COMPASS (College of Marin Promoting and Supporting Success) is a comprehensive dual-enrollment partnership between students, parents, Marin County high schools, and College of Marin (COM). COMPASS is the focal point of COM’s agenda to eliminate educational inequity in county. It is the outcome of two years of planning in collaboration with the Marin County Office of Education, high schools in the county, and several community-based partners. It is based on a contract between students, families, high schools, and College of Marin, in which participants, beginning in the 9th grade, agree to fulfill certain responsibilities:
As a result, students will graduate closer to college-ready, have a deep understanding of the expectations of a successful college student, earn additional units of transferable college credit, and be awarded free attendance and textbook grants for the first year should they matriculate to COM.