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 1- Updated

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. Fee: Class is approximately 3 hours a week for 34 weeks. Cost is $1020*. This comes out to $10/hr. Note: Payment plans available.    *Herc Fees ($40) and supply fee ($5) are additional, see below

  • When: Tues & Thurs, First Period, 8:00am - 9:20am
  • Cost: $1020 + $40 HERC fee + $5 supply fee = $1065, see note above
  • Minimum Number of Students: 5
  • Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra

Algebra 2- Updated

algebra, Algebra 2, math, Michelle Law

Updated: Full year course covering the following concepts: definitions of algebraic language; powers; inequalities; equations, factoring and applications of factoring polynomials; functions and graphs, lines, slopes; solving systems of equations; quadratics; and solving rate problems and other word problems. Required: Saxon Algebra 2 Student Text (It's RED). Required: Saxon Algebra 2 Solutions Manual. I am double checking on the correct edition. Class is interactive and includes an end of year project to demostrate real life application. Class MEETS TWICE A WEEK: In order to complete the material for the math course in one year, the class will need to meet twice a week. This immensely improves student comprehension. Fee: Class is approximately 3 hours a week for 34 weeks. Cost is $1080*. This comes out to $10/hr. Note: Payment plans available.    *Herc Fees ($40) and supply fee ($5) additional, see below. Payment plans available. 

  • When: Tuesdays AND Thursdays, Second Period, 9:25am - 10:45 am
  • Cost: $1020+ $5 supply fee + $40 HERC fee = $1065
  • Minimum Number of Students: 10
  • Prerequisite: Algebra 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

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

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 Lab- Updated

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.  CLASS FEE: Class meets for 34 weeks. Cost is $510* + $10 supply fee. Payment plans available. After August enrollment, supply fee will not be reimbursable *Herc fees not included, see below

  • When: Thursdays, Fourth Period, 12:20 - 1:40pm
  • Cost: $510 + $40 HERC fee + $10 Supplies Fee = $560
  • Minimum Number of Students: 5
  • Prerequisite: Algebra 1

Chemistry Lecture- Updated

chem, chemistry, chemistry lecture, Michelle Law

Updated: Full year course covering significant figures, units, classification, the mole concept, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, acids and bases, redox reactions, solutions, atomic structure, Lewis structures, molecular geometry, the gas laws, and equilibrium. Text required: Apologia Exploring Creation Through Chemistry (2nd Edition) by Dr. Jay L. Wile Class Note: In order to complete the material for this 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.  This class is difficult. The math, although simple algebra, uses all new terms (amu, grams, moles).  Fee: Class is approximately 3 hours a week for 34 weeks. Cost is $1080*. This comes out to $10/hr. Payment plans available. After August enrollment, supply fee will not be reimbursable.  *Herc Fees ($40) additional, see below

  • When: Thursdays, Third Period,10:50 am - 12:10 pm
  • Cost: $1020 + $5 supplies fee + $40 HERC fee = $1065
  • Minimum Number of Students: 5
  • Prerequisite: Algebra 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

Homeschool and High School Advising

Sandy Armstrong

I will have regular office hours at HERC all day on Tuesdays, and by appointment on Thursdays. Please email or call to schedule counseling.

  • Cost: $25 per hour

Intermediate Level 1 Ballroom Dancing class

Cianne McGinnis

 Students will review the dances they have already learned and will be taught more intricate patterns in those dances. They will also learn new dances, according to their abilities.  We will continue to review how to properly and politely ask and accept an invitation to dance, how 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 review and practice turning and spinning techniques, both alone and with partners. They will also be reviewed in 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.  Only for Showcase situations students may be assigned specific partners temporarily.   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 one more level of Intermediate Level 2 classes, and then an Advanced class will be offered if the students are prepared for that.    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: Thursdays, Fifth Period (1:45 – 3:05 p.m.) in the chapel
  • Cost: Cost: $420 + $40 HERC fee = $460
  • Minimum Number of Students: 8 boys and 8 girls
  • Prerequisite: One full year of Ballroom Dance Level 1

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>

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

Philosophy 1 (College prep)

Carla Muller

  This class is comprised of two semesters. The first semester the students will be able to identify the four major competing worldviews: Biblical Christianity, Marxism/Leninism, Secular Humanism, and Cosmic Humanism. They will also obtain a working knowledge of philosophical terms and their meanings. The second semester will focus on these four worldviews within each of the ten disciplines of theology, ethics, psychology, sociology, biology, