Our Mission & Vision
At Compass Rose, academic achievement coupled with personal growth is our “True North.” Everything we do is oriented in that direction.
We are resolute that every student will experience success in school, at every grade level and in every subject, so they can be academically prepared for college and the world beyond.
At the same time, we support our students as they learn the character traits necessary to be good citizens and effective advocates for themselves and others.
Far too often, the socioeconomic circumstances into which a child is born determine his or her destiny. Currently, about 1 in 10 low-income students communities graduate from college.
Theoretically, free public education is provided to help overcome or circumvent this reality. Our country was founded on the idea that, with enough hard work and determination, anyone could become successful. Yet, students in urban areas, far too often lack the kind of high-quality educational options their peers in more affluent neighborhoods enjoy. The result is an opportunity gap that widens dramatically generation by generation.
Regardless of ZIP code, all children have the right to dream, and they all have the right to pursue their dreams and ambition using the same intellectual tools as their peers. Our elementary and middle schools must provide educational opportunities that honor their students’ ambition in scope and impact.
Our Approach to building a great school is based on three foundational beliefs:
Every child, no matter their race, socio-economic status, zip code, or home language, can be on a path to college and a lifetime of success.
Students thrive in a personalized, structured, and supportive environment.
Teaching technology literacy, leadership skills, cultural competence, and self-advocacy are critical components to building our country’s future leaders.
Do What's RIGHT!
Respect, Ingenuity, Growth, Honesty, and Teamwork – are foundations to living a successful and fulfilling life. We believe that teaching our students to live these values every day, in school and out, will help them learn to take ownership over their own education and their lives.
“Our Right Values”
We always respect ourselves and others. We know that if we expect respect from others, we must be the first to show it.
We challenge ourselves to find new solutions to the most difficult problems. We always welcome the opportunity to think creatively.
We will undoubtedly face adversity. We have the strength of character to persist through even the most challenging problems.
We strive to be truthful at all times. We know we will be judged by others on the strength of our integrity, and we take that very seriously.
We know that we are strongest and most successful when we work together. We seek out opportunities to collaborate and share with others.