Enrollment Process

PACT Charter School offers comprehensive academic, athletic, arts, and character-building programs. 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 for enrollment to PACT is open to all students who 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, so we hold a lottery. The lottery generates a waiting list in which enrollment offers are made.

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

Note for 2024-2025: For the 2024-2025 school year, applications were due by November 1, 2023. Applications received by the deadline will be included in the Enrollment Lottery on November 6, 2023. Applications received after that date will be added to a waitlist.

Preference Status

According to Minnesota law governing charter schools, enrollment preference is given to siblings of currently enrolled PACT students. The sibling must be related biologically, by marriage, or adoption. A foster child of a currently enrolled PACT student's parents is also eligible.

Children of PACT employees are also given enrollment preference.

Enrollment Notification

Every effort is made to notify families of waiting list numbers via email and the PACT website within 30 days of the Enrollment Lottery. An email and text message will be sent only to those families with an enrollment offer following the Enrollment Lottery. After that, emails and text messages will be made when space in a classroom opens up. If you are offered a space, you have four calendar days to accept or reject enrollment. After that time, we will contact the next family on the list. PACT Charter School is not responsible for missed emails or calls that result in missing acceptance deadlines.

Kindergarten Admission

PACT offers both full-day and half-day options. Openings will first be filled by students who have qualified for preference status and have completed an enrollment application before the lottery date. Students should be five years old before September 1 to be eligible for kindergarten.


First Grade Eligibility

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 complete 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.

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Chelsea Kessler

Volunteer and Enrollment Coordinator
Phone: 763-712-4200, ext. 1119  |  enroll@pactcharter.org
Location: Elementary Campus, Room 119

Contact Us

PACT Charter School | District Offices
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

Absence: attendance@pactcharter.org


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

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

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