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- Cancelled

algebra, math, Michelle Law

Updated: 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. Class is interactive and there is an end of year project to demostrate comprehension and application of concepts learned. Required: Saxon Algebra 1 Student Text, 3rd Edition (It's ORANGE, be sure it's the 3rd edition).  Also REQUIRED: Saxon Algebra 1 Solutions Manual.  Cost Note: In order to complete the material for the math course in one year, the class will need to meet twice a week.   And I have found the twice a week instruction is crucial for improved student comprehension. 

  • When: Tues & Thurs, First Period, 8:00am - 9:20am
  • 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)

  • 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 Five 1:45 – 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

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.

American Sign Language 4 College Prep

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: Thursdays Period Two, 9:20 - 10:45 am
  • 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.

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

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

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

Chemistry Cancelled

chem, chemistry, chemistry lab, Michelle Law

Updated: 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.  

  • When: Thursdays, Fourth Period, 12:20 - 1:40pm
  • Minimum Number of Students: 5
  • Prerequisite: Algebra 1

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