Compass Online provides high school students the opportunity to continue taking courses for the purpose of meeting district graduation requirements. Student's credits will transfer back to their traditional high school. The program utilizes APEX, an internet based learning management system, designed to meet the educational needs of students at all levels of ability.
Regardless of a student’s academic situation, each student moves at his or her own pace with instant feedback on performance. It is important to remember that students receive credit for finishing course work, not for simply showing up and putting in seat time. Courses are graded on a Pass/Fail basis.
Each student will be enrolled at Compass and allowed to attend either the morning (7:30 to 10:30 a.m.) or afternoon (11:30 to 2:30 p.m.) session for three hours each school day. A fifteen minute break is provided each day, during this time the cafeteria will be open. Ms. Baker, Ms. VanderMaten and Ms. Hayes are on-site to provide academic support when needed.
Students attend school for only three hours per day; therefore, it is even more important that students stay focused on their course work or they will quickly fall behind. Remember, trimester courses at our high schools require approximately 60 minutes each day for approximately 60 days, and typically include homework and projects. On-line students are required to devote one hour per day to each course, which means students should plan on working outside of school. A Pacing Guide, which is customized for each course, will assist students in staying on track.
Courses are set with mastery on all quizzes and computer scored tests at 70 percent. Students will be given two attempts on quizzes. Completed study guides will be required if a second attempt on a quiz is needed. All end of unit Summative Tests will be locked and proctored on-site; study guides may be used on all exams. In order to earn credit for a course, students must complete all assignments.
Compass is currently serving grades nine through 12.