Positive Academic Change (PAC) is Frisco ISD's high school Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP). Students are placed in the PAC program for violating certain provisions as set forth in the Student Code of Conduct. 

Ninth through twelfth grade students are the target population for the PAC program. The PAC program is a structured environment in which students can reflect on behaviors, focus on academics, and prepare for future success upon returning to their home campuses. This program provides opportunities for students to develop a toolkit of skills necessary to meet expectations in a regular classroom on a high school campus.

The PAC program focuses on three components in order to help your student be successful.

Academic Curriculum

Academics is a priority at the Student Opportunity Center, especially for those transition into and out of the PAC program. While students are placed in the PAC program they are expected to attend classes daily and maintain the same academic standards as those established by the district. The same instructional materials and technology-supported curriculum will be utilized to provide continuity to their learning. 

All core teachers are certified in the field that they teach and use the district curriculum, along with the home campus lesson plans to develop lessons that will ensure that the students' academics are met and transitions back to their home campus are seamless. Students will be placed in a class period with a certified teacher for their core classes. Lab facilitators will communicate with the home campus to request work from home campus teachers for their electives classes.

Social Skills Curriculum

During a student's placement in the PAC program they will have ample opportunities to build on and improve their social skills. The SOC counselor will meet with students during the Advisory Period for specific lessons/topics of discussion. Students will develop skills in goal setting, decision making, identifying and managing emotions, effective communication, and bonding and relationships. Students in the PAC program will be required to complete a Choice Reflection Sheet that will be discussed during the Return to Campus Meeting at the end of the placement. In addition, the student will meet with an SSC (Student Support Coordinator) upon returning to the home campus to ensure a smooth transition.

In-School Counseling Program

The PAC in-school counseling program is designed to complement the student’s social skills curriculum.  SMU counselors may meet with each student on a regular basis. Meetings may involve students one-on-one, in a group setting, and/or classroom setting.  In addition to working with students, the school counseling program may include consultation time with parents.

Transportation

FISD transportation is not provided for students in a DAEP program.  It is the responsibility of the parent to set up and maintain transportation for the child.  Students need to be picked up no later than 4:00 P.M. 

Students who drive to the PAC program are required to register the vehicle with the SOC and park on campus in the designated PAC parking area (front of the building on the east side of the parking lot).

School Hours

  1. The instructional day begins at 8:15 and ends at 3:30 p.m. 

  2. Check-in begins promptly at 7:50 a.m. and the tardy bell rings at 8:15 (any student who has not gone through the check-in process when the bell rings will be marked tardy).

  3. Students should arrive no earlier than 7:30 a.m. If a student arrives before 7:50 a.m. they should report to the library.

It is the parents’ responsibility to get the students to school on time and to pick him/her up promptly at 3:30 p.m.  Bus transportation will NOT be provided.

Dress Code

Students at the DAEP (PAC) are required to exhibit standard dress.  Students not in compliance with the following code will not earn points for dress code that day, may lose credit for a placement day, and be placed in the Red Room.

SHIRTS

  • Must be a royal or navy blue polo-type or button down shirt, no crewneck or V-neck shirts will be accepted.

  • Undergarments must be free from any metal wires as they will set off metal detectors.

  • Can be long or short sleeved (no thin or see through shirts permitted).

  • No writing, but school appropriate quarter-sized logos are permitted on shirt.

  • Must be tucked in at all times.

  • If undershirt is worn, it must be solid white (no logos or writing)

  • Buttoned (top button allowed to be unbuttoned).

  • No hooded coats, jackets, are allowed in the classroom.

COATS AND SWEATERS - must be checked in upon entering the building

PANTS

  • Must be khaki Docker- style pants/slacks (no jeans)

  • No joggers, cargo, sweat pants, shorts or capri pants allowed

  • Pants are not allowed to be rolled (inside or outside)

  • Must be worn on the waist (no sagging) 

  • Must be appropriate size (no skinny pants)

  • A black or brown plain belt must be worn at all times 

  • No shorts, tights, under armour, etc can be worn under the pants

SHOES

  • White, black, gray, or brown solid color shoes

  • Shoelaces must be the same color as shoes or white and must be tied at all times

  • No house shoes or boots allowed; shoes must be closed-toe and cannot be backless.

  • If socks are worn, they must be solid white or black.

ACCESSORIES/ELECTRONICS

The following items are permitted, but must be checked-in upon entering the building. These items must fit in a regular sized pencil box.

  • Cell phones (no iPads or tablets) 

  • Keys

  • Any cash brought to school will be applied to the student’s lunch account (no exceptions).

The following items are NOT permitted in the building:

  • Hats, caps, head coverings, bandanas, elastic hair ties or headbands

  • Backpacks

  • Jewelry of any kind. This includes: watches, rings, earrings,bracelets, necklaces, piercings.

  • Parents will be required to pick up any jewelry, accessories, or electronic devices which are turned into the office during the check-in process, at the end of the day. Items will not be returned to the student. If incident occurs multiple times, the items will be confiscated until the end of the student’s placement.

  • Purses (females are allowed to bring a small zippered bag with feminine hygiene supplies to be kept in their box or in the nurse’s station)

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