High School Transition Program
The Lowell Community Charter Public School (LCCPS) COMPASS Mentoring & Transition Program exists:
- to support and prepare 7th and 8th grade students for further education and career opportunities;
- to inspire and empower students to reach their full potential;
- to broaden their worldview though self-reflection, leadership development and community building.
Our 7th grade students are supported in the preparation of high school readiness and beyond by attending advisory meetings each month and participating in various activities. Our 7th grade advisory activity partners 2 to 3 students with 1 adult. We believe it’s important for students to have additional support within the school. Staff and faculty members work with student on topics that support skill development including goal setting and time management, self-advocacy, stress management and public speaking. Our 7th graders also attend two private high school fairs and two advisory/advisee mixers during the school year.
Our 8th grade students participate in advisory once a week as a homeroom cohort facilitated by the Director of High School Transition. Students are exposed deeper to career readiness activities such as life skills building, community service, career day, and job shadowing with community partners as they continue to expound on the skills that they learned in 7th grade.
Our 7th and 8th grades students are encouraged to be leaders within the school and the community using the leadership skills that they have learned through the Leader in Me program.
The Director of High School Transition spends a significant amount of time with parents and students around high school choice. Further, our COMPASS program tracks our alumni for four years of high school to college, the military or to the workforce to ensure they have needed support.