Join us for the 2019-2020 School Year

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Love school.

Learn actively.

Change the world.

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

Now Accepting Applications for Admission for the 2019-2020 School Year, Grades 6-10.




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News and Updates:

Student Exhibition of Learning: Tuesday, May 21, 4:30-6p. Please come see what great learning our students have been up to this fourth quarter of our inaugural school year!

Parent Action Council meets first Monday of every month at 6:30pm at the school building, 2105 S. College Ave.

Compass Board Meetings take place the third Monday of every month. The next meeting is Monday, June 17, from 5:00-7p at the school building, 2105 S. College Ave.

News and Updates

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.

Become A Partner

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We are HIRING FOR THE 2019/20 SCHOOL YEAR! Please check out our careers page.