Admissions


Applying to Compass High School

When it comes to admissions, we believe that the assessments don’t tell the full story. We look at applicants in a holistic way. To ensure that Compass High School is able to meet every student’s needs, we give careful consideration to each applicant throughout the admissions process.

We accept applications throughout the year for possible mid-year openings. However, the usual procedure is to submit an application in the fall for the following school year. It is to your advantage to apply early to allow time for application review, scheduling a visit, and completion of the process. Applicants who submit their applications by February 1 will be notified by letter in March of our admissions decisions. For mid-year applicants and all other applicants who apply outside the priority admissions window, the entire application process takes approximately two weeks.

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.”

How to Apply

There are three steps to the process:

  • Step One: Fill out a Financial Aid Application
  • Step Two:  Fill out the Parents Financial Statement (PFS) through the NAIS website
  • Step Three: Submit your 2015 federal tax return, all schedules, and W-2s.
  • Application Forms

    Here are all the forms needed to submit an application. If you have any questions or need help filling out any of these forms don’t hesitate to contact us.

  • Application Checklist

    Applications are due by February 1 for priority admission. Applications received after this date will be considered as opening become available.

    Download

  • Application for Admission

    Application should be completed and mailed with $100 application fee to Admissions, 2040 Pioneer Court, San Mateo, CA 94403.

    Download

  • Release of Information Form

    Parent/guardian must sign and submit this with Application for Admission.

    Download

How to Apply

There are three steps to the process:

  • Step One: Fill out a Financial Aid Application
  • Step Two:  Fill out the Parents Financial Statement (PFS) through the NAIS website
  • Step Three: Submit your 2015 federal tax return, all schedules, and W-2s.
  • Application Forms

    Here are all the forms needed to submit an application. If you have any questions or need help filling out any of these forms don’t hesitate to contact us.

  • Application Checklist

    Applications are due by February 1 for priority admission. Applications received after this date will be considered as opening become available.

    Download

  • Application for Admission

    Application should be completed and mailed with $100 application fee to Admissions, 2040 Pioneer Court, San Mateo, CA 94403.

    Download

  • Release of Information Form

    Parent/guardian must sign and submit this with Application for Admission.

    Download

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.”

Phone:  +1 (650) 720-4248
Fax: (888) 239-3542
Email: admissions@compasshigh.org