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FAQs

General Membership

Q:

What ages of teens are allowed to attend?

A:

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

Q:

What is the family membership registration fee?

A:

The family membership registration fee is $60/term and covers the rent to use Hillside Christian Fellowship's facility and FCCT operating costs (insurance, PO Box, supplies, etc.)  Tutors are paid a separate amount for tuition for each class they offer.  The Leadership Team receives no salary and are all volunteers.

Q:

Are cell phones permitted at FCCT?

A:

Yes, however the heart of FCCT is to offer teens a chance to get to know each other, so we encourage them to limit phone time.  Cell phone usage is NOT allowed during class time or chapel, unless the tutor allows it for class activities.

Q:

Will my teen be graded for coursework?

A:

Tutors will give a percentage grade each term for core classes.  If you'd like a grade for electives, or if you haven't heard from your tutor, email or call your teen's tutor requesting that information.

Q:

Will FCCT give my child a transcript listing all classes taken?

A:

No.  Parents are responsible for their teen's academic transcripts.  FCCT does NOT keep records for individual classes and members.

Q:

Can my special needs teen attend FCCT?

A:

Our program is run by volunteers and we can NOT offer one-on-one supervision/assistance for any student.  If you feel that your special needs teen would benefit from participating in FCCT, please contact our Leadership Team.  We would like to meet you and your teen and discuss options for participation.  We hope to come alongside your family and work together to offer new experiences for your teen and others.

Q:

Is there a dress code at FCCT?

A:

We ask that all students dress appropriately and modestly with no logos or advertising that may be seen as offensive. For young ladies we ask that any skirts or shorts should be no shorter than mid-thigh

Q:

What types of classes are offered at FCCT?

A:

CORE classes  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.

Q:

Are parents required to volunteer at FCCT?

A:

FCCT is a parent-run, homeschool tutoring group that is cooperative in nature. There is a leadership team that coordinates the details of FCCT, but for this community to stay strong and functioning we need many parent volunteers.  All parents are asked to volunteer for at least one role during the year.  Click here for the list of opportunities for parent involvement.

Tutoring

Q:

Can my teen tutor a class at FCCT?

A:

Yes, older teens (17+) are invited to propose a class they can tutor at FCCT.  All classes must be approved by the Leadership Team.

Q:

How can I tutor at FCCT?

A:

First Class Clackamas Teens does not hire teachers, rather we provide a space for tutors to share their gifts and knowledge.  All of our tutors are self-employed. Tutors set the parameters for each class, with the fees based on tutor's guidelines

First fill out a tutor application and secondly propose a class that you'd like to offer.  The Leadership Team will let you know if your class will be added to the class schedule.

Q:

What are the requirements to tutor at FCCT?

A:

  1. Must sign a basic evangelical Christian statement of faith. This is required for all tutors and leaders and is included in our Tutor Application.

  2. Pass a background check. Every tutor must pass a background check.

  3. Be committed to your classes and your students. Tutors must be committed to show up for every class and do their best to find a substitute if they're unable to be at class. We understand some things are out of our control. If you must be away during a class day, please schedule a substitute tutor for your classes. FCCT may have substitute volunteers; please check with a Leadership Team member.

  4. Communicate with Parents. You will be assigned a Tutor account on FCCT's website. As students sign up for classes, you will automatically be sent a class roster. The roster contains parent and student contact information. You will also have access to a class forum for communication. Before each term starts, tutors are required to reach out to parents informing them of class requirements and needs.

  5. Non-compete. After you submit your application, if we find that we already have a similar class being offered, we may ask you to change it up a bit, so that we have better variety and so that tutors won't be "competing" with the same classes.

  6. Attend Mandatory Tutor Meetings. Good communication is key to a successful team! We don't meet very often, but when we do, we ask that all tutors be present. Typically, we will meet once at the beginning of each term.

  7. Fees. Tutors set their own tuition fees that parents pay directly to them. Tuitions are based on the class type; core or elective. Our core classes range from $100 to $140;our elective classes range from $80 to $100.

  8. Post Fees As Paid. Each tutor is responsible for issuing receipts for tuitions paid. FCCT's website has an accounting option to post tuitions as paid; this documents each tuition paid within the parent's Statement of Account, deducting from their balance. There is also an option to send a receipt via email to the parent per fee paid. If the website accounting system is not used, as a tutor you are responsible for keeping track of your own fees collected and issuing receipts to the parents.

Calendar

Q:

How long is each term?

A:

Each school year FCCT offers a 16-week fall term and 16-week spring term. 

Q:

Where do we learn about closures due to weather?

A:

FCCT follows the North Clackamas County School District Closure policy. If the North Clackamas schools are closed due to weather FCCT will be also. When inclement weather is threatening check your email for an announcement before class starts.

Q:

What about holidays and spring break?

A:

We take the Monday of Thanksgiving week off, as well as two Mondays near Christmas and New Years.  We take spring break at the same time as North Clackamas Schools.

Field Trips and Events

Q:

Who is allowed to participate in field trips and events?

A:

Field trips and events are for FCCT students and other homeschool teens.  However to participate the FCCT Registration ($60) fee must be paid by each family. Non-member teens may participate in events & field trips if there is space available.

Q:

What types of activities and events are offered at FCCT?

A:

Each year there are different events offered based on what parents and teens are interested in coordinating.  In the past we've had harvest parites, movie nights, game nights, pumpkin patch gathering, New Year's Eve parties, picnics, and more.  Click here to give your input about the activities that your family would like to attend or to suggest new activities.