curriculum to challenge the minds of our students. Our teachers continue to grow in their desire to impact the heart of our students to be sure they develop a life-long love of learning.


The best parts:
  • Strong core academics with engaged teachers.
  • An academically challenging curriculum.
  • Electives offered in art, technology, band, choir, P.E. and humanities. 
  • Average class size of 24, with a 16:1 student/teacher ratio.
  • “Advisory Buddies” pairs students in grades K-6 with middle and high school students.
  • Three years of Spanish available.
  • A variety of extracurricular teams and clubs.
  • Many exploratory courses available in the morning with time to get extra help or enrichment in the core courses as needed.   

Teaching Methods | Curriculum

The goals of our teaching methods and curriculum are to promote higher-level thinking in students, meeting them at their ability level and helping them to reach their full potential. This is accomplished in various ways, including:

  • Incorporating multiple intelligences: logical, intrapersonal, musical, kinesthetic, spatial, linguistic, naturalistic, interpersonal
  • Incorporating research-based student engagement techniques
  • 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
  • Differentiating instruction
Reading/Language Arts
  • We use quality literature to inspire and demonstrate the importance of ethical behavior.
  • Reading instruction includes the use of market curriculum resources, including anthologies and leveled readers, as well as teacher-made units.
  • Students continue to work on reading skills by exploring different genres. There is focus on writing, grammar, and speaking to ready them for adult life and post-secondary education options.
  • Whenever possible, students read literature selections based on what is currently being studied in social studies or science.

After School Discipline Support Room

The After School Discipline Support Room fits into our Love and Logic discipline philosophy. We want to keep kids in class as much as possible. If there is a behavior concern that requires time to be made up, it is best done after school and not during a student’s class.

The room is a tool for teachers and students to work out behavior issues.

The room will run after school as needed from 3:15-4:15 p.m. and will be staffed by a PACT teacher. 

ASAP Room

The After School Assistance Program (ASAP) is for students who desire a supervised period after school. The room will run after school from 3:05-6 p.m. and will be staffed by a PACT educator. 

Any Secondary student who knows he/she will be staying after school to meet with a teacher, take a test, work on an assignment, wait for a sibling or a sporting event, etc., can sign in at ASAP room (Room 191). All regular school expectations and rules apply. 

Note: ASAP is not available on conference days.

Independent Study Choice Room

The Independent Study Choice (ISC) room serves the whole Secondary student body and is monitored throughout the entire school day by a room monitor. The room is used for a variety of reasons that include, but are not limited to:

  • Students working on an approved online course while not currently scheduled in a seat-based course during the same time.

  • Students making up tests or assignments due to absence.

  • Students participating in the PSEO program who are waiting for their PACT campus class to begin.
  • Students unable to join the regular classroom for a variety of disciplinary reasons (for example, an in-school suspension) or behavior concern as part of PACT’s discipline procedures. At the discretion of the ISC Room Monitor, the student is to report back to their class. The student may continue in the ISC Room for up to one additional class period the next day. If a student is in the ISC Room for longer than two hours, the parent will be notified as soon as possible. Students participating in extracurricular activities who are sent to ISC for disciplinary purposes may also receive consequences in their activity.

Panther Plus Time

Students that need additional support in language arts or math can receive this support during Panther Plus TIme, which is offered Tuesday-Friday from 8-8:30 a.m. Licensed language arts and math teachers meet with small groups of students to reteach and reinforce concepts. Panther Plus Time takes place during exploratory class, so students do not miss out on core instruction to receive assistance.

Additional Opportunities

STEP High School

PACT has a partnership with STEP High School in the Anoka-Hennepin School District to include their courses in our registration guide. Interested juniors and seniors need to complete their core course classes at PACT, but can earn elective credit through STEP. For students to qualify to go to STEP, they must be on track for graduation.

College in the Schools

College in the Schools (CiS) is available at PACT for eligible students in grades 10-12. The CiS program is designed to promote rigorous educational pursuits and more course options for students.

The emotional maturity and level of responsibility of the students are significant considerations for success in this program. Careful attention should be given to the student’s ability to work independently as well as the student’s self-discipline.

It's essential to coordinate plans with the school guidance counselor to ensure the best opportunity for student success.

Principal of Teaching and Learning

Amy Erendu
763-712-4200  |  a.erendu@pactcharter.org

Accountability, Instruction, and Assessment Coordinator

Kasie Peters
763-712-4200  |  k.peters@pactcharter.org

Connect With Us

PACT Charter School
7250 East Ramsey Parkway
Ramsey, MN 55303

 

Phone: 763-712-4200
Absence line: 763-712-4200, ext. 2
Fax: 763-712-4201

 

MAP & DIRECTIONS

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 | Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Tuesday | Thursday: 8 a.m. - noon
Closed Holidays and Fridays

 

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