Compass

Stimulating and engaging content…

A-G Approved Enhance every student’s opportunity to achieve by providing engaging content that connects learning to everyday life. Compass Learning’s research based curriculum providers a stimulating learning environment.

Learning Styles: Linguistic – Word Smart, Intrapersonal – Myself Smart, Visual/Spatial – Picture Smart
Compatibility: Computer & iPad
Delivery Format: Web-based

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Elementary

Course Name
Course Type
Course Description
Kindergarten ELALANGUAGE ARTSThe Kindergarten Language Arts class encourages students to learn new vocabulary, develop fluency and begin to expand their newfound reading comprehension skills. Through a series of reading, writing and learning based activities; students will explore the alphabet, principals/fundamentals of print, learn the different parts of a book and much more to help them on their way to understanding the basics of language arts.
1st Grade ELALANGUAGE ARTSThe 1st grade Language Arts class encourages students to learn new vocabulary, develop fluency and begin to expand their newfound reading comprehension skills. Through a series of reading, writing and learning based activities; students will explore high frequency words, demonstrate a knowledge of the different letters in the alphabet and the sounds they make alone and when paired. Students will also be instructed on vowels, the sounds of vowels, how to apply their new knowledge to reading and much more to help them on their way to understanding the basics of language arts.
2nd Grade ELALANGUAGE ARTSThe 2nd grade Language Arts class encourages students to explore high frequency words, demonstrate knowledge of vowels, the sounds of vowels, and how to apply their new knowledge to reading. Through a series of reading, writing and learning based activities; students will build on their knowledge of high frequency words and fluency with an emphasis on speed and accuracy. Students will also begin working on inflection, reviewing punctuation, context clues and much more to help them on their way to understanding language arts.
3rd Grade ELALANGUAGE ARTSThe 3rd grade Language Arts class encourages students to explore synonyms, antonyms, analyzing and determining the correct meaning of a word and work to understand idioms. Through a series of reading, writing and learning based activities students will build on their knowledge of comprehension in order to enhance their ability to comprehend written text, learn about the nuances of plot, theme, sequential order and much more to help them on their way to understanding language arts.
4th Grade ELALANGUAGE ARTSThe 4th grade Language Arts class encourages students to expand and apply knowledge of grade level appropriate vocabulary, apply comprehension strategies to literary/expository texts and enhance reading, writing and thinking skills. Through a series of reading, writing and learning based activities students will apply grammatical and mechanical conventions in written compositions, read/ respond to a variety of literature and much more to help them on their way to understanding language arts.
5th Grade ELALANGUAGE ARTSThe 5th grade Language Arts class encourages students to expand and apply knowledge of grade level appropriate vocabulary, apply comprehension strategies to literary/expository texts and enhance reading, writing and thinking skills. Through a series of reading, writing and learning based activities students will work on developing fluency, the use of appropriate conventions of written language, further their knowledge on the elements of writing and much more to help them on their way to understanding language arts.
Kindergarten MathMATHThe Kindergarten Math class is dedicated to introducing students to the wonderful world of math. Through a series of learning based activities, students will begin to develop the knowledge of patterns, sorting, shapes and how to describe positional relationships. Furthermore, students will be instructed on counting, grouping, different ways to represent numbers, how to compare and contrast numbers and so much more as they work to understand the foundations of math.
1st Grade MathMATHThe 1st grade Math class is dedicated to building on previously taught lessons in order to further comprehension of the intricacies of math. Through a series of learning based activities, students will begin to understand numeration, number theories/systems, relationships among numbers and the ways of representing fractions. Furthermore, students will be instructed on operations and their relationships, understanding patterns, relations, functions, how to analyze mathematical situations/structures and so much more as they work to understand the inner workings of math.
2nd Grade MathMATHThe 2nd grade Math class is dedicated to building on previously taught lessons in order to further comprehension of the intricacies of math. Through a series of learning based activities, students will begin to understand numeration, number theories/systems, relationships among numbers, three-dimensional shapes, describing spatial relationships and the ways of representing fractions. Furthermore, students will be instructed on operations and their relationships, understanding patterns, relations, functions, how to analyze mathematical situations/structures. and so much more as they work to understand the inner workings of math.
3rd Grade MathMATHThe 3rd grade Math class is dedicated to building on previously taught lessons in order to further comprehension of the intricacies of math. Through a series of learning based activities, students will begin to understand numeration, number theories/systems, writing numbers, reading and writing whole numbers, comparing and ordering whole numbers and number lines/inequalities. Furthermore, students will be instructed on addition/subtraction, multiplication/ division, understanding operations and how they relate to one another. Also taught in the 3rd grade math would be lessons on understanding the concepts of money, using algebraic equations to represent mathematical situations and so much more as they work to understand the inner workings of math.
4th Grade MathMATHThe 4th grade Math class is dedicated to building on previously taught lessons in order to further comprehension of the intricacies of math. Through a series of learning based activities, students will begin to understand the addition/subtraction, multiplication/ division, fractions/decimals and understanding operations and how they relate to one another. Also taught in the 4th grade math would be lessons on understanding the concepts of money, using algebraic equations to represent mathematical situations, coordinating geometry and so much more as they work to understand the inner workings of math.
