A Variety of Learning Opportunities

In addition to regular programming, PACT offers a variety of options for secondary students. Whether a student stays on campus for Honors, or Teacher's Aides (TA), students can enhance their learning.

PACT is excited to offer additional opportunities for eligible juniors and seniors who can take advantage of college credit courses on-campus through College In School (CiS)! Also available, are elective courses, half days, off-site through the Secondary Technical Education Program (STEP) at their campus in Anoka.

Graduation Requirements


  • Actual credit values for transfer students may differ from these requirements (refer to 603.2 - Transfer Credit Policy). The intent for transfer students is for them to have taken the equivalent of the course work listed above.
  • CIS/PSEO credits are calculated at a ratio of 4:1 PACT credits.
  • A 3-credit CIS/PSEO course is adequate to meet a one-year PACT graduation requirement in a specific area, although it will transfer to PACT as 0.75 credits. The additional 0.25 credits need to be met through electives.
  • The total number of credits required for graduation is the same for all PACT students.
  • Pre-High School Students who successfully complete a high school course will be given high school credit.
  • The Fine Arts requirement may be met by taking two semesters (or a combination of two) of music, dance, theater, visual arts or media arts. PACT has numerous elective options (over a four-year period) that meet these requirements.
  • Advisory is an eighth of a credit each year. Any deficiencies in Advisory credit must be made up through elective credits.
  • 3 credits of Math with a minimum of Algebra 2.
  • 4 credits of Social Studies need to be met in:
    • US History (1 credit)
    • Geography (1 credit)
    • World History (1 credit)
    • Government and Citizenship (0.5 credit)
    • Economics (0.5 credit)
  • 3 credits of Science need to be met in:
    • Biology (1 credit)
    • Physics, Intro to Physics or Chemistry (1 credit)
    • Additional Science (1 credit)
  • The Health and PE requirements may be taken at any point during the 4 years of High School.
  • If the graduation requirements are not completely met, a student may participate in graduation activities without receiving a diploma if they meet the following criteria:
    • They are no more than 1.0 credit short in the total required areas or overall credits.

Diplomas are mailed after the graduation ceremony pending final grades and transcript reviews.

Legal References:

Minn. Statute §120B.024 (Credits)
Minn. Statute §124D.9, subd. 12 (PSEO Credits)
Minn. Statute §124E.03, subd. 2 para(b) (Charter school compliance)

Language Arts
Requirement = 4 credits

Honors Program

An honors option may be available in Language Arts, Social Studies, and some Fine Arts classes. 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. 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.


Teacher Assistant (TA)

This course offers high school students the opportunity to increase their knowledge in that subject areas of interest, assist teachers with ongoing classroom preparation, perform research, and provide assistance to other students on assignments or through tutoring.

Students must be on-track toward graduation and have successfully completed the course in which they would like to be a TA.


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. To qualify for STEP, students must be on track for graduation. For more information please contact the School Counselor.


Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)

Post-Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) is a Minnesota State funded program which allows high school students in grades 10-12 earn college credits that may also count towards completion of their high school graduation requirements. These courses may be taken on online or in person on the campus in which they enroll. The cost of tuition, fees, and required textbooks are paid for by the Minnesota Department of Education.

School Counselor, Grades 7-9

Andrea Shoup
763-712-4200  | Email

School Counselor, Grades 10-12

Erin Bosman
763-712-4200  | Email

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



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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