Special Education After School Program
Compass High School’s Special Education After School Program consists of club and athletic activities and a Homework Center.
At Compass, we recognize that students with special needs often experience intense struggles with homework for a variety of reasons. Weaknesses in executive functioning (planning, initiating, organizing of time and materials, etc.) and academic skills have often contributed to difficulties with homework. By the time they reach high school, many students lack the motivation and confidence to complete homework consistently.
Our homework philosophy is to provide a supportive, structured and manageable homework load. We ensure that students have recorded their assignments and due dates, and have made a plan for completing the work. We offer an on-line reference for homework. We assign roughly half the homework that is typical in high schools, about one to one-and-a-half hours per night.
We also provide a quiet place where students can work on homework with assistance. This is the Homework Center. The Homework Center is open from 3:15 to 5:30 every day. Cost is $10/hour, calculated on a quarterly basis. Please contact us for additional details.
Several days a week, students will be able to participate in extracurricular activities, after-school clubs and athletic practices or games. We believe athletics can create a better learning environment and stimulate our students to both physically and intellectually. Club and sports options will gradually increase as we grow our school. Stay tuned for details.