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Vision

The COMPASS program is designed to help college-bound students find direction in their lives as scholars, creative individuals, and compassionate members of society.

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COMPASS Events!

Incoming Freshmen Orientation.

August 24 - 26.  

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COMPASS Alumni Working in the Arts

Many of our COMPASS Alumni have gone on to be successful artists. Check them out.

 

Taylor Ann: Started her own face painting business.

Dylan Brownfield: Is working as a live sound engineer for the Young Americans

Dylan Wood: Recently started play drums for the band Soko

Sheridan Riley: Is a drummer for Avi Buffalo and other projects.

Avi Zahner-Isenberg: Started the band Avi Buffalo, whom have recently released their second album.

Mission

COMPASS (The Community of Musicians, Performers, Artists, and Social Scientists) is a small learning community focused on preparing students for life after high school by integrating core curriculum with the social sciences and the arts.  The program places an emphasis on standards-based instruction while helping students to connect learning with real world situations.  The arts are a vehicle for helping students to develop a sociological perspective that will allow them to gain a better understanding of themselves and the world around them. 

 

All students enrolled in the COMPASS program are expected to meet the A-G requirements for UC admission.  They are also expected to commit to developing their capacity for creative expression.  As part of this commitment, COMPASS students are expected to follow a self-selected pathway in the visual or performing arts that will lead to at least intermediate skills in a specific artistic discipline.  These pathways include: Visual Arts (fine arts or graphic arts focus); and Performing Arts (Drama, Dance, Instrumental Music, or Vocal Music focus). 

 

COMPASS students are also expected to use their talents and skills in working with other artists to help improve the greater Long Beach community through arts-based community service. 

COMPASS Boosters Meetings

All Booster Meetings are held from 6:30 to 7:30 in Room 579

 

News

Summer Assignments for Incoming COMPASS Freshmen
Summer assignments are due on the first full day of class.  This will be Thursday, September 3rd for odd classes and Friday, September 4th for even classes.

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Published: 8/18/15

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Program Details

For specific inquiries, please contact lead teacher, Ms. Hines
Phone: (562) 425-7441 Ex: 4355
Email: MHines@lbschools.net