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Open House On 9/19, we hosted a virtual Open House for interested families. The turnout was good with over 15 different families looking at Compass. We shared photos and videos to give our virtual visitors an eye into the Compass experience. You can see the video “We Teach Differently” on our Compass website. Most of […]

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Profile: Barbara Norman

Barbara Norman came to us last year in the middle of the school year. She has a BA in Linguistics from the University of Hawaii and Masters in Education from Fox University in Oregon. She taught high school Spanish for four years while in Oregon and also created middle school Spanish programs here in California. […]

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Intro to Psychology

This year we are offering an Introduction to Psychology elective. This course is offering the traditional course material but also helping students with metacognition and self-awareness. Dr Popper says “ In Introduction to Psychology class we started the year with a focus on consciousness and how it may manifest in different life forms.” Ask your […]

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Metacognition

Metacognition is often defined as “thinking about thinking.” However, to truly understand why it is so important for individuals with learning differences to have metacognitive skills, we must flush out this definition a bit more. So, metacognition is one’s ability to use prior knowledge to plan a strategy for approaching a learning task, take necessary […]

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Read the Spring Newsletter 2020

Read about the Distance Learning Program, Student Making a Difference, and more. Download the full newsletter below.

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Read the Winter Newsletter 2020

Read about the Design Thinking Class, Kelly Corrigan Fundraiser, and more. Download the full newsletter below.

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Read the Fall Newsletter 2019

Read about our Advisory Program, Understanding Working Memory, Why experiential learning is important, and more. Download the full newsletter below.

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High Marks for Kai Marks!

Investing more time in the prewriting stage of the writing process makes all the subsequent phases of the writing process come together more quickly, increases student confidence, and ultimately produces stronger writing. Kai Marks in Education Week Teacher Kai Marks, our incredible Director of Curriculum, was recently published in Education Week. Click on “Education Week […]

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