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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.


For potential admission to the current 2018-2019 School Year, Grades 6-10.

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News and Updates:

Compass Board Meetings take place the third Monday of every month. The next meeting is Monday, September 17, from 6:30-8p at the school building, 2105 S. College Ave.

GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION! Friday, Sept. 28, 5:30-7:30p.  Please come see our space, meet our students, check out  their Identity Project Exhibition, share our excitement, meet some of our community partners, buy dinner from the food trucks, see a dance performance by Impact Dance, hear great music, and MORE!

Parent Action Council meets first Monday of every month starting Oct. 1st at the school building.

Coming Soon...Prospective Student and Parent Information Nights, Tours, and more for you to get to know what Compass has to offer your family...please check back soon for upcoming dates.

News and Updates
Deep-Field Ecology

Venture Project:

Deep-Field Ecology

Purpose: Rarely are youth given the opportunity to be truly exposed to the environment around them. Most of our lives we are insulated from the environment which we rely on to stay alive. As we continue to create technological advances in our society we continue to push ourselves out of nature in a way that prevents us from making deep connections with the earth and with ourselves. More

Community Partners: No Barriers, Colorado Mountain School, CSU Mountain Campus

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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