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 dedicated team of faculty and 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.
  • Curriculum that is academically challenging.
  • Weekly classes in technology, media center, music, art, and gym.
  • Average class size of 246, with a 16:1 student/teacher ratio.
  • “Advisory Buddies” pairs students in grades K-6 with middle and high school students.
  • Four years of Spanish available.
  • Variety of extracurricular teams and clubs.

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
  • 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
  • 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.
Mathematics
Science/Social Studies
Physical Education/Health
Fine Arts
Computer
Spanish
Academic Strategies
Exploratory Classes

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. In order 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 major 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.

To ensure that a student has the best opportunity for success, it is essential that plans be coordinated with the school guidance counselor.

Secondary Program Director

Josh Nyquist
763-712-4200  |  j.nyquist@pactcharter.org 

Accountability | Curriculum 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

Fax: 763-712-4201

 

Absence line: 763-712-4200, ext. 2

Office Hours

School Year

7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Teachers leave @ 3:30 p.m.

 

Non-School Fridays

7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 

School Breaks

Monday | Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Tuesday | Thursday: 8 a.m. - noon

Closed Holidays and Fridays

 

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