601 - Elementary / Secondary Curriculum Materials Approval Policy

 

PACT Charter School

Last Approved By: PACT Charter School Board of Directors
Last Approved Date: August 2, 2018
Year Reviewed: 2018-2019 



This policy will be reviewed on an annual basis by a joint session, which consists of the members of the Elementary Programming and Curriculum Committee (EPCC) and the Secondary Programming and Curriculum Committee (SPCC). In this document, the use of the word “parent” automatically implies the word “guardian”.

Curriculum Review at PACT Charter School

Curriculum Review is the jointly-held responsibility of PACT parents, faculty and staff to review and approve curriculum materials used for PACT classes and student learning. Curriculum materials can be textbooks, literature, videos/DVDs, music or computer software. “Review” is a process of assessing the value, relevance, and alignment of curriculum materials. This Policy provides guidance for curriculum review principles and practices.

Curriculum Philosophies

Teachers choose curriculum material for PACT programs designed to inspire and demonstrate the importance of ethical behavior and positive character development. The curriculum should be designed to challenge our students to become articulate, critical thinkers and to prepare them to continue their studies at post-secondary institutions. Curriculum materials should be reviewed and aligned with the mission of PACT Charter School.

A consideration in selecting curriculum material is its adherence to PACT’s philosophies in the area of behavior and sex/drug education, in accordance with Minnesota Statute 121.A23. Our 620 - Abstinence, Sex, and Drug Education Policy are based on the premise that parents are the primary educators of their children and therefore this is the primary responsibility of the parent(s). When it is necessary for these topics to be addressed at school, any materials on sexuality will focus on "abstinence until marriage". Additionally, teachers should not use curriculum materials that promote or trivialize behavior contrary to PACT’s behavior expectations.

In addition, it is our philosophy at PACT to present viewpoints that challenge students to think critically about current and historical events and issues. We strive to equip students to understand and respect other people’s situations, perspectives, and beliefs and then to articulate their own beliefs. We maintain this philosophy is best supported when conversations can be influenced by the nurture of parental viewpoints and the guidelines of PACT's Mission Statement.

The EPCC and SPCC will be responsible for recommending an ongoing process for educational program development, evaluation, and improvement.

In accordance with PACT Charter School’s 103 - Equal Education Opportunity Policy, our curriculum will teach respect for all individuals.

It is the policy of PACT Charter School that our curriculum will help students interact effectively with people with disabilities and people of different cultures, races, native languages, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

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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

 

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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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