Exploration and Formation

The middle school experience is where we see our students in grades 7-8 begin to challenge themselves through exploration of the world around them. PACT programs and curriculum test the student in core subject areas, but offers more opportunities in the arts, honors, and language. 

There are also extracurricular activities open to middle school students in most sports and fine art activities. 

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Document Resource Center

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Guidance Center

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Counseling Center

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Special Education

Instructional Methods

The goals of our teaching methods and curriculum are to promote higher-level thinking in students, meet students 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

Core Courses

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 a 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.
  • Language Arts - Grade 7
  • Language Arts - Grade 8

Specials Courses

Physical Education/Health
  • Health - Grade 7
  • Physical Education - Grade 7
  • Physical Education - Grade 8

Course Information

Unique Learning Opportunities

Honors Program (grades 7-8)

An honors option may be available in Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science. Typically, honors work will be integrated into the standard classroom through differentiated instruction. Students who elect this option will be challenged through a deeper analysis of topics covered, allowing them to apply higher-level thinking skills. In addition, honors students may be covering advanced coursework and may have alternate writing expectations, and may complete different assignments/projects than the standard course. These may include but are not limited to tiered assignments, project menus, integration matrixes, and essay exams. 

To participate, a student must have earned a grade of "B" or higher in the previous course in the same discipline, and/or have the recommendation and approval of the instructor. At the beginning of the semester, students will complete an honors application and sign a contract with their teacher outlining the requirements for the course. 

Classroom Support

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. All regular school expectations and rules apply. 

 

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!

To support our Love and Logic discipline philosophy, our Secondary program utilizes a School Discipline Support Room. The room is used as a tool for teachers and students to work out behavior issues after school. This allows students to stay in the classroom during the day, so they do not miss out on instruction. The room is staffed by a teacher and runs after school from 3:15-4:15 p.m., as needed.

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Amy Erendu

Executive Director of Education
763-712-4200 | Email
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Jenelle Moehn

Assistant Director of Education
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Kasie Peters

Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Coordinator
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Erin Bosman

School Counselor
Grades K-6, 10-12
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Andrea Shoup

School Counselor
Grades K-9
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Contact 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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