By taking a student-centered approach to education at Pan American Academy, we utilize our skills and attitudes to recognize the individuality of each student. We also recognize the importance of the relationship between teachers, learners, families and the community.
The student services team is dedicated to removing barriers and to create opportunities for student success. This team addresses a myriad of issues and works in collaboration with other school professionals and community agencies in order to meet the needs of our students and families.
A Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is a systemic, continuous-improvement framework in which data-based problem solving and decision-making is practiced across all levels of the educational system for supporting all students.
School climate & culture is the feel of the school (the schools’ attitude), the behaviors and points of view exhibited and experienced by students, teachers and other stakeholders. Positive and healthy school climate & cultures are the foundations of high quality learning environments and create the conditions for effective teaching and learning to occur.
Mentally healthy children are more successful in school and life. If children are mentally healthy, school climate, classroom behavior, engagement in learning, and students’ sense of connectedness and well-being all improve as well. At PACCS, mental health services are delivered by trained professionals such as School Psychologists, School Counselor, School Social Workers, and our School-Based Mental Health Specialist.
School Counselors/Social Workers are an integral link between school, home, and community in helping students achieve academic & behavioral success. They work directly with school administrations as well as students and families, providing leadership in forming school discipline policies, mental health intervention, crisis management, and student support services.
The Wellness Center delivers health care services within the school setting. Our goal is to improve health outcomes by providing better access to health care and reducing time spent out of school due to illness. Experienced nurses conduct health screenings, tend to daily medical concerns, and facilitate referrals to outside health services. Students are able to receive dental care and vision care in school through outside partnerships.