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 $205.00 + $20 HERC fee = $225.00 Tutor: Bob Ross

  • When: Thursdays Period Five (1:45 pm to 3:05 pm)
  • Cost: per semester $205.00 + $20 HERC fee = $225.00
  • 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 $205.00 + $20 HERC fee = $225.00 Tutor: Bob Ross

  • When: Thursdays Period Three (10:50 am to 12:10 pm)  
  • Cost: per semester $205.00 + $20 HERC fee = $225.00
  • Minimum Number of Students: N/A
  • Prerequisite: none

ADVANCED LEVEL 2 BALLROOM DANCING

Cianne McGinnis

Students will review the dances they have already learned, and they will be taught more advanced level patterns in those dances. They will also be taught other dances which they have not yet learned such as Viennese Waltz and Silver Level Foxtrot. We will continue to work on technique, leading, and following skills, proper foot positions, how to count the music, how to listen and identify the beats of music, and how to know upon which beat to start. We will also work on learning how to choreograph routines in case they are ever interested in competing in dance contests. Students must have taken a full year of the Advanced Level 1 class, or have instructor’s permission to join this class. No materials are needed, however, students are expected to wear shoes with leather or plastic soles as they have to dance on carpet and rubber soles do not allow them to slide or spin properly. Tutor maintains the discrepancy to bump up a student from a lower level class into this class depending upon their competency. Deposit to hold class space:  $50 per student Family Plan: Second sibling would receive a 25% discount. plus $40  HERC fee for a total of $346.  Each additional sibling would receive a 50% discount, plus $40 HERC fee for a total of $244.  Payment Plan: If necessary, payment plans will be available, and those with extenuating financial circumstances and needing to make monthly payments may do so only through automatic bank debit (set it up with your bank to send me a check each month). 

  • When: Thursdays, Period 5, 1:45-3:05 pm in the chapel
  • Cost: $408 + $40 HERC fee = $448
  • Minimum Number of Students: 6 boys and 6 girls
  • Prerequisite: Full year of Advanced level 1 or instructor approval

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 2

Effie VanderHelm

Full year course covering the following concepts: equations and inequalities; solutions for equations using substitution, elimination, factoring, and the quadratic formula; linear relations and graphing; complex fractions; rational and irrational numbers; complex numbers and their solutions; trigonometric functions; solving right triangles and special triangles; word problems with distance, chemical mixtures, and probability; and logarithmic functions. NOTE: Course also fulfills a semester of Geometry in addition to one year of Algebra 2. Curriculum to be used is Saxon Algebra 2, 2nd or 3rd Edition Student Text. Suggested: Saxon Algebra 2, 2nd Edition Solutions Manual.   

  • When: Tuesday/Thursday 8-9:20
  • Cost: $570+$40(HERC Fee)=$610 for twice a week and $410+$40(HERC Fee)=$450 for once a week
  • Minimum Number of Students: 4
  • Prerequisite: Saxon Algebra 1 or Assessment

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

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, 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 how to spin and turn, 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 they have to dance on carpet and rubber soles do not allow them to slide or spin properly Deposit to hold class space:  $50 per student Family Plan: Second sibling would receive a 25% discount. plus $40  HERC fee for a total of $346.  Each additional sibling would receive a 50% discount, plus $40 HERC fee for a total of $244 Payment Plan: If necessary, payment plans will be available, and those with extenuating financial circumstances and needing to make monthly payments may do so only through automatic bank debit (set it up with your bank to send me a check each month).   There might be a change in whether my class will be at 3rd period as posted on the schedule, or at 4th period.  If you are interested but 4th period might be a problem, please let me know ASAP. 

  • When: Tuesdays, Period 3 or 4 pm in the chapel (undecided now)
  • Cost: Cost: $408 + $40 HERC fee = $448
  • Minimum Number of Students: 12 boys and 12 girls
  • Prerequisite: None

Biology Lab for Exploring Creation with Biology 2nd Edition

Carol Ashbrook, Jill Ekberg

Grade: 9-12 Carol Ashbrook teaches this course with her assistant, Jill Ekberg. 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

Business Math

Larissa Self

Full year of learning about personal finance, checking and savings, hourly wages, overtime, commissions, Federal tax, state tax, local tax, FICA tax deductions, net pay, buy and selling real estate, various health insurance, cash and retail discounts, invoices and more.

