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Welcome Headfirst Families!

We understand that fulfilling your goal of becoming a thriving collegiate student-athlete at a top institution requires outstanding scholastic achievement along the way. The higher you reach academically, the better your college playing options will be.

Compass is widely recognized by education leaders as the top choice for comprehensive and customized 1-on-1 and small-group instruction for college-bound students. We strive to deliver a premium experience to every student to ensure they have everything needed to achieve academic success throughout high school and in college. In addition to being the industry’s leading provider of SAT/ACT Prep, Compass offers ongoing individualized academic support. Last year, Compass tutors collectively taught 68 different subjects, including 29 AP subjects, to students in 42 states.

To serve our discerning clientele, we are led by a veteran group of expert directors and managers who support and continually grow our whip-smart team of subject-specialist tutors. Those tutors benefit from world-class curricula, sophisticated technology, and our tireless commitment to research and professional development.

Specific Class Year Offerings for Headfirst Clients

Setting the Academic Readiness Cornerstone of the Roadmap


Provide comprehensive
preparation for the SAT or ACT, focusing on tips and strategies to maximize test scores. Classes are deliberately capped at 15 students and include 20 hours of instruction and five full-length practice exams.

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11th and 12th Graders

Test Prep Essentials

Provide a powerful headstart for students who need to strengthen their foundational math, reading, and writing skills before beginning formal SAT or ACT preparation. These classes include 12 hours of instruction and diagnostic assessments in Math & Reading.

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9th and 10th Graders

AP Exams

Provide students with core strategies, practice test opportunities, and grading insights into nine of the most popular AP exams. The program consists of 10 90-minute review sessions with our most coveted AP experts and three full-length practice tests.

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Students enrolled in AP Courses

Math Summer Bridge

Provide students with a head start in Algebra II, Precalculus, or Calculus. The program consists of four two-hour sessions taught by Compass’ most experienced math instructors who use engaging, interactive discussion to keep students motivated.

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10th, 11th, and 12th Graders

Use the code HEADFIRST for 10% off your group class enrollment!


Schedule your testing consultation with a Compass Director

Compass Directors are leading experts in the field of admission testing. They will personally lead every aspect of your experience with Compass, including program recommendations, tutor selection, and ongoing oversight.

The Compass Resource Center

Download the latest version of…

The Compass Guide to College Admission Testing

…in our comprehensive Resource Center. Get answers to the most important questions, including:

  • How competitive are your test scores?
  • What is the most effective calendar for testing?
  • How do the SAT and ACT compare?
  • What are the implications of ‘test optional’ policies?
  • How do you interpret PSAT scores?
  • What do I need to know about the new digital adaptive SAT? 

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