Compass Homeschool Enrichment offers northern Virginia homeschool families a menu of high quality extracurricular and enrichment classes to supplement the core academic material taught at home. All classes are taught by qualified outside instructors who are subject matter experts and teach multiple levels of interesting, experiential classes in science, technology, languages, history, art, music, and more. Classes are taught in Oakton in a 4-quarter, 30-week academic year. Most classes meet on Wednesday, but a handful of upper middle school and high school classes meet on Friday. All classes are offered a la carte by quarter so homeschool families can mix and match for multiple siblings and try a topic without locking into a year-long commitment. Compass classes give students a taste of group learning in a classroom on a campus setting with like-minded homeschooled peers. Compass families also enjoy a warm, welcoming community that enjoys special activities, events, and academic clubs/contests in addition to regularly scheduled classes. Compass classes are organized by homeschool parents for other homeschool families. Compass Homeschool Enrichment program is a secular, inclusive program.
What People Are Saying
“We love it! This is our second session there and we will be returning in the fall. The instructors have been great and best of all, the campus is very nice and there are tons of opportunities for the kids to socialize and meet new homeschooled friends. The director is a homeschool mom herself.” J. K. (Ashburn, VA)
“I have done much research trying to find additional school co-op types, or enrichment organizations, and they are all very fluid and not stable, or they are tied to very restrictive curriculum policies. Compass does not have these issues and I am sure it’s one of the reasons you have so many students taking so many different interesting classes!” P. S. (Herndon, VA)
“Thank you for initiating and managing a phenomenal resource for our local homeschooling families. The classes were high caliber, and my son loved having time to learn and play with new friends, and I appreciated the guilt-free time to work on other projects. I have been homeschooling about 20 years and our family schedule did not always allow for any co-op type experience so I am very thankful he and I could participate these past few months.” J. B. (McLean, VA)
“I think one of the best features of Compass is their short 4 quarter versions, usually something like 7-8 weeks each ‘commitment’. Many places you have to commit for a whole year, some a half a year and be stuck with a teaching method/style, or maybe environment/setting unfavorable to your family/child in fostering their social/emotional/academic growth/self esteem. Compass is so short, that the risk is low. You only pay for 7-8 weeks. You can assess it each week as you go, observe your children and monitor situations. It’s worth the risk to try a class. Many of the classes are very good, some very impressive. You get to experiment and sample. I believe Compass will continue to be successful because of this 7 week marketing niche format.” D. G. (Sterling, VA)