Promoting Academic Excellence ~ Nurturing Friendships ~ Glorifying God

Compass Community

A vibrant and growing
homeschool group
in Athens, GA

For 2020-2021, Parents will have the option to choose between TRADITIONAL (in-person) CLASSES and ONLINE CLASSES.  Families who choose traditional or online classes will have equal access to any activities and events planned by Compass.

MONDAY CLASSES


Traditional

  • Classes will be offered in-person.  
  • Class sizes will not exceed 20 students (fewer for younger classes)
  • Teachers will be aware of social distancing, and as much as is reasonable, will maintain space between teacher and student.
  • Classes will transition to online if it becomes necessary to shelter in place again.  If classes continue online, teachers will strive to provide the same quality of instruction as in-person classes.  Online classes may be a combination of pre-recorded lessons and interactive classes.  Parents will be expected to continue to pay tuition for the remainder of the semester.


Livestreaming
  • Monday teachers for 8th-12th grade classes will provide live-streaming of their classes.  
  • Students who cannot come in-person can watch the class from home. 
  • This can be done every week if students are not comfortable coming back to in-person classes or once in a while if the student is staying home sick for the day. 

WEDNESDAY CLASSES


Traditional

  • Classes will be offered in-person
  • Class sizes will not exceed 20 students (fewer for smaller classrooms)
  • Teachers will be aware of social distancing, and as much as is reasonable, will maintain space between teacher and student. Some classes do not lend themselves well to social distancing due to the nature of the class or the content, and if parents have concerns about social distancing, they may contact the teacher directly to inquire about specific precautions.
  • Classes will transition to online if it becomes necessary to shelter in place again.  If classes continue online, teachers will strive to provide the same quality of instruction as in-person classes.  Online classes may be a combination of pre-recorded lessons and interactive classes.  Parents will be expected to continue to pay tuition for the remainder of the semester.

WEDNESDAY CLASSES


Online

  • A separate schedule of online-only classes will be offered this year.  
  • These classes will be taught by Compass teachers using an interactive platform like Google Meet or Zoom with the possibility of some pre-recorded lessons to supplement.
  • The goal of these classes is to provide students with instruction and the opportunity to interact with friends.  It is very important for the health and well-being of our students to connect with others during this time.  We encourage anyone who is not comfortable with in-person classes to consider online classes.
  • We hope to find ways for the online classes to collaborate with in-person classes to keep a sense of community between all students.
  • Families can choose to do a partial day of traditional and a partial day of online if there are classes on each schedule that they want.  Unfortunately, we cannot offer traditional students the option to take one or two online classes while on campus at Compass.  We simply don't have the classroom space or internet strength to provide for multiple students streaming at once.