At Compass Community Schools, our mission is to prepare students for college and lifelong success by developing the whole child through a focus on academic excellence, values-based character education, and service learning in the community. This past year Compass has reached many milestones. For the first time since we opened our doors in 2019, we see the effects of a full year of learning as evident through our TVAAS scores. According to the State of Tennessee, two Compass Schools scored a TVAAS of 4, and four Compass Schools scored a TVAAS of 5, which is the highest distinction based on TVAAS composite scores. Additionally, two Compass Community Schools also earned the esteemed designation of Reward schools by the State of Tennessee. Reward schools are schools that improve overall student academic achievement and growth for all student groups. The Reward designation is the highest honor schools can earn when evaluated via the state’s accountability model. This significant growth means our students are rebounding from the negative impacts of the pandemic, our teachers are effectively helping students to reach academic goals, and our curriculum plan is getting results.