A note from Director Sharon Stanley

Thank you for visiting the Compass Academy website. I hope you find it to be a helpful resource.

My name is Sharon Stanley, and I have the privilege of serving as Director of Compass Academy. I have served in this capacity since the summer of 2020, when I began working with a team of District 303 administrators, teachers, and parents to reimagine education and to plan for the opening of a competency-based school for students seeking a progressive alternative to traditional high school. My passion for Compass Academy is rooted in my desire as an educator to help each student forge connections to school, develop self-efficacy, and discover a path they want to pursue.

As I enter my twenty-ninth year in education and my ninth as an administrator, I am excited to see what is on the horizon for the 2023-24 school year. There are many exciting improvements and additions at Compass, including new CNC machines in the science, technology, and engineering (SET) lab, new furniture and flexible seating in learning spaces, increased experiential learning opportunities, and even some new staff members. The Compass team can't wait to welcome both new and returning students to the Compass community.

Because Compass Academy offers personalized learning, the staff continually strives to be responsive to students’ interests and needs. To that end, we are always looking for ways to improve students’ learning experiences at Compass. We are truly committed to our mission of igniting creativity and innovation, inspiring personalized learning, and preparing students for multiple paths to success. Through community partnerships, feedback from students and parents, and ongoing professional learning, we will continue to work toward fulfilling our mission for each student.

I’m looking forward to partnering with students and families again this year to provide students with the best possible high school experience. Please feel free to contact me at any time with thoughts, questions, or concerns.

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SS Sharon Stanley

Director of Compass Academy