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The COMPASS program is designed to help college-bound students find direction in their lives as scholars, creative individuals, and compassionate members of society.


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Community of Musicians, Performers, Artists, and Social Scientists


COMPASS (The Community of Musicians, Performers, Artists, and Social Scientists) is a small learning community focused on preparing students for life after high school by integrating core curriculum with the social sciences and the arts.  The program places an emphasis on standards-based instruction while helping students to connect learning with real world situations.  The arts are a vehicle for helping students to develop a sociological perspective that will allow them to gain a better understanding of themselves and the world around them. 


All students enrolled in the COMPASS program are expected to meet the A-G requirements for UC admission.  They are also expected to commit to developing their capacity for creative expression.  As part of this commitment, COMPASS students are expected to follow a self-selected pathway in the visual or performing arts that will lead to at least intermediate skills in a specific artistic discipline.  These pathways include: Visual Arts (fine arts or graphic arts focus); and Performing Arts (Drama, Dance, Instrumental Music, or Vocal Music focus). 


COMPASS students are also expected to use their talents and skills in working with other artists to help improve the greater Long Beach community through arts-based community service. 



Spotlight on COMPASS Student Shereen Moustafa

I’m Shereen Moustafa. I’m a sophomore in COMPASS. I’m currently in AP Studio Art at Millikan, and my favorite medium to work with is acrylic paint. I often combine realistic ideas with imaginative ...more


Millikan Alumni Showing Off Her Skills Millikan Alumni Showing Off Her Skills COMPASS Mixer 2014 Massich Gets a Dance Lesson Everyone Wants COMPASS Gear Mixer Fun 2014


COMPASS Alumni Working in the Arts

Many of our COMPASS Alumni have gone on to be successful artists. Check them out.


Taylor Ann: Started her own face painting business.

Dylan Brownfield: Is working as a live sound engineer for the Young Americans

Dylan Wood: Recently started playing drums for the band Soko

Sheridan Riley: Is a drummer for Avi Buffalo and other projects.

Avi Zahner-Isenberg: Started the band Avi Buffalo, whom have recently released their second album.

COMPASS Boosters Meetings

All Booster Meetings are held from 6:30 to 7:30 in Room 579 on the following dates:

09/22, 11/17, 01/19, 03/16, & 05/18

Please contact us at compassboosters@gmail.com

and find us on Facebook @ MHS COMPASS Boosters


Course of Study

Program Details

For specific inquiries, please contact our amazing lead teacher, Ms. Massich
Phone: (562) 425-7441 Ex: 4548
Email: MMassich@lbschools.net