Where Learners & Leaders Grow

Dear Southwest Community,

Compass Academy is looking to grow our family

Enrollment for 6th grade students

for the 2016-17 school year is open !

Las inscripciones para estudiantes de 6to grado para el año escolar 2016-17 estan abiertas!

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 Click here to read the first edition of the Compass Wolf newspaper published by our students.


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. 



Our School

Welcome to Compass Academy! Back in 2014, Compass Academy was approved by the Denver Public Schools Board of Education to open in the fall of 2015. We just opened the school, launching with our first group of 6th graders. We will be expanding one grade level per year, to eventually serve approximately 750 students in grades 6-12. Compass Academy is supported by City Year - AmeriCorps and the Center for Social Organization of Schools at Johns Hopkins University.  These two national non-profit education organizations hold a combined experience of 50 years in helping students succeed. 

Our Vision

Compass Academy will educate youth to be well prepared for post-secondary education, workforce training, and civic participation. Compass Academy will provide multiple pathways for students to achieve adult success. Students at Compass Academy will develop as lifelong learners who think critically to solve problems, as well as foster a lifelong commitment to serve the global community. 



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