Compass to hold expo for prospective students

Students interested in attending Compass Academy can learn more about the school later this week.

The third annual Student Expo will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday in Compass Academy’s Cyber Hall. The event is run by a student committee and highlights student projects. Exhibits include topics ranging from “The Great Gatsby” to the Holocaust to the Bureau of Land Management to chemistry and high school business.

“It’s a great chance for community members to see opportunities available at this District 91 magnet high school,” Dean of Students Shelly Smede wrote in a news release.

The announcement also touts some of the benefits of Compass, such as a college go-on rate 10 percent higher than the Bonneville County average, a 90 percent graduation rate that is also about 10 points higher than the state average, and the accomplishments of some Compass students, including the mayoral candidates’ forum run by Compass seniors.

Applications will be accepted for the 150 spots from Feb. 20 through 23 at the district office, 690 John Adams Parkway, Idaho Falls. A copy of the application can be found at For information, contact Smede at 208-589-5408.