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
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.
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.
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.