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A tuition-free 6th-12th grade charter school located in the heart of mid-town Fort Collins!

The Mayor

Why Families Love Compass

Innovative, Small School

  • Student-centered learning
  • Competency-based progress
  • Caring culture
  • Work at your challenge level rather than grade level
  • Expert teaching staff

Unmatched Opportunities

  • Internships and apprenticeships
  • No-cost college credit classes
  • Personalized futures planning
  • Innovative learning spaces and tools
  • Enriching seminars and extras

High Expectations

  • Real-world problem solving
  • Quarterly exhibitions of work
  • Feedback and revision culture
  • Entrepreneurial opportunities
  • Graduate with college credit and a portfolio

A Community Campus

  • Located on the MAX bus line
  • Minutes from downtown and CSU
  • Public and college library use
  • CSU science lab access
  • Community partnerships

A Community of Courageous Learners

Compass staff and students tackle academic content and skills development in the context of real-world problems and creative endeavors designed to make the world a better place. We have a modern space, modern tools and a program designed to make sure that you love school and are ready to thrive in life after high school!

A Nationally Recognized, Award-Winning School

National and local partnerships have not only provided outstanding experiences for our students and staff, but have also resulted in our young school winning national and local recognitions, and over one million dollars in grants and awards.

Global Impact Challenge award ceremony

Experienced and Talented Educators

Compass was designed by a diverse team of experienced, licensed educators, students, business owners, nonprofit leaders and parents. We are passionate about embedding design thinking and creative, research-based learning pedagogy and real-world problem solving into secondary education.

Will You Love Compass?

Begin Your Journey

It doesn’t matter how old you are, where you are from, or what language you speak, what every human needs to thrive is a sense of belonging, a feeling of purpose, autonomy and the knowledge and skills to grow. You will find all this—and more—at Compass. Join us!

Community Partnerships