Compass Collegiate Academy

CCA provides every scholar with the academic foundation and strong habits that inspire and cultivate lifelong learners who lead purposeful, civic lives.

We are diverse by design, college-prep, and tuition-free. We will grow to have grades K through 8.

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Photos from Compass Collegiate Academy's post 06/05/2022

Congratulations to our kindergarten graduates! We know how important it is to choose a school for your scholar. We are incredibly grateful to our families for choosing us! At Compass Collegiate Academy we prioritize the emotional, social, and academic growth of our scholars. We know we are growing leaders and learners! We take pride in knowing that we offer a joyful community, meaningful learning opportunities, and a whole lot of love! Enroll now! We have a few spots left for the 2022-2023 school year!

Photos from Compass Collegiate Academy's post 06/05/2022

Our founding kindergarten scholars demonstrate our values in action each day! Their leadership is inspiring, their joy is contagious, and their presence is such a gift to our school community. Congratulations, scholars! We have a few more spots left for our 2022-2023 school year! Enroll now!

Photos from Compass Collegiate Academy's post 06/04/2022

Our kindergarten scholars are graduates! We are grateful for our founding kindergarten scholars who will continue to be dynamic first grade leaders in the fall! Have a great summer, scholars! Looking to enroll at Compass Collegiate Academy? We have a few spots left! Enroll now!

Photos from Compass Collegiate Academy's post 06/04/2022

This weekend we are highlighting our kindergarten graduates! We are incredibly proud of our founding kindergarten scholars! They have brought us so much joy over the last school year and we cannot wait to watch these leaders continue to learn and grow! We have a few spots left for the 2022-2023 school year! Click this link to enroll now!


We are going to miss our scholars so much this summer! Here’s a small snippet of our kindergarten graduation. Apply online at to reserve a spot for your scholar next year.

Photos from Compass Collegiate Academy's post 06/01/2022

We’re going to miss our scholars so much this summer! We had a great Field day and water balloon fun!

Photos from Compass Collegiate Academy's post 05/20/2022

We had a great time at the Harvest Dinner! S/o to all our scholars who earned awards and gave shout outs at the ceremony!


We are excited to announce our final superheroes of the school year! Eli and Ja’Veah have been selected as superheroes who demonstrate the value of excellence. Both of these super scholars have demonstrated growth academically and as leaders in our school community! Eli and Ja’Veah serve as examples for their peers of what excellence looks like in action. We are proud of our May superheroes!

Photos from Compass Collegiate Academy's post 05/18/2022

Ms. Tegtmeyer’s College of Charleston class earned a picnic lunch today!!!


This spring our scholars collectively grew 1,100 points as a school community on their spring MAP tests! After each MAP test our scholars were given links to write their name on to represent each point they grew. At community gathering last week we connected all of the links together to create our spring MAP chain! This is our spring MAP growth chain! We are proud of our scholars for the determination and focus they demonstrated as they engaged in MAP testing!


We love to read! We are grateful for the Dart Library coming to speak with our scholars about summer reading programs and all the opportunities to learn at the 18 Charleston libraries!


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Check us out on Charleston Moms!

Photos from Compass Collegiate Academy's post 05/12/2022

Our scholars are presenting their projects on goods and services in South Carolina! One of our scholars shared a watermelon with his class as an example of a local good sold in South Carolina.

Photos from Charleston Leaders's post 05/11/2022

Thank you for visiting our school community! Our scholars are the best tour guides!


Thank you 🤩! We enjoyed having you visit our school community!

Our founder Octavia Edwards visited Compass Collegiate Academy. The children were very engaged and told Octavia their mission and values (Scholars, Team, Excellence, Effort, Respect, Anti-Racism, Inclusion). Their theme for the month is Super Hereos. Octavia join the little ones and did her Super Hero pose🦸🏾‍♀️! Education Empowerment and Engaging with our youth is our PASSION ❤ Thank you Elizabeth for inviting us. Our founder enjoyed her visit and we all are looking forward to supporting Compass Collegiate Academy.

