Frequently Asked Questions

Does World Compass Academy offer Special Education (SPED) services?
Yes. World Compass Academy offers SPED services for children with Mild/Moderate needs.

Does World Compass Academy have admission policies? Can they "pick" who attends?
Charter schools are public schools and cannot “choose” which students attend. Like other public schools, charter schools are nonsectarian and nondiscriminatory in admission and employment practices. World Compass Academy uses the DCSD Open Enrollment process to enroll students. 

How is World Compass Academy held accountable to state educational standards?
Public charter schools are required to meet all state and federal education standards, just like traditional public schools. In addition, they are judged on how well they meet student achievement goals established by their charter contracts. A quality public charter school must meet rigorous academic, financial, and managerial standards. World Compass Academy is no exception and will exceed the state and federal education standards.

What does the $200 annual student fee cover?
For new students, this fee is due within seven days of acceptance. For returning students, this mandatory fee is due in March for the following school year. Families experiencing financial hardship should contact the school office. The student fee is non-refundable. The student fee supplements the school’s costs for textbooks, workbooks, guided reading books, technology maintenance, and consumable materials for each student. This fee may be adjusted annually, and may differ in amount between grade levels.

Student Fee Breakdown:
Textbooks and Workbooks: $50
Technology Maintenance, Repairs, and Replacement: $50
Consumable classroom supplies: $50
Student Enrichment: $50

How old does my child need to be to attend Kindergarten?
A child may enter Kindergarten if he/she is five years old on or before October 1 of the year of enrollment.

Is there a monthly tuition for Full Day Kindergarten?
Yes, the tuition for the 2018-19 school year is $360/month.

Do you have before and after care?
Yes! We offer both before and after care. The Explorers Club before care opens at 6:30am. The after care program ends at 6:00pm. Click here for more details.

What is the cost of before and after care?
Pricing for the Explorers Club:
Before School $7.00 6:30am - 8:00am
After School $14.00 3:30pm - 6:00pm

We will offer nominal discounts for parents using both before and after care and parents with multiple children in the program. Click here for more details.
What are the school hours for 2018-19?

Preschool AM: 8:30 - 11:15
Preschool PM: 12:30 - 3:15
Half Day K AM: 8:00 - 11:30
Half Day K PM: 12:00 - 3:30
Full Day K - 4th grade: 8:15 - 3:15
*Beginning January 7, 2019, Full Day K - 4th grade hours will change to 8:00 - 3:20.
5th - 8th Grade: 8:00 - 3:30

Do you have music and art?
Definitely! Our specials are held weekly and include music, art, technology and PE.

What are your class sizes?
  • Pre-K: </= 20 students
  • K-2: </= 25 students
  • 3-8: </= 28 student​
Do you have busing?
At this time, we are unable to offer busing.

What is the volunteer requirement?
World Compass Academy asks that each family volunteer 15 hours per year. Click here to download and print the Volunteer Application and to submit your completed volunteer hours.

Do you have a homeschool enrichment program?
No, we do not have a homeschool enrichment program.

What happens if a parent is late for pick-up?

Parents are expected to pick-up their students as soon as school has ended. At the end of pick-up, any remaining students will be brought to the office to contact parents and/or emergency contacts listed in Infinite Campus. A second attempt to reach parents will be made 15 minutes later. If after the second attempt no responsible party is reachable, law enforcement and/or the Department of Human Services will be called.

Students will remain in the school office until they are picked up, or until 4:00pm, when all remaining students will be sent to the Explorer’s Club. Parents will then be charged the daily drop-in rate, per child, until they pick-up their child(ren). Due to the school office closing at 4:00pm, parents will need to pick-up their child(ren) through the East cafeteria doors.