COMPASS - Gifted and Accelerated

COMPASS - Gifted and Accelerated Learning North Branch Area Schools is very excited to continue it's Gifted and Accelerated initiative into the 2019-2020 school year for 3rd through 6th grade students, The COMPASS (Creating Opportunities to Meet Potential And Stretch Skills) program was established in 2017 and has been designed to uniquely meet the needs of our gifted/accelerated learners.

3rd and 4th grade teams - Housed in North Branch Elementary - Accelerated Curriculum - Technology Integration (Chromebooks) - Curriculum Compacting - Project Based Learning

5th and 6th Grade Teams - Housed in the Ruth Fox Middle School - Accelerated Curriculum - Technology integration (IPADS, Chromebooks) - Project Learning

Upcoming informational events and deadlines

- Compass Informational Open-house (March 12 6:00 @ NBE) - Presentation: Program Introduction / Application Info - Break Out-Sessions: - 3rd Grade Presentation(Prezi) - 4th Grade Presentation - Ruth Fox MS (5/6 presentation) - New Registration Window (Opens April 16th) - application - NOTE: Current COMPASS Students do not need to apply.

Application Process

  1. Complete and submit the COMPASS online application (link) by May 3rd @ 4:00pm.
  2. Send into the NBE office, the $10 assessment fee, in a "COMPASS" marked envelope, with your child's name. Checks may be made out of "NBAS". Assessment scholarships are available, contact Mrs. Hewitt for more info.
  3. Your child will be assessed during school, unless you are a current out of district family that will be applying Schools of Choice.

For more information on the COMPASS program, please visit the open house or contact Mrs. Hewitt by email at or by phone at (810) 688-3042. ‚Äč