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Learn actively.

Change the world.

Compass is tuition-free charter school located in Fort Collins, Colorado. Students learn through active and engaging real-world projects — and graduate with a plan, a portfolio, and the tools to make a positive impact.

Become a Compass Student for the 2020-2021 School Year, Now Accepting Applications for Grades 6-10.




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News and Updates:

Prospective Family Information Meeting for families interested in enrolling this school year or next are coming right up! Please come visit Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 6:30-7:30p. Student-led tours start at 6:00p.

Parent Action Council meets first Monday of every month. Next meeting is Nov. 4 at 6:30p and will be followed from 7-8p by a Parent Ed Night for all parents and guardians. The focus of learning will be math at Compass and will be led by our math teachers.

Compass Board Meetings take place the third Monday of every month. The next meeting is Monday, Oct. 21, from 6:00-8p at the school building, 2105 S. College Ave.

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Venture Project:



Purpose:  This first semester venture project was inspired by student interest in this complicated social issue. Critical thinking, communication, book studies, community trips, and social justice action made this a great Compass learning experience! 

Community Partners: FoCo Cafe, Murphy Center, The Rescue Mission

Venture Forth

Our School is Designed by Teachers, Students, and Community Partners

Remember that one teacher? They made learning fun. They helped you discover who you really are and what you have to give to the world that is uniquely YOU.

They didn’t quite fit into the institutional box, and more importantly, they didn’t try to fit you into any box. Compass is a school designed by those teachers. Compass is a school full of those teachers, surrounded and supported by a community of mentors from business, nonprofit and higher education organizations. That exceptional, life-changing learning experience you had isn’t the exception at Compass; it’s the rule.

Share your story: #ThatOneTeacher, #CompassFortCollins

Join the Compass Community

Join our growing list of community partners and start seeing the benefit of working with our students. Your organization — business, nonprofit, artistic, college, university, and government entities — can partner with our students to engage in hands-on career exploration. Contact us for information on community engagement opportunities.

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