Acrylics and Watercolor Painting Techniques - Thursdays Period Five

Bob Ross

 This class 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.   Minimum Number of Students: N/A   When: Thursdays Period Five (1:45 pm to 3:05 pm)  Cost: per semester $210.00 includes the $20 HERC fee = $210.00 Tutor: Bob Ross

  • When: Thursdays Period Five (1:45 pm to 3:05 pm)
  • Cost: per semester Cost: per semester $210.00 includes the $20 HERC fee = $210.00
  • Minimum Number of Students: N/A
  • Prerequisite: none

Acrylics and Watercolor Painting Techniques - Thursdays Period Three

Bob Ross

This class 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.   Minimum Number of Students:  N/A      Cost: per semester $210.00 includes the $20 HERC fee = $210.00 Tutor: Bob Ross Tutor: Bob Ross

  • When: Thursdays Period Three (10:50 am to 12:10 pm)  
  • Cost: per semester $210.00 includes the $20 HERC fee = $210.00
  • Minimum Number of Students: N/A
  • Prerequisite: none

Algebra 1 - Two year course

Larissa Self

This is a two year algebra class for students that struggle with math. We will take time going over multiplying, factoring, variables, polynomials, graphs, integers, prime numbers, and factors. Text: Keys to Algebra - there are 10 individual booklets; we will cover 5 booklets per year. Cost: About $50-$60, depending on source (CBD is more expensive). Note: Instructor will be available for additional tutoring if needed Minimum Number of Students: 1

  • When: First year (books 1-5), Tuesdays, 8-9:20am; Second year (books 6-10), Tuesdays, 9:25-10:45am
  • Cost: Full year $408 + HERC fee $40= $448; Per Semester $204 + HERC fee $20= $224
  • Minimum Number of Students: 1

Algebra 1- Updated

Michelle Law

Full year course covering the following concepts: definitions of algebraic language; powers; inequalities; equations (basic 2-step and multi-step); factoring and applications of factoring polynomials; functions and graphs, lines, slopes; solving systems of equations; quadratics; and solving rate problems and other word problems. Required: Saxon Algebra 1 Student Text, 3rd Edition (It's orange, be sure it's the 3rd edition). Strongly suggested: Saxon Algebra 1 Solutions Manual. (Seriously, you will want this for correcting any work at home. It has saved my sanity on more than one occasion.) Cost Note: In order to complete the material for the math course in one year, the class will need to meet twice a week. The cost is $525 per year (plus HERC/Materials fees) for classes meeting twice a week ($15 per week x 35 weeks). If a parent chooses to teach some of the material using DVD tutorials or other resources, a student may attend the class once per week (Thurs) for a cost of $350 + $5 supplies fee + $40 HERC fee ($395).  Payment plans available. If your child is not strong in Math, I highly recommend attendance twice a week. If not, they will need to read and comprehend the material on their own/with your help.

  • When: Tues & Thurs, 2nd Period, 9:25am - 10:45am
  • Cost: $525 + $5 supplies fee + $40 HERC fee = $570, see note above
  • Minimum Number of Students: 10
  • 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)

  • When: Thursdays, Period Two, 9:25am - 10:45am
  • Cost: Cost: $410 + $40 HERC fee +$25 Supplies fee=$475
  • Minimum Number of Students: 7
  • Prerequisite: Must be in grade 10, 11 or 12

