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   update: June 2019

  • 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   update: June 3019

  • 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

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 Three, 10:50 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
  • Cost: Cost: $410 + $40 HERC fee +$25 Supplies fee=$475
  • 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. 

  • When: Thursdays Period Five 1:45 pm – 3:05 pm
  • Cost: $460 (includes $40 HERC fee), $40 non-refundable HERC fee is due at time of early registration in June
  • Minimum Number of Students: 5
  • Prerequisite: none

American Sign Language 3 College Prep (Not Offered 2019-2020)

Diane Baker

This is a continued study of American Sign Language and will count as the student’s language requirement. ASL 3 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. Text sheets will be provided by the tutor when needed.

  • When: Thursdays, Period Five 1:45-3:05 p.m.
  • Cost: Cost: $460 (includes $40 HERC fee), $40 non-refundable HERC fee is due at time of early registration in June
  • Minimum Number of Students: 2
  • Prerequisite: Prerequisites: ASL 1 and 2 with grade of C or better.

ART Mixed Media Drawing and Painting projects & Intro to Digital Photography - THURSDAYS PERIOD FOUR

Bob Ross

ART Mixed Media:  Drawing using pencils, pastels, and charcoal and Painting projects & Digital Photography using your phone or iphone, or a digital camera, optional using computer with program: Adobe Photo Shop Elements. To edit and enhance photographs.  Working on and paintings using photos projects. The Art Projects being considered: Painting on wood, Rustic Folk art project, Painting on 3-D surfaces. Paper Collage, Block Printing techniques, Large and small artwork formats. When: Thursdays Period Four (12:20 to 1:40 pm)   Cost: per semester $210.00 includes the $20 HERC fee = $210.00  update: June 2019   Tutor: Mr. Bob Ross   

  • When: Thursdays Period Four (12:20 to 1:40 pm)
  • Cost: $210.00 includes the $20 HERC fee = $210.00
  • Minimum Number of Students: N/A
  • Prerequisite: none

Ballroom and Social Dance Classes

Cianne McGinnis

Students will be taught the steps and patterns in the most basic of Ballroom dances at first: Foxtrot and Waltz. I will guide them but will allow them to suggest as a group if there is any one special dance or dances that they want to proceed with. I know some of their friends or siblings might have already learned some dances, and they may want to learn those dances better, or do something else. Once they have all learned their basic footwork for each dance, the boys will be taught to lead and the girls to follow the various patterns of the dance. Other topics will include the five basic foot positions used in all forms of dance, how to count the music, how to listen and identify the beats of music, how to determine downbeats and upbeats, and how to know on which beat to start. They will be taught how to properly spin and turn, both alone and with partners. They will also be taught dance floor etiquette, which includes how to properly and politely ask and accept an invitation to dance, rules of direction to progress around a dance floor, where on the floor the stationary dancers must remain, which dances are progressive and which are stationary, how to avoid running into other dancers, and the polite and acceptable reasons to turn down a request to dance, and how to do it kindly and respectfully.

The male and female students will continually change partners every few minutes throughout the class sessions so that everyone will have an opportunity to dance with everyone else. This will give them experience with leading and following different partners, and dancing with people who are more and less proficient than they might be, as that is what it will be like 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 they must dance on carpet and rubber soles do not allow them to slide or spin properly. If they do not have the proper shoes, they may dance in their socks, but be forewarned that is a bit dangerous (especially for the girls, who dance backward 90% of the time), as they may be accidentally stepped on or their toes bumped into until everyone learns the rhythm and the steps properly.  No one will be allowed to dance barefoot. Class Fee and Family Discounts: Cost for one child: $408 yearly fee + $40 HERC fee ($20 per semester) = $448 total.

A second family sibling would receive a 25% discount ($102) + $40 HERC fee for a total of $346 for the class. Each additional sibling would receive a 40% discount, ($163.20) + $40 HERC fee for a total of $284.80 for the class.3 Payment Plans: $100 minimum payment due at time of class registration, balance of first semester may be made in 4 monthly payments. You may pay for the first semester by August 29, 2019, and the second semester within 4 months. A monthly payment plan will be available for those with extenuating financial circumstances. Minimum monthly payments of $ _______ will be accepted only through automatic bank debit set up with your bank to send me a check on the ______ of each month, beginning on October 3, 2019. There are 34 weeks in the school year, so the payments can be arranged so the class fees would be equally divided by month.

  • When: Thursday, Period 5, 1:45 p.m. through 3:05 p.m., in the Chapel
  • Cost: See above under "Class Fee and Family Discounts"
  • Minimum Number of Students: 10 boys and 10 girls
  • Prerequisite: Ages 13-17, No dance experience necessary

Beginning French--CANCELLED

Carla Muller

Why learn French?? Hmmmm...It's a really pretty language.  But beyond the aesthetic, our own English language is replete with French cognates.  Studies show that students who have taken French score markedly higher on the verbal section of the SAT.   This course will introduce your student to the French language using the “comprehension” method.  It will be a relaxed and fun class with lots of activities including music, role playing, art and audio/visual---but will include regular testing to assess your student’s progress.  The textbook and audio materials are available at <www.learnables.com> for $139.  This course constitutes one semester of High School French.  If students are interested in continuing, I am willing to offer another semester which would provide a year’s worth of High School credit.   Please note:  This course is being offered to a younger audience because learning a foreign language is easier before the teenage years.  

