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The Academy - A Homeschooling Option

Updated: Jul 24, 2020

For parents of students interested in the arts – especially those parents considering educational alternatives as the coronavirus continues to disrupt society – Music Compound has a new option. Music Compound is officially launching a new program, The Academy, for grades 3-8, that offers core curriculum through virtual means and then afternoon electives in the arts.


Originally, The Academy was designed for rising stars who would travel for auditions, shows, and contracts. Music Compound wanted to provide an environment that would suit their education and interest needs. Recently, students and parents have become very familiar with virtual learning. Our team feels now is the time to launch this unique arts focused education platform for area students with an interest in arts and safety.


  • Education Session: Daily from 8:30AM - Noon, Monday - Thursday. Students have the option to attend two, three or four days a week. Days depend on parents’ child-care needs and time the student requires to complete weekly school work.

  • Lunch and relaxation time offered daily from Noon - 1:00PM (available to FULL day students only). This time is supervised by one of our staff members. Students will have time to enjoy lunch and outdoor play. The last 20 minutes will be reserved for quiet time. Our team will offer yoga or meditation sessions. Students can opt to read a book, nap, or check out in another capacity. 

  • Enrichment Session is arts related. (Elective and credit based), offered daily from 1:00 - 4:00PM, Monday - Thursday. The afternoon session will include a daily afternoon snack break for students.  The afternoon sessions are based on interest. Afternoon classes sizes will range from 6-12 students per class.  Classes that have more than six students will be hosted in our large 3,000 sq. ft. event venue. The larger classes are reserved for dance, musical theatre, show choir, and other classes that require movement and more students for the basis of the program. 

* Private lessons available at a different rate. Academy tuition includes group instruction only. Academy students will receive a 20% discount on all Music Compound Private Lesson Memberships. 


Full day option allows students the flexibility to attend the Academy Monday thru Thursday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.  This option also allows students to attend two or three days a week compared to all four. Attendance is up to student and parent.

Half Day option allows students to partake in morning or afternoon sessions only. Only 4 spots for morning only option. Morning session is limited to 12 students. 8 spots are reserved for full day students.  Afternoon half day option is open to the public and other homeschool co-ops.  Half day option is based on your child attending 1, 2, 3 or 4 days a week.

Or you can opt for single afternoon class. Yes, you can select to attend one or more classes without committing to the entire afternoon Enrichment session. Classes are $100 per month.


The Education session is limited to 12 individuals. Tuition is based on 10 months, September through June.  Tuition is paid on the first of each month. The Academy will follow the Sarasota County School Calendar.

***If your child completes the program early, your fee still applies.***



Registration Ends - July 31st • Session Begins - August 31st



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