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Why We Need Compass High School

posted Thu, Jul 07, 2016

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Chloe is a 16 year old who is a new member of our school development team. She was labeled early in her schooling as a “gifted and talented” student and proved her abilities with straight “A” grades through 9th-grade. And then she dropped out. Here is what she has to say about why:

“School turned my focus from learning to getting good grades. Learning started to take on a very negative connotation for me and I started to do the bare minimum to get good grades….While in high school I constantly felt like I was being forced to work towards someone else’s dream. I had no sense of purpose whatsoever. I was not interested in what I was studying, and frankly, I didn’t feel like it mattered that I felt this way.”