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Outstanding students at the district’s COMPASS Alternative Center were presented with medals of achievement at an academic awards ceremony.

Parents, administrators, and teachers were on hand as the students were recognized for their excellent efforts in core subject areas including English,  Science, Social Studies, and Math during the second and third quarters of the school year.     

COMPASS is a voluntary high school program designed to provide alternative education for students in grades 11-12 in the Linn-Mar and Marion Independent School Districts, or referred by an attending institution. Students attending COMPASS earn credit toward their resident high school diploma. COMPASS meets the unique needs of students by providing individualized graduation plans, a modified schedule, a small student-teacher ratio, a relevant curriculum, and community involvement. 

The goal of the program is to provide academic and social/emotional support so that every student will achieve academic and personal success.