Special Education Curriculum

Special Education Curriculum

Compass High School offers a comprehensive special education curriculum that allows all students to choose from three individualized areas of study:

College Preparatory Academic Curriculum

For students interested in continuing their education at two- or four-year colleges or universities upon graduation, Compass offers coursework known as “a-g requirements”.  Based on the Common Core Standards and approved by the University of California, the College Preparatory Curriculum provides students with a rigorous course of study in a supportive environment.  Our small class size and multisensory instruction enable students to master advanced content, and achieve success with our flexible approach to grading, testing, and homework.

Essential Skills Program (ESP)

Social skills and life skills are important to achieving success. At Compass High School, organizational, social, life, and study skills are taught through classroom activities as well as specific course offerings. In addition, students have an opportunity to enroll in intensive courses in reading (decoding, fluency, and comprehension), writing/composition, and basic math. Have a child with verbal dyslexia or numerical dyslexia? Our educational program prepares students for college and the world of work.

Elective Curriculum

Elective courses at Compass offer engaging, structured, and challenging opportunities for students to become skilled while pursuing various interests. Clustered in three areas (the arts, physical education/health, and technology), our elective courses do not require any background knowledge or previous experience. Students’ preferences are regularly surveyed to determine elective offerings.