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How it Works: Live Online Virtual School

All of our classes are 100% live

One-on-One Classes

Our Compass Academic Program blends face-to-face instruction with structured independent work. Students have live instruction for each of their core subjects three times per week and twice per week for their elective courses. Each class meets in a 1-on-1 teacher/student format so every course is customized around each student's learning needs. Students in grades K-3 attend 30-minute classes, students in grades 4-8 attend 40-minute classes, and students in grades 9-12 attend 50-minute classes. Students are expected to complete homework and assignments independently in addition to their live instruction, and have constant access to their teachers via the school’s messaging system. The school has weekly Office Hours scheduled where students can receive extra academic assistance or social-emotional support.

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Our Educators

Compass School teachers are lifelong educators with a minimum of a Master’s degree who come from a variety of different backgrounds. They are educated at world renowned institutions and trained in every subject ranging from English language and literature to social studies, math, science, technology and more.
 

95% of our teachers have multiple advanced graduate degrees and have taught at prestigious universities, as well as at both private and public secondary schools around the globe. Combined, they have traveled to over 120 different countries, speak over twenty different languages, and can teach any subject or curriculum our students may need.

How We Teach Courses

Teachers at The Compass School provide 1-on-1 classes at all levels of competency that are tailored to fit each student's academic needs.
 

The Compass School is a pioneering school that only provides 100% live online classes in our immersive classroom. Alongside live teaching sessions, there are comprehensive homework reviews for each class, as well as graded assignments, quizzes, and tests throughout the course.

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Learning Management System

Our learning management system was created by experts in education and technology to help students manage their studies. Students can attend classes, communicate with their teachers, exchange documents, access content, and much more!

Courses We Offer

We have courses for all age groups, including accredited primary, middle, and high school courses. Students at The Compass School students have the opportunity to earn concurrent enrollment credit (both high school and university credit) through our partnership with Syracuse University.

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Courses & Clubs

The Compass School offers core curriculum courses like English, math, and science, as well as a wide range of electives such as art, music, dance, and computer science.

In addition to academic courses, students are able to build relationships and friendships with students outside of class during our extracurriculars and clubs!

Family Wellness Program

Student & Family Wellness is one of our primary goals at The Compass School. Throughout a student’s education journey, both them and their families need to develop positive forms of communication to maintain a healthy relationship. We have a comprehensive program that utilizes both new and existing techniques to promote student and family wellness. No matter the issue or topic, our counselors’ doors are always open! Take advantage of our sessions for a check-in or attend sessions on a regular basis.

The Compass School is a pioneering school that only provides 100% live online classes in our immersive classroom. Alongside live teaching sessions, there are comprehensive homework reviews for each class, as well as graded assignments, quizzes, and tests throughout the course.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are some of the advantages of taking synchronous (real-time) online courses?

"High Quality: All Compass School teachers have prime qualifications and are not limited to geographic location.

Flexibility: Real-time online courses provide the necessary flexibility to students with many commitments, as long as they have access to a computer device and internet connection.

Affordability: Compass School can maintain high quality of instruction while providing affordable tuition rates because students and parents can purchase only the courses and services they need."

3

The effectiveness and credibility of online education.

Compass School provides accredited transcripts and certificates, which guarantees their quality and efficacy.

5

Are there ways to accelerate online degree completion?

Students can select their own schedule in our customizable courses. This means they can accelerate the completion of their program if desired.

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What if I have never taken an online course?

Do not worry, Compass School has a support system in place for both students and parents. In addition to the customer service, CS teachers will guide you through the course each step of the way.

9

Do online schools offer the same student support services as traditional in-person schools?

Yes, all of the traditional support services that students would expect at their school, like college advising and career guidance are available through Compass School. Our flexible model allows students to choose exactly what services they want, so they don't end up paying for services they do not need. This is the reason Compass School can maintain high quality and provide affordable tuition costs.

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What technology requirements must my house have for online classes?

All you need is a stable internet connection and a computer device.

2

Are synchronous courses as effective as face-to-face instruction?

Yes! Compass School teachers meet with students every session for the entire course duration, e.g. 72-hour course means that the teacher will spend 72 hours meeting with the students, just as if they were to meet in a brick-and-mortar classroom. Interactive tools allow for the course resources to be conveniently shared at any time. More importantly, the students can contact the course teacher whenever they have a question using Messaging tool in our Learning Management System.

4

Do Compass School courses count toward my diploma?

Students receive accredited transcripts after taking accredited courses with Compass School. Students can complete their diploma through The Compass School or submit a credit transfer form to another institution to transfer the credits from their courses.

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What are the benefits of learning with The Compass School?

"Proven Curriculum: We only utilize accredited curriculum for our courses that have proven learning outcomes for students.

Certified Teachers with Experience: Every teacher at The Compass School is a certified U.S. teacher and 95% of our faculty have Master's Degrees. We pride ourselves in the experience of each of our educators.

Customizable Solutions: With a wide range of courses and support services, students are able to customize their learning path according to their own goals, schedule, and budget."

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How do I know if online education is right for me?

Go to the Contact Us page and send a message our team. We are happy to schedule a demo class for you with one of our teachers.

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What technical skills do online students need?

Basic level of computer proficiency is sufficient. Our Learning Management System is very intuitive. Students or parents are able to request help from our support staff at any time if they need technical assistance.

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What is the cost for a course?

Go to the Compass School Pricing page and you can see a list of all of our pricing for courses and services. If you have any questions feel free to submit a message on the Contact Us page.

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