Meet our Academic Partner

Compass Education Group


  • Because you should have one, too. The truth is that to get where you want to be, excelling on the diamond is necessary but not sufficient.
  • Fulfilling your goal of becoming a thriving collegiate student-athlete at a top institution also requires outstanding scholastic achievement along the way. The better the high school student, the better the college options are for the athlete.
  • At Headfirst, we understand it is not merely about getting to college. It’s about being properly prepared to perform successfully when you do. That’s the guiding focus of the Headfirst Recruiting Roadmap, and it’s why we’ve made Academic Readiness a cornerstone of the membership.


  • Mission alignment
  • Nationally respected company with deep expertise in the high-academic/selective college admissions space
  • Best serves the profile of Headfirst Honor Roll student-athletes
  • Trusted to keep the long-term success of its students at the forefront of its work
  • Widely recognized by education leaders as the first choice for comprehensive and customized 1-on-1 and small-group instruction for college-bound students
  • Provides ongoing individualized academic support. Last year, Compass tutors collectively taught 68 different subjects, including 29 AP subjects, to students in 42 states.


  • Waived fees on baseline diagnostic SAT and ACT practice exams and score reporting analytics;
  • Discounts on small-group SAT and ACT online prep courses;
  • Member rates on 1-on-1 tutoring for SAT/ACT prep, AP exam prep, subject-specific tutoring, Study Skills & Organizational Coaching, and Pre-College Writing programs;
  • A series of private webinars focused on a range of rich academic topics: from college admission testing trends, to the pre-read process for recruited athletes, to hearing first-hand how current college student-athletes are balancing it all;
  • Grad-year based articles and resources that keep you on track with academics and testing.