Enrollment Process

Enrollment Process

PACT Charter School offers comprehensive academic, athletic, arts and character-building programs, in which all students have the opportunity to be challenged and supported according to their abilities, skills and needs. PACT students are dedicated to pursuing academic success, and see the value in participating in extracurricular activities.

Application

Application for enrollment to PACT is open to all students that live in the state of Minnesota. PACT is a tuition-free public charter school and there are no fees to apply. PACT receives more applications than space available in most grades each year, and as a result we hold a lottery each February. The lottery generates a waiting list in which offers of enrollment are made.

Applications are due by January 15 each year and you must reapply each year. Applications received by the deadline will be included in the Enrollment Lottery on February 15.

Preference Status

According to Minnesota law governing charter schools, preference for enrollment is given to siblings of currently enrolled PACT students. The sibling must be related biologically, by marriage or adoption. Children placed within the home for foster-care are also eligible.

Children of PACT employees are also given preference for enrollment.

Enrollment Notification

Every effort is made to notify families of waiting list numbers within 30 days of the Enrollment Lottery. Phone calls will be made following the February 15 Enrollment Lottery. After that, calls will be made when a space in a classroom opens up. If you are offered a space, you have 48 hours in which to accept or reject enrollment. After that time, we will contact the next family on the list. 

Kindergarten Admission

Openings will first be filled by students who have qualified for preference status and have a completed an enrollment application prior to the lottery date. Students should be five years old before September 1 to be eligible for kindergarten. A parent may voluntarily retain their eligible child from entering kindergarten and request the school hold their child’s application form until the next school year to be placed in the general lottery.

First Grade Eligibility

In order to be eligible to enroll at PACT Charter School in first grade, a student must be age six by September 1 of that school year; or completed kindergarten. Mid-year enrollees must meet the age requirement or be currently enrolled in first grade in another public or private school.

Enrollment Policy

For more information on enrollment at PACT, read our Enrollment Policy.

Enrollment Coordinator


763-712-4200  |  enroll@pactcharter.org

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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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