The most unfair people in this school is the administration. Everything is black and white for them; in their eyes, you're either a good student or a bad student. And if you are marked a bad student, you can never change that
My boys are just finishing up their first year at Compass (grades 4&5). We had homeschooled previous and was looking for a strong academic school. We have been SOOO happy at Compass!! It was definitely and adjustment for me as a homeschool mom to go from 100% hands on to very little involvement... but I have appreciated how thorough the teachers are and how much they actually TEACH!! My boys have both excelled throughout the year. We will be having all four of our children attend next year and are so excited to continue! :)
I couldn't be more unimpressed with this school. Accountability from administration is absent. I have seen administration rush to judgement, misunderstand their own policies, email parents with inaccurate information, and punish all students based on the actions of a few. When issues were brought to their attention, there was no admission of mismanagement of issues nor admission that things could have been handled better had they not rushed to judgement. Instead, they gave excuses. "We're very busy so we didn't have time to diagnose the problem correctly before applying the solution." If you're looking for a school that has the same bureaucracy issues as the larger public schools but with fewer students, this is probably a good place. Would I recommend it over the public school my other children attend? No. See through the marketing and you have a smaller school with the same less qualified administration and overall lack of critical thinking, accountability, problem solving, and leadership.
I am a high school freshman and I started at CPCS in 3rd grade! Our teachers are so great! In being such a small school, there is ALWAYS help available from a teacher. Before school, during lunch, and after school. My teachers are my friends and want to help me out. Compass is very fast paced. If your child likes learning this is a good school. Your child will never come home without a plethora of new knowledge. We learn so much. The students are really nice and welcoming and some of the greatest friends ever! We do have a lot of homework, but teachers will almost ALWAYS give us time to work on homework in class. That way, anything we take home is just stuff we didn't get around to finishing. I love that our school is so small and close-knit. We are a family at Compass. And none of the teachers are intimidating and I consider my teachers as my friends, too! We are big on fun, educational projects, like building roller coasters for marbles to learn about kinetic energy, friction, and Newton's 3 laws. I wake up every morning EXCITED to go to school. Compass is paving the road for me to have a bright future, and I hope you decide to try us out!
We started our daughter at Compass in kindergarten and were so impressed by how tightly run the class was. Every minute was planned for the most efficient learning. My daughter would come home excited every day to do her math homework, be timed how fast she could complete a "math minute" and tell me about what she learned that day. Now in first grade, she continues to love her teachers and shows so much pride in her school. She enjoys her primary subjects, as well as science, music, PE, and computers. I highly recommend this school to anyone who wants their child excel. They do such a great job putting the responsibility of behavior and learning on your child. Rather than conducting parent/teacher conferences, they conduct student-led conferences where each student is responsible for reporting how they are doing and what they need to work on. Our daughter was nervous last conference because she was required to formally introduce us to her teacher, which she did very well. We love this school and the environment they create for optimal learning.