Acrylics and Watercolor Painting Techniques - Same Course offered Thursdays Periods Three, Four and Five

Bob Ross

These Art classes will divide the class times between both Watercolor on paper and expanding your Art talents with Painting with the vast color combinations of Acrylic Painting techniques on canvas.   We also will be experimenting with students doing Digital Photography with their phone and cameras in all class periods.Lessons in Painting, Drawing, and some Art History Lessons.Minimum Number of Students:  9 per period. Cost: per semester $210.00 includes the $20 HERC fee = $210.00 Tutor: Bob Ross    Grade: 5 -12 (5th grade student IF mature, and self-Disciplined, and is able to work on their own projects.) Semester 1 & 2nd Semesters*  When: Thursdays Periods 3 or - 4 -or 5.  Plus Open Studio Art Group the 4th Thursday of each month.  see schedule.*  Cost: per semester $210.00 this includes the $20.  HERC fee = $210.00*  Minimum Number of Students: 9 per period  (plus instructor makes 10 people in the room)* Prerequisite: none  Thanks Mr. Ross  . Contact Bob Ross with questions or to be placed on Temporary Class Roster : <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>    

  • When: Thursdays Period Three, or Four or Five
  • Cost: per semester $210.00 includes the $20 HERC fee = $210.00
  • Minimum Number of Students: 9 per period
  • Prerequisite: none

Algebra 1

Jessica Salmeron

Saxon Algebra 1 Jessica Salmeron In this year long course students will resolve more complex problems and functions with this step-by-step course. Some of the topics include signed numbers, exponents, and roots; absolute value; equations and inequalities; scientific notation; unit conversions; polynomials; graphs; factoring; quadratic equations; direct and inverse variations; exponential growth; statistics; and probability. A year long syllabus will be provided. Contact Jessica Salmeron at <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> with questions or to be added to a temporary class roster. 

  • When: Thursdays-- time TBD
  • Cost: $500 + $40 HERC fee = $540
  • Minimum Number of Students: 4
  • Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra

American Literature - English 11 College Prep

Carla Muller

  This course will lead students through a study of Colonial-Revolutionary, Romantic, Realistic/Naturalistic and Modern American literature while examining the impact of such issues as Darwinism and religious liberalism on these periods. The students will strengthen their understanding of the proper construction of the essay and continue to build their vocabulary through a supplemental Latin course. The class format will include lecture, discussion and reading, as well as audio/visual teaching aids. A year-long syllabus will be sent home to ensure communication between parent/teacher, student and class/instructor. Curriculum Required: American Literature for Christian Schools Bob Jones University Press, any edition 1992 and newer (a few are available from HERC library or $19.99 on amazon.com), and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. (Supplies fee includes class notebook, all homework sheets and Latin packet) Contact Carla Muller with questions or to be placed on Temporary Class Roster <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

  • When: Thursdays, Period Three, 10:50 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
  • Cost: Cost: $435 + $40 HERC fee +$25 Supplies fee=$500
  • Minimum Number of Students: 7
  • Prerequisite: Must be in grade 10, 11 or 12

American Sign Language 1 College Prep

Diane Baker

American Sign Language is quickly growing to be the third most used language in America, and is a valid choice to meet the high school foreign language requirement. This course will introduce the basics of ASL and show the differences between ASL and other forms of communication for the hearing impaired. Many techniques will be implemented, such as worksheets, videos, skits, class practice. The student will learn Beginning ASL, including vocabulary, deaf culture and history, and the grammar and sentence structure that makes it an official language. Curriculum required: info given at the time of registration. A notebook, binder and writing utensils are required.  For questions or to be added to Temporary Class Roster, email Diane Baker <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

  • When: Thursdays Period Three 10:50 – 12:10 pm
  • Cost: $500 (includes $40 HERC fee),
  • Minimum Number of Students: 5
  • Prerequisite: none

American Sign Language 2 College Prep

Diane Baker

This is a continued study of American Sign Language and will count as the student’s language requirement. ASL II will address more fundamentals of the language and emphasize grammar structure, conceptual accuracy, sign placement and an increase in vocabulary. We will also work on idiomatic expression, descriptive details, translation and “reading” other signers. Curriculum required: info given at the time of registration. A notebook, binder and writing utensils are required. Signing Naturally text is also used but does not need to be purchased for class. Text sheets will be provided by the tutor when needed. Prerequisite: ASL 1 with grade of C or better. For more information or to be put on a temporary roster, please contact Diane <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

