2022-23 Student Handbook Guía del estudiante y de la familia

All policies and procedures are listed in the handbook. Please reference the Table of Contents for guidance concerning a particular issue area.

We hope this will be a useful guide as we begin a year of working and learning together. The purpose of this handbook is to provide you with helpful information about day-to-day procedures at our school as well as important school policies. As you will see our school is committed to providing a learning environment founded on research and exemplary teaching methods.

The handbook contains important information for you about our operational policies, procedures and school expectations. Please take some time to read and review the handbook with your child.

Parents play an important role in making this school great. We cannot achieve our goals without you. Therefore, we greatly encourage parent participation in all class programs and extracurricular activities. Please refer to the handbook during the school year, and feel free to contact us with questions or concerns.

Attendance Resources

Student attendance is critical to school success but we know absences occur. If your child(ren) is absent, please complete the electronic attendance form. If your child(ren) is absent beyond three (3) consecutive days, a doctor’s note will be required.

Request for Records

If you would like to request student records, please download and complete the Request for Records Form. Once the form is signed and completed, please send it via email to or mail the completed form to 2830 North American Street Philadelphia, PA 19133, ATTN:  Records Request.

Request for Records Form

Technology Department

Technology Information & Support

Pan American Academy Charter believes that technology access is a valuable resource for our students. Today, it is more important than ever to gain a foundation in the technologies that emerge in our homes, schools, and workplaces. The Technology Department supports the school mission by providing leadership, research, professional development, and end-user technical support. These services help educators transform teaching and learning through the use of digital-age tools to increase student achievement.

Technology Department Home Page

For technology issues including password reset, please email


School Bus Information

Parents have multiple ways to communicate with the School District of Philadelphia:

Please note: The service vendors assigned to Pan American Academy Charter School are Philly Transportation and Total Transportation. They service routes 7520, 7521, & 7523.

Parent Flat Rate Program

The School District of Philadelphia has launched the Flat Rate Program to provide a monthly payment to eligible parents who choose to opt-out of District bus, van, or cab assignment and instead will drive their child to and from school.  All registered families will receive $300 per month ($3,000 for the school year) for transporting their child to and from school or $150 per month ($1,500 for the school year) to transport their child to school in the morning, but still utilize bus, van or cab service in the afternoon. Please note this payment is made per household, not per student.

The second enrollment period has begun.  The period runs through September 30.  All families that would like to participate must submit an Enrollment Form.  If you participated in the program in years past, you still MUST submit the Enrollment Form for the 2022-23 school year.

Enroll in the Program

Parent Concern Form

Pan American Academy Charter School is committed to maintaining strong partnerships and open dialogue between its teachers and staff and our students and their families. If you have a concern about a school policy, academic grade, discipline decision, or anything else, we welcome your input and encourage you to complete this form.  While we would love to meet with you, we are unable to do so without an appointment.  We respond to parent concern forms within 1-2 days of submission.