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Compass Homschool Community

Welcome to Compass

We are a tutoring service for Christ-centered homeschool families who gather weekly to educate, socialize, and equip the next generation of leaders to fulfill the Great Commission
We offer a wide variety of K-12 classes with enthusiastic tutors teaching from a biblical worldview
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Compass is a partial drop-off homeschool community offering over 45 elective & academic classes throughout the school year.

Students attend 1-3 classes during each 5 week long session, and parents commit to volunteering in-class 2-3 times per session.

New Classes include Biking, Robotics, Woodworking, Attributes of God and more!

Beyond our classes, our families love to have fun together. We enjoy field trips, park days, hikes, theater shows, orchestra sing-alongs, family festivals, moms' nights out, moms' retreats, and more all-year long!
Compass Informaton

How It Works

Community
expectations

  • Families commit to enrolling in a minimum of 3 of the 5 sessions offered.

  • Families are encouraged to enroll in more than one class per session, but it is not required. This helps kids get to know each other better.

  • Parents and students agree to abide by our Statement of Faith, sign our student behavior contract, and read our community policies prior to registration.

  • Families are encouraged to host get togethers outside of community to encourage community all-year-long. We have an active community calendar where families may add meetups and events. We use BAND, a community platform, to communicate.

  • Tuition is non-refundable, non-transferable and will not be prorated for late enrollment.

  • Students enjoy a one-room-schoolhouse type classroom environment to maintain our enrollment numbers.

  • We are a tutoring service, not a school. Parents are the teachers of their children as required by Washington State law.

Tuition

  • Annual New Family Registration Fee: $300

  • Annual Summit Family Registration: $180

  • Class Fee (per 5-week class): $40-50 per student

  • Theater, High School Vex Robotics $150/$200 semester

Parent involvement

As a partial drop-off program, we rely on parents to support teachers in-class to keep tuition affordable.

We require 2 volunteers per class to assist with set up, take down, clean up and escorting students to the next class as well as safety. This is a great time for parents to get to know each other too!

Based on our anticipated enrollment parents are required to volunteer 2-3 days per session.

 

The more parents in our community, the fewer days you need to be in-class, so help us spread the word!

Dates & Times

Classes meet weekly on Tuesday or Wednesday for 5-week sessions.

Our 2023-2024 program runs September 13- May 23.

Session 1: September 19/20 - October 17/18

Session 2: Oct. 31/Nov. 1 - December 5/6

Session 3: December 12/`13 - January 30/31

Session 4: February 6/7 - March 12/13 

Session 5: March 19/ 20 - April 23/24

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Enrollment

Steps to Enroll

1

Review Our Statement of Faith​

Fill out our Contact Us form & select "Compass Homeschool Community"

We will email you our Statement of Faith and Community Policies, so you can get started!

2

Submit Your Questionnaire

 

If you & your family agree to abide by our Statement of Faith and Policies, complete our Compass Questionnaire, so we can get to know you!

We do our best to review your questionnaire and follow up with a phone call or email within 2-3 business days.

3

Register for
Classes ASAP

1. After sending in your questionnaire form (from step 2).  Sign up to help on this Sign up Genius Link:

Signup Genius
https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080e4eafa828abf85-compass

2. And pay for the registration fee 

https://omella.com/4rh05

3. After registration fee is received request to join our communication platform called  Band.  This is where we post the links to enroll in classes.

Compass 2023-2024' group on BAND - The app for groups and communities!
https://band.us/n/ada19dk7u1Jfr

Please enroll one child  in at least 3 of the 5 sessions at the time of enrollment. 

4

Get Connected

Join our "Compass Christian Community" group on Band!

We use the app, Band, to communicate throughout the year and plan events to connect over the summer.

 

Join us for upcoming park days, field trips, and more all-summer long. 

We are excited to get to know you & your family!

Parent - Don't forget to sign up & mark your calendar for 2-3  in class volunteer days on Band, this is in addition to the community jobs posted on the SignUpGenius link.

Compass FAQ
  • What is Archery Tag®?
    Archery Tag® is the brand equipment for use in the sport of extreme archery.
  • What is the game?
    Archery Tag® is now often used informally as a genericized trademark that has become synonymous for bow and arrow combat-type games in the USA and around the world as well as for the equipment used for the game. Archery Tag® is our brand of equipment used to play extreme archery. The game of extreme (combat) archery is a mix of dodgeball, paintball, and archery with players hitting each other with non-lethal arrows to score points or eliminate opposing team members. See game rules here.
  • What is Extreme Archery?
    Extreme Archery is an action-packed, adrenaline-filled sport enjoyed by millions of people in 65 countries. Teams of generally five players on opposite sides of the field, separated by a 20-foot neutral zone, attempt to hit opposing players with non-lethal arrows. There two common types of gameplay: League Style (points) and Classic (elimination). Check out the rules here.
  • How close will someone be when they shoot at me?
    The teams are separated by a 20-foot neutral zone (previously referred to as a “safe zone”), so the nearest anyone will shoot is 20 feet.
  • Do I need to wear safety gear?
    Yes, a facemask. We suggest players remove jewelry, piercings, and headwear to avoid potential injury.
  • Who can play?
    Anyone who can draw the bow. Extreme Archery is inclusive; anyone can participate, regardless of gender, age, socio-economic background, or athletic ability.
  • Is it safe?
    Yes. With a stellar safety record since its inception in 2011, the Archery Tag® brand pioneered the exhilarating sport of extreme archery, while maintaining a focus on innovative product development and preserving the highest levels of safety. The gameplay is intense yet safe for participants.
  • Does it hurt to be hit with the arrow?
    Well, it depends on where you are hit; some players may choose to wear a jockstrap. Otherwise, there is virtually no pain, and most say they are more surprised than anything when struck by an Archery Tag® arrow.
  • An Archery Tag® arrow hit is not like a paintball hit?
    That is correct. Check out this video:
  • I am 12 years old, can I play?"
    Yes. We offer a 20# Cadet bow and a 28# Pro bow. A 12-year-old can usually draw one of the other. We have had six-year-old kids play with the 20# bow. Your parents will be asked to sign a Waiver.
  • I am 80 years old, can I play?"
    Yes! We had an 88-year-old grandmother play who nailed CEO John Jackson in the gut with an arrow. You will be asked to sign a Waiver.
  • Is it easier to learn?
    Yes.
  • What if I never shot a bow and arrow before?
    Most have never picked up a bow and arrow before playing extreme archery. Learning to shoot is quick, easy, and usually becomes intuitive and improved during gameplay. Learn to shoot here:
  • How many people are usually on a team?
    For optimal strategizing and teamwork, we recommend five (5) players per team.
  • How does a team win?
    Depends on whether it is League Style (points) or Classic (elimination) gameplay. Check out the game rules here.
  • How long are games?
    About 8 to 10 minutes. If there is a large group, it may be limited to less time.
  • What is the standard field size?
    Teams compete on a field that measures 70 ft. (21 m.) by 30 ft. (9 m.). It consists of two action zones separated by a 20-foot neutral zone. Three bunkers placed strategically in each action zone and a 5-Spot Knockout Target at the neutral zone attack line finish out the standard field.
  • What is a non-lethal arrow?
    The “NON-LETHAL ARROW” is an arrow with a soft, foam tip that was developed by John Jackson and is protected by U.S. PATENTS #8,449,413 and #8,932,159 for use in the sport of extreme archery.
  • What equipment is used during gameplay?
    Archery Tag® bow, arrows, facemask, bunkers, and 5-spot knockout target.
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