Welcome to First Choice Central Portland

Christian Homeschool Co-op!

A ministry of Glisan St. Baptist Church

All events located at 104th and Glisan Street in Portland, Oregon


If you are interested in joining us in the Fall be

sure to read through the "Get to Know Us"

section of the website and apply for membership. 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us!


 Fall 2017

Catalog of Classes


*ONLINE* Registration will take place on September 8th.

Go to www.fccentralpdx.org


Class Schedule

8:45am                Arrive

9:00-9:30            Chapel

9:35-10:30          Block A

10:30-10:45        Snack

10:50-11:45        Block B

11:45-12:00        Classroom Clean Up

12:00-12:30        Building Clean Up/Lunch


Nursery and Preschool


Block A & B

$6 for both classes

Our class time offers singing, dancing, playing, and story time. We aim to give your child enriching and fun activities! We want your littlest ones to be in a welcoming and comfortable environment. Please label all your child’s cups, coats, diaper bags, etc.


5-6 year olds


Block A

Teacher: Gina

Cost: $10

Memorizing Psalms and Other Scriptures to Music & PE Class

Have you ever wanted to memorize Bible verses, but thought it was too difficult? It’s not hard! Do it to music! Then, spend the second half of class getting out some wiggles in PE.


Block B

Teacher: Susan

Cost: $14

Fun with Science

This will be a fun science class where we will learn about magnets, the five senses, chemical reactions, animals and more!


7-8 year olds


Block A

Teacher: Katie

Cost: $19

Art Ideas: Using different materials to make art

Let your artistic side shine as you learn to use different materials and techniques. Each week, we will be creating a new piece of art. While the techniques will be taught, it will be up to you what you create!


Block B

Teacher: Holly

Cost: $16

Lego Simple Machines & PE Class

Discover basic physical science concepts such as gears, pulleys, levers, wheels and axles with Legos! Create and learn as you build. Then burn some energy with fun games in PE.


9-10 year olds


Block A

Teachers: Evie

Cost: $22


Learn to cook! Try out new recipes and learn new skills. Find a new favorite food. Join your friends in the kitchen each week to whip up some great food together!


Block B

Teacher: Mandy

Cost: $14

Oregon Trail Pioneers

Walk in the shoes of the pioneers on the way to Oregon. Play the Oregon Trail card game, create a covered wagon, work on other pioneer projects, draw maps and enjoy the adventure of history!


11+ years old


Block A

Teacher: Crystal

Cost: $16

The Wednesday Wars

What was it like to be a seventh grader in 1967? Peek into one boy’s experiences in the novel The Wednesday Wars. Holling Hoodhood has quite a bit to contend with: a big sister, his father’s business, a bully, his teacher, the Vietnam War, Shakespeare, rats, cream puffs, and tights! Listen to Joel Johnstone’s hilarious narration at home, and we’ll discuss the book in class, while we delve deeper into the history, perform some Shakespeare, and make some cream puffs.


Block A

Kate & Jenni

Cost: $11

Intro to Technology

We will be learning how to run the sound system, rip a CD, build a slideshow, download pictures and much more! This class will help you find your footing in the technological world.


Block B

Teacher: Jenni

Cost: $18

Earth Science

This is a hands-on class to learn about Earth Science topics and experiments. The class will be taught using Abeka and Apologia material. This will be a year-long class. (Cost covers first semester.)



First Choice of Central Portland


We are a Christian Homeschool Co-op in the heart of the Portland area reaching out to homeschooling families and connecting them in the community.

Are you looking for a one-day-a-week program for your outside activities?  Friday School is what you’re looking for!


What is Friday School?

Friday School is a wonderful, one day-a-week cooperative program at the heart of the First Choice Central Portland ministry.  We meet for classes at Glisan St. Baptist Church during two sessions each year: Fall and Spring.  Each session runs about eight to ten weeks, depending on the calendar year and holidays.


What We Do

Nursery and early childhood education program one day-a-week

Kindergarten-High School classes one day-a-week

Encourage homeschool parents

Help new homeschoolers get started

Organize group field trips for families

Offer new friendships and opportunities for students

Christ-centered community outreach to homeschooling families


Friday School is only possible through the cooperative effort of all our members.  Each Friday during our sessions, all enrolled families come together for a half day of chapel, classes, fellowship, and fun!


Why We Do It

Our heart is to come alongside, connect, encourage, lift up, and support homeschooling families like yours.  We believe that God has equipped you with everything you need to educate your children at home.  Our mission is to help build up a community of Christian homeschoolers that will help you go the distance.   We look forward to serving alongside you, and ministering to your family in a way that will encourage and inspire you.