PACTO is a leadership program at the secondary level to assist ELL students and their families adjust to the various academic and social changes found at the middle and high school.
Students who join PACTO at the middle school are assigned a mentor who helps them choose different school activities to participate in, as well as to encourage volunteerism in the school and greater community.
Students who join PACTO at the high school are assigned a mentor who will help them choose different school activities to participate in, as well as encourage volunteerism in the school and greater community. Mentors will also assist juniors and seniors prepare for college.
PACTO is a support group for immigrants and their families. By giving them the guidance and the resources to succeed, PACTOs founders stive to increase the rate of high school graduation for immigrant and ELL students and to increase the number of students enrolling in higher education.
PACTO provides many services to its members including:
After-school tutoring services
Job preparation training
Scholarship and financial aid application assistance
After-school ACT test preparation from October-April
Financial assistance to pay for ACT/SAT or for college application fees
Social networking opportunities
Students are expected to maintain a 2.5 GPA, to volunteer at least 2 hours a month and to join one other club or sport at their school. PACTO members are also expected to share information about their culture with other school and community organizations. If you would like PACTO to come and speak to your organization, please contact Sara Ackerman at (608) 328-7361, (608) 328-7427 or (608) 558-7304.