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Distance Learning Instruction will take place for all students beginning Monday, March 30th through Monday, May 4th. Communication will continue to be sent as the district receives information from the Governor.

The Fitness and Aquatic Center will be closed starting Monday, March 16 until further notice. Members, please watch emails for further communication. If you are not receiving email notifications from the FAC, please email us at fitandaqua@isd721.org to get signed up for notifications.

Compass Learning Center News & Information

We completed year seven in May 2019.  We look forward to the 2019-20 school year and will continue giving back to our community!

2018-19 School Year highights include:

  • Twenty students received their high school diplomas
  • Weekly service projects to the Ney Nature Center
  • Planted 3 Agriscapes at various locations
  • Volunteered at Feed My Starving Children, Farmhouse Market, Creeks Bend, Mala Strana and Hwy 19 road pickup
  • Participant of the YES! Summit organization
  • Awarded the 18-19 Regional Award for Water Stewardship by the YES! McKnight Foundation
  • Theater experience at the Guthrie Theater
  • Group building activities included participating in BSA Ropes Course, Bowling, Kickball, snowshoeing, Compass course
  • Teen Challenge visited with presentation on Know the Truth
  • Various presentations in house and visits to post secondary opportunities 

2017-18 School year highlights include:

  • Twenty students received their high school diplomas
  • Planted 2 Pollinator Gardens with rain collection barrels
  • Attended WE Day at the Xcel Energy Center
  • Weekly service projects at Ney Nature Center
  • Volunteered at Feed My Starving Children, Farmhouse Market and Cedar Brook Garden Center
  • Alliance with the New Prague Green Team and planted organic seeds that produced over 800 plants
  • Community Projects included: winterizing and then preparing gardens in spring for community members
  • Awarded Outstanding Volunteer Award from Ney Nature Center
  • Awarded 2017-18 Souther Regional Award from YES! Youth Eco Solutions
  • Toured post secondary institutions and military options

2016-17 School year highlights include:

  • Nineteen students received their high school diplomas
  • Attended WE Day at the Xcel Energy Center
  • Awarded a grant to build an Orienteering Course at the Ney Nature Center in Henderson
  • Awarded a grant to build a Pollination Garden with Rain Collection at our new site
  • Alliance with Ney Nature Center in Henderson
  • Packed meals for Feed My Starving Children
  • Service project to earn over $400.00 to be donated to Feed My Starving Children
  • Community Projects: Raking/winterizing gardens for community members
  • Toured post-secondary institutions and military opportunities

2015-16 School year highlights include:

  • Six students received their high school diploma
  • Attended WE Day at the Xcel Energy Center
  • Sponsored a blood drive in New Prague
  • Alliance with Ney Nature Center in Henderson - community service projects
  • Alliance with the Mala Strana - volunteeering
  • Alliance with Scott County - Adopt a Highway project
  • Community projects:  raking leaves, winterizing gardens for community members
  • Pack meals for Feed My Starving Children
  • Volunteered at  Simpson House - raised money, prepared and served meals to the homeless
  • Toured post-secondary institutions and military opportunities

 2014-15 Highlights:

  • Twenty students received their high school diplomas
  • Attended WE DAY at the Xcel Energy Center
  • Guest speakers from Teen and Adult Challenge with special guests: WCCO who recorded the presentation!
  • Co-sponsored a food drive for New Prague
  • Raised money for WE DAYs international charity: FREE THE CHILDREN
  • Raked lawns for local residents
  • Service projects at Feed My Starving Children, Ney Nature Center, Cedar Lake Farm, Raven Stream Elementary
  • Toured post-secondary institutions and military opportunities

2013-14 Highlights:

  • Fourteen students received their high school diplomas
  • Eighteen of our students survived a backpacking trip through the Minnesota River Valley.
  • Service learning projects at Ney Nature Center, Cedar Lake Farm, Raven Stream Elementary, Mill Pond Senior Residence, & Feed My Starving Children.
  • We toured 10 different post-secondary institutions.
  • Nine students completed the Turkey Trot 5K at Dakota Fitness. 

2012-13 Highlights:

  • Twenty-three students received their high school diplomas
  • Service projects at Feed My Starving Children
  • Toured several post-secondary institutions
  • Guest speakers on various topics