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Brenda’s letter

Brenda’s letter

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 Our Compass story isn't dramatic, but it's important to us.We've been lucky enough to learn at home since our eldest daughter Ana (now almost sixteen) turned ten. We watched her becoming a ghost in school as she was bullied and struggled to make positive, nurturing alliances. As a home learner ...
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Brittney’s Letter

Brittney’s Letter

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 Hello everyone,My name is Brittany and today I am writing to you as a member of Compass, as a Compass teen to ask for your help. I was fourteen when I left school for good in 2014.  I had little to no self-esteem, I was overwhelmed by homework, and I was afraid of raising my hand to speak in ...
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What Happens After University Acceptance?

What Happens After University Acceptance?

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Over the past four months I have been teaching at Compass Centre for Self-Directed Learning, offering a course in political theory and how big ideas about politics and society can be applied to today's tumultuous world. Over the past six years, while pursuing my Masters and PhD in History at the Uni ...
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Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

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Much goes on at Compass that is not on the calendar or visible to others outside of our community. As with school, work, and family life, socializing and being with others for several hours at a stretch inevitably results in occasional misunderstanding, blunders, and wounds. The luxury of being at C ...
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An Open Letter to Parents

An Open Letter to Parents

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Dear Parents,We have just concluded our first family meetings of the year with you and your teens. It is energizing for us to meet with you to get an indication from all parties of Compass's role in the life of your family. We are left with the feeling that we are all part of a team, supporting one ...
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