Compass Public Charter School is a highly challenging program similar to the Gifted and Talented programs in many traditional schools. This doesn’t mean that a student must have an IQ of 130 to be successful at Compass. Our direct instruction, repetition, rhyming and choral response method of instruction teaches to all learning styles. However, there are skills, characteristics and elements that must be in place to produce success. Please check the website (Skills Expectations) under each specific grade for the skills, characteristics and parent involvement that will lead to achievement. The key element of success is based on the “three legged stool” philosophy - if one leg of the stool is “broken”, the stool will not work. What makes up each leg? The school is one leg – providing a rigorous academic program, having high expectations for both academics and behavior, and communicating with students/parents. Parents/guardians are the second leg of the stool – communicating with teachers, supporting the school especially in the area of homework and attendance expectations and encouraging their child. The student is the third leg – they need to come to school each day with a positive attitude and desire to learn. Students should have a strong work ethic and the fortitude to make good choices regardless of reward or consequence.
When is Compass a Good “Fit”?
When is Compass Not a Good “Fit”?