  • When: Thursdays, Period Four
  • Cost: Cost: $500 (includes $40 HERC fee), $40 non-refundable HERC fee is due at time of early registration in June
  • Minimum Number of Students: 5
  • Prerequisite:  Prerequisite: ASL 1 with grade of C or better

Apologia Science Chemistry Co-op

Lori Byrd

Apología Science Chemistry Course Full year course:  As this is a more traditional co-op, we will expect parental involvement.  We are planning to sign up for teaching lessons once our roster is full. Once you’ve committed to be a part of this co-op we will have a separate meeting outlining how the sessions will run and have an opportunity for parents to look over the lessons and determine which weeks they are unavailable to teach. After this, a calendar will be set up and everyone will have a copy of it in Google sheets. Limited spaces available Contact: Lori Byrd for questions or to be put on Temporary Class Roster This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • When: Period Three 10:50-12:10 p.m.
  • Cost: Fees: $40 Herc fee per student, $35 for share of cost of Flashdrive. Must order your own Chemistry supplies
  • Minimum Number of Students: Maximum students = 12

Automotive Class

Conway Lopez

Automotive Class Basic automotive and beginner car restoration – Students will learn basic maintenance (changing oil, checking fluids, changing a tire) and repair, as well as beginning vintage car restoration.  Old clothing and safety glasses necessary.   1 semester – may extend to 2 semesters Suggested credit as a high school elective       Please email Conway Lopez with any questions  <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

  • When: Tuesdays 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. at Mr. Lopez's shop in E. Bakersfield
  • Cost: TBD plus $20 HERC fee per semester
  • Minimum Number of Students: Max 8

Beginning Ballroom Dance

Emma Warren

Beginning Ballroom:  In this class students will further their knowledge and abilities in dancing.  We will focus on 1 dance per semester at depth. They will become more skilled in counting music and leading and following.  This course runs for 2 semesters (an entire school year). 5th period  Intro to Ballroom course required to have been taken. HERC uniforms and closed-toe shoes are required.   (discounts provided if more than one student from a family is attending.)      Contact Emma Warren for questions or to be placed on Temporary Class Roster <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

  • When: Thursday, Period 5, 1:45 p.m. through 3:05 p.m., (venue TBD)
  • Cost: $320 per student plus  $40 HERC fee  
  • Minimum Number of Students: 6, max 30
  • Prerequisite: Ages 13 and up, Completion of "Intro to Ballroom" course required

Beginning Guitar

Emma Iturriria

Beginning Guitar: This course is designed to teach the foundations of guitar theory and technique. Students will learn chords, scales, musical notation, strumming, and finger picking which will all be applied to songs and class ensembles. In addition, students will be instructed in guitar maintenance and tuning. Each student will be given the opportunity to perform individually or as an ensemble for the HERC showcase.    Required resources: Student must supply guitar; tuner, capo, and pick recommended.     For more information or to be put on a temporary student roster, please contact Emma <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>  

  • When: Thursdays, Period 2
  • Cost: Cost: $25 book fee + $200 per semester + $20 HERC fee
  • Minimum Number of Students: 2
  • Prerequisite: none

British Literature - English 12 College Prep

Carla Muller

Grade: 10-12 full year This course is a survey of British literature from the Middle Ages through the Modern Era. However, our second semester will be a study of the works and life of C.S. Lewis. We will be reading a selection of his works covering some of his novels for children, science fiction, fantasy, myth and various essays. The first semester will include an overview of four major literary periods: The Middle Ages, The Renaissance, The Age of Revolution and The Age of Reform. This Christian historic approach to British literature will concern itself with the political and historical ideas and their influence upon the authors. The class format will include lecture, discussion and reading, as well as audio/visual teaching aids. Most of the homework assignments will focus on essay responses to the reading. A year-long syllabus will be sent home to ensure communication between parent/teacher, student and class/instructor. Curriculum Required: British Literature for Christian Schools Bob Jones University Press (1992 and newer editions). Available for order from : www.bjupress.com or amazon.com.  A few copies are available in the HERC library.  The second semester, students will need the following works by C.S. Lewis. The Magician’s Nephew, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, Out of the Silent Planet and Till We Have Faces.  NO ELECTRONIC TEXTS PLEASE. Many texts are available from the Public Library. Supplies fee includes a class notebook with all homework pages and assignments. Contact Carla Muller with questions or to be added to Temporary Class Roster <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

