CompassLearning Releases Eight New Odyssey High School Courses and Other Enhancements

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Odyssey K-12 solutions deliver more secondary courses, new reporting features, and alignment to 21st Century Skills.

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CompassLearning, the leading provider of K-12 education software, announced today an update to their award-winning Odyssey software. With this update, Odyssey High School introduces eight new high school courses for a more robust K-12 solution.

The new courses include: English III, English IV, Algebra II, Trigonometry, Chemistry, Physics, U.S. History I (to 1850), and World History.

Odyssey High School supports secondary mainstream, credit recovery, and intervention students with challenging and engaging curricula. The increased selection of secondary courses gives students a wide variety of cross-curricular activities that can help strengthen their 21st Century Skills. Odyssey's rich multimedia content and online delivery ensure that students hone technology literacy skills. The company's challenging curriculum includes individual and group learning, critical thinking, and writing, and encourages students to collaborate, problem solve, synthesize ideas, and analyze information.

Also new in this release is a reporting feature that enables teachers and administrators to display, save, and print valuable information related to test results, time on task, attendance, and enrollment. The progress monitoring and immediate, automatic feedback of Odyssey's reporting system keeps students informed of their progress and performance on activities and assessments -- a key element of the "Life and Career Skills" requirements of 21st Century Skills.

Attendees at the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) in Washington, DC (June 28-July 1, 2009) will be among the first to see live demonstrations of the new Odyssey courses and reporting features.

"The widespread emphasis on 21st Century Skills will help prepare students for life and work," says CompassLearning President Eric Loeffel. "Every update and improvement we make to CompassLearning Odyssey is designed to help students master the concepts and skills they'll need to be successful, both as students and as adults. But we also realize that students have to be engaged in what they're learning. We strive to give Odyssey curricula not only the depth, breadth, and rigor that 21st Century Skills require, but also the interactivity, vibrancy, and personalization that students like."

About CompassLearning
CompassLearning, one of the nation's leading providers of K-12 education software, has been helping students excel for more than 35 years. To help students achieve success, CompassLearning products support differentiated instruction, formative assessment, and response to intervention. The company's flagship product, Odyssey, is based on current and confirmed educational research and is developed in a learning studio of highly qualified curriculum experts working alongside talented animators, script writers, and engineers. From the struggling learner to the student needing a challenge, Odyssey is designed to engage, educate, and inspire all students. For more information about CompassLearning, visit


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