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Program Overview & Costs

First Class Clackamas Teens branched off of First Class Happy Valley Co-Op to purposefully serve homeschool teens ages 12-18 in 2011. As the FC Happy Valley Co-Op grew with children of all ages we saw a drop-off of teens and their isolation from other homeschool peers.

First Class Clackamas Teens is an academic community just for homeschool teens. We offer classes on Mondays for 16 weeks per term including a student-led chapel, with monthly events and field trips. This program was birthed from seeing the need for teens to gain more academic instruction and social interaction with like peers in a program designed just for them while still being homeschooled.

FCCT is for junior high and senior high school age students age 12-18. Participating students must be 12 yrs. old by November 1st and 18 or under by the beginning of the term.

Monday Class Schedule:

Period 1: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
- 10 min. Break -
Period 2: 10:40 AM - 12:10 PM
- Chapel & Lunch-
Period 3: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
- 10 min. Break -
Period 4: 2:10 PM - 3:10 PM


Chapel Worship Practice 3:10 pm - 4:00 pm

Please note:

Students are not allowed on facility location unless they are registered in a class, or a study hall period, or attending an event. This is required to keep all students, tutors and the Hillside Christian Fellowship building safe. Registered students are welcome to attend Chapel and lunch time (between 12:10 - 1:00 pm).

Students attending a full day of Monday classes may not leave the campus unless FCCT Leadership, or the student's tutor(s), is notified by a parent. This includes times during the Chapel & Lunch hour. As stated in FCCT's Parent - Student Handbook, "All teens participating in the program must be supervised at all times" while on campus.

Registration:

  • Fall term member registrations/renewals begins mid-August and ends in the first week of September
  • Spring term member registrations/renewals begins late-December and ends third week of January
  • Class sign ups will be announced and are filled on a first-come first served basis.

Registration Process:

  1. From here, our public website, review available classes and term schedules on the Announcements, Calendar & Class Schedules page; from this link or from the navigational bar.
  2. If interested in signing your teen(s) up for classes; from our public website at the top right, click the Join button. If the button is not available membership registration is closed at this time.
  3. After clicking the Join button, fill out the online Request Membership form, then pay the $60 family term registration fee.
  4. If you do not wish to pay the family term registration fee online, you may mail a check into our Finance Coordinator before class sign-ups close. Mailing information will be listed on the payment page when registering.
  5. When approved, you will be notified by email from our New Parent Coordinator.
  6. Login to your secure, private account on the website.
  7. Then fill out the required  Medical Release form; which is in your Profile page (due before the first day of class).
  8. Sign up your student(s) for classes when class sign ups are open.
  9. Late registrations are are considered after class sign-ups close. Late registration fees are $65.
  10. Pay the tutors directly by first day of class, or as determined by tutor.

Schedule Overview:

  • Classes meet once-a-week on Mondays with 4 class periods from 9:00 AM – 3:10 PM.
  • We offer two 16 week terms per year: Fall (Sept-Jan) and Spring (Jan-May).
  • We offer core classes (science, math, English, social studies, etc.) for 7th/8th and 9th/12th.
  • As well as, elective classes (art, finance, character, music, languages,computer, etc.) for all grades.

Periods 1 & 2 are 1.5 hours long to accommodate core classes. While periods 3 & 4 for electives are 1 hour long.

CORE classes will have higher expectations of students, parents and tutors, and are meant to be our academic courses. CORE classes are typically year-long and scheduled 1st and 2nd periods (but can be scheduled to fit a tutor's needs).

ELECTIVE classes are your fun, more laid back classes that are not necessarily academically focused. These classes are scheduled 3rd and 4th periods. Student-taught classes also are considered ELECTIVES.

Classes are broken down by grade by curriculum level and tutor planning. If you feel your child could participate in a class that is outside the listed grade range, please speak with the tutor of that class. Core classes will generally run both terms to complete the program year.

Fees and Tuition:

First Class Clackamas Teens Program charges a family term registration fee of $60 each term (fall and spring). This is due with your membership request (no registration application will be processed without it) and before signing student(s) up for classes.

  • Class fees/tuitions are paid directly to the tutor each term based on the payment schedule listed in each Member's Statement of Account.
  • The class fee/tuition is listed in 2 ways by term and by month.
  • The first is the total cost for the class for the term (i.e. $120).
  • The second amount listed is the cost per month (i.e. $30). Since the term is 16 weeks it would equal 4 months (i.e. $30 x 4 months = $120).
  • You may pay either way unless a tutor specifies otherwise.

Class Change Fees and Cancellations:

  • Please note that classes changed after the last day of registration will incur a $10 administrative fee payable to FCCT. There are no refunds for missed classes.
  • Please pay the Tutors either in full at the beginning of the term, or in 4 payments on the first Monday of each Month.
  • Once you sign up for a 16 week term, it is expected that you will complete that term and are responsible for the class fees of that term.
  • If an emergency arises and you will not be able to complete the term, please let FCCT and the tutor know as soon as possible. A tuition fee reduction may be possible.