Compass Fall Class Schedule is Posted! Early Registration Opens May 14

Great news! The Compass Schedule of Fall Classes is now complete! Early Registration begins next week on Tuesday, May 14 at 6:00 am. A 10% discount is offered through June 13. Registration includes 1st quarter, 1st semester, and year-long classes. Classes begin September 3, 2024.

Join Compass for our 13th year! We are continuing to innovate and create new opportunities for homeschoolers. New families are welcome to enroll. More than 200 classes are offered a-la-carte for homeschooled students in K-12th grade. Mix and match classes in math, science, engineering, technology, history, humanities, geography, writing, English, Latin, French, Spanish, ASL, art, music, drama, cooking, chess, fitness, fencing, career exploration and more! All classes are taught by enthusiastic subject matter experts and teaching artists.

What’s New Next Year?

Partial List of All-New Classes:

  • American Government: Setting Up the Great Republic
  • Around the World: Geography of Europe
  • Artist’s Academy: Mysteries of Abstract Art
  • Close, Confusing and Controversial Presidential Elections
  • Creative Journaling
  • Economic Empires: Tycoons, Titans & Tyrants- a Market Simulation Game
  • Engineering Challenge: Civil Lab
  • Expedition! Explore South & Central America
  • Friday Adventure Series Role Playing Game (RPG)
  • Graphic Greats: The Most Extreme Adventures
  • Head to Toe Health for Teens
  • Interdisciplinary Science
  • Kids’ Doctor Academy: Be a Physician
  • Magical Creatures’ Quest: A Middle School Role Playing Club
  • Mega Maps: Cradle of Civilization & Mesopotamia
  • Mindful Mosaics
  • Penmanship Pals
  • Secret Pages Society
  • Secrets of Songwriting
  • Submersible Robotics: Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV)
  • Successful Social Skills
  • We Wannabe Writers (1st grade)
  • Wee Writers (Kindergarten)
  • Word Games: A Language Arts Olympics
  • Word Masters: Verbal Analogies & Vocab Challenges

New Teen Career Academy Classes:

  • Advanced Baking Academy: Delightful Desserts
  • Courtroom Drama: Trial Advocacy (Online)
  • Criminology: Fundamentals of Forensic Science
  • Culinary Foundations: Mixed Up! (Stir-Fries & Casseroles)
  • Design & Construction: Building Basics
  • Director’s Chair: Clue!
  • Exercise Science: Fitness & Physiology
  • Information Masters: Inquiry & Investigation
  • Intro to Interior Design: Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Computer Science: Python Programming
  • Introduction to Digital Photography
  • Mastering Microsoft Office: Word & Excel
  • Medical Mission: Emergency Essentials
  • War Room: Military Intelligence

Special Programs:

  • American History Alive!Meet Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Martha Washington, and more! Each Monday, a costumed, living history presenter gives a compelling, first-person presentation about their character in history.
  • Juntos AprendemosA Monday academy of 9 classes taught in Spanish in PE, art, writing, and science for children who speak Spanish in the home.
  • Compass KindergartenChoose Monday (language arts-focus), Wednesday (math readiness), and/or Friday (science) for 3-hour “taste of kindergarten” program. Enroll in one, two, or all three mornings.
  • Mammoth Mathcomplete math programs for 4th or 5th grade, 2 class days per week.
  • Reading Rallycomplete language arts curriculum.10 levels offered. Students must complete a skills inventory with the reading specialist before registering in order to be assigned a reading group level.
  • Code for a Cause: Technovations Team…girls in 7th-12th grade work in small teams to learn to code and design an app to support a cause in their community in this annual competition.
  • Homeschool Concert Bandjoin the first homeschool concert band in the region for grades 4-8. Also see the Children’s Beginner Band (for grades 2-3) and High School Band Ensemble (for grades 9+)
  • Homeschool String Ensemblesmall group ensemble for violin, viola, cello, and bass, grades 4-8.
  • Ballet Fun, Ballet Foundationshomeschool ballet classes held in conjunction with neighboring Herndon studio, Alchemy Ballet (3 blocks from Compass).
  • Homeschool Swimming3 levels, 1 or 2 days per week. Partnership with Reston YMCA (0.9 miles from Compass).
  • Advanced Placement (AP) Classes4 authorized AP classes offered in: 2-D Art & Design; Calculus A/B; Literature & Composition; and Modern World History.
  • Honors Level9 high school classes are offered at the Honors level.
  • Professional Certificatesteens can earn professional certificates as EMRs/EMTs, Certified Microsoft Office Specialist, or Virginia Food Handler card.
  • Private Music LessonsRegister online for your block of private1st quarter music lessons in voice, piano, ukulele, clarinet, flute, guitar, drums

Pick up a paper copy of the Schedule Worksheet from Compass’s front desk starting May 7! See the Compass website for more information on community events, special programs, extracurricular clubs, homeschool resources, and more. Review our Family Handbook online for questions on registration, age/grade placement, refunds, and more. Contact us with any questions!