Curriculum for the Middle School and High School follows a similar format, however, each program is distinct and separate to address the needs of each student population.
Compass School has ambitious goals for all its students. We expect every child to develop not only as a good student but also as a good person. For us, this means being knowledgeable and skillful academically, community minded, culturally aware, responsible, healthy, self aware and self directed. This doesn’t happen by chance nor can it happen only through the academic curriculum. We know that students need diverse, purpose driven experiences to achieve these lofty goals. In addition to academic requirements, all Compass students are required to participate in a diverse and balanced curriculum that we feel educates the whole person and readies our graduates for life in the world beyond the school walls.
The Compass curriculum is designed to prepare students for the world outside school, in particular to develop active and involved community members who contribute to the betterment of the world around them. The curriculum emphasizes depth of understanding over breadth of coverage, and involves students actively in the learning process, engaging students in meaningful investigations that expand their thinking and knowledge, allow them to develop skills, exercise judgment, and see the connections in the world around them.
The curriculum is designed so that each Compass student can and will be successful. Students come to Compass School with different strengths, abilities and needs. The reasonable school size, flexible programming, and supportive learning community allow attention to each learner.
By providing engaging learning experiences, opportunities to build on student interests, and specific attention to individual needs, Compass School helps each student develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to succeed in school and beyond.