Linn-Mar Community School District
2999 N. Tenth Street, Marion, IA 52302
Phone: (319) 447-3000

    No District Alerts at this time

Quick Links

2016 State of the District


Elementary Supply List

Middle School Supply List

2016-17 School Year Calendar

Board of Education

Upcoming Events

Teacher Leadership

HS Renovation Project

Construction Updates

LM Online Payments Portal



Delay/Cancellation FAQ

Destiny Library System

Employment Opportunities

Virtual Backpack

ThoughtExchange Results



Cross Country Teams Heading To State

Parent University Scheduled For Tuesday

The Linn-Mar Community Takes Part in America Reads Day

Future Doctors Learn About the Profession First Hand

LMHS Boys' Golf, Best in Metro, Take 3rd at State!

Social Studies Teacher Honored by CR West Rotary

LMHS Inducts New National Honor Society Members

Reminder: Linn-Mar Communication Notification Options

The Roald Dahl Splendiferous Showdown Comes to Westfield

LMHS Seniors Named Commended Students in National Program

LMHS Girls Soccer Team Honored for 'Kickin' Cancer' Campaign

LMHS Inducts New National Honor Society Members

Read All News Stories




COMPASS Center - Main Page

COMPASS Staff Directory | Event Calendar

COMPASS Alternative Center
2999 North 10th Street
Marion, IA 52302
Fax (319)730-3622

COMPASS is a voluntary high school program designed to provide an alternative education for students in grades 9-12 in the Linn-Mar and Marion Independent School Districts. 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, small student-teacher ratio, relevant curriculum, and community involvement. Our goal is to provide academic and social/emotional support so that every student will achieve academic and personal success.

Classes at COMPASS follow an 85 minute block schedule Monday through Thursday. Fridays offer students an opportunity to take additional classes. Classes at COMPASS are delivered in a teacher led, electronic-based and independent study format.

Successful COMPASS students...
- Request a transfer to COMPASS with support of parents/guardian
- May have experiences a disruptive life event which interferes with his/her progress toward graduation
- May need an altered school day schedule which cannot be accommodated at other schools
- Have reliable transportation to and from school
- Have adults and others that support their educational success
- Are comfortable in a small learning environment
- Learn best with a low student to teacher ratio
- Respond positively to supportive relationships with adults
- Take responsibility for their education
- Have a desire to graduate from high school
- Are in good disciplinary standing at school

If you are interested in attending COMPASS, talk to your school counselor to start the intake process. Students are encouraged to start COMPASS at the beginning of an academic quarter. It may not be possible for a student starting mid-quarter to have a full schedule at COMPASS.

See links to the left for specific COMPASS information.

There are links to one or more sites on this page that are external to the Linn-Mar Community School District web site and the Linn-Mar CSD is not responsible for the content contained on these sites.

Contact COMPASS Center


LMTV | Smartphone Version | Like us on FacebookLM Emergency Notifications 

 � Copyright 2016 Linn Mar Community Schools
 2999 N. Tenth Street, Marion, IA 52302      (319) 447-3000
 Website Designed and hosted by Iowa Solutions 

You are visitor number 12934 to this page.
Section 504 Student and Parental Rights Notification (Policy 104.1-E
Notice of Nondiscrimination (Policy 105.1-E1

Linn-Mar Community School District is not responsible for content on external links