Classes by Diane Baker


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 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.

  • When: Thursdays, Period 4 12:20 p.m. – 1:40 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: 5
  • Prerequisite:  Prerequisite: ASL 1 with grade of C or better

American Sign Language 3 College Prep (Not Offered 2020-2021)

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.

American Sign Language 4 College Prep (Not Offered for 2020-2021)

Diane Baker

This is a continued study of American Sign Language and will count as the student’s language requirement. ASL 4 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. The textbook is Learning American Sign Language: Level I and II (ISBN 0205-27553-2) This textbook is used for ASL 2 and 3. Signing Naturally text is also used but does not need to be purchased. Text sheets will be provided by the tutor when needed.    Prerequisite: ASL 1 - 3 with grade of C or better.

  • When: Class not offered 2018-2019
  • 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 - 3 with grade of C or better.

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.

  • When: Thursdays, Period 3. 10:50 a.m.--12:10 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

Government

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.

  • When: Thursdays, Period 3. 10:50 am – 12:10 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

U.S. History. (Not offered 2020-2021)

Diane Baker

The class will consist of lectures, Q&A sessions, current events, the Founding Fathers, our history with the world, and our accomplishments (good and bad) as a nation. We will take a brief look at our government and how it has progressed. There is much discussion and debate. We will use video, research and projects that make the class interactive and remind the students of the immigration, ingenuity and Spiritual culture of our nation. Required text: Curriculum required: info given at the time of registration.  Notebook, paper, pen, pencils, e-mail for class updates.

  • When: Thursdays, Period One, 8 a.m. - 9:20 a.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: 6
  • Prerequisite: None

World History

Diane Baker

This class will introduce students to the history of the world, concentrating on Western Civilization. We will explore the importance and effects of Christianity on early civilizations. Students will understand how geography also affected people in their development socially, economically, and politically, as well as culturally. We will see the rise of democratic ideas and Christian influence. There will be much discussion, research and projects to make this an interactive classroom. Required text: Curriculum required: info given at the time of registration.  3-ring binder, paper, pens, pencils, access to e-mail for updates and homework

  • When: When: Thursdays, Period 2, 9:25 a.m. – 10:45 a.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: 5
  • Prerequisite: None