The Passport Academy Charter School (PACS) offers a variety of extracurricular activities including several clubs, dances, and PACS Ambassadors. If there is an activity offered at your home school that PACS doesn't have, you are eligible to participate in your home school's activity even though you attend PACS. Several PACS students have participated and been successful in a variety of sports with their home schools.
Below are some of the activities PACS offers:
PACS holds prom every year in May. Prom has been a huge and very popular event as it is in any traditional school. The prom has taken place on the Gateway Clipper the past few years and will continue to be held there. Students have had a blast getting dressed up and showing off their amazing looks during the Line-Up Ceremonies. There is also the opportunity to hold other dances as well if the interest level is high enough.
In Culinary Club students with an interest in cooking and baking will get to learn recipes and techniques to enhance their skills in these areas.
Students in Anime club will meet with our resident anime expert (Mr. Cercone) and watch and discuss the most popular anime. Anime is defined by google as "a style of Japanese film and television animation, typically aimed at adults as well as children."
In the Lyrical club students will hone their skills in lyric writing. As part of this students will work on their general writing skills and learn how to translate that into lyrical writing.
In style club, students will discuss and practice in the latest fashion trends along with hair, make-up, nails, and anything else that goes into looking your best. Students will have opportunities to design and make new styles based on the latest trends.
Student ambassadors are the heartbeat of our school and represent the entire student body. They hold charity drives, help create a positive school climate, and enhance communication with visitors and the community.
Their motto is "PACS Bout to Soar" and the slogan is "D.A.P.A," which stands for Duty, Academics, Personal Touch, and Attendance.
Student ambassadors are expected to:
- Demonstrate leadership skills
- Keep up with their schoolwork
- Have great attendance
- Take their responsibilities seriously
- Honor their commitments
- Consistently work to promote PACS
Being a student ambassador is great preparation for future jobs and leadership positions.
To be an ambassador, students must be sponsored by a teacher. Teachers base their decision about sponsoring a student on several criteria: attendance, grades, and overall behavior at school.