All activities have a purpose. From cleaning their living spaces to completing a ropes course, students learn self-control, leadership and accountability, leading them to develop a sense of belonging and respect for others and their differences.
Compass Rose Academy offers innovative and rigorous academic opportunities for students. Our academic model provides integration of our clinical, residential & academic services for students. All CRA academic staff are trained in our model of care and work closely with our program as a whole in order to provide the best environment for our students. Our academic services include a partnership with Alpha Omega Academy, an online Christian curriculum in which students can work towards earning credits towards their high school diploma. Alpha Omega Academy is an internationally accredited online academy. Students are able to pursue a General, Core 40, or Academic Honors Diploma. Our programming also offers a variety of other components which include:
- STEM Courses
- Project-Based Learning
- Art Class
- Weekly Trips to a local library
- Daily devotions
- Spiritual Life
- Mindfulness exercises
- Social Emotional Learning
- Off-Campus field trips
Each student has an individualized academic plan specifically designed to move that student toward meeting graduation requirements. Licensed, highly qualified teachers utilize computer-based curriculum aligned to state and national standards. The computer-based curriculum allows students to recover missing credits as well as earn credits at an accelerated rate once proficiency is demonstrated. The curriculum is supplemented with enrichment activities such as general classroom discussions and off-campus field trips that reiterate core themes of healing, development, teamwork, compassion and respect. The school is able to provide many levels of support from Special Education Services to Advanced Placement (AP) courses. The variety of educational programs provided allow students to maintain and/or advance from their current grade level and pursue a General, Core 40, or Academic Honors Diploma.
Each teacher stresses accountability for academic performance and personal behavior. With a low student-teacher ratio, strict behavior standards, a uniform policy, and mandatory study times, students have the opportunity to experience academic success, often for the first time. In the process, students learn important study skills that benefit them throughout their lives.
Students attend school Monday through Thursday with holiday breaks and an extended break in the summer. A year-round calendar provides a seamless curriculum for students who enroll or withdraw throughout the calendar year.
Some of our Spiritual Life Activities include:
Cottage Devotions – Each morning a staff member leads a brief devotional in the cottage. These are typically taken from a contemporary devotional book based on Bible passages.
Sunday Morning Church Service – Each Sunday morning, the cottage attends a church service at a local contemporary church in town. To learn about the church and even watch archived services from home, contact us.
Spiritual Life Group – Staff across campus meet with our students weekly for an inspirational message during our Spiritual Life Group as well as during school hours.
Optional Sunday Evening Youth Group – Most Sunday evenings, students have the opportunity to voluntarily attend a Youth Group at a local church in town. Youth Group activities are fun and involve food, activities, singing, and a devotional.
Christian Concerts/Events – Frequently, the students may attend concerts or other Christian events as a group. These are typically fun, contemporary concerts with inspirational messages.
Additionally, our campus pastors are available to meet individually with students for mentoring upon request.