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Important Dates to Remember!

February 1st: Re-enrollment for current students for 2017/2018 school year

March 1st: Open enrollment for new students


Note: We are excited to announce the launch of our Automatic Re-Enrollment program! Once your child is enrolled for 2017/2018, they will be automatically re-enrolled each year after that unless you give FFCS notice otherwise. This saves their spot on the class roster, and ensures that you don’t inadvertently lose eligibility for your Lasting Legacy Program credit due to missing the re-enrollment date!


FAQ

Is Firm Foundation Christian School accredited?
Firm Foundation Christian School is fully accredited with the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). We have been a member school for many years and underwent the full process of becoming accredited. This rigorous certification is renewed every three to five years to assure our school maintains a high quality level based on the following standards:  

  1. Philosophy & Foundations
  2. Governance & Leadership
  3. Home & Community Relations & Student Services
  4. Personnel
  5. Instructional Program
  6. Library/Technology Media Services 
  7. Crisis Planning, Safety, Health, & Food Services/Nutrition
  8. Facilities, Environment, & Transportation
  9. Character, Values, & Spiritual Development Of Students
  10. Continuous School Improvement Plan

Firm Foundation Christian School is also fully accredited with the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC formally NAAS).  This accreditation reviewed our school with the following standards: 

  1. Mission, beliefs, and expectations for student learning
  2. Curriculum
  3. Instruction
  4. Assessment
  5. Leadership and Organization
  6. School Services (student support/guidance services/health services/library information services/special education services/family and community services) 
  7. Facilities and finance 
  8. Culture of continuous improvement.

As part of the NWAC accreditation, Firm Foundation Christian School became accredited with AdvancED. This is a world-wide network that acknowledges high quality schools, with 30,000 accepted in 70 different countries.

Are you affiliated with a church?
Firm Foundation Christian School is a non-denominational school attended by students from over 60 area churches. We are sponsored by the Hockinson Apostolic Lutheran Church. The school is a separate non-profit organization.

Who oversees and advises the school?
A six member Board, with the Board President as chairperson.

Are your teachers certified?
Firm Foundation Christian School is certified with the State of Washington as a legal private school with all teaching staff holding Bachelor degrees or Master’s degrees and/or Washington State Teaching Credentials.

What sports are offered?
Current sports offered to elementary are soccer and basketball.  Current sports offered to middle school and high school students include track, basketball and volleyball.  Teams and leagues are determined by the number of participants. Additional sports are added based on student interest and as time and resources permit.

Some of our students participate in after school sports through their local public school.



Do you offer a hot lunch program?
We offer a hot lunch, prepared and delivered by Sodexo that includes main item choices and a salad bar.

Do you offer before and after school care?
FFCS offers before school care beginning at 7:00 a.m. until 7:40 a.m. Students arriving after 7:40 a.m. are not charged.

Before school care rates:

† $5.50 minimum charge of one hour per student

After school care rates:

After school care is available until 6:00 p.m. You may call the school office to schedule your child for after school care.            

† Care scheduled prior to NOON: $5.50 per hour per student

† Care scheduled after NOON: $6.50 per hour per student

After school care includes various scheduled activities:  snack, recess, homework time, arts & crafts, games, etc.

What are the school hours?
Preschool: Tuesday, Thursday (3 & 4 years old, AM class) and Monday, Wednesday, Friday (4 & 5 years old, AM or PM classes). AM class: 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., PM class: 12:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Kindergarten – 5th Grade:  8:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (need to be in class by 8:10 a.m.)
Middle and High School:  8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (need to be in class by 7:55 a.m.)

How many classes do you have per grade level and how many students are in a classroom?
Preschool (3 & 4 years old): 1 half day class of 14 students
Preschool (4 & 5 years old): 2 half day classes of 18 students
Kindergarten: 2 classrooms of 20 students per classroom
Grades 1 – 2: 2 classrooms of 22 students per classroom
Grades 3, 5, 6,  8: 2 classrooms for each grade, up to 24 students per classroom
Grades 4, 7, 11, 12: One class of each grade, up to 26 students per classroom

Exceptions may be made if deemed necessary by the school board or administrator.

Our mission is to assist families in developing today’s youth into Christian leaders serving in the home, church and community by providing an education emphasizing academic excellence using a Biblical curriculum. 

Our curriculum is based on A Beka Book for all of our core subjects except for 6th-12th math, where Saxon is used, and K-12th Science, where Bob Jones University Press is used. Our Bible curriculum is published by ACSI and Bob Jones University Press (depending on the grade level). 

We have created our own art, music, and PE curriculum that aligns with Washington State standards.  For those students who need extra help in reading, writing, spelling and comprehension, we have a program called ARISE for elementary students. Middle school and high school students needing extra assistance can schedule time with a resource specialist.  

Firm Foundation Christian School, a ministry of the Hockinson Apostolic Lutheran Church, is an independent non-profit organization.

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