For Schools

See How Compass Can Support Your School’s Educational Goals

Here at Compass, our mission is to unlock the potential and power of higher education for every student we work with.

School districts and high schools with the same mission love collaborating with us and bringing us to their community to offer programs for the three key stakeholders in the college admissions process…




We support college and career readiness for students, parent engagement in the college process, and professional development for teachers and counselors. 

Our Most Popular Workshops For High Schools Include:

  • The 5 Ways to Make the Most of Junior Year
  • How to Earn Scholarships for College
  • Mindset Shifts to Get In and Get Money For College
  • 9th Grade: Navigating the Transition to High School
  • Parents as Partners in Education
  • Paying for College at Any Income Level

Our professional development curriculum, The Education Doctor® for Schools, is student-centered, based on adolescent, school transition, and college completion research, and informed by ongoing site visits to college campuses.

The program can be customized to fit district budgets, school-wide goals, and/or organizational profiles.

We’re proud to have supported these schools, school districts, and educational organizations that value the communities they serve:

Meet Our Founder⏤Dr. Pamela Ellis

Pamela Ellis, MBA, PhD—The Education DoctorⓇ:— is an award-winning educational consultant whose experience includes advising school districts, community organizations, and institutes of higher education.

Dr. Pamela graduated from Stanford University and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, and she earned a doctorate from the Stanford University School of Education.

She has visited more than 500 colleges and universities to gain insight into their varying cultures and to explore the range of academic and social opportunities available to students on campus.

Her research areas include high school to college transition, parent engagement, African-American males in education, and college completion.

She is a highly sought-after speaker and author of the best-selling book What to Know Before They Go: College Edition, which helps school leaders, counselors, mentors, and parents/caregivers support teens toward higher education success.

To inquire about bringing Compass College Advisory to your school, click the button below and fill out our quick form!