College Advising


Overview

Compass High School offers individualized, supportive college advising to students and their families. Compass fosters a college-bound culture, and students are encouraged, even as freshmen, to consider college as a genuine opportunity for them. At the same time, students are made aware that college is only one of their options. Structured programs to help young adults make the transition to work are equally valued. Whatever the student’s chosen path, the Compass college advising program can help.

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.”

College Advising

Early in their high school career, Compass students and their families are invited to information nights where they learn about the transition to college from advisors as well as high school graduates. Students meet regularly with our knowledgeable college advisor, and these meetings increase in frequency as students progress through the Compass program. They learn about updating psychological testing, and SAT and ACT testing accommodations. Students are provided with ACT prep classes on site by instructors who are experienced in the unique challenges of students with learning differences. Students receive guidance on how to approach the search and complete college applications. Compass’s college advising program also includes local campus visits and presentations by college representatives.

Transition

Our Transition Program helps each student find the right postsecondary opportunities. Whether the student intends to pursue a Bachelor’s degree, attend community college or a trade/technical school or enter the workforce upon graduation, Compass staff provide assistance in a variety of areas to ensure that the student is making the right choice and is fully prepared to succeed.

Internships

Students taking our Transitions course may have the opportunity to complete an internship in order to gain valuable job experience. Opportunities to work with children, animals, the arts, computers, or in retail or manufacturing environments, are just some of the internships that students may experience. Students will be supported throughout their internship and encouraged to meet and exceed all job expectations.

College Advising

Compass High School offers individualized, supportive college advising to students and their families. Compass fosters a college-bound culture, and students are encouraged, even as freshmen, to consider college as a genuine opportunity for them. At the same time, students are made aware that college is only one of their options. Structured programs to help young adults make the transition to work are equally valued. Whatever the student’s chosen path, the Compass college advising program can help.

Early in their high school career students and their families are invited to information nights where they learn about the transition to college from advisors as well as high school graduates. Students meet regularly with a college advisor and these meetings increase in frequency as students progress through the Compass program. They learn about updating psychological testing, and SAT and ACT testing accommodations. Students are provided with ACT prep classes on site by instructors who are experienced in the unique challenges of students with learning differences. Students receive guidance on how to approach the search and complete college applications. Compass’s college advising program also includes local campus visits and presentations by college representatives.

Transition

Our Transition Program helps each student find the right postsecondary opportunities. Whether the student intends to pursue a Bachelor’s degree, attend community college or a trade/technical school or enter the workforce upon graduation, Compass staff provide assistance in a variety of areas to ensure that the student is making the right choice and is fully prepared to succeed.

Internships

Students taking our Transitions course may have the opportunity to complete an internship in order to gain valuable job experience. Opportunities to work with children, animals, the arts, computers, or in retail or manufacturing environments, are just some of the internships that students may experience. Students will be supported throughout their internship and encouraged to meet and exceed all job expectations.

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