BEGINNING LEVEL 1 BALLROOM DANCING

Cianne McGinnis

Students will be taught the steps and patterns in the most basic of Ballroom dances: the Foxtrot, Waltz, and Swing (and more if they are fast learners).  They will be taught how to properly and politely ask and accept an invitation to dance. They will be taught to lead and to follow a partner, basic foot positions, how to count the music, how to listen and identify the beats of music, and how to know on which beat to start.  They will learn turning and spinning techniques, both alone and with partners. They will also be taught dance floor etiquette. The students will rotate partners throughout the class session so that everyone will have an opportunity to dance with everyone else, to give them experience with dancing with people who are more and less proficient than they might be – as that is what it will be in the real-life situations they will experience.  No materials are needed; however, students are expected to wear shoes with leather or plastic soles as we only have a carpeted room to dance in, and rubber soles do not allow them to slide or spin properly on carpet.  After this class is completed, there will be two levels of Intermediate Level classes, and then an Advanced class offered  Tutor maintains the discrepancy to move a student up to a higher-level class based upon their proficiency, and also to hold back a student to repeat the same class before advancing to the next level if they have not been able to complete the basic functions of the class they are in.    Deposit to hold class space:  $50 per student due on registration day.   Family Discounts: Cost for first or only one child: $420 + $40 HERC fee = $460.  The second sibling in the family would receive a 25% discount ($460 - $121 discount = $330). Any subsequent siblings would receive a 45% discount ($460 - $168 = $252).  These fees all include the $40 HERC fee.   Payment plans:  There will be two types of payment plans offered, as follows:   1) Family may pay ½ of the fee at the start of the first semester, and the balance at the start of the second semester.   2) Anyone with extenuating financial circumstances will be allowed to make monthly payments but may do so only by going through automatic bank debit (set it up with your bank to automatically mail a check to me on the 1st of each month).    

  • When: Tuesdays, Fifth Period (1:45 – 3:05 p.m.) in the chapel
  • Cost: Cost: $420 + $40 HERC fee = $460
  • Minimum Number of Students: 10 boys and 10 girls
  • 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, 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

  • When: Thursdays Period 4 (12:20 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.)
  • Cost: $410 + $40 HERC fee +$25 Supplies fee = $475
  • Minimum Number of Students: 7
  • Prerequisite: Must be in 10th, 11th or 12th grade

Business Math

Larissa Self

Full year of learning about personal finance, checking and savings, hourly wages, overtime, commissions, Federal tax, state tax, local tax, FICA tax deductions, net pay, buy and selling real estate, various health insurance, cash and retail discounts, invoices and more.

  • When: Tuesday, 10:50-12:10
  • Cost: Full year $408 + HERC fee $40= $448; Per Semester $204 + HERC fee $20= $224
  • Minimum Number of Students: 4
  • Prerequisite: None

Chemistry Lab- Updated

Michelle Law

This class will consist of labs, demos and discussion to complement the Apologia Chemistry text (2nd Ed). The lab experiments in the text will be a starting point, but may be substituted/supplemented with ones that create high interest and more thoroughly explain concepts from the text. Since this class covers only the lab portion of Chemistry, students will also need to complete the chapter work and take exams apart from this class. This class may be taken separately or in conjunction with Chemistry Lecture that is offered 3rd period. Curriculum required: Exploring Creation with Chemistry set (text, tests, solutions), 2nd Ed., by Dr. Jay L. Wile.  Cost note: Payment plans available. After August enrollment, supply fee will not be reimbursable

  • When: Thursdays, Fourth Period, 12:20 - 1:40pm
  • Cost: $420 + $10 Supplies Fee + $40 HERC fee = $470 (35 weeks x $12/class)
  • Minimum Number of Students: 10
  • Prerequisite: Algebra 1

Chemistry Lecture- Updated

Michelle Law

Full year course covering significant figures, units, classification, the mole concept, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, acids and bases, redox reactions, solutions, atomic structure, Lewis structures, molecular geometry, the gas laws, and equilibrium. Text required: Apologia Exploring Creation Through Chemistry (2nd Edition) by Dr. Jay L. Wile Cost note: Payment plans available. After August enrollment, supply fee will not be reimbursable

  • When: Thursdays, Third Period,10:50 am - 12:10 pm
  • Cost: $350 + $5 supplies fee + $40 HERC fee = $395.
  • Minimum Number of Students: 10
  • Prerequisite: Algebra 1

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. When this happens, additional practice sessions are required, and we sometimes need parent volunteers to help us! Minimum Number of Students: 5When: Third Thursdays, 3:10 - 4:30 pmCost: $25 HERC fee Tutor: Sandy Armstrong

