Support services available to students at the district’s comprehensive high schools will also be available to students at Compass Academy, including:
Students who attend Compass Academy will continue to have opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities at their home high school.
At Compass Academy, students advance in coursework by demonstrating mastery of competencies. The curriculum addresses all of the Illinois Learning Standards just as it does at the comprehensive high schools, but the way in which instruction occurs and the learning activities in which students engage are different. The coursework students complete at Compass Academy enables them to meet all graduation requirements, and students who complete those requirements will receive a diploma from either St. Charles East or St. Charles North High School upon graduation.
∎ Flexible Schedule - Students have the opportunity to build a schedule around their needs and preferences, so they may have:
Impact on students:
The schedule at Compass Academy was intentionally designed to complement the schedules at the comprehensive high schools and Fox Valley Career Center. (Because classes are offered throughout the day and evening at Elgin Community College, that schedule is not shown.)
∎ Competency-Based Education - Students advance upon demonstrated mastery of competencies. Students receive timely, differentiated support based on their individual learning needs.