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Check Now: New Openings in Closed Classes

Compass Classes begin in just 4 weeks on September 6! Many classes have just 1 or 2 spaces remaining. Some classes that were previously closed now have openings. Please check the schedule again, because a closed class you were interested in may now be open... or on the verge of filling if you wait!Registration is open and ongoing for a ... More

NEW: Homeschool Ballet Classes

New! Compass has partnered with Alchemy Ballet Academy in Herndon to offer several homeschool ballet classes this fall. Ballet classes will be held in a Alchemy's new studio, just two blocks from Compass. Classes begin September 7.Ballet Fun (Mondays, 10:00 am - 10:50 am) for preK through 2nd grade (min. age 4)Ballet Fun (Wednesdays, ... More

Compass has High School Lab Science Classes!

Most colleges expect applicants to have 2-3 years of high school science with laboratory work (3-4 years if your teen is considering a STEM major or a highly selective college.) Colleges want to see science work that is more rigorous than viewing videos and vinaegar + baking soda in the kitchen; they want to know that your teen has had full ... More

Homeschool String Ensemble: Violin, Viola, Cello & Bass Musicians Invited

Musicians are needed for the Compass Homeschool String Ensemble! Does your child play violin, viola, cello, or bass? The String Ensemble is an opportunity for beginning* and intermediate string musicians in 6th-12th grade to play with others in collaborative, group setting, an experience often missing from private lessons.The String ... More

NEW! 3 Language Arts Classes Added for Fall

Many of Compass's language arts filled quickly, and some families were worried about wait lists, so we have added THREE new language arts classes to our Thursday fall schedule. Christina Somerville will be returning this fall to teach:NEW: Write to the Point: Paragraphs & Articles (grades 7-8): A 13-week, semester-long middle school ... More

Early Registration Discount for Compass Fall Classes Ends June 30

The 10% early registration discount for Compass fall classes ends this week on June 30 at midnight. Register now to save on more than 150 classes in in math, science, engineering, technology, history, humanities, civics, writing, English, French, Spanish, Mandarin, ASL, art, music, drama, cooking, chess, fitness, fencing, and more.Join ... More

We Teach Math So You Don’t Have To!

New Algebra I Section AddedMean. Median. Matrix. Multiplicative Inverse. Parabolas and polynomials. Don’t let middle school and high school math scare you! If your tween or teen thrives with a live teacher, face-to-face explanations, and in-person classmates to collaborate with, we have math classes for you.Compass is offering ... More

New Compass Class: American History- First Settlement to First Crisis

All high school students need a course in American History, and Compass is pleased to introduce a dynamic new class called, American History: First Settlement to First Crisis, 1607-1812, taught by Professor Albert Thompson. Did you know…The last battle of the 17th century English Civil War took place in America, and the results ... More

Summer Open Houses & Individual Consultations

Are you new to Virginia? new to homeschooling? new to Compass? Please join us for a small, summer Open House at Compass to learn more about the classes, programs, and community events offered for the 2022-23 school year.There are three Open Houses remaining in June:Thursday, June 16 at 10:00 amMonday, June 20 at 10:00 amThursday, ... More

New for fall! Compass Kindergarten

This one-day, 3-hour (half-day) program is a "taste" of kindergarten for 5- year-olds. Start your child's week off right with "Monday mornings with Miss M" at Compass Kindergarten. Homeschooled little ones will benefit from the routine of their own once-weekly get-together while enjoying the flexibility and freedom of homeschooling the rest ... More