Support Services

The Support Services Department at PACT Charter School is a team of specialized professionals dedicated to assuring a free, appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. Our team serves children in grades K-12.

In order to qualify for support services, a student needs to be evaluated and meet criteria for a specific disability area as outline by the Minnesota Department of Education. In addition, the student needs to show that their disability impacts their academic achievement that requires a need for support services. Some students will have a medical diagnosis but will not demonstrate an educational need and would not qualify. Some students will qualify for an educational diagnosis but will not have a medical diagnosis.

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. 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 Individual Study course or an 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.

Student Support Services

Disabilities which may qualify for support services are defined below:
Specific Learning Disability (SLD)
A large difference or discrepancy between a student’s intellectual ability and her/his achievement in the areas of reading, math, written expression, oral expression, and/or listening comprehension; severe underachievement in academic work and severe difficulty in processing information.
Emotional or Behavioral Disorder (EBD)
Speech or Language Impairment (S/LI)
Developmental Cognitive Disabilities (Mild to moderate or severe to profound)
Visually Impaired (VI)
Physical Impairment (PI)
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Other Health Disability (OHD)
Developmental Disabilities (DD) (Early Childhood Special Education)
Deaf - Hard of Hearing (DHH)
Deaf Blind (D-B)

Support Services Director Services

PACT Charter School utilizes Indigo Education for its Support Services Director services. Indigo provides guidance, direction and support to Minnesota charter schools and their families on special education.

Children with physical, cognitive, emotional, sensory and/or learning disabilities may need special education services and accommodations. Special education programs have been developed to assist students who are eligible for services according to the State of Minnesota eligibility criteria.

PACT Social Worker

Social Worker Information.


Student Homeless Education Assistance
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act and PACT Charter School assures the educational rights for all homeless and highly mobile students. For a copy of the Student and Family Residence Questionnaire, simply ask the front office or go to the PACT website and download. The completed form can be submitted to the front office or the School Social Worker (District Homeless Liaison). Your information is confidential and shall be kept for the current school year only. Questions? Call Lisa Holmquist, the District Homeless Liaison (763.712.4200, ext. 128).


Hope 4 Youth

Hope 4 Youth: Help for you if you are homeless or at risk and between the ages of 16-23.

Lead Support Services Teacher

Mary Levy
763-712-4200  |  m.levy@pactcharter.org 

Social Worker

Lisa Holmquist
763-712-4200  |  l.holmquist@pactcharter.org

Support Services Director

Indigo Education
800-281-8890

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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