• Whitfield County Schools’ Compass Transition Academy opened in the fall of 2022. It is an employment skills-focused academy for high schoolers with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. These students have completed 4+ years of high school and earned a special education diploma (by completing the required adapted curriculum courses and participating in the GAA).

  • The vision of the Compass Transition Academy is for every intern that receives training to exit the program with the skills needed to enter competitive employment. Our mission is to provide quality, engaging, person-centered programming in the areas of employment, interpersonal skills and independent living skills to prepare each intern for postsecondary success. 

  • "We'll help you get there"

Compass Transition Academy


  • Compass Transition Academy is located inside the Northwest Georgia College and Career Academy, at 2300 Maddox Chapel Rd NE, Dalton, GA 30721.