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Learner-Centered Education in Remote Learning

One of the researchers we follow as school designers and innovators is Katie Martin. She is the author of Learner-Centered Innovation and other publications and writes a regular blog. We are proud to note that Compass’s model for learning hits every target she notes, whether we are learning remotely or in person!

Give Them a Mile, They Run the Distance

If the enthusiasm of the new 6th and 7th-graders and their families is any measure of success, this year is off to a great start! Our learning model is designed to support students in learning academic and problem-solving (design thinking) skills by working on topics that are relevant and exciting to them. What happens when you let students take the reins on this kind of learning?

On the Cutting Edge

There's a new 3D gadget in the Compass Design Lab and we can't wait for you to try it. The X-Carve machine is one of the new tools that is revolutionizing digital fabrication. With this 3D carving device, students can bring endless ideas to life.

Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year!

There is that saying, “when the going gets tough, the tough get going”, and I think of our school that way. We’ve got this...because we have each other and we have you. It is an honor to serve as the leader of this school, and a privilege to serve your families. Welcome back to school!

Student Weekly Planner

Staying organized and energized are keys to successful learning. Sometimes the right tool can make all the difference. Here's a weekly planner you might want to try!

Compass Tech Team Open for Business

Over the summer, the Compass Tech Team has been working hard to inventory, clean, re-image and repair all of the computers in our school—as well as fix things like vacuum cleaners and 3-D printers!