Around 300 students of all nationalities swelled, chanted, and raised signs under the awning at lunch Thursday, Feb. 16 to hold a protest on equal rights for immigrants. The marchers walked from the PRHS quad to the sidewalk by the front of the school, where passing cars on Niblick Rd. honked horns in support and students cheered.
With inclusion and attention towards students who are new to both the school and the country, Compás has opened up a welcoming environment that has been an integral part of the program's success and focus. Improvement of current ELL student’s semester grades demonstrates Compás’s positive effect on their academic work, and their overall morale, according to the programs sponsors Government and History teacher Geoff Land and Rojas.