High School and the Contract Learning Center have a long history in the Grandview School District.
Compass High School was established in 1994 with the help of then-superintendent Mick Palanuk and principal/lead teacher Patricia Birr.
The school was originally located in a portable classroom across the street from Westside Park, where McClure Elementary School now sits. The school eventually grew to fill three portable classrooms
grouped end-to-end and in 2002, CHS moved to the main floor of the district's administration building
Compass High School and the Contract Learning Center currently serve more than 160 students. More then 100 students attend Compass High School where they take part in a typical high school schedule, attending classes from morning to afternoon. Another 60 students are enrolled in the Contract Learning Center. These students meet each
week in small groups during a scheduled three-hour time slot and
study an additional 25 hours per week individually at home.
Compass High School and the Contract Learning Center strive to be
purposeful, engaging and rigorous while building positive
relationships in all phases of our endeavor.