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

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

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 Three 10:50 am – 12:10 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

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: Tuesdays or Thursdays if desired, if a class is available.
  • 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.

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

Biology Lab for Exploring Creation with Biology 2nd Edition

Carol Ashbrook

Grade: 9-12 Carol Ashbrook teaches this course. Students will explore and learn in a group setting while they discover the concepts taught in the text. Video selections will be used as needed for further understanding. It will be a full year course which consists of lab experiments, demonstrations, and discussion to complement the Apologia Biology text. The lab experiments will include text labs along with substituted and/or supplemental labs to explain concepts in the text. The class covers the lab portion of Biology, and students will need to complete the module work (“On Your Own” questions and Study Guide questions) and tests at home, apart from this lab, to complete a full year of Biology credit. Required: Apologia Exploring Creation with Biology, 2nd Edition, by Dr. Jay L. Wile AND Exploring Creation with Biology 2nd Edition Student Notebook Recommended: Solutions and Test manual that is for at home use.   The materials fee is non-refundable and paid at the June registration date along with the HERC fee=$90  

  • When: Thursdays, Period Two 9:25 - 10:45 am
  • Cost: $410 + $40 HERC fee + $50 (non-refundable) materials fee=$500
  • Minimum Number of Students: 12

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: Tuesdays, Period 3 (9:25 - 10:45 am)
  • 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. 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

Earth Science

Janell Campbell

This class we will be using Answers in Genesis: Our Weather and Water (1 semester) and Answers in Genesis: Our Planet Earth (2 Semester) 4th edition. This class will focus on understanding science through God’s amazing design of our planet earth. This class will use many different teaching methods. The following is an example of some topics that we will be covering during the year: meteorology, storms, ocean movement, glaciers, rocks, minerals and mountains. Students will also be conducting multiple experiments in class. Optional: several field trips will be coordinated outside of class. Curriculum and materials required:  Bible, notebook, Answers in Genesis: Our Weather and Water (1 semester) and Answers in Genesis: Our Planet Earth (2nd semester)- both books 4th edition paperback (book is available on the Answers in Genesis website for $24. 99).   * Sibling discounts available   *Offering significant discounts for those taking more than one of my classes

  • When: Tuesdays, period 3, 10: 50 am-12:10pm
  • Cost: Full year $420 + $40 HERC fee = $460; per semester $210 + $20 HERC fee = $230
  • Minimum Number of Students: 8
  • Prerequisite: None

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.  Students will continue to build their vocabulary through a supplemental Greek/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 tutor.  Curriculum required: 1.) Elements of Literature for Christian Schools, $59.44 christianbooks.com (any edition 1992 and newer) Bob Jones University Press.  (There are several 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 4 (12:20 - 1:40 am)
  • Cost: Cost: $410 + $40 HERC fee. Supplies fee $25 = $475
  • Minimum Number of Students: minimum of 7 students/maximum 20)
  • Prerequisite: For grades 10-12

Fun with Logic

Janell Campbell

This Class will focus on students acquiring the tools necessary to allow them to effectively distinguish common errors in reasoning. During the year, we will be discussing many fun topics that will stir inquiring young minds to help them understand why they believe what they believe. Students will learn to tackle issues with sound judgment and scripture to back it up. This course is geared for young students to easily understand informal logical fallacies through discussion, roleplay, and fun projects. Curriculum Required: The Fallacy detective - workbook edition by Nathaniel Bluedorn and Hans Bluedorn (book is available on Amazon $19.80)    * Sibling discounts available *Offering significant discounts for those taking more than one of my classes. 

  • When: Tuesdays, 4th period, 12:20pm-1:40pm
  • Cost: Full year $420 + $40 HERC fee = $460; per semester $210 + $20 HERC fee = $230
  • Minimum Number of Students: 8
  • Prerequisite: None

History: The Mystery of History Vol. III -The Renaissance, Reformation, and Growth of Nations.

Janell Campbell

This Class will take a very hands-on and traditional approach to learning history. In addition to lecture and reading, we will be making short films, creating lapbooks, watching videos, playing games and much more. To name a few, students will be studying the likes of Michelangelo, Christopher Columbus, Martin Luther, Henry VIII., Shakespeare, Pocahontas, and Copernicus. The Mystery of History curriculum gives students the ability to see the BIG picture. Students will learn about historical events in the order in which they occurred. To get through the book in a year, we will be covering 2-3 lessons per week. Homework will mainly consist of reading and finishing any projects that were not completed in class.   Optional: Field trips to the Getty Villa, Getty Museum as well as other local museums will be coordinated during the year on days outside of class.  Curriculum and materials required: Bible, 3 ring binder with paper, The Mystery of History volume III : Student Reader ( book is available on Christianbook.com for $43.89)    * Sibling discounts available:   *Offering significant discounts for those taking more than one of my classes

  • When: Tuesdays, period 2, 9:25am -10:45am
  • Cost: Full year $420 + $40 HERC fee+ $20 Supply Fee = $480 or $240 per Semester
  • Minimum Number of Students: 8
  • Prerequisite: None