Education is an integral component of treatment at Compass Intervention Center. Upon admission, every patient is immediately enrolled into education programs at Compass Academy. Enrollment letters are forwarded to the student’s school district superintendent, local education agency and director of assessment.
Our licensed, therapeutic school provides small, highly structured classes during the school year for all residents. We can accommodate students on various academic levels and work closely with home school districts to minimize loss of credits and class time.
Compass Academy uses PowerSchool, a platform designed to drive student growth, unify the classroom experience, enhance collaboration among teachers and improve real-time communication with families or guardians.
Special education teachers are available to accommodate Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and 504 plans for developmental difficulties, learning disabilities or behavioral issues. Classes are made up of 13 students or less with a dedicated teacher and teaching assistant in each classroom.
COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTION
FOR TRAUMA IN SCHOOLS
Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) is a skills-based model that builds cognitive processing, relaxation and problem-solving skills to address anxiety and symptoms of PTSD-related to trauma exposure.
CBITS is a group-based model implemented in the classroom setting in conjunction with trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy completed by the individual therapist assigned to the patient.
CBITS provides 10 sessions of group therapy to support generalization of skills and integration of a trauma-competent system of care in the school setting.
COMPASS ACADEMY FEATURES
- Electronic readers and mobile learning devices for self-paced study and cooperative learning
- Online curriculum through Odysseyware®
- AP courses
- ACT/SAT/GED preparation
- Block scheduling
- Course recovery
- Career exploration
- Licensed tutors and teachers
- Transition specialist
- Education assistant
- Principles of coding
- Hospitality and tourism
- Health science
- Business management and administration
- Human services
- Information technology
- Law, public safety, corrections and security
- Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
- Architecture and construction
- A/V technology
- Education and training
- Government and public administration
- Transportation, distribution and logistics
- Study hall
- On-site ACT testing every spring
- End of Course Testing (EOTC)
- TNReady (state assessment)
We offer transition services to support residents as they develop and plan post-secondary goals. We work with the student, family and community to help ensure they can achieve their goals after graduation.
Our staff focuses on college admissions, workforce development, trade school options and various training opportunities with community partners such as the American Career Center, JobLinc, Home Depot, Collierville Literacy Council, Hopeworks and the Tennessee Technology Institute.