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Featured Class: Spring Dissection Lab

Dissections: The science skill that kids enjoy and the thing you may not want to do at home!Middle school students will investigate the comparative anatomy of a variety of organisms through in-class dissections. Students will complete individual and group dissections of organisms from a range of phyla including a sponge, hydra, grassho... More

Announcing: President’s Award for Educational Excellence

Compass is now an awarding organization for the President’s Award for Educational Excellence. This award is part of the President’s Education Awards Program (PEAP) through the US Department of Educations and the national associations of school principals (NAESP, NASSP).The President’s Award for Educational Excellence recognizes ... More

Compass Classes Will Open On Time

Compass classes will meet as scheduled today on Friday, March 1. All current forecasts show that the precipitation will have turned to rain by 6am-7am, and temperatures will be above freezing. A wet and gray day, but not a frozen one. If conditions in your area are different, please use your best judgement to determine if you can safely get ... More

Reminder: Early Registration Discount Ends Tomorrow!

If you have not yet registered for Spring classes at Compass, there is still time! New classes begin on March 22 (Friday classes) and March 27 (Wednesday classes) But don’t wait… the early registration discount ends tomorrow (March 1) at midnight! New families are welcome to join us this spring!From Coding to Cooking, French to ... More

LAST CHANCE: Senior Homeschool Spelling Bee (March 6)

It's not too late to register for the 2019 Senior Homeschool Spelling Bee! Spelling and word enthusiasts are encouraged to join us for this spelling bee which is a "school level" contest for in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The Compass winner will advance to the Fairfax County spelling bee in March 2018. The Senior Spelling Bee is for ... More

New Workshop: Learn to Zentangle!

Learn to Zentangle in this 3-hour workshop! The Zentangle Method (R) is a fun, easy-to-learn process of creating beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. You don't need to be an artist to create Zentangle Art. The method is based on small geometric or organic elements called "tangles" and involves a process of repeating and arranging ... More

Featured Class: Chess at Compass

Enter the miniature world of a tabletop battlefield where bishops and knights hold court, a queen yields the most power, and a lowly pawn can ambush a king. Learn the game of chess at Compass this fall! Kids can build key life skills by learning the game of chess: Memory Concentration Logical Reasoning Strategy Creative Thinking ... More

Compass Classes Closed February 20 Due to Snow/Ice

Compass Classes will be closed Wednesday, February 20, because of the incoming winter storm.Current families and instructors should check their e-mails for updated information on make-up days affecting the end of 3rd quarter (now March 20), start of 4th quarter (now March 27), and the rescheduled Talent and Art Show (now March 26). More

WANTED: Writings & Art for the PenPoint Literary Magazine

Short stories, essays, poems, art, and photographs are needed for the upcoming edition of the PenPoint literary magazine!PenPoint is an anthology created by students for students. The publication will showcase the writing and artistic skills of homeschooled teens from around the DC metropolitan area.Submissions do not need to have ... More

Featured Class: Creative Journaling Workshop

Teens... Don’t write poetry? Think you can’t draw?Maybe not, but you may still want a creative way to record your thoughts, feelings, dreams, and ideas! In this four-week workshop, teens will learn how to use creative journaling for self-expression and self-discovery. Creative journaling is not writing daily “Dear Diary” style ... More