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Adult Basic Skills Compass Education

Adult Basic Skills Compass Education
South Piedmont Community College
Adult Basic Skills Compass Education
4209 Old Charlotte Highway
PO Box 5041, Monroe 28111
Monroe, NC 28111
Program Contact Robin Rowland
Phone 704.290.5813

Compass Education is a free academic-based program for adults 18 years of age and older offered through Adult Basic Skills, in both Union and Anson Counties.  Participants in the program must have a goal of moving into higher education and/or employment. The curriculum focuses on developing the soft skills needed to successfully maintain employment in the community, while reinforcig the reading, writing and practical math skills for increased independent living. 

Program information submitted: February 26, 2021

Public or private: Public
Type of school: 2-year community college or junior college
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 44
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular H.S. diploma required? No, an IEP/non-standard diploma/certificate of attendance is accepted
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18 and over
  • Students must be able to score on a standardized reading assessment and have the desire to transition to higher education and or employment.
Accepts out-of-state students?: No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • CP
Program length: Varies from student to student
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term 100.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one 98.00%
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year $0.00
Program fees: $0.00
Cost of the program:
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? We are not a CTP, and have no plans to become one.
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • This is a free program.
More about course access: Non-Credit classes in Adult Basic Skills under the school of College and Career Readiness.
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Are students in this program able to access support services through your IHE disability services office? Yes
Information on special classes: Classes are Compass Education. Students must enroll in Compass Education to be a part of the classes.
Percentage of academic time spent only with other students in this program: About 75% of the time
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 30%
Other career development activities are:
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? Yes
Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: No
Proportion of social time spent only with other students in this program: 25%