  • When: Tuesday, 10:50-12:10
  • Cost: Full year $408 + HERC fee $40= $448; Per Semester $204 + HERC fee $20= $224
  • Minimum Number of Students: 4
  • Prerequisite: None

College Prep Spanish 2

Jill Ekberg

Grade: 9-12 This course is designed to develop an “intermediate-low to intermediate-mid” level of proficiency as defined by the proficiency guidelines of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). A thrust of the text is to teach students to reach out to Spanish speakers with the gospel of Christ. Different teaching techniques will be used including mandatory projects, a field trip, and participation in the end of the semester showcases. Consistent homework is necessary and parents/students need to correct the homework at home for immediate feedback and correct practice outside of class. Curriculum and Materials: Spanish 2 for Christian Schools student text AND Spanish 2 Activities Manual www.bjupress.com, a three ring binder with dividers from Spanish 1. Some textbooks are available in the HERC library. Some parents prefer to have the teacher's manual as well. Some may be available in the HERC library. The materials fee non-refundable and is per family. It includes the listening component, advanced Quizlet membership for vocabulary practice, syllabus, weekly homework, testing, index cards for labeling, etc.. A detailed grading sheet is emailed at the end of each semester.  Minimum Number of Students: 5

  • When: Thursday, 4th period, 12:20-1:40
  • Cost: $340 +$40 non-refundable materials fee+ $40 HERC fee=$420
  • Minimum Number of Students: 5
  • Prerequisite: A successful completion of Spanish 1

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

English 10

Deonna Tack

Come with us as we take a journey through themes in world literature. We will study poetry, short stories, Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, and the classic novel, Silas Marner. Students will be taught to write everything from essays and research papers to poetry. It should be fun! Required: A Beka World Literature (Code 115401) $33.05, A Beka Grammar and Composition IV (Code 167886) $19.30, Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare (Code 82945) $12.95, Silas Marner by George Eliot (Code 82953) $12.95 - all from A Beka. Also Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. (Some books available in HERC library or public library.)

  • When: Thursdays, Period 2
  • Cost: $350 + $40 HERC fee = $390
  • Minimum Number of Students: 4

English 9

Deonna Tack

This class will be a great transition class from the junior high to high school. Focus will be on improving writing, learning how to do a research paper, and how to analyze many different types of literature. For those of you who are squeamish about teaching Shakespeare, we will be tackling Romeo and Juliet from a Christian perspective, emphasizing the craziness of teen dating and how the choices that we make selfishly affect others for sure. We will also be covering The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe for our novel, as we learn about symbolism and allegory. Essay writing will also be taught from beginning to end. Required: A Beka Themes in Literature (Code 157805) $29.80, A Beka Grammar and Composition III (Code 15776) $19.30, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis $4.49 (CBD stock #WW44220), Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (any copy will do, though a parallel text is best), and God's Underground by Richard Wurmbrand.

  • When: Thursdays, Period 3
  • Minimum Number of Students: 3

Foundations in Personal Finance

Paula Davis

  This class will revolutionize your student’s thinking in practical money matters and show him how to deal with money God’s way. Saving, budgeting, debt, consumer awareness, bargain shopping, investing, money and relationships, careers and giving are all covered from a Biblical worldview. Each meeting will consist of a video presentation (Dave Ramsey and his team), note taking and class discussion. Parents are encouraged to sit in on the class and learn right along with their student! Materials needed: Foundations in Personal Finance High School Edition forHomeschool from daveramsey.com, pencil or pen.

  • When: Thursdays, offered both 3rd & 4th periods (10:50-12:10 & 12:20-1:40), Room 4
  • Cost: $170 plus $20 HERC fee = $190