Student-Centered Support

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. 

Multi-Tiered System of Supports

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.

At Pan American Academy Charter School, the student services team supports: 

Multi-Tiered System of Supports
  • Attendance/Truancy 
      • Project Go partnership with District Attorney
  • Academic Support
      • Small Group Supports
      • Intervention Planning/Resources
  • Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
      • Schoolwide School Stores
      • ClassDojo Point Rewards
      • SuperCheetah Weekly Winners
      • Behavioral Planning
        • Universal Screening
      • Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services
  • Social and Emotional Supports 
      • SEL Curriculum
        • Second Step
      • Universal Screening
      • Counseling Services
      • STARR-Certified Trauma & Resilience Practitioner Program
      • Student Assistance Program (SAP) 
        • The Pennsylvania Student Assistance Program (SAP) trains school staff to identify alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, and mental health issues that act as barriers to a student’s success. Services may include consultation, referrals to school SAP teams and SAP liaisons, risk assessments, in-school prevention and intervention support for students, and referrals for additional supports in communities/out of school. Anyone can refer a student to the SAP program including friends, family, teachers, and other school staff. To refer a student, please contact the SAP Liaison by calling 215-425-1212.
School Climate & Culture

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. 

      • Peer Conflict Resolution Program
      • Restorative Practices
      • Mentor Program
      • Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
Mental Health Supports

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.

      • Trauma Supports & Services
      • Mindfulness
      • School-Based Mental Health Specialist
      • Counseling Services & Supports
      • Social Worker Services & Supports
Social Work Services

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.  

      • Counseling Groups
      • McKinney-Vento Supports & Services
      • Bereavement Supports
      • Organizational & Community Outreach
      • Title 1 Parent Compact
      • Foster/Child Welfare Supports

For more information, please contact the Director of Student Services by calling 215-425-1212 or emailing

Wellness Center

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.

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