Course Description 2017–18

Compass aims to connect students with the world beyond the walls of Western Reserve Academy by cultivating their unique interests and talents and applying them to a “real-world” setting. A second, but not secondary, aim of Compass is to bring coherence to WRA students’ broader academic pursuits. Over the course of the academic year, enrolled students will meet regularly with the Compass Coordinator and work to develop skills in the areas of project design, collaboration, scheduling and implementation, budgeting, proposal development, making a pitch, leadership and resilience, process reflection, professionalism, marketing, research, interviewing, presentation, et al. At the end of the academic year, it is expected that enrolled students will present their work for assessment before a chosen assembly. In order to be eligible for this program, students must submit an application, which will be evaluated by the various members of the program’s steering committee. Only rising juniors and seniors are eligible to apply.

Compass is one of our Signature Programs. View videos, a blog and more on our Compass page.

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