5th Grade MathMATHThe 5th grade Math class is dedicated to building on previously taught lessons in order to further comprehension of the intricacies of math. Through a series of learning based activities, students will begin to understand the concepts of place value and estimation, how to perform operations using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and learn about integers/variables. Also taught in the 5th grade math would be lessons on customary and metric units of measurements, perform conversions, apply geometric concepts to different situations to solve problems and so much more as they work to understand the inner workings of math.
1st Grade ScienceSCIENCEThe 1st grade Science class assists students on the journey to understanding science. Students will be instructed on the patterns of structure and function in living and nonliving things, understand the basic characteristics of earth science, and explore contributions people have made to scientific knowledge.
2nd Grade Science SCIENCEThe 2nd grade Science class assists students on the journey to understanding science. Students will be instructed on patterns in nature, basic characteristics of force and motion, and the basic characteristics of earth and space.
3rd Grade ScienceSCIENCEThe 3rd grade Science class assists students on the journey to understanding science. Students will be instructed on the process of scientific investigation, identifying properties of objects and materials, Characteristics and basic needs of organisms and environments, as well as properties of earth materials.
4th Grade ScienceSCIENCEIn the 4th grade Science class students will learn about the scientific process and scientific investigation. They will explore Force and Motion as well as changes in Matter and Energy. Students will also learn the characteristics and structures of living things, how living things interact with one another and their environment and study the planet Earth, Earth’s natural resources and Earth’s moon.
5th Grade ScienceSCIENCEStudents will be instructed on the processes involved with completing scientific investigations, how changes in matter are related to atoms and molecules and how electricity interacts with matter. Students will also study Life Science including classification, ecosystems and food chains. 5th graders will study the solar system and our earth’s weather.
2nd Grade Social StudiesSOCIAL STUDIESIn the second grade Social Studies, the learner will distinguish between wants and needs. The learner will compare and contrast the locations of people, places and environments. The learner will understand the symbols, icons, buildings, celebrations and holidays that represent American beliefs and principles and contribute to our national identity. The learner will understand the importance of jobs and the value of work
3rd Grade Social Studies SOCIAL STUDIESIn the third grade Social Studies, the learner will describe the characteristics, culture, and influences of the Vikings. The learner will demonstrate an understanding of the way of life of the Alaskan Inuits. The learner will acquire an overview of the world in spatial terms by describing geographical patterns, location, and interrelationships of the major physical features of Earth's surface. The learner will examine the history of the United States during the early years of exploration and discovery. The learner will examine the history of the United States during the early years of colonization. The learner will describe the people, events, and characteristics of rural, urban, and suburban regions in the United States. The learner will understand the concepts and characteristics of economics. The learner will understand the characteristics of citizenship and the role of government at the local and state levels. The learner will understand the concept of time and chronology by reading and constructing timelines.
4th Grade Social StudiesSOCIAL STUDIESIn Grade 4, the learner will examine the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and the Indus Valley. The learner will examine the ancient civilizations of the Aztecs, Incas, and Mayas. The learner will examine the history of the United States during the Revolutionary and Early National periods. The learner will investigate the world in spatial terms. The learner will investigate the interaction of people with their physical environment. The learner will examine the United States political system in historical context and from the standpoint of present-day practice. The learner will demonstrate an understanding of economics through the study of production, distribution, and consumption. The learner will examine and analyze current issues and discuss how these issues might impact present and future life. The learner will examine and describe the basic styles of art from the following category: prehistoric cave art.
5th Grade Social StudiesSOCIAL STUDIESIn the Grade 5, the learner will describe the major characteristics and contributions of the Olmec civilization (1200 - 400 BC). The learner will describe the major characteristics and contributions of the Phoenicians. The learner will describe the major contributions of the Shang and Zhou dynasties (1027 - 256 BC). The learner will describe the major contributions of the Nubian kingdom (1000 BC). The learner will describe the major characteristics and contributions of the ancient Greek civilization (776 - 300 BC). The learner will demonstrate an understanding of the early presidents and politics of the United States during the period 1801 - 1840. The learner will demonstrate an understanding of the history of the United States during the Westward Expansion period, 1820 - 1850. The learner will examine the differences between the economies of the northern and southern United States in the mid-1800s. The learner will examine the events that led to the American Civil War. The learner will demonstrate an understanding of the American Civil War. The learner will demonstrate an understanding of the history of the United States during the Reconstruction period of 1865 - 1877. The learner will examine the geography of the United States. The learner will examine the geography of the world. The learner will begin to develop an understanding of political science through the study of power, authority, and governance, and understanding of how knowledge about political systems is essential for developing civic responsibility. The learner will demonstrate an understanding of the interaction of people and institutions in economic systems. Identify the accomplishments of notable individuals and inventors, such as Samuel F. Morse, Alexander Graham Bell, the Wright Brothers, Louis Braille, CJ Walker and Elijah McCoy who have made contributions to society in the areas of civil rights, women's rights, military actions, technological advancements and politics.

