Support Services


Overview:

Compass offers a dynamic college preparatory program with an array of accommodations and modifications tailored to each student to ensure mastery of challenging content. We use many excellent research-based instructional programs for students with learning differences that incorporate multisensory instruction into their designs. We offer a team approach in which teachers, speech and language specialists, and occupational, and psycho-therapists collaborate on an integrated, individualized program.

Organizational strategies and school routines are consistently implemented to ensure that students practice and master essential skills. Our homework policies and support build independence and self-advocacy skills. Student’s educational experiences are enriched through experiential, hands-on activities, including vibrant arts and athletic programs.

Priority Admission
Deadline, Feb. 1

Current Parent

“Compass has turned out to be a good place for [my son] to feel emotionally safe and available to learn. I think the best thing about Compass is the number of talented teachers.”

Current Parent

“It is very difficult to find a program for a child, who needs some extra help and support, a child, who is learning at a pace different from regular peers. The first time I visited Compass High School I was not only impressed, I was shocked, in a good way!...

Current Parent

“There is a very high level of individualization, school truly “teaches each and every child”

Current Parent

“Different methods, tools, technology, are used to accommodate kids with different learning challenges and learning styles.”

Compass High Student

“The most impactful part of Compass are the small classes and really being able to connect with the teachers. I feel comfortable making a mistake because my teacher’s know it is a part of the learning process.”

Compass High Student

”Teachers will work with us instead of giving up on us.”

Support Services

Our philosophy at Compass is that students should have access to high-quality services in the school building. This achieves several goals. It decreases the logistical challenges of traveling to appointments in the community. Our specialists also work closely with classroom teachers so that the entire treatment team is working consistently with students, thereby increasing the effectiveness of the services.

We offer the following services:

  • Speech and Language Therapy

    Our licensed Speech and Language Pathologist works with students who require individual speech and language therapy to address deficits in expressive, receptive, and pragmatic language. This service is available for an additional fee. Training and coaching of teachers is also and important part of our program to ensure that our classroom environments are responsive to the language needs of our students.

  • Counseling

    We offer a group social skills course taught by our Licensed Counselor which focuses on helping students develop coping skills, establish friendships, deal with the challenges of adolescence, and develop advocacy skills. Individual psychotherapy is available on site for an additional fee.

  • Occupational Therapy

    An occupational therapist pushes into classrooms to assist students in developing gross and fine motor skills. Our OT consults with teachers, focusing on students’ ability to develop independent living skills and use technology. Individual OT services are available on site for an additional fee.

  • Educational Therapy

    Compass’s program is designed to provide students with an educational program that is individualized and intensive. Because of our small class size and academic skills courses, most students don’t require one-on-one tutoring. However, for students who need individual educational therapy, this service is available on-site for an additional fee.

  • Advisory Program

    Every student at Compass is assigned to an advisory group run by a faculty advisor. Advisory groups are small, usually five students or fewer. The Advisory Program focuses on organization, homework and social emotional learning. Students are prompted to use their on-line learning management systems, assisted in planning their homework schedule, and provided regular follow up on their homework completion. Advisors also stay in close contact with parents, tracking homework, attendance, and success in their courses and opening up lines of communication with families.

Support Services

Our philosophy at Compass is that students should have access to high-quality services in the school building. This achieves several goals. It decreases the logistical challenges of traveling to appointments in the community. Our specialists also work closely with classroom teachers so that the entire treatment team is working consistently with students, thereby increasing the effectiveness of the services.

We offer the following services:

  • Speech and Language Therapy

    Our licensed Speech and Language Pathologist works with students who require individual speech and language therapy to address deficits in expressive, receptive, and pragmatic language. This service is available for an additional fee. Training and coaching of teachers is also and important part of our program to ensure that our classroom environments are responsive to the language needs of our students.

  • Counseling

    We offer a group social skills course taught by our Licensed Counselor which focuses on helping students develop coping skills, establish friendships, deal with the challenges of adolescence, and develop advocacy skills. Individual psychotherapy is available on site for an additional fee.

  • Occupational Therapy

    An occupational therapist pushes into classrooms to assist students in developing gross and fine motor skills. Our OT consults with teachers, focusing on students’ ability to develop independent living skills and use technology. Individual OT services are available on site for an additional fee.

  • Educational Therapy

    Compass’s program is designed to provide students with an educational program that is individualized and intensive. Because of our small class size and academic skills courses, most students don’t require one-on-one tutoring. However, for students who need individual educational therapy, this service is available on-site for an additional fee.

  • Advisory Program

    Every student at Compass is assigned to an advisory group run by a faculty advisor. Advisory groups are small, usually five students or fewer. The Advisory Program focuses on organization, homework and social emotional learning. Students are prompted to use their on-line learning management systems, assisted in planning their homework schedule, and provided regular follow up on their homework completion. Advisors also stay in close contact with parents, tracking homework, attendance, and success in their courses and opening up lines of communication with families.

Priority Admission
Deadline, Feb. 1

Current Parent

“Compass has turned out to be a good place for [my son] to feel emotionally safe and available to learn. I think the best thing about Compass is the number of talented teachers.”

Current Parent

“It is very difficult to find a program for a child, who needs some extra help and support, a child, who is learning at a pace different from regular peers. The first time I visited Compass High School I was not only impressed, I was shocked, in a good way!...

Current Parent

“There is a very high level of individualization, school truly “teaches each and every child”

Current Parent

“Different methods, tools, technology, are used to accommodate kids with different learning challenges and learning styles.”

Compass High Student

“The most impactful part of Compass are the small classes and really being able to connect with the teachers. I feel comfortable making a mistake because my teacher’s know it is a part of the learning process.”

Compass High Student

”Teachers will work with us instead of giving up on us.”

Compass is a proud member school of the National Association of Independent Schools