  • When: Thursdays Period 4 (12:20 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.)
  • Cost: $435 + $40 HERC fee +$25 Supplies fee = $500
  • Minimum Number of Students: 6
  • Prerequisite: Must be in 10th, 11th or 12th grade

Chess Club

Randy Cowart

The club meets once a month, 8 - 9 times in the school year, September thru May. See the HERC calendar for details. Chess is the strategy game of kings and generals. The game can be enjoyed at many different levels of play. Chess helps to develop critical thinking. Learn to play chess. All ages and skill levels, including beginners, are welcome. Have fun and improve your game strategy. Club time includes some group and individual instruction and board play time. Chess boards are provided. Students are welcome to also bring their own board if they wish. Strategy is discussed and play notation is encouraged to help develop strategy.   Contact Randy Cowart with questions or to be added to Temporary Club Roster <

  • When: First Thursday of every month 3:15 p.m.
  • Minimum Number of Students: none
  • Prerequisite: none

Drama Club

Sandy Armstrong

Grade: 7-12 This a fun club where we work on acting skills and stage presence through improv and games during meetings and other gatherings. We also work on performances for HERC Showcases and Talent Shows, as well as occasional full-scale productions, and this year we hope to produce a film. When these performances are scheduled, additional practice sessions are required, and we sometimes need parent volunteers to help us! Minimum Number of Students: 5 When: First Thursdays, 3:10 - 4:30 pm Cost: $25 HERC fee Tutor: Sandy Armstrong Contact Sandy with questions or to be added to Temporary Club Roster <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Economics College Prep

Diane Baker

Economics is the second semester of a student’s 12th grade requirement. This class will deal with the economics of countries and people from a biblical perspective. Topics covered include free enterprise, capitalism, free market, wealth and stewardship, and economic roles of individuals as well as government. There is much discussion, as well as projects, video clips, and class interaction. NOTE: Each component may be taken separately; Together with Government Class, these count as the 12th grade history core classes. Curriculum required: info given at the time of registration. A notebook, binder and writing utensils are required. Contact Diane Baker with questions or to be added to Temporary Class Roster <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

  • When: Thursdays, Period 2 Second Semester only
  • Cost: Cost: $250 (includes HERC fee), The $20 non-refundable HERC fee is due at time of registration. (Students may register in June or in January.)
  • Minimum Number of Students: 5
  • Prerequisite: none

Elementary Math Skills

Rebekah Iturriria

This elementary math skills course focuses on enriching the student’s knowledge of vital foundational skills ranging from grades 3rd-4th.  This course is designed to reinforce and develop understanding of key math concepts such as multiplication, division, and fractions using memorization, manipulatives, and group exercises.  This course will serve as an addition to your child’s learning and at-home curriculum.   Contact Rebekah Iturriria with questions or to be placed on temporary class roster    <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

  • When: Thursdays 12:20 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. (Elem Cohort one hour classes
  • Cost: $160 + $20 HERC fee per semester
  • Minimum Number of Students: 3

Elementary Reading Comprehension

Rebekah Iturriria

Elementary Reading Comprehension:  This course will help students develop skills in reading comprehension and analysis. Students will learn how to understand written text by using comprehension techniques which include: answering questions, making inferences, learning vocabulary, retelling and summarizing the story setting, characters, themes, problems and solutions of the text. The class format will include a brief study of Greek/Latin roots and vocabulary, read-aloud and discussions, and written/oral study guides through three classic literature texts. Required books TBA. Contact Rebekah Iturriria with questions or to be added to Temporary Class Roster. <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>       Please note:  This class will be offered as a semester-long course, but will also be continued as a year-long course.

  • When: Thursdays, 10:50 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. (Elem Cohort 1 hour classes)
  • Cost: $160 + $20 HERC fee + book fee
  • Minimum Number of Students: 3
  • Prerequisite: none