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Compass Reboot: In-Person and Online Classes, New Location

Compass has some exciting announcements about the evolution of our program for the 2020-21 school year! Our “reboot” involves a complete reimagining of how we “do” Compass including in-person and virtual classes, a new location, 5-day per week schedule, and updated COVID plan. Registration will reopen Friday, August 14 at 6:00 am, for ... More

Check It Out: 70 New Items Added to the Compass Shop!

Homeschool Resources, Books, Curricula, Manipulatives, Kits, Project/Craft Supplies, and Just-for-Fun ItemsCompass has received another large batch of donated materials to sell in our Online Shop. Items from Lakeshore Learning, Learning Resource, Smithsonian, Prufrock Press, Brain Quest and Melissa and Doug join sale items from Critical ... More

Compass Offers Several Virtual High School Classes

Contingent upon everything re-opening in September, Compass plans to return to in-person classes this Fall! A key component of the Compass COVID plan is reduced class sizes, meaning several classes have already filled and have Wait Lists after registration opened last week.To accommodate students who could not get into a live class, and ... More

Compass Student Newspaper and Literary Magazine Released!

Extra! Extra! The Compass Collaborative student newspaper and PenPoint Literature and Art Magazine have been published! The student staff and advisors did a remarkable job completing their publications remotely this spring so their readers can enjoy the works virtually.The spring quarter publication of the Compass Collaborative is a ... More

Compass Fall Classes Posted! Registration Opens June 1 at 6:00 am

Great news! Contingent upon everything re-opening in September, Compass plans to return to in-person classes this Fall, with new procedures and protocols. The all-new schedule for fall homeschool classes at Compass has been posted!Early Registration for fall classes begins next week on Monday, June 1 at 6:00 am. A 10% early registration ... More

Virtual Volunteer Work & the President’s Volunteer Service Award

Three-and-a-half months remain for homeschoolers to earn this year’s President’s Volunteer Service Award through Compass!The landscape for volunteering this spring and summer has drastically changed with COVID-19. Kids and teens who planned to volunteer at camps, historic sites, libraries, parks, and community projects have found ... More

New Items in the Compass Shop!

New items have been added to the Compass Shop!Books, games, music, and art in the Compass Shop have been donated by community partners for the purpose of raising funds for the President’s Volunteer Service Awards and other homeschool student recognition programs.STILL IN STOCK! More than 200 copies of NEW books are available from ... More

Homeschool Books and Resources Now For Sale Online!

Compass’s Annual Spring Resource Sale has moved online!This year we are missing out on both the Used Curriculum Sale and the Homeschool Book Fair. However, more than 200 of the items that would have been offered this spring are now available in an online shop. These resources were donated to Compass specifically to raise funds for the ... More

New Members Invited: Alpha Rho, National Homeschool Honor Society!

Homeschooled 8th-12th graders, are invited to join Alpha Rho, the National Homeschool Honor Society for next year! Alpha Rho meets one Friday afternoon per month at Compass, starting in September. What does Alpha Rho do?Host speakers on relevant teen topics- academics, career/college prep, personal development, and more Networking ... More

FREE NOVA Community College Classes; Act Now to Allow Homeschoolers

On Wednesday, April 15, a new program was announced by Northern Virginia Community College that may provide a valuable benefit to homeschooled students…or Not. The NOVA JumpStart program allows rising or current high school Seniors to take one or two for-credit NOVA college classes this summer for FREE (a value of $561 per class) from among ... More