ACADEMICS

Compass Prep Academics

Accreditation Status

Compass Prep Academy has fulfilled and maintains the standards set by the Georgia Accrediting Commission to be considered “Fully Accredited“. These credentials are especially important in the event that a student transfers from one accredited program to another before graduating from high school. A student transferring to Compass Prep Academy while in high school must complete one entire academic year at Compass Prep Academy before receiving credit for prior independent studies. 

An accredited transcript is an educational “passport” of sorts for college applications. While it is not necessary for college admission, it does seem to help in the application process, translating our unique academic program into a language that any academic institution can understand. 

learning stages

Imagine

Learning through play: We believe in the natural curiosity of children and seek to encourage it by not over-structuring their lives with strenuous academics and activities which prevent them from the free play time of past eras. Play is a child’s first and best educational experience.

 

Explore

Learning through deep exploration, reinforcement,  and mastery. development of understanding project-based

learning and strengthening active processing and thinking skills. Classical instruction of the world’s pioneers in music, literature, arts, and sciences, as well as their works.

Discover

Learning through active discovery and an organic learning environment. Movement and physical, hands-on activities are essential to help students with focus and attention issues. Steady discovery of the world around us through math, reading, history, literature, art, music, and physical sciences.

 

Quest

Learning through the development of personal responsibility and ownership: higher levels of learning and expectations will require a higher level of ownership, independence, and diligence in getting work accomplished in a timely way. Organizational skills will be emphasized and reinforced with a focus on time management. More formal logic and argumentation concepts covered.

Mission

Learning through application and experimentation: much of what has been practiced will be continued, but now with a sense of purpose and direction. Continued studies in college prep courses and vocational instruction will help pave the way to a smooth launch. Travel and service will be integral as the students have matured intellectually and emotionally, making these endeavors more meaningful and effective, as well as forming their characters and frame of reference.   

Journey

Learning to plot a course for their future based on recognized gifting and self-discovery. Continue seeking mastery in concepts that have been previously learned. A focus on logic and reasoning skills as well as organizational, life and study skills. Encouragement to reflect on decisions to continually and actively define their future course.

Launch

Experiential learning continues through collaborative projects, community building within and community service outside of school. experience local technical colleges and universities. Learning about job applications and interview skills, exposure to career opportunities, college campuses, mentors, alternatives to conventional college, travel programs, missions, etc.  

Flex Five Program

At Compass Prep, we are committed to providing a “boutique” education for our students, tailoring an academic track specifically to fit their unique goals. Our innovative FLEX5 scheduling provides more choices for students who value the time and flexibility to pursue their interests in sports, acting, travel, entrepreneurship, music, work, etc. Students may choose between an on-campus 3, 4, or 5-day school week, (upper-level high school students may also choose a 1 or 2-day schedule, depending on their needs).

In 2018, we introduced our FLEX5 program, which allows families to choose a schedule which best meets their student’s needs and fits their family’s lifestyle. In addition to our current 3-day CORE ACADEMIC program ( Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday), we offer the opportunity for students to attend Compass Prep up to FIVE DAYS A WEEK by choosing one or both of our optional FLEX days called Mindset Mondays and Friday Focus.

Tests & Assessments

Annual Assessment Report

The instructor or home teacher shall write an annual progress assessment report in each required subject area for each student and for every grade.  These reports shall be retained for at least three years.

Standardized Tests

Students in home study programs shall be subject to an appropriate nationally standardized testing program administered in consultation with a person trained in the administration and interpretation of norm-referenced tests. The student must be evaluated at least every three years beginning at the end of the third grade. Records of such tests shall be retained by parents, and a copy kept in each high school student’s file (grade 9 and up) in the Compass Office.

The Stanford 10 will be offered and administered by Compass Prep at the end of each school year by a certified tester. The Stanford 10 is a nationally recognized standardized test that can help parents and teachers discover their students’ academic strengths and weaknesses.  It is just one tool of evaluation, however, and we encourage parents to factor in the many other areas that can indicate strength or weakness in their student on an ongoing basis, not just at “testing” time.