English 9

Deonna Tack

This class will be a great transition class from the junior high to high school. Focus will be on improving writing, learning how to do a research paper, and how to analyze many different types of literature. For those of you who are squeamish about teaching Shakespeare, we will be tackling Romeo and Juliet from a Christian perspective, emphasizing the craziness of teen dating and how the choices that we make selfishly affect others for sure. We will also be covering The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe for our novel, as we learn about symbolism and allegory. Essay writing will also be taught from beginning to end. Required: A Beka Themes in Literature (Code 157805) $29.80, A Beka Grammar and Composition III (Code 15776) $19.30, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis $4.49 (CBD stock #WW44220), Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (any copy will do, though a parallel text is best), and God's Underground by Richard Wurmbrand.

  • When: Thursdays, Period 2
  • Minimum Number of Students: 3

Foundations in Personal Finance

Paula Davis

  This class will revolutionize your student’s thinking in practical money matters and show him how to deal with money God’s way. Saving, budgeting, debt, consumer awareness, bargain shopping, investing, money and relationships, careers and giving are all covered from a Biblical worldview. Each meeting will consist of a video presentation (Dave Ramsey and his team), note taking and class discussion. Parents are encouraged to sit in on the class and learn right along with their student! Materials needed: Foundations in Personal Finance High School Edition forHomeschool from daveramsey.com, pencil or pen.

  • When: Thursdays, offered both 3rd & 4th periods (10:50-12:10 & 12:20-1:40), Room 4
  • Cost: $170 plus $20 HERC fee = $190

Homeschool and High School Advising

Sandy Armstrong

I will have regular office hours at HERC all day on Tuesdays, and by appointment on Thursdays. Please email or call to schedule counseling.

  • Cost: $25 per hour

Intermediate Level 1 Ballroom Dancing class

Cianne McGinnis

 Students will review the dances they have already learned and will be taught more intricate patterns in those dances. They will also learn new dances, according to their abilities.  We will continue to review how to properly and politely ask and accept an invitation to dance, how to lead and to follow a partner, basic foot positions, how to count the music, how to listen and identify the beats of music, and how to know on which beat to start.  They will review and practice turning and spinning techniques, both alone and with partners. They will also be reviewed in dance floor etiquette. The students will rotate partners throughout the class session so that everyone will have an opportunity to dance with everyone else, to give them experience with dancing with people who are more and less proficient than they might be – as that is what it will be in the real-life situations they will experience.  Only for Showcase situations students may be assigned specific partners temporarily.   No materials are needed; however, students are expected to wear shoes with leather or plastic soles as we only have a carpeted room to dance in, and rubber soles do not allow them to slide or spin properly on carpet.  After this class is completed, there will be one more level of Intermediate Level 2 classes, and then an Advanced class will be offered if the students are prepared for that.    Tutor maintains the discrepancy to move a student up to a higher-level class based upon their proficiency, and also to hold back a student to repeat the same class before advancing to the next level if they have not been able to complete the basic functions of the class they are in.   Deposit to hold class space:  $50 per student due on registration day.   Family Discounts: Cost for first or only one child: $420 + $40 HERC fee = $460.  The second sibling in the family would receive a 25% discount ($460 - $121 discount = $330). Any subsequent siblings would receive a 45% discount ($460 - $168 = $252).  These fees all include the $40 HERC fee.   Payment plans:  There will be two types of payment plans offered, as follows:   1) Family may pay ½ of the fee at the start of the first semester, and the balance at the start of the second semester.   2) Anyone with extenuating financial circumstances will be allowed to make monthly payments but may do so only by going through automatic bank debit (set it up with your bank to automatically mail a check to me on the 1st of each month).    

  • When: Thursdays, Fifth Period (1:45 – 3:05 p.m.) in the chapel
  • Cost: Cost: $420 + $40 HERC fee = $460
  • Minimum Number of Students: 8 boys and 8 girls
  • Prerequisite: One full year of Ballroom Dance Level 1