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Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions! Click a question below to expand the answer.

If you do not see your question, feel free to reach out to Admissions & Records at admissions@fremontchristian.com for more information.

GENERAL

No, it is not a requirement for students or families to be Christians to attend.  While all teachers and staff are Christians, we welcome and respect students of different faiths. We have additional information available under Faith Position about what to expect at each level with the Christian faith being incorporated into the classroom.  

Yes, we offer several types of discounts and tuition assistance for families.

Review to see which are applicable for your family.

FCS is a non-profit organization and the only private high school in the Tri-Cities. We partner with families to provide everyday kids both an extraordinary education and genuine encounters with Jesus, all within a community of compassion.

Yes, our graduates have qualified for academic scholarships. The Class of 2018 received over $5 million in academic merit scholarships.

See more information about our graduating class at Graduation Class: Results, Outcomes, & Accomplishments.

No, parents are not required to volunteer.

If a parent would like to volunteer in their child's class or for field trips, they will need to complete the volunteer process. See more details under Volunteer Information

FCS utilizes FACTS/RenWeb as a tool for parents track how their child is doing in class and on assignments. Teachers constantly update and communicate through FACTS/RenWeb for both parents and students. A FACTS/Parent RenWeb account will be set up as enrollment is finalized.

No. FCS is a closed campus, so if you would like to come into the classroom, you will need to have completed the volunteer application process and be approved. Specific parts of campus will remain unavailable to volunteers for the safety and well-being of our students.

Review more information for becoming a parent volunteer under Volunteer Information.

FCS was founded in 1968. In Fall 2018, we celebrated our 50th anniversary. 

You can see more information under History

EARLY EDUCATION

We have plenty of students whose first language is not English. For children in the age groups for early education, a language barrier is not an issue. Scientifically, it is shown that a young child's brain is like a sponge and they are able to pick up on things like this fairly quickly. Our teachers are also equipped to help students understand English and build their communication skills.

No, extended care is included in the tuition. Morning extended care hours are available from 7:00-8:00 AM. Afternoon extended care is available from 5:00-6:30 PM. 

See more on tuition and fees information.

Yes, lunch is included in each Early Education full-day programs as part of the monthly tuition. Also included are morning and afternoon snacks.

See more on Early Education lunch provider. 

No, but your child can bring a lunch from home so that they can eat with their classmates. You can also order lunch through our school lunch provider LunchMaster and enter our school code. 

See more on Early Education lunch provider.

Yes, we have two discounts available. One is the Virtual Family Discount, which reduces monthly tuition by 10%. The other is our Church Partner Discount, which reduces monthly tuition by 20%. Please note, you can only choose one.

More information on how to apply for these discounts and the forms can be found under Tuition & Fees.

Each department is different, please review below to see which is applicable for your child.
 
Toddler Department:  
  • Teacher:Student - 2.5:12

 Young Preschool Department: 
  • Teacher:Student - 2.5:18

Preschool & Jr. Kindergarten Department: 
  • Teacher:Student - 2.5:24

TK Department: 
  • Teacher:Student - 2:24

To define a 0.5 teacher: A floater teacher, in the class for half the day.

ELEMENTARY

Elementary classes begin at 8:30 AM and, on regular schedule days, will end at 3:15 PM. 

There will be a few early release and half days, so please check our calendar to see when these are scheduled or contact your campus office to confirm. 

Each classroom for Transitional Kindergarten through Grade 5 has a limit of 24 students. There are generally two classrooms available per grade level for K-5. Typically, the average class size is around 20 students per room. The amount of student per grade level varies, so some classrooms will have less or slightly more than the average.

 

Yes, we have a couple types of extended care offered for K-5. Options begin as early as 7:00 AM and end as late as 6:30 PM.

Learn more about our extended care program.

Yes, we offer a hot lunch program for grades TK-5. Families are welcome to pack lunches and snacks from home as well. Please verify with your campus office for food guidelines. 

Learn more about the elementary hot lunch provider

Yes, we partner with different vendors through the school year. Options have included chess, art, debate, robotics, music, public speaking, fitness, and more. Check with us to see what's currently being offered!

SECONDARY

The first period for secondary begins at 8:00 AM. Zero period classes are available at 7:00 AM. On regular bell schedule, the eighth period will release at 2:50 PM. 

There will be a few early release and half days, so please check our calendar to see when these are scheduled or contact your campus office to confirm. 

Junior high students have the option to join extended care in the afternoons until 6:30 PM. Learn more about our extended care program.

Class sizes depend on the subject, so they will vary. Some classes will have less or slightly more than the average.

For junior high (grades 6-8), the average class size is typically around 19.

For high school, the average class size is typically around 16. 

Yes, we offer a hot lunch program for grades 6-12. Families are welcome to pack lunches and snacks from home as well. Please verify with your campus office for food guidelines. 

Learn more about the secondary hot lunch provider

Our Academic & College Counseling Office offers a variety of support and opportunities to our students. Students and families can schedule individual meeting times with their counselor throughout the year.

See more on Academic & College Counseling.

Please review our Graduation Prerequesites and Requirements. Families can meet with their counselor to cover this in more detail, specific to their student. 

INTERNATIONAL

Yes, we do offer a program for international students. We have seats available for international students as young as kindergarten through the end of high school. There are homestay options for grades 6-12.

See more information on this program under International Students.

No, it is not a requirement for international students to submit TOEFL, SLEP, or IELTS scores or any other English language test score. The application process evaluates a student's English skills and once enrolled, they will be placed in an English Language Development (ELD) level. 

See more information on this program under International Students

Yes, FCS has a homestay program for our international students in grades 6-12. As part of the application process, there is a questionnaire each candidate completes and our Admissions Committee will take their indicated preferences into consideration when pairing them an approved FCS Host Family. 

An international student may live with a parent instead at no additional processing. 

Homestay is not an option for our international students in grades K-5. They are required to live with at least parent. 

See more information on this program under International Students.

For most of our international applicants, we will schedule either a Skype or FaceTime call in order to conduct the interview. Applicants are rarely in the Bay Area, so if you are planning a visit near the San Francisco Bay Area, please let us know and we can get an in-person interview and campus tour scheduled.

Partnering with families to provide extraordinary education and genuine encounters with Jesus, all within a community of compassion.