Scholar Engagement

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Compass Clubs

Compass Scholar Clubs are virtual meetings held on a monthly basis that are scholar-driven with the support of a Compass staff member who serves as the club advisor. The purpose of Compass Scholar Clubs is to create a safe and scholar-driven community of like-minded individuals to explore a particular topic of focus together in an online setting. Taking part in organized scholar clubs not only equips scholars with new skills and experiences but also gives scholars an opportunity to meet new people and form new friendships. Participation in scholar clubs provides a space for our Compass scholars to grow in confidence and independence.

Field Trips

Field Trips offer our scholars educational experiences to expand their knowledge of the world around them and discover their passions, within a safe environment where they can explore the world around them. By seeing real-life applications of concepts they study, scholars are more apt to gain a deeper understanding of what they are learning. Whether in person or virtual, Compass Field Trips connect scholars with their peers and staff within our Compass community as they all explore the world together.

Virtual Scholar Workshops

Virtual Scholar Workshops are offered on a regular basis, focusing on topics of interest to our scholars. Topics include exploration of the arts and sciences, heritage month assemblies, community service projects, and other special offerings. We seek to provide virtual opportunities that expose our scholars to unique experiences that enhance their knowledge as well as encourage them to develop new passions and skills. These activities allow them to become explorers and discoverers of the world from the comfort of their own learning environment. 

Scholar Celebrations

We love celebrating our scholars! One of the ways that we pause to celebrate is at our scholar celebration ceremonies. These celebrations are held in either a virtual or in-person format and provide opportunities to highlight areas of accomplishment and achievement for our scholars. These matriculation and award ceremonies are opportunities for marked moments to pause and reflect on the success of our scholars. 

Award Opportunities

Here at Compass we take pride in all of our scholar’s achievements and try to recognize them in every way we can! Some ways we recognize our scholars through our scholar recognition program are listed below:

Honor Roll
Scholar of the Month
Firebird of the Year
Core Values (ARTIC) Awards by Semester
Presidential Award for Educational Excellence (Gold Seal) (8th, 12th)
Presidential Award for Educational Achievement (Silver Seal) (8th, 12th)
Perfect Attendance
Samaritan Award
NHS Lifetime Member (12th)
Golden State Seal Merit Diploma (12th)
State Seal of Biliteracy (12th)

We also have learning coach awards available to our learning coaches which include:

Learning Coach Academy Certificates
Learning Coach of the Year

In the Engagement Department, we host many assemblies and events, honoring momentous occasions and celebrations in history. Below is a poem submitted by one of our scholars for a previously held assembly:
Here is Avery S., a 7-grade scholar, with his poem: Racism, celebrating Black History Month, February 2022.
By Avery S.

4 centuries of history
For some just misery
For your mission is one some admire
For your message is like a fire
Because of the way it spreads
In the aftermath of this, a child lies dead
For your history runs so deep
Your followers are a heap
for you are like a flower that blooms but never withers
for you are a snake that only slithers
as that flower grows it’s beauty lies
in the eyes of those who seek our demise
Some need an education
Because racism is the face of the nation
I wrote this poem as if racism was a person
I wonder how it is to carry such a burden
Before, they put us in a cage
But now that just fuels our rage
for you are like glass that never shatters
but this is our message…
Black Lives Matter🖤🖤

Scholar Engagement