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 outlined 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.

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.

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 assure the educational rights for all homeless and highly mobile students. For a paper copy of the Student and Family Residence Questionnaire, simply ask the front office or 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).


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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
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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