604 - Graduation Requirements Policy

 

PACT Charter School 

Original Creation Date: February 2014
Last Approved By: PACT Charter School Board of Directors
Last Approved Date: July 11, 2023
Year Reviewed: 2023-2024


Graduation Requirements

The minimum credits needed to graduate can vary per graduation year due to local and/or state requirement changes. Students are required to meet credit requirements according to the chart below. There are 31 credits available for full-time students during their high school years, 9th through 12th grade.

PACT Charter School Graduation Credit Requirements  

 

Grad Year

 

2023+

 

Course

 

 

 

Language Arts

 

4

 

Social Studies

 

3.5

 

Math

 

3

 

Science

 

3

 

World Language

 

2

 

PE

 

1

 

Health

 

0.5

 

Fine Arts

 

1

 

Electives (Advisory is required for full time students)

 

9

 

Minimum Requirements:

 

27

 

One credit is equivalent to a full-year or completion of two semesters of a course that meets daily. 

 

Further Graduation Requirement information:

  • 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 coursework 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 four years) that meet these requirements.
    • Advisory is worth .75 a credit each year for a total of 3 credits. Any deficiencies in Advisory credit must be made up through elective credits. 
    • 3 credits of Math with a minimum of Algebra 2.
    • 3.5 credits of Social Studies need to be met in the following:

○ US History (1 credit)

○ Geography (0.5 credit)

○ World History (1 credit)

○ Government and Citizenship (0.5 credit)

○ Economics (0.5 credit) 

  • 3 credits of Science need to be met in the following:

○ Biology (1 credit)

○ Physics or Chemistry (1 credit)

○ Additional Science  (1 credit) 

○ Health and PE requirements may be taken anytime throughout grades 9-12.

○ World Language credits can be satisfied by receiving a passing score on the ACTFL proficiency test.

If graduation requirements are not entirely 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. 

Diplomas will be issued to students upon successful completion of all requirements.

 

 

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)



Contact Us

PACT Charter School | District Office
7250 East Ramsey Parkway NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 

PACT Charter School | Elementary Campus
7250 East Ramsey Parkway NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 

PACT Charter School | Secondary Campus
7729 - 161st Avenue Northwest
Ramsey, MN 55303 

Main phone line: 763-712-4200
Fax: 763-712-4201
Fax: 763-374-0665 (students records)

Absence: attendance@pactcharter.org

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School Hours

Elementary Campus
8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. 

Secondary Campus
8:00 a.m. - 3:05 p.m. 

Office Hours

School Days
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Non-School Fridays
7:30 a.m. - Noon

School Breaks
Closed

Summer Hours
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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