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 2018-2019 school year for 3rd through 5th 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.

C-MAC (3rd and 4th grade multi-age classroom) - Housed in North Branch Elementary - Accelerated Curriculum - Technology Integration (Chromebooks) - Curriculum Compacting - Project Based Learning - NBE News - School Store - School Garden

COMPASS Team (5th grade - New for 18-19) - Housed in the Ruth Fox Elementary - Accelerated Curriculum - Technology integration (IPADS, Chromebooks) - Project Learning

Upcoming informational events and deadlines

- Compass Informational Open-house (April 12th 6:30-7:30 @ NBE) - COMPASS Program/Application Presentation (link) - 3/4 C-MAC presentation (link) - 5th COMPASS Team presentation (link) - New Registration Window (April 12th - April 27th) - Apply - Current C-MAC student intent window (April 12th - April 20th) - Check Classroom Dojo Communication - Testing Window (May 3rd and May 4th) - Out of District testing will be May 3rd, please call to schedule (688-3042) - Selection Notification Date - 5th Grade: May 25th - 3rd-4th Grade: June 1st

Application Process

  1. Complete the online parent application (link)
  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 Mr. Terauds 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 Dane Terauds by email at or by phone at (810) 688-3042. ‚Äč