|Monday-Friday||8:50 am||3:30 pm|
* Drop-off begins at 8:30 am
|Monday-Friday||7:40 am||2:30 pm|
* Drop-off begins at 7:20 am
The school calendar is here. Please make your best effort to schedule vacations and trips during our school breaks.
We use MySchoolBucks as our online payment processor. All payments need to be made through MySchoolBucks.
*Please note that school lunches are no longer free. Students are expected to keep a positive lunch balance in order to get lunch.
Please visit our website staff page for the email addresses of our staff to request a meeting or a phone call.
Please visit the Parents > Forms page on our website to request a copy of your transcript or for a letter of compliance for driver's education. Please allow at least 1 business day for your request to be completed.
No. Compass is a public charter school with no fee to attend.
A charter school is founded by parents (in most cases) who are looking for something different than what the traditional public schools have to offer. Charter schools usually have a specific focus for their educational program. The focus at Compass is kindness and high academic and behavior expectations.
Yes! We do provide sports opportunities for our middle and high school students. Due to the limitations of the facility, we are only able to provide:
Girls volleyball, boys & girls basketball, golf, & cross-country.
We play in the Western Idaho Conference and are members of the Idaho High School Athletic Association as a 2A school. We encourage our students who are interested in other sports to contact their “assigned” public school to ask about their sports program. Several Compass families have been successful with this approach.
Visit our Athletics/Activities page for more information.
NO. Compass Public Charter School’s charter was authorized by the Idaho State Public Charter School Commission. They have oversight of our program and we function as our own LEA (Local Education Agency). This means we are our own school district and are recognized as such by the State Department of Education.
Students in grades K-5 participate in some of the following specials:
Specials are subject to change each year based on staff and student need.
Students can be dropped off as early as 7:20 (secondary, 6-12) and 8:30 (elementary, K-5). School starts promptly at 7:40 (6th-12th) and 8:50 (K-5th). We strongly encourage you to fill out a bus form for your student. You can see more information on transportation/busing here. A copy of the Traffic Flow Map will also prove useful. Drop-off/pick-up generally takes 15 minutes.
Please see our Transportation Page for information about busing. Please plan on 5 business days for your form to be processed by Brown Bus Company and your student to be placed on the bus roster. Brown Bus kindly asks that you review the routes and stops on their website and choose the stop that is best for your rider(s). If you have questions regarding busing, please contact Brown Bus Company.
Call the school at least 30 minutes before school gets out. Changes in transportation cannot be taken after 2 pm for secondary & 3pm for elementary. We need enough time for staff to communicate the change with your student.
In the morning, when students are entering the building staff are present at the front doors. After arrival, all of the exterior doors lock except the door to the main office. The breezeway door from the main office into the school building is locked at all times.
We do NOT have a school nurse. Office staff are not medically trained and are not qualified to offer medical advice. Your child or their teacher may call you from the classroom if the teacher thinks they are ill.
If your student feels ill, they will have their temperature taken and be told to use the bathroom and get a drink of water. If the student has a temperature or has vomited, you will be called and your student will need to be picked up from school.
Your child will need to go home if they…
We do not give medications at school unless a parent has brought in medication and filled out the appropriate forms located here.
Please report your child’s absence by 10am. Call the attendance line and leave a message: 208-888-5847
Parents must call and report an absence within 48 hours or the absence will be marked as a truancy.
We have a 96% attendance expectation. Please review our attendance policy here.
Your child needs to be age five by September 1. We do not do placement testing for students younger than five.
We were awarded a generous grant allowing us to provide full-time, tuition free kindergarten. We do not offer a half-day option.
If your student has forgotten an item at home (lunch, homework, PE shoes, jacket), please use the Love and Logic method and allow them the opportunity to learn from their mistake.
We will not be allowing visitors to come in to have lunch with their students. Parents will not be allowed to walk their students to the classroom. Drop off will take place outside of the school entrance.
If your student has been directly exposed to COVID or tested positive, please keep them home until they are symptom free for 24 hours.
K-12 students are currently attending school in person 5 days a week.
-Your student can expect to have 4 hours per core subject a week of online school work while attending school online. The academic expectations of Compass don’t end when students are online at home.
-If your student is home ill, they need to email their teachers and communicate with them that they need remote learning materials.
Face coverings or a face shield are not required. If your student would like to wear one they will need to provide their own.
If you are a current student, no. You will only need to fill out the registration forms that are released in the spring for the upcoming school year. You will receive an email with that information.
If you were not selected in the lottery in previous years, you will need to fill out an application each year until you are selected and begin attending. Applications are cleared out each year, so you will need to apply each year.
If you have current students at Compass but would like to apply for a sibling that has never attended Compass (ie: Kindergarten), you must fill out the application.
No one can predict what our numbers will be each year. Priority is given to certain groups. Please see our Enrollment Process page for those priorities. You always improve your chances for getting in when you submit an application. Chances are all based on the number of openings available in that class, the number siblings, the number of applicants for the grade level, etc. There are many things that play into what your chances are. Don’t let the idea that you won’t have a chance deter you from applying!
Secondary students (grades 7-12) are assigned 8 classes. They attend 4 classes on A Day and the remaining 4 classes on B day. They alternate every other day.
Yes. Students are assigned a 'buddy' by our counseling department that hangs out with them and shows them around.
Please see our Enrollment Process page and see our class caps at the bottom of the page.
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Compass Public Charter School
4667 W. Aviator St.
Meridian, ID 83642
Office Manager, Celeste Grover: firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary, Darlene Travis: email@example.com
Registrar, Jodi Schultz: firstname.lastname@example.org