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- a community member
Amazing teachers and assistants!!! Parents are highly involved, student academics have high expectations to excel compared to regular public schools. Teachers are given flexibility to teach and be creative in the classroom to meet student needs. High tech. Character development focused. The community of people is filled with high caliber families who are socially conscious and have a culture of giving back. Many students choose PSEO and are able to accomplish this due to high academics. Environmentally responsible school that teaches students to live the same. Easily the best Charter school in the country.



- a community member
This school has met our every expectation. The sense of community here is like no other. It takes a village to raise a children and I feel like the families and staff here hold onto that belief. The teachers have been fantastic and we love the small environment.




- a parent
PACT is great! . . . . in theory. But the current staff / teachers are unable to execute what their founders designed! K-2 is awesome, and the teachers are amazing. Grades 3-4 are a little more tough than probably should be --- students have gone from A students to D students with no explanation from teachers. Grade 5 teachers are not very good, and the kids don't seem to like them and that means they don't respect them. They also don't relate well to parents. Grade 6 teachers are self-righteous and too busy being friends with students to teach them. They don't have the ability to prepare students for middle school and many families are forced to find alternate home education over and above their PACT education just to keep up. Grade 7-12 teachers are remarkable and the program prepares students for college -- so much so that most students go into the PSEO program for grades 11-12. But, this leaves 1/2-empty classrooms which is disappointing for those left behind -- most of which are special ed kids. The school was unsuccessfully able to launch an online program 2 years ago because their authorizer (Bethel University) did not believe their administration was capable.

Develops character: Strongly disagree


- a parent
I think some teachers are great, but they are quickly burned out by lack of support from administration. Fairness is absolutely not there.

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly disagree


- a parent
Some have made a difference, but others struggle and admit they have no support from administration.


Amount of homework: Disagree


- a parent
The homework for grades 7 and 8 is over the top. My students have had about 3 hours a night and spend weekends frantic to get projects done. We spent all of winter break working on projects that were due the end of the first week back -- two MAJOR research reports, a visual project, as well as what I considered an excessive amount of online math to assign over a holiday.

Develops character: Strongly disagree


- a parent
The teachers are ill-equipped to manage students. When they can't handle it, they are dishonest. Administration backs the teachers over the students which makes it a hostile environment. They promote character but at meetings the 6th grade teacher sits with her arms crossed pouting that she doesn't have time to add character curriculum to her already full day.



- a parent
Horrible administration and leadership. Do not know how to handle finances. Special ed department is overworked and understaffed which makes for poor quality.




- a parent
Funny that there is a string of 5 star reviews ALL posted on February 1, 2016.... pact is decent for some kids who would struggle in a bigger school. But a sect of extremely conservative parents and teachers continually try to keep curriculum and policy burried in the 1950's. As a previous reviewer said, non-Christian and unconservative families can be made to feel very uncomfortable at pact. Most leave, to the delight of the conservative Christians, which seems contrary to actual Christian values. Elective offerings are lacking at pact and the only option for above-average high school students is PSEO. I think pact is good at 1-5th grade (kindergarten is 1/2 day only, so I excluded that).

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


- a parent
Best teachers in the nation! Excellent at teaching creative lessons, great classroom management, excellent and promoting and allowing parent involvement.

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Last modified Pact Charter School is a Charter school that serves grades K-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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