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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly disagree (2 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly disagree (2 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly disagree (2 responses)
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Too much (3 responses)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Somewhat effective (2 responses)
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Is there someone at this school who you want to say "thanks" to?
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Pact Charter School 5

Posted April 22, 2016
- 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.

Pact Charter School 1

Posted April 09, 2016
- 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.


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Develops honesty: Strongly disagree

Posted April 09, 2016
- 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.

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Grateful to: Student

Posted April 09, 2016
- a parent
Thanks to students for putting up with it all! The demeaning dress codes, the inability to have a cell phone even during lunch, the required classes like Spanish and music, are sad. This school offers no real electives except art and music. Caters very much to female students. PE is only twice a week.

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Teacher effectiveness: Very ineffective

Posted April 09, 2016
- a parent
Some have made a difference, but others struggle and admit they have no support from administration.


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Amount of homework: Too much

Posted April 09, 2016
- 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.

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Develops grit: Strongly disagree

Posted April 09, 2016
- a parent
No -- most students hate the school. Those that like it are the same kids who couldn't make it in the area larger schools. This school has no notable alums. Great people, but nobody that has gone on to make a large contribution to society.

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Develops respect: Strongly disagree

Posted April 09, 2016
- a parent
The parents don't respect the teachers which is then translated to the classroom. Teachers think that a firm hand and stern look gains respect. Very old fashioned.


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Develops empathy: Strongly disagree

Posted April 09, 2016
- a parent
I think it tries, but it does not succeed. The teachers are not good role models.

Pact Charter School
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree

Posted April 09, 2016
- 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.

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Pact Charter School
7250 East Ramsey Parkway, Ramsey, MN  55303
Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 47 reviews. (763) 712-4200
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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