Compass News & Announcements: Year-End Wrap-Up

Congratulations on reaching the end of your homeschool year, and thank you for a fantastic 12th Compass year! There are still a few Compass happenings this week: make up classes, annual Quads Chess Tournaments, and Picnic & Park Day. Following are a few notes and reminders:

(1) Summer Registration is open for more than 5 dozen summer workshops. Summer workshops are half-day special topics, and most meet for just 1, 2, 3, or 4 days. There is a 10% early registration discount offered through May 31 on Summer Workshops. Download the summer flier or review summer options online.

(2) Fall Registration is open for more than 200 classes in all subject areas, for grades K-12. An early registration discount of 10% is offered through June 14. Review the schedule and register online.


(3) Several classes have make-up sessions this week because of teacher absenses and illnesses this quarter. All classes meet on the same day, at the same time, and in their regular room unless noted otherwise:

Monday, May 20

  • All Cooking Classes & Private Cooking Lessons (Nyman) Makeup for 3/18
  • 10:00 am-12:00 pm: Fashion Design & History (Harmon) Makeup for 4/8 & 4/15- extended session
  • 10:00 am: LEGO Robotics Training Team (Sticha)- Makeup for 4/8
  • Introduction to CS: Javascript (Hay) Makeup for 3/11
  • 11:00 am Algebra I (Chelf) Makeup for 1/29
  • 12:00 pm- 2:00 pm: Learn to Sew (Harmon) Makeup for 4/8 & 4/15- extended session
  • 12:00-1:00 pm; 1:30 – 2:30 pm Latin (Shumway) Makeup for 2/19- double session
  • 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm: EMT (Henry) Makeup for 1/29- extended session
  • 1:00 pm Geometry (Chelf) Makeup for 1/29
  • 2:00 pm- 3:30 pm: Crafting for Cosplay (Harmon) Makeup for 4/8 & 4/15- extended session
  • 2:00 pm: Algebra II (Chelf) Makeup for 1/29

Tuesday, May 21

  • 10:00 am: Acting Kids Theater (Harmon) Makeup for 4/9
  • 10:00 am: Chemistry (Shumway)- Makeup 4/9
  • 11:00 am: Acting Young Adults Playhouse (Harmon) Makeup for 4/9
  • 11:00 am: Marine Biology (Huneycutt) Makeup for 5/7
  • 11:00 am: Precalculus & Trigonometry (Chelf)-Makeup for 2/2
  • 12:00 pm: Anatomy & Physiology (Shumway)- Makeup for 4/9
  • 12:00 pm: Creative Storytelling (Harmon) Makeup for 4/9
  • 12:00 pm: Scientist for a Day (Huneycutt) Makeup for 5/7
  • 1:00 pm: Probability & Statistics (Chelf) Makeup for 2/2
  • 1:00 pm: Vet Ventures (Shumway) Makeup for 4/9
  • 1:00 pm: Who Wants to be a Biologist? (Huneycutt) Makeup for 5/7
  • 2:00 pm: Practical Math for Real Life (Chelf)- Makeup for 2/2
  • 2:00 pm: Rhythm Rocks: Drum Jam (Greenberg)- Makeup for 3/19
  • 2:00 pm: Tweens Acting Out (Harmon) Makeup for 4/9
  • 2:00 pm: Vet Ventures (Shumway) Makeup for 4/9
  • 2:00 pm: Who Wants to be a Biologist? (Huneycutt) Makeup for 5/7

