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Long Beach Unified School District Robert A. Millikan High School

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Long Beach Unified School District Robert A. Millikan High School

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  1. C.O.M.P.A.S.S. Long Beach Unified School District Robert A. Millikan High School C Community Of Musicians, Performers, Artists, and Social Scientists

  2. A New Direction

  3. COMPASS Requirements • COMPASS is a specialized program that requires • A suggested GPA of 2.25 and above • Active interest in the Visual-Performing Arts • A willingness to participate in the COMPASS • Calendar of Events by supporting • and promoting the Arts on campus

  4. At every grade level, COMPASS educators focus on specific goals to help students succeed.

  5. 9th grade Academic Goals • Successfully transition students in to high school and build a safe and nurturing learning community • Develop student awareness and involvement in the Arts • Establish a strong foundation of literacy skills and academic discipline

  6. 10th grade Academic Goals • Strengthen the learning community by helping students develop a sense of belonging and identity • Continue to increase student awareness and involvement in the arts • Strengthen literacy skills with a focus on expository writing and developing a historical perspective

  7. 11th grade Academic Goals • Refine skills with a focus on research and develop analytical skills in all core subject areas • Integrate Social Science electives and Advanced Placement courses • Continue integration and involvement in the Arts

  8. 12th grade Academic Goals • Expand college prep electives with an emphasis on fine arts • Extend arts-based community service involvement • Facilitate culminating senior project (Senior Seminar) which integrates Sociology, Current Events, research skills, and the Arts

  9. The COMPASS CommunityProves Art Can Make a Difference

  10. The COMPASS CommunityProves Art Can Make a Difference

  11. The COMPASS CommunityProves Art Can Make a Difference

  12. 9th Grade Courses • Technology /Health • English 1-2 or English 1-2 Accelerated • Algebra 1-2/AB/or Geometry • Lab Earth Science • Foreign Language • Fine Arts • Physical Education

  13. 10th Grade Courses • Modern World History or MWH Accelerated • English 3-4 or English 3-4 Accelerated • Geometry/Algebra CD/or Int. Algebra • Biology • Foreign Language • Fine Arts • Physical Education

  14. 11th Grade Courses • U.S. History (Honors/AP History Optional) • English 5-6 (Honors/AP English Optional) • Int. Algebra/Geometry/or Pre-Calculus • Science or Social Science • Psychology or AP Psychology • Foreign Language or Fine Arts

  15. 12th Grade Courses • Senior Seminar – Sociology and Current Affairs • U.S. Government/Economics (AP Courses optional) • Multi-cultural Literature/Film Analysis/ AP English • Pre-Calculus/Finite Math/Int. Algebra/ AP Calculus • Fine Arts

  16. What our students have to say • “The teachers are great and the classes are interesting. There is a good atmosphere in our house.” • “The COMPASS community creates a balance of academics, personal growth, motivation, and encouragement.” • “It’s a very good direction for the future.” • “I joined COMPASS because I felt it would expand my love for the arts, and so far it has.” • “COMPASS has a very open-minded, good-hearted and diverse group of people.”

  17. Parents are a key component of our program’s success because of the following:Strong involvement in all calendar activitiesMonthly parent meetingsWorking with teachers to build our community The Amazing COMPASS Parents

  18. Why Choose COMPASS? • Increased school involvement with the COMPASS Calendar of Events • Special events that allow students to showcase their talents such as the World War I Museum, the Visual Arts Charity Auction benefiting the Children’s Clinic, and the Annual COMPASS Showcase • Students, parents, and teachers work together as a cohesive unit to strengthen our Small Learning Community

  19. On behalf of the COMPASS staff, students and parents, we appreciate your interest in our Small Learning Community.