Compass Prep began in 2011, born out of a need for high school classes for our homeschooled students. We had a vision of not only having quality courses available, but also providing an atmosphere where the students could enjoy hanging out together and learning from each other. We had been in traditional co-ops previously, which were wonderful when our students were younger. But our high schoolers were desiring a place where they could be challenged academically without younger students in their classes. Our high schoolers were also needing more accountability to someone besides mom. Compass Prep filled those needs with classes where the students could be involved in group projects, discussions, and lectures from a teacher who was passionate about the subject. Additionally, our students learned to meet deadlines, rise to challenges from teachers, and function more independently.