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New! Kids’ Confection Kitchen Workshop

Toffee. Taffy. Truffles.Yum! End the day on a sweet note! We heard that younger Compass students wanted to craft delicious sweets and treats like the teens in Friday’s Sweet Shop classes! Introducing Kids’ Confection Kitchen where students will enjoy making and eating seasonal confections. Each week they will bring home fresh, ... More

Tween & Teen Art Classes Begin this Week

Has your tween/teen begun homeschool academics this fall but still needs a fun and creative elective to break up the week? Compass has some art classes that are just beginning this week:Anyone Can Draw!...Drawing fundamentals in pencil and charcoal, pen-and-ink, and colored pencils taught by Lori Goll. For 7th - 9th graders (mature 6th & ... More

LAST CHANCE: Student Magazine Subscrptions

Last Call! Just 5 days left....Orders for student magazine subscriptions must be placed by midnight on Wednesday, September 18 for the 2019-20 homeschool year. 11 different titles are available for different reading levels and different interests. All editions are full color, no-advertisement “classroom” magazines that you can only get ... More

NEW: Math Lab at Compass

One way to make sure the math work is getting done…Introducing Math Lab at Compass! Math Lab is a tutoring center where students can go for weekly help on math homework! Math Lab begins on Wednesday, September 25. An experienced Compass math teacher will provide on-the-spot help with math homework for any middle school math, Pre-Algeb... More

Fall Classes Start Today: Last Minute, Same-Day, Walk-In, and Late Registrations Accepted

Wednesday Fall Compass Classes Begin Today, September 11!Last minute, same day, walk-in and late registrations are accepted! There are still openings in several dozen classes for homeschooled students in K through 12th grade. If you see a class available online, you can register yourself and come to Compass today. Alternatively, come by ... More

3-2-1 Countdown: Compass Classes Start this Wednesday

Ready! Set! Action!Compass Wednesday classes begin this week on September 11. It is not too late to add a Compass class to your fall schedule! Openings remain in several dozen classes for all ages/grades in science, technology, math, English, history, foreign languages, arts, acting, fitness, cooking, and more. Compass has core academic, ... More

Money Savvy! Personal Finance Class for Teens

How are you teaching your teen about the value of money? Students in Virginia’s public schools must take a 1-semester course in personal finance. While this course is not “required” of homeschooled students, what teen wouldn’t benefit from learning about salaries, taxes, personal budgets, loans, interest rates, credit cards, and ... More

Compass Open House- Wednesday, Sept. 4

New to Compass? New to homeschooling? New to the area?Compass has two Open House sessions scheduled on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 10:00 am and 2:30 pm. The Open Houses provide an overview/introduction to Compass for prospective families and an orientation for newly registered families. RSVP for the Open House/Orientations.Compass will ... More

Don’t Forget to Teach Technology!

Technology is an essential skill that should be taught right alongside math and English to prepare kids for educations and careers in our high tech world! Compass has coding and programming classes for all ages to help you teach technology! Don’t overlook these 21st century skills in your child’s homeschool education! Spaces remain in ... More

Fall is Almost Here! Do You Have Your Homeschooling Year Figured Out?

Compass classes begin in less than 2 weeks on Friday, September 6 and Wednesday, September 11. Registrations are still being accepted!If you have some gaps in your curriculum, want your child to try an in-person, small group class or explore a new topic, try Compass this fall! Compass still has openings in several dozen classes, but ... More