Middle School

Course Name
Course Type
Course Description
6th Grade ELALANGUAGE ARTS6th grade Language Arts encourages students to expand and apply knowledge of grade level vocabulary, apply comprehension strategies to literary/expository texts, enhance reading, writing, and thinking skills. Through a series of reading, writing and learning-based activities, students will work on grammatical/mechanical conventions of language in written compositions, identify the structural features of literature, develop an appreciation for the different genres of literature, and much more to help them understand language arts.
7th Grade ELALANGUAGE ARTS7th grade Language Arts encourages students to expand and apply knowledge of grade level vocabulary and writing. Students will work on compression activities, literary response/analysis, and writing applications. Through a series of reading, writing and learning-based activities, students will work on fluency, reading comprehension, pre-writing, and much more to help them understand language arts.
8th Grade ELALANGUAGE ARTS8th grade Language Arts encourages students to expand and apply knowledge of grade level vocabulary, apply comprehension strategies to literary/expository texts, and enhance reading, writing, and thinking skills. Through a series of reading, writing and learning-based activities, students will work on fluency, reading comprehension, pre-writing, and much more to help them understand language arts.
6th Grade MathMATHThe 6th grade Math class is dedicated to building on previously taught lessons in order to further comprehension of the intricacies of math. Through a series of learning based activities, students will begin to understand roman numerals/ numbers using the “base-ten” system and perform basic operations, how to use addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division strategies in order to solve problems. Also taught in 6th grade math would be how to work with decimals and perform all four operations in order to solve problems, performing all four operations using integers, how to analyze, interpret and create graphs and so much more as they work to understand the inner workings of math.
7th Grade MathMATHThe 7th grade Math class is dedicated to building on previously taught lessons in order to further comprehension of the intricacies of math. Through a series of learning based activities, students will begin to address expressing numbers using exponents and scientific notation, order of operations, fractions, decimals, percents and estimations. Also taught in 7th grade math would be prime and composite numbers, prime factorization, greatest common fact and least common multiple, scales, rates, ratios, proportions, percents and so much more as they work to understand the inner workings of math.
8th Grade MathMATHThe 8th grade Math class is dedicated to building on previously taught lessons in order to further comprehension of the intricacies of math. Through a series of learning based activities, students will begin to rational/irrational numbers, absolute value and scientific notation, repeating decimals, principal square roots, estimation and simplification of expressions and number theories. Also taught in 8th grade math would be ratio, proportion and percent, real world computation, expressions and equations and so much more as they work to understand the inner workings of math
6th Grade ScienceSCIENCEStudents will learn about the Scientific Process and Scientific investigations. Students will study Physical Science including physical properties in matter and the transfer of energy. They will study Life Science, including Structure and Function in Living Systems, and Populations and Ecosystem. They will also study Earth and Space Science, including the Structures of our Earth and Solar System.
7th Grade ScienceSCIENCEStudents will learn about the Scientific Process and Scientific investigations. Students will study Physical Science including matter and its functions, and motion and stability and energy. They will study Life Science, including from molecules to organisms: structure and processes, heredity and biological unity and diversity . They will also study Earth and Space Science, including the Structures of our Earth and our Universe.
8th Grade Science SCIENCEStudents will learn about the Scientific Process and Scientific investigations. Students will study Physical Science including matter and its interactions, and motion and stability, forces and interactions, waves and their applications in technologies for information transfer. They will study Life Science, including from molecules to organisms: structure and processes, and biological unity and diversity . They will also study Earth and Space Science, including the Earth’s systems and human impact on these systems.
