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Compass Program (Alternative Education) ::
Compass Program (Alternative Education)
CONTACT

Drew Yakawiak
Principal
P:  (315) 253-0361 ext. 5100

 
ABOUT

The Compass Program at Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES is an alternative education program for middle and high school students who have experienced difficulty in attaining school success within a traditional learning environment. The program offers small class sizes and individualized support to help prepare students for a Regent’s diploma.

LiveSchool: Information about live school can be found here.
 
INSTRUCTIONAL INFORMATION     BEYOND THE CLASSROOM     WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?

The Compass Program offers:
  • Small group instruction, at grade level, within a supportive setting
  • Increased student engagement created from a project-based learning model
  • Exposure to the community through public resources and academic field trips
  • Strong development of communication between home and school
  • Involvement in a full-day block schedule
  • A structured program environment with clear expectations
  • Accountability for individual actions


 

  • Career and college readiness
  • Positive incentive programs
  • Community outreach programs
  • Online learning for credit recovery and accrual
  • An opportunity for a variety of career explorations
  • Development of individual importance, self-esteem, and self-worth

PARTNERSHIPS
  • Connection to CTE student leaders
  • Connection to CTE teachers
  • Connection to local industry and non-profit organizations
  • Connection to Higher Education
  • Connection to component schools, home, and community agencies

RESOURCES

Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

Compass Program students who experience the most success typically meet one or more of the following characteristics:

  • Can be successful with grade-level academic work yet have failed to demonstrate the ability
  • May have a number of risk factors operating within their life setting yet are able to develop some positive relationships with peers and adults
  • Appear to not benefit from the traditional school environment
  • Can successfully interact with adults and peers in the community
  • Are actively seeking a high school diploma


QUICK LINKS


INFORMATION

DEPARTMENTS

PROGRAMS

Christopher J. Todd, Interim District Superintendent
Mark Vivacqua, Chief Operating Officer

1879 West Genesee Street Rd.
Auburn, NY 13021
Phone: (315) 253-0361
www.cayboces.org







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