Ignite creativity and innovation ∎ Inspire personalized learning ∎ Prepare students for multiple paths to success

About Compass

Compass Academy is a District 303 high school of choice that opened in the fall of 2021 at the Haines Center. Key features of the academy include experiential learning, allowing students to explore career pathways; flexible scheduling; project-based learning; interdisciplinary courses; and competency-based education. The competency-based model removes the constraints of "seat time" and empowers student-driven learning inside and outside the classroom. This approach allows students to earn credit toward graduation requirements in ways other than traditional coursework, incorporates real-world knowledge and challenges, and allows students to attain career-related competencies.

Enrolling in Compass Academy

Any District 303 student entering grades 9-12 is eligible to enroll at Compass Academy. There are no entrance criteria and all students are invited to apply. The instructional offerings at Compass are designed to support all students working toward a high school diploma, including those interested in early college courses and/or career pathway experiences.

If your student is interested in learning more about Compass Academy, fill out the Interested Student form and someone from Compass Academy will follow up with you soon. Interested students are required to take a building tour and participate with a parent or guardian in a meeting with the Compass Academy counselor and Director before enrolling.

To see more detailed information about Compass Academy, including course offerings for 2023-2024, you may view the Compass Academy Information Guide.

2023-2024 School Profile

Administration Staff

SS Sharon Stanley

Director of Compass Academy