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 One

algebra, Elizabeth Bloedow, math

This Algebra course will take your student through the fundamentals of Algebra and Geometry ---requirements for High School graduation. The curriculum used features an incremental approach--"step by step".  With this approach, Algebra is NOT difficult, only "different". This class will give your students the tools and skills required to successfully work through Algebra One. Topics covered will include:             The basics of Algebra: working with fractions and decimals, percentages, positive and negative numbers, the order of operations; working with variables, algebraic expressions, equations and their solutions; roots and powers, polynomials, and quadratic equations      The fundamentals of Geometry: working with a variety of shapes, area, volume, perimeter, the circumference of circles, and the Pythagorean Theorem; an introduction to graphing: the equations of a line and its graph.   The curriculum used is Saxon: Algebra 1: An Incremental Development, 2nd Ed. Cost of Class $500 Fee does NOT include HERC $40 fee   Contact Elizabeth Bloedow 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 period for this course has been CHANGED from the original SCHEDULE. THE CORRECT PERIOD FOR THIS COURSE IS FIRST PERIOD.  

  • When: Thurs, 1st Period: 8 am - 9:20 am
  • Cost: $500 for year-long course
  • Minimum Number of Students: 5
  • 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: $410 + $40 HERC fee +$25 Supplies fee=$475
  • Minimum Number of Students: 7
  • Prerequisite: Must be in grade 10, 11 or 12

Apologia Science Biology Co-op

Lori Byrd

Apología Science Biology 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.  The class has a maximum of 10 students and there are only THREE spots left. 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, dissection specimens kit (purchase on your own by spring semester)
  • Minimum Number of Students: 3

Artist's Open Studio Club

Bob Ross

Artist's Open Studio Club Group    ART Room Meet time: 3:10 pm -- 4:30 pm  Each fourth Thursday of the month, Bring your own supplies and project materials to Paint Draw Design, and discuss what is going on in the art world with others that are like-minded creative makers.  Any HERC Students may join, Do NOT need to be enrolled in an Art class this semester past student artists are welcomed. Please Clean UP after yourselves. thanks Mr. Ross Contact Bob Ross 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.>

  • When: The Fourth Thursday of the month CLUB PERIOD 3:10 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Cost: $25.00 per year
  • Minimum Number of Students: NA
  • Prerequisite: NA

Ballroom and Social Dance Classe

Emma Warren

Students will be taught the steps and patterns in the most basic of Ballroom dances at first  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 (or concrete) and rubber soles do not allow them to slide or spin properly.  Cost: $150 per semester plus non-refundable $20 HERC fee  (20% discount for two siblings and 30% for 3...etc.) Pre-requisites: Ages 13-17  No dance experience necessary Minimum number of students: 6   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: Cost: $150 per semester plus non-refundable $20 HERC fee
  • Minimum Number of Students: 6
  • Prerequisite: Ages 13-17, No dance experience necessary

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: $410 + $40 HERC fee +$25 Supplies fee = $475
  • 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

Debate

Tammy Bulford

    Course Description:  The Bible is the number one text book for this class. The purpose of this introductory debate class is to help students become comfortable discussing hard issues so that, when the time comes, they can defend their faith and beliefs. Students will start by examining the lives of some of the fifty six men who signed the Declaration of Independence and  compare them to the men and women who currently run this great nation. They will then discuss the little compromises that are made in choices such as songs they listen to, movies they watch and how over time, these compromises restructure our world views. We will debate controversial issues and learn to argue with rules as we begin to grasp Team Policy debate. This class is recommended for upper high-school students and will require research, a willingness to speak and a general understanding of our constitution.  Contact Tammy Bulford 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 3rd Period (10:50-12:10 pm)
  • Cost: $350 + Non-refundable $40 HERC Fee (Full Year)
  • Minimum Number of Students: 6
  • Prerequisite: Research ability / willingness to speak / general understanding of our constitution

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 <

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 4 12:20 --1:40 p.m., Second Semester only
  • Cost: Cost: $230 (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

English 10 Elements of Literature College Prep

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. 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 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

Government (College Prep)

Diane Baker

American Government fulfills the first part of the 12th grade history core curriculum. The class will consist of lectures, Q&A sessions, current events, projects and case studies. We will approach local, state and federal government from a biblical perspective. There is much discussion and the class is highly interactive and will stir the Christian student to pray for their current government, and support its biblical beginnings and future. The textbook is Curriculum required: info given at the time of registration.  3-Ring binder, paper and writing utensils are needed.   Contact Diane Baker with 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: Thursdays, Period 4 12:20 – 1:40 pm, First Semester only
  • Cost: Cost: $230 (includes HERC fee), The $20 non-refundable HERC fee is due at time of early registration in June
  • Minimum Number of Students: 5
  • Prerequisite: None

Intro to Robotics

Holly Assi

This full-year class will involve brainstorming, designing, building and programming a robot with specific goals in mind. There will be no formal curriculum as it will be a hands-on, student- driven class to give students the opportunity to gain experience in STEM related fields. (There is some online curricula that parents can use at home if they so desire) No grades will be given, as it will be participation based only. Participation and commitment are key to the success of this class. Several former members of the local award winning home school robotics team "The Battle Bolts" will be providing guidance and expertise to students during class time. We will plan one or two field trips to local competitions, so the students can observe how the competitive program works. If the class is able to complete a robot, we will have the opportunity to enter a VEX Robotics Competition towards the end of the school year. Teamwork and learning good communication and problem-solving skills are another added benefit to this class. Parent involvement is highly recommended. All materials will be provided, however if you have a laptop you can bring to class that would be beneficial, but not required. When: Thursdays, Period 5 AND Club Time 1:45-4:30 p.m. (as the student helpers college/work schedules are TBD, there is a small chance the schedule would change to 1st and 2nd Period 8:00-10:50 a.m.) Grades: 7th-12th Cost: $300 (+$40 non-refundable HERC fee) Minimum Number of Students: 4   Contact Holly Assi 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: Period 5 and 6 1:45- 4:30 pm
  • Cost: $340 (includes $40 HERC fee)
  • Minimum Number of Students: 4
  • Prerequisite: Grades 7th - 12th

National Beta Club

Carla Muller

BETA CLUB The National BETA Club is the largest independent non-profit youth organization in America.  For more than 80 years it has prepared today’s students to be tomorrow’s leaders.  The BETA Club motto is, “Let us lead by serving others.” This is a club that recognizes that true leadership is developed by serving others.  As a club, we will meet to discuss service opportunities (inspired and presented by the members). Each meeting will be run by members according to "Robert's Rules of Order" This is a national honor society that is recognized by secular universities.  A one-time membership fee is required---BETA is a lifetime membership.    For more information: <www.betaclub.org> Contact Sponsor Carla Muller 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.>

  • When: Third Thursday of each month 3:10 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $15 one-time fee for BETA Membership plus $25 Club fee
  • Minimum Number of Students: n/a
  • Prerequisite: Membership in National BETA Honor Club