  • When: Thursdays, Period 5 1:45 p.m. to 3:05 p.m. FIRST SEMESTER
  • Cost: $205 + $20 HERC fee + $10 Supplies fee = $235
  • Minimum Number of Students: 7
  • 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

Classical Astronomy

Diane Baker

From Abraham to Ancient Greeks and Romans, to American pioneers and the 19th Century, Classical Astronomy was known by all - nobility and common-folk alike. Understood by Augustine, Dante, Shakespeare and others, it is known as a concrete science and was part of the Seven Liberal Arts of classical education, including being taught at Harvard  University’s start. We will gain a foundation of the sun, moon, planets and stars (fixed and wandering), progression of day and night and direction, months, calendars and constellations through the naked eye. There will be field activities, discussion and field trips, to make the stars and sky a part of life. “And God said, ‘Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven, to divide the day from the night; and let there be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years.’” –Genesis 1:14. This counts as a Lab Science.   Curriculum required: info given at the time of registration.  Small spiral notebook or 3-ring binder with paper. 

  • When: When: Thursdays, Period 4 (12:20 - 1:40 pm)
  • Cost: Cost: $470 (includes $40 HERC fee and materials fee), $50 non-refundable is due at time of early registration in June
  • Minimum Number of Students: 5
  • 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

English 10 Elements of Literature CP

Carla Muller

Elements of Literature (Eng. 10 College Prep) (gr. 10-12) - full year - Carla Muller   This course will lead students through a study of the “elements” of literature--imaginative comparisons, allusions, symbolism, irony, and devices of sound-- by studying primarily American and British authors.  These studies will focus on five genres-- biography, fiction, lyric poetry, drama and the personal essay. There is also a special unit on Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”. The students will learn the importance of literary analysis by studying these pieces and interpreting them in the light of Biblical Truth.  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 tutor.  Curriculum required: 1.) Elements of Literature for Christian Schools, $59.44 christianbooks.com  Bob Jones University Press.  (There are a few copies available in the HERC library);  2.)Tales From Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb (any edition) starting at $3.95 at amazon.com.

  • When: (Thursdays, Period 2 (9:25 a.m. - 10:45 am)
  • Cost: Cost: $410 + $40 HERC fee. Supplies fee $25 = $475
  • Minimum Number of Students: minimum of 7 students/maximum 20)
  • Prerequisite: For grades 9-12

English 9- Intro to Literature

Rebekah Blanca

This course covers a variety of literature genres, including short stories, poems, several novels (settings/themes around WWII), and a Shakespeare play. During the 1st semester, students will read short stories and poems from a variety of authors. Students will answer comprehension questions at home and tutor will discuss the major themes of the stories and poems during class. Tutor will also discuss basic literary devices (plot, setting, simile, metaphor, etc.). During the 2nd semester, students will read 3 novels and complete a brief essay on each assigned reading. The tutor will give instructions on how to write a basic essay. Students will also read scenes from Taming of the Shrew” (by Shakespeare) aloud during class. Tutor will discuss main ideas and concepts from the novels and play, including Christian principles, and will encourage class discussion/ participation. Tutor will also teach the basic components of a research paper and students will complete a research paper on an assigned author.  Required Curriculum: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe ($7.99 from Amazon.com, The Diary of Anne Frank ($5.99 from Amazon.com); Escape: Children of the Holocaust: (Around $5.00 used on Amazon.com, including shipping); The Taming of the Shrew (Around $4.00-$6.00 from Amazon.com.) Recommended versions: Folger Shakespeare Library or No Fear Shakespeare); Themes in Literature (A Beka, 3rd edition).   

  • When: Thursdays, Third Period, from 10:50-12:10.
  • Cost: $340 + $40 HERC fee = $380
  • Minimum Number of Students: 6
  • Prerequisite: none

Homeschool and High School Advising

Sandy Armstrong

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

  • Cost: $25 per hour

Introduction to Shakespeare

Rebekah Blanca

This course will introduce students to a number of Shakespeare’s most popular plays, including both comedies and tragedies. Students will read the assigned plays at home, and then read scenes aloud during class. Students will also answer questions from “Tales from Shakespeare” to learn the background information for each play. Students will also complete a project or short paper on a topic relating to Shakespeare’s era. Tutor will briefly discuss the life and accomplishments of Shakespeare.  *Note: This course should not be considered a college prep course. It can be considered as a basic literature class (perhaps cover reading for 7th/8th grade), a fine arts class, or an elective.  Required Curriculum: 1) Tales from Shakespeare ($11.99 from Rainbowresource.com, or $3.99 download from logopressonline.com). 2) Shakespeare Plays: $4.00 to $6.00 depending on the version: Recommended: Folger Shakespeare Library or No Fear Shakespeare).   

  • When: Thursdays, 4th Period, from 12:20-1:40
  • Cost: $340 + $40 HERC fee = $380
  • Minimum Number of Students: 6
  • Prerequisite: None