Wednesday, May 22

  • 9:30 am: Physics (Hussein) Makeup for 5/8
  • 10:00 am: Junior LEGO Engineering (Sticha) Makeup 4/24. alternate location. Meet in D-5
  • 10:00 am: Detective Drama (Harmon) Makeup for 4/10
  • 11:00 am: Krav Maga- Makeup for 5/1 alternate location. Meet in the rear of Suite H
  • 11:00 am: Nature Quest (Sevim) Makeup for 4/10
  • 11:00 am: Physical Science (Hussein) Makeup for 5/8
  • 12:00 pm: Game Maker (Sticha) Makeup for 4/24. alternate location. Meet in D-5
  • 12:00 pm: Integrated Middle School Science (Hussein) Makeup for 5/8
  • 12:00 pm: Nature Quest (Sevim) Makeup for 4/10
  • 12:00 pm: Sew Fun (Harmon) Makeup for 4/10
  • 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm: EMT (Henry) Makeup for 1/29 alternate date, extended session
  • 1:00 pm: Outdoor Survivor (Sevim) Makeup 4/10
  • 1:00 pm: Robot Fab Lab (Sticha) Makeup for 4/24. alternate location. Meet in D-5
  • 1:00 pm: Sew Simple (Harmon) Makeup for 4/10
  • 2:00 pm: Beginner Bots (Sticha) Makeup for 4/24. alternate location. Meet in D-5

Thursday, May 23

  • 10:00 am: Harry Potter Handicrafts (Harmon) Makeup for 4/11
  • 10:00 am Kids Biochemistry Lab (Forsythe)- Makeup for 3/21 alternate time
  • 11:00 am: Creative Storytelling (Harmon) Makeup for 4/11
  • 11:00 am: Decoding DNA (Forsythe)- Makeup for 3/21 alternate time

Friday, May 24

  •  All Cooking Classes & Private Lessons (Nyman) Makeup for 5/3
  • 10:00 am: Natural Leaders Makeup for 4/19
  • 10:00-12:00 pm: ASL (Aziz) Makeup for 3/22 & 3/29 extended session
  • 12:00- 2:00 pm: ASL (Aziz) Makeup for 3/22 & 3/29 extended session
  • 12:00 pm: Anatomy & Physiology Lab (Shumway) Makeup for 5/3
  • 1:00 pm: Skills for High School Student (Fraser) Make up for 4/12
  • 1:00 pm: Spanish I (Taborga) – Makeup for 4/19
  • 2:00 pm: Spanish II (Taborga) Makeup for 4/19


(4) Annual Homeschool Quads Chess Tournament: LAST CHANCE…Registration will close on Tuesday evening at 5:00 pm for our two, annual Quads Chess Tournaments. Homeschooled chess players ages 6-16 are invited. AM and PM tournaments on Wednesday, May 22. Register on the Activity Fees page.

(5) Year-End Picnic & Park Day: Current and new Compass families can still sign up to come to our annual, drop-in Picnic & Park Day from 12:00 pm- 4:00 pm at Bready Park in Herndon. Organized field day games start run from 1:00 pm- 2:15 pm, otherwise there is free-play and playground time. Bring unwanted homeschool curriculum items for a FREE swap and give-away. Sign up online.

(6) Dulles Area Summer Band Camp will be held at Compass for 5, half-days: July 29 – August 2 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. This is for beginner band members on woodwinds, brass, and percussions (less than 6 mo. experience on instrument). For more details, see the band camp webpage, and register online.


(7) Year-End Evaluations: Compass writing teacher Shannon McClain is scheduling year-end evaluations to meet Virginia’s Evidence of Progress requirement. She can perform evaluations at Compass or at an alternate location. Families should contact her directly through her business, Educational Advocacy & Support, LLC or stop by the Compass front desk or office for her information.

(8) Questions: Many families have questions this time of year about classes, scheduling, accounts, high school requirements, getting started, Virginia requirements, and more! Families can schedule a time to meet with the Compass Director. Current families can schedule a 20-minute consultation. New/Prospective families can schedule a 40-minute tour with Q& A.


(9) Alpha Rho, the Compass chapter of the Homeschool National Honor Society is accepting applications for new members for next year! Students in 9th-12th grade are encouraged to apply. 8th graders taking high school level courses are welcome. Homeschooled high school students who do not come to Compass are also welcome. See the chapter webpage for more details and the membership application.

(10) High School Mock Trial Team: The Compass High School Mock Trial Team has auditions on June 1 and June 8. If you were unable to come to the information session and would like more information, email the team at:

(11) Compass Clubs are on break for summer, but it is never too early to think about new clubs and afternoon activities for next year. Parents who might be interested in facilitating a club next year should contact Compass to discuss.