Who is CLC for?

Canton Learning Collaborative and Self-Directed Learning work well for young people who:

membership benefits


CLC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization. We do not receive any state or federal funding and rely on our membership fees, donations, and significant fundraising in order to provide our services and program. We are committed to being an economically diverse community. A family’s ability to pay our full fees is never the sole determining factor in the application process and we offer need-based fee reductions when necessary and when we are able to. If CLC seems like the best fit for your family, we encourage you to please be in touch regardless of finances.

Sliding Fee Scale is set at $7,500–$4,500 per year, with the following guideposts: 

*Fees will be prorated for members who join in the middle of the year. 

*Payments can be made in one sum at enrollment, two payments in August and January, or monthly (one-ninth of the yearly fee per month)

We recognize that families will select their amount within this Sliding Fee Scale based on their expected use of our program and their ability to pay the amounts listed. Please consider that payments above the higher amount of $7,500 serve as “Sponsors” supporting our mission to welcome all interested families. Payments in the range of $4,500 to $7,500 will be treated as “Full” payments. Families that cannot pay $4,500 are encouraged to request a fee reduction.

Joining process

We accept applications and new members at any point in the year.

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