Photos from Compass Collegiate Academy's post 05/05/2022

Happy teacher appreciation week! Today we are highlighting Ms. Pointer! Did you know our social studies curriculum is intentionally designed for our scholars by Ms. Pointer? She has brought the world into our school community! Our scholars are deeply connected to our social studies curriculum because of how Ms. Pointer has crafted it to meet the needs and interests of our scholars. Ms. Pointer has also been instrumental in bringing many experiences to our scholars. Ms. Pointer is always making connections to expand our school community! We have experienced many field trips and have had many visitors join our school community due to the efforts of Ms. Pointer! Our scholars enjoy working with Ms. Pointer because of the way she demonstrates patience, understanding, and love. Thank you, Ms. Pointer! 🍎

Photos from Compass Collegiate Academy's post 05/05/2022

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Today we are highlighting Ms. Jones and her wonderful classroom of first grade scholars. Ms. Jones can always make her scholars laugh! She is known to balance rigorous instruction with humor, which leads to big smiles and a lot of learning! Ms. Jones provides her scholars with many opportunities to work collaboratively. This creates exciting classroom dialogue and supports scholars in building relationships with one another. Ms. Jones has always highlighted the importance of team. She continually reminds her scholar of how they can work together to achieve their goals! This class loves to celebrate their achievements and is always ready to support anyone in our school community thanks to the guidance of Ms. Jones! Thank you, Ms. Jones! 🍎

Photos from Compass Collegiate Academy's post 05/03/2022

Happy Teacher Appreciation week! Today we are highlighting Ms. Tegtmeyer! Ms. Tegtmeyer’s scholars always say she gives the best hugs! Something extra special about Ms. Tegtmeyer is the way she makes every experience personal to her scholars. From welcoming her scholars in the morning to personalized instruction to celebrations, Ms. Tegtmeyer is always making each moment memorable. In her classroom scholars are setting goals and working as a team to plan to meet their goals. Ms. Tegtmeyer has created a classroom community of scholars who love to cheer each other on, celebrate their accomplishments, and are always willing to support their friends. This class also loves to create fun handshakes and dance with each other! Thank you, Ms. Tegtmeyer! 🍎

Photos from Compass Collegiate Academy's post 05/02/2022

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Today, we will highlight Ms. Williams! If you hear music playing, scholars laughing, and enthusiastic cheering then you have found Ms. Williams and her scholars! As soon as you enter her classroom you can feel the joy and love that is created each day through the actions of Ms. Williams. You will also catch some awesome dance moves because they love to dance! We are grateful to have Ms. Williams on our team! She is not only a dynamic teacher, she is someone who centers her teaching around imagination and creativity! Her scholars will forever remember their kindergarten year because of the way she makes each day special! Thank you, Ms. Williams! 🍎


Throwback Thursday! We are excited to introduce our March superheroes! Ra’Quell, Nevaeh, and Mah’jor have been selected as scholars who demonstrate our core value of Team! They help bring our community together and remind us of how much we can accomplish when we work together!

Photos from Compass Collegiate Academy's post 04/20/2022

We had an amazing day harvesting Strawberries at Green Heart and making smoothies!


We had a great time performing at the Lowcountry Kid’s Expo today!


ICYMI: Check us out on Live WCIV !!! We still have a few spots remaining for next year. Apply for your scholar online at


Tune into Lowcountry Live WCIV this morning between 10 and 11 to see Compass Collegiate Academy!

Photos from Compass Collegiate Academy's post 04/04/2022

We started off our week by going to the aquarium with our kindergarten scholars! We learned all about habitats during our instructional session with the aquarium staff. We also enjoyed being able to touch different animals and have lunch together outside!


Throwback Thursday! We are proud to share our February superheroes! Charlie, Devyn, and Porter are scholars who demonstrate our core value of Anti-Racism! We are appreciative of the way they display leadership through being community oriented and reflective! They are wonderful community builders in their classrooms!

Photos from Compass Collegiate Academy's post 03/28/2022

Our scholars bring learning into our classrooms! Kindergarten scholar Brooks brought in a nest he found this weekend. His class was thrilled to examine the nest and share what they noticed and wondered! There were many questions about what lived in the nest and what it is made of. Our scholars also made many connections to what they have learned about habitats in their discussion.


Tune into Lowcountry Live between 10 and 11am this morning to catch us on TV!

Photos from Compass Collegiate Academy's post 03/25/2022

Thanks to all our families who came out to Chuck E Cheese tonight! We had so much fun!

Photos from Compass Collegiate Academy's post 03/22/2022

Our scholars are painting river rocks after getting inspiration from our garden today at Green Heart Project.


Compass Collegiate has small group instruction for all scholars daily where we meet each individual's instructional needs. Check out Rocky and Alex (who are in 1st grade and kindergarten!) solving division word problems in their small group. Complete your scholar's application before our lottery Monday!


We love how our teachers make school extra special! 💚💚💚


Apply for your kindergartener, 1st, or 2nd grader before our March 21st lottery for your best chance to secure a seat for next year!


Secure a seat for your child by completing an application before our March 21st lottery!

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