6th Grade World Geogrpahy - Western HemisphereGEOGRAPHYIn 6th grade World Geography, The learner will examine the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the ancient Hebrew civilization. The learner will demonstrate understanding of the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the early civilizations of India. The learner will analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the early civilizations of China. The learner will investigate the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures in the development of Rome. The learner will demonstrate an understanding of the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of civilizations of Islam in the Middle Ages. The learner will analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the sub-Saharan African civilizations of Ghana and Mali. The learner will demonstrate an understanding of the history of the United States during the settlement of the American West. The learner will analyze how the growth of big business and heavy industry transformed American society during the Industrial Revolution. The learner will examine the influx of immigrants in America after 1870 and how new social patterns, conflicts, and ideas of national unity developed amid growing cultural diversity. The learner will describe the political, social, and economic changes that transformed the United States in the years 1877-1914. The learner will demonstrate knowledge of the circumstances that helped the United States become a world power. The learner will investigate people, events, and ideas that were significant in the development of his or her state. The learner will investigate the natural resources, industries, and landmarks of his or her state. The learner will develop skills working with maps, globes, and other geographic tools. The learner will develop an understanding of political science through the study of civic life. The learner will examine the United States political system in historical context and from the standpoint of present-day practice. The learner will describe the influence of physical and cultural factors upon economic systems found in the Eastern world.
7th Grade World Geography - Eastern HemisphereGEOGRAPHYIn 7th Grade, the learner will describe life in the Americas before the 17th century and understand the causes and events of the exploration era. The learner will analyze the events, individuals and developments of colonial America. The student will analyze the events, individuals and organizations that contributed to the conflict between the colonists and Britain. Students will evaluate the battles, documents and people involved in the American Revolution.Describe the aspirations, ideals and events that served as the foundation for the creation of a new national government. The learner will analyze the challenges confronted by the government and its leaders in the early years of the Republic. Describes the personal and political challenges faced by Thomas Jefferson. Describes the growth and change in the United States in the early 1800s. Evaluates the policies of the president, Andrew Jackson. Analyzes the belief that is was the destiny of the United States to control all the territory between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Examines how that belief becomes a reality. Students will examine various reform movements of the 1800s, including abolition, temperance, women's rights, education, religious and mentally ill/prison reform. Analyzes and Evaluates the issues that served to tear the United States apart and lead to the Civil War in the mid-1800s. The learner will analyze the events and effects of the Civil War. Analyzes the plan for reconstruction and examines the effects of westward expansion.Analyzes the impact of immigration and growth of big business on American society.Describes the shift of United States policy from isolationism to expansionism. Analyzes the causes, battles and outcomes of the Great War. Analyzes the events of the 1920s. Analyzes the causes, reforms and effects of the Great Depression Era. Analyzes the causes, events and outcomes of World War II . Evaluates tensions between the Soviet Union and the United States following World War II. Outlines the events of the Nixon, Ford and Carter administration as well as the culture and Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Compares and contrasts the administrations of Reagan, Bush and Clinton.
8th Grade US HistoryHISTORYThe focus of the course in United States History for Grade 8 is the American Revolution through the Civil War and Reconstruction Eras (1754-1877). Students will study the major causes, key events, and important personalities of the American Revolution.Students will also examine factors, events, documents, significant individuals, and political ideas that led to the formation of the United States of America.