This information is for students who will be attending a program at a school other than the home school. 

*** Students MUST attend their program beginning the first day of the program regardless of when their home school calendar begins.  For example, Norton begins on August 20th.  If your student attends a program housed at Norton,  your student MUST begin attending at Norton on August 20th.  See instructions below. 


STUDENT DRIVINGCompact students are able to drive to their program school with parent permission and by completing paperwork at both the home and program schools.  Students will purchase and pay for a parking pass at their home school. Students will take their home school parking pass to their program school and complete the required paperwork.  An additional pass will be provided to the student or a sticker will be applied to the home school parking pass.


BUS INFO: Except for calamity days, ALL compact buses (the bus from a high school to the hub site) run when any ONE or more schools are in session.  The hub site is Norton (there is no Norton bus).  

Procedure:  You will board the bus at the home school and be transported to Norton High School.  If your program is at Norton, your trip is over.  For students continuing to Barberton, Copley, or Wadsworth, you will transfer to a Barberton, Copley, or Wadsworth bus to complete your trip.  At the end of your program time, the process is reversed.  NOTE: Some students may have to leave the program early in order to ride a return bus.  Please review this time on the first day with your instructor.  

Click here for the 2020-2021 Bus Schedule.  

Some additional things to keep in mind regarding transportation include:

  • School starts on the following days: Norton-August 20; Barberton-August 21; Copley-August 21; Wadsworth-August 21
  • When the home school is not in session but the program school is, students must find their own transportation from home to their home high school if student normally rides a compact bus.   

CALAMITY DAYS:  If your home school is called off, do not attend the home school or the program school.  DO NOT DRIVE TO THE PROGRAM SCHOOL.  If your program school is called off, attend the home school and ask your home school administrator for further instructions.  If Norton is called off, there will be NO compact busses.  You will be given excused absences for calamity days. 


DRIVING PERMISSION:  A student who wants to drive (themselves only) will get parental permission on the home school parking pass and also apply for a parking pass (no additional cost) at the Program school.  The language on the Parking Pass appears as follows: Yes or No -- In lieu of my son/daughter being transported by school district transportation that is provided to/from the Four Cities Compact Program he/she attends, I give my permission for my son/daughter to drive his/her personal vehicle to/from the Four Cities Compact Program that he/she attends. I understand that my son/daughter is not permitted to drive any students to/from the Four Cities Compact Program. Failure to follow this rule may lead to revocation of my son/daughter's driving privileges, as they pertain to the Four Cities Compact.