College and Career Advising
Compass High School offers individualized, supportive college and career 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 and career program can help.
Transition from high school to life after graduation can be a time of excitement, confusion, and stress. We believe that positive passage is best accomplished with preparation and reflection. For this reason, Compass High School provides support to our students and families as they approach and move through the transition process junior and senior years. Support for students who are planning on attending a college setting or moving into a career receive guidance from the College and Career Advisor. Assistance takes several forms: individual conferences, information night, college application process, recommendation letters, college and career school field trips, communication with the receiving school or service, alumni talks, and other events.
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.