Global Connections

Global Connections

At Compass, we have a strong commitment to making sure every student can participate in all aspects of our educational program regardless of economic circumstance. I think Compass is unique in making our international trip accessible to every member of the 11th grade class. In most schools, these trips are offered to all but participants tend to come from families with greater financial resources and those who have a history of travel. We did this with the first international trips at Compass, and when students returned and told of the life changing learning of the trip, we decided that we had to make this available to every student.
The only way we can make sure every student can participate in this trip, and other learning that expands students’ horizons, is to raise money beyond tuition. The biggest fundraiser each year is the Fiesta, which is scheduled in the mid-to-late winter. This is a great event even for folk that have no connection to Compass. Great food, superb music, and a good cause, all for a great price. This is a great way to bring people in to see the school who may not do so otherwise. Please reach out to friends and neighbors to have them join you for this fun event.

Check out the blog from the 2016 trip to Peru here.