Compass Academy will enable its students to realize their unique talents, while mastering core academic skills. In addition, students will develop social-emotional strengths as well as learner and leader competencies that are required for success in the 21st century. Compass Academy will deploy a team of diverse City Year – AmeriCorps members, combined with advances in the learning sciences, to create a personalized learning environment where all members of the school community passionately pursue deeper learning.
Compass Academy won a $2.5 million grant to help design and launch an innovative high school model. The money is from the XQ Institute’s Super School Project, an initiative backed by Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple’s Steve Jobs. XQ aims to “help spark a movement to rethink the American high school” by funding novel ideas, such as Compass. Click on the XQ Video link above to learn more!