Compass Academy


Creating an online information platform for a cutting-edge charter school model.


Compass Academy, a 6th to 8th grade charter school for under-served students in southwest Denver, was looking to expand to a full high school. In order to attract external stakeholders to their new program, the school needed a way to share the "Compass Points" school model in one easy-to-use and compelling package.




Borough + Block worked with stakeholders to develop an interactive online brochure that the Compass Team would own and build on as they led up towards the high school's launch.

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Digital Brochure

Borough + Block developed a custom Wordpress site with replicable page templates for each of the school model's core components and an appendix for all of Compass Academy's supporting documents. The back-end was optimized for easy hand-off.


Document Templates

To accommodate information too detailed for the website itself, Borough + Block created fully-editable, branded document templates in Google Suite for the Compass team to continue to expand their digital content.

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Borough + Block worked closely with key stakeholders to hone in on key messages and information architecture for the Compass Points model.



The team at Compass Academy now has the tools they need to generate interest in the Compass Points learning model among potential funders, school administrators, and teachers. With full ownership of the site and supporting documents, the Compass team is in complete control.

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About Borough + Block

Borough + Block is a human-centered design studio focused on learning and educational projects. We turn user insights into strategies and build customized education programs and tools so our clients can grow. We guide research methods, build strategies, provide design direction, and coach teams through the process of change and implementation.