Arizona Academic Standards
AZ Compass Prep follows Skyline Education's rigorous academic program to ensure the academic success of our students.
We incorporate a college prep, Arizona academic standards-aligned curriculum for Academics, Arts, and Athletics, supported by the Arizona and National Common Core standards. Established in 2000, Skyline’s network of schools has a proven track record of education in Greater Phoenix and Chandler, AZ.
Skyline’s curricula are continually updated and revised as the Arizona Department of Education develops new standards and assessments. All core curricula are aligned to the state standards by curriculum teams. While Skyline’s curricula are based on Arizona’s academic standards, there is flexibility for adjustments based on student populations and individual school needs.
Universal Design for Learning
Skyline Education promotes Universal Design for Learning (UDL). UDL is a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn. UDL provides a blueprint for creating instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that work for everyone–not a single, one-size-fits-all solution but rather flexible approaches that can be customized and adjusted for individual needs.
Multi-Tiered System of Supports
Skyline Education offers rigor and relevance that supports Differentiated Instruction by increasing both knowledge and experience by providing a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) for students. MTSS is a term used to describe an evidence-based model of schooling that uses data-based problem-solving to integrate academic and behavioral instruction and intervention. The integrated instruction and intervention is delivered to students in varying intensities (multiple tiers) based on student need. “Need-driven” decision-making seeks to ensure that district resources reach the appropriate students at the appropriate levels to accelerate the performance of ALL students to achieve and/or exceed proficiency. Advanced learning students also have options for acceleration, enrichment, or both. For example, Honors and AP courses are provided at individual schools.
Digital Learning Models
Skyline’s digital blended learning models support students to learn at school and at home. Best practices are shared across Skyline’s network of schools, schools outside our network, the Arizona State Charter Association, National Central Association Commission on Accreditation, and the US Department of Education.
College and Career Readiness Standards
The Skyline network of schools has adopted College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) that are aligned with both Arizona academic standards and national standards. This supports our mission of providing high-quality education programs and services designed to stimulate life-long learning.
Skyline’s academic curriculum and school culture promote:
- A results-focused education with a clear end in mind that begins in Kindergarten and builds to mastery of the knowledge and skills that colleges and employers value
- Clear and consistent goals with an emphasis on real-world application of knowledge and skills
- Relevant content that increases the ability to effectively use critical thinking and problem-solving skills to communicate, collaborate, and adapt to new situations in either college or in the workplace
- A sound, rigorous, evidence-based preparation for success in college and/or career
Skyline utilizes a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) to promote our emphasis on Arizona’s academic standards. Our evidence-based practices are designed to support students’ academic and personal needs with varying levels of intervention to empower each student to achieve high standards