Class Registration

Classes for 3rd quarter are now online! Registration opens at 6:00 am on Thursday, November 30. 3rd quarter is an 8-week session (for most classes) that begins on January 10, 2018 (for Wednesday classes) and January 12, 2018, (for Friday classes). New families are welcome! Filter the class list below, or click any column heading to sort by that field.

  • Before Registering
    • Review the schedule grid to view class options hour-by-hour or filtered by grade level.Check the full class descriptions, times, recommended grade range, and prerequisites (for some)
    • Classes meet in Oakton. Read class descriptions carefully to see whether a class meets Wednesday only (most), Friday only (some), or Wednesday and Friday (few).
    • Review Compass policies regarding age/grade placement, class withdrawals and refunds.
    • For high school classes, read the Compass Program Approach.
    • Review the full Academic Calendar.
  • Full (Wait Listed) Classes
    Please note that as classes become full, a wait list is created. Please add your child’s name to the wait list if you are interested in the course, as openings sometimes become available. You will not be asked to pay anything to be on the wait list.  Closed classes with a wait list are displayed alphabetically on the list below after open classes. Read the FAQs about Wait Listed classes.
  • Notes:
    An administrative fee of $6.00 is added to each quarter-long class at check-out ($12.00 for semester-long classes, and $24.00 for year-long classes).

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Step back in time with American History Alive for a one-of-a-kind living history rendez vous with Clara Barton as portrayed by Mary Ann Jung of Arnold, MD, on Wednesday, January 24. Living history actors are the costumed scholars employed by museums, historical sites, and conferences. Presentation will be conversational in style, first person narrative, and conclude with spontaneous audience Q & A. Watch the historical actor answer 21st century questions in character with period replies! Students younger than third grade (or age 8) must be accompanied by a paid, registered parent or adult. This is a one-day admission for this performance only. One day tickets are $18.00 in advance or $20.00 at the door. Remember to bring a camera for photos with the historical figure after the presentation.

Prerequisites: None

Step back in time with American History Alive for a one-of-a-kind living history rendez vous with Harriet Tubman as portrayed by Larry and Connie Clowers of Getysburg, PA, on Wednesday, January 31. Living history actors are the costumed scholars employed by museums, historical sites, and conferences. Presentation will be conversational in style, first person narrative, and conclude with spontaneous audience Q & A. Watch the historical actor answer 21st century questions in character with period replies! Students younger than third grade (or age 8) must be accompanied by a paid, registered parent or adult. This is a one-day admission for this performance only. One day tickets are $18.00 in advance or $20.00 at the door. Remember to bring a camera for photos with the historical figure after the presentation.

Prerequisites: None

Step back in time with American History Alive for a one-of-a-kind living history rendez vous with Susan B Anthony as portrayed by Marjorie Goldman of Wynnewood, PA, on Wednesday, February 21. Living history actors are the costumed scholars employed by museums, historical sites, and conferences. Presentation will be conversational in style, first person narrative, and conclude with spontaneous audience Q & A. Watch the historical actor answer 21st century questions in character with period replies! Students younger than third grade (or age 8) must be accompanied by a paid, registered parent or adult. This is a one-day admission for this performance only. One day tickets are $18.00 in advance or $20.00 at the door. Remember to bring a camera for photos with the historical figure after the presentation.

Prerequisites: None

Step back in time with American History Alive for a one-of-a-kind living history rendez vous with Thomas Edison as portrayed by Bob Gleason of Philadelphia, PA, on Wednesday, February 28. Living history actors are the costumed scholars employed by museums, historical sites, and conferences. Presentation will be conversational in style, first person narrative, and conclude with spontaneous audience Q & A. Watch the historical actor answer 21st century questions in character with period replies! Students younger than third grade (or age 8) must be accompanied by a paid, registered parent or adult. This is a one-day admission for this performance only. One day tickets are $18.00 in advance or $20.00 at the door. Remember to bring a camera for photos with the historical figure after the presentation.

Prerequisites: None

Step back in time with American History Alive for a one-of-a-kind living history rendez vous with Abraham Lincoln as portrayed by James Hayney of Camp Hill, PA, on Wednesday, February 7. Living history actors are the costumed scholars employed by museums, historical sites, and conferences. Presentation will be conversational in style, first person narrative, and conclude with spontaneous audience Q & A. Watch the historical actor answer 21st century questions in character with period replies! Students younger than third grade (or age 8) must be accompanied by a paid, registered parent or adult. This is a one-day admission for this performance only. One day tickets are $18.00 in advance or $20.00 at the door. Remember to bring a camera for photos with the historical figure after the presentation.

Prerequisites: None

Step back in time with American History Alive for a one-of-a-kind living history rendez vous with Mark Twain as portrayed by Charles Kiernan of Schnecksville, PA, on Wednesday, March 7. Living history actors are the costumed scholars employed by museums, historical sites, and conferences. Presentation will be conversational in style, first person narrative, and conclude with spontaneous audience Q & A. Watch the historical actor answer 21st century questions in character with period replies! Students younger than third grade (or age 8) must be accompanied by a paid, registered parent or adult. This is a one-day admission for this performance only. One day tickets are $18.00 in advance or $20.00 at the door. Remember to bring a camera for photos with the historical figure after the presentation.

Prerequisites: None

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Meet interesting, live animals up close each week as part of the Animal Kingdom Encounters program. This is a one-day pass to meet live Retiles including a boa constrictor, Burmese python, monitor lizard, black throat lizard, and giant tortoise on Wednesday, January 24. Find out about the habitat, diet, adaptations, threats, and fun facts about these animals. This program is available only to students in 2nd-5th grade. One day tickets are $18.00 in advance or $20.00 at the door.

Prerequisites: None

Various

Meet interesting, live animals up close each week as part of the Animal Kingdom Encounters program. This is a one-day pass to meet live Raptors including a hawk, falcon, and owls on Wednesday, January 31. Find out about the habitat, diet, adaptations, threats, and fun facts about these animals. This program is available only to students in 2nd-5th grade. One day tickets are $18.00 in advance or $20.00 at the door.

Prerequisites: None

Various

Meet interesting, live animals up close each week as part of the Animal Kingdom Encounters program. This is a one-day pass to meet live Ocean Invertebrates including a starfish, sea urchins, sponges, arthropods (crabs and shrimp), and molluscs on Wednesday, February 21. Find out about the habitat, diet, adaptations, threats, and fun facts about these animals. This program is available only to students in 2nd-5th grade. One day tickets are $18.00 in advance or $20.00 at the door.

Prerequisites: None

Various

Meet interesting, live animals up close each week as part of the Animal Kingdom Encounters program. This is a one-day pass to meet live Bats on Wednesday, February 28. Find out about the habitat, diet, adaptations, threats, and fun facts about these animals. This program is available only to students in 2nd-5th grade. One day tickets are $18.00 in advance or $20.00 at the door.

Prerequisites: None

Various

Meet interesting, live animals up close each week as part of the Animal Kingdom Encounters program. This is a one-day pass to meet live Ocean Vertebrates such as a Damesel fish, bamboo shark, dogfish, flounder, stingray, eel, or seahorse on Wednesday, March 7. Find out about the habitat, diet, adaptations, threats, and fun facts about these animals. This program is available only to students in 2nd-5th grade. One day tickets are $18.00 in advance or $20.00 at the door.

Prerequisites: None