Homeschool Co-op
 

FAQs



FAQ's for non members

Q:

How much is Compass Homeschool Co-op?

A:

Please click HERE for the tuition prices and fees.

Q:

How do I pay the registration fee?  Is it refundable?

A:

Please pay through paypal.  Our paypal is [email protected]  Make sure you pay using FRIENDS AND FAMILY or we will be charged a fee.  Registration fee is $50 per semester per family and is due before your child can be put into classes. This deposit will be applied toward your tuition fee. Please make sure you know what to expect from Compass and you know what we expect from you before paying the registration fee. The ONLY way we will refund the $50 is if you are paying it to be out on the waiting list and we end up NOT having room for everyone in your family at Compass. (Please note that instances where preferred classes are unavailable does not constitute a refund from Compass.)

Q:

Is tuition refundable?

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A week before Compass begins, refunds will NO LONGER BE GIVEN.  A few exceptions to this rule may be given, such as long term illness and will be decided as such by the Leadership Team. If your reason for leaving is approved for a refund, the refund will be prorated, based on the date you notify Compass, as well as your last day of attendance, and will NOT include the non-refundable registration fee.  Needing to cut something from your schedule or deciding to go a different direction is not considered a valid exception, which is why we ask you to look over the schedule and pray about joining BEFORE making a commitment.

If you need to request a refund, please submit your reasonings for the Leadership to review.

Q:

When Does Compass Meet?

A:

Compass meets on Mondays (August to May) from 9:30am-2:30pm.  Your family can choose to attend full day or half day (elective classes only) from 12:15pm – 2:30pm. All families must stay for chapel. Lunch/recess starts at 11:25 and is strongly encouraged for Half day families to attend as a way of connecting with other families.  We do have a few ALL COMPASS LUNCHES that half day families will be required to attend. 

We do not allow families to only attend 1 or 2 classes and then leave, they must stay for the full session (whether it is full day or half day). **Exceptions may be made for highschoolers. Please see a leadership team member about this.

Q:

What does the daily schedule look like? 

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Please click HERE to see our daily schedule.

Q:

What does the yearly calendar look like?

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Please click HERE to see the calendar for this year.

Q:

Do I have to teach?

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This is truly a cooperative effort in that every family will play an important role in the success of this learning venture.  It is therefore expected that there will be parental involvement from each family participating in the co-op, either by teaching, assisting, or helping in some other area!

Q:

Is there a minimum age for my children?

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Yes.  Children must be in Kindergarten to enroll. We do have classes for younger siblings. However, nursery and preschool classes are ONLY for those who have an older sibling in the co-op.

Q:

Can I drop my child off at Compass and run errands while class is in session?

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No. Parents must remain at Compass with their children at all times and must help where needed. However, exceptions can be made for extenuating circumstances, which will need to be approved by the Leadership Team.

Q:

What kind of classes will you offer?

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Please click HERE to read more about our classes.  Also go HERE to see the current classes being offered.

Q:

Is there homework in the classes?

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For the elective/enrichment classes, the teachers may give optional outside assignments that will not affect the student's participation in the class.  Core class teachers may assign homework at the teacher’s discretion.

Q:

Do you take grades?

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Compass does not keep or record grades.  If a teacher assigns something, she may grade it, but will then give it back to you to keep record of. 

Q:

What is the dress code for Compass and Compass events?

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Dress code for Mondays and any field trips includes a Compass t-shirt. Shorts/skirts/dresses must be fingertip length.  Undergarments must not be seen at any time.  Shorts/pants and tennis shoes are preferred on Mondays because of activities performed during large group time.

Q:

Can i join mid semester?

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Yes, Compass accepts new families mid-semester. However, this is dependent upon availability.  Please note that the price to join mid semester will be the same as the price of joining full semester.

Q:

How do I join?

A:

Please click the join link at the top right.