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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

Compass Update on COVID-19

Dear Compass Families, Friends, and Instructors:We want to wish everyone well during the current shut-in. We also wanted to provide a few Compass updates and answer some questions that we have been receiving.First, you may have heard that some Compass classes have begun to meet online. Last week, a significant effort was launched to ... More

NEW WORKSHOP: First Aid & CPR for Teens

Would you know what to do if you cut yourself in the kitchen? What if a friend had an anaphylactic reaction to a food or your teacher suddenly collapsed?Whether you play outdoors, participate in sports, go to the pool, cook at home, supervise siblings, or just hang out with friends, you should know what to do when an emergency ... More

Early Registration Discount for Spring Classes Ends Today, Feb. 21!

Don't forget...the 10% Early Registration Discount ends at midnight tonight for upcoming spring classes!Registration for Compass spring classes is ongoing! Openings remain in several dozen classes for homeschooled students in K-12th grade, including topics in math, science, engineering, technology, history, humanities, civics, public ... More