A School Home
Our schools are intentionally small to foster a family environment where teachers can focus on the individual child. More days in school and longer school days ensure better retention and improved academic achievement. If you are looking for a school home to carry your child from kindergarten through twelfth grade that focuses on academic excellence and character development, Compass is the place for you.
Teachers who care
Compass teachers know their content backwards and forwards and are passionate about preparing Memphis youth academically and in character for college and lifelong success. Our teachers enjoy and benefit from our intentionally small school settings, which will help them to develop trusting, positive relationships with their students and colleagues.
Service learning serves as the intersect between our academic excellence and values-based character education pillars—bringing content, concepts, and skills gleaned from both to life through hands-on, tangible experiences. While immersed in service-learning projects, students will experience the fulfillment of giving back to their communities and helping others. This program is a HUGE part of Compass life and sets us apart from other educational options.
We have developed partnerships with nonprofit agencies that are focused on social services and Each care for the environment. We want to empower our students to be able to recognize needs in our communities, identify ways they can be of service and become engaged as change agents. Our students will spend the school year learning about their partnering nonprofit, developing a relationship with that nonprofit through quarterly touchpoints and ultimately completing an intensive service-learning project to benefit their nonprofit. The purpose of this program is to promote collaborative initiatives for the extension of services and for the building up of a healthy community. In doing so, we are supporting our students to become agents of change in their communities.
Service-learning projects provide students with opportunities to apply newly learned knowledge and skills in real-world contexts, further cementing their understanding and giving their academic learning relevant purposes.
Our Service Partners
Clean Memphis is a 501(c)(3) grassroots organization founded in 2008 by a group of concerned citizens who believe that a cleaner city will help to reduce crime, promote a sense of pride in community and cultivate economic prosperity. The goal of Clean Memphis is to engage every Memphian in getting and keeping Memphis clean.
Compass Community Schools is a group of six K – 12 tuition-free, public charter schools proudly serving the following Memphis communities. Click on any school in the list or on the map for more info.
Compass Community Schools is a group of K – 12 charter schools proudly serving the following Memphis communities. Tap on any school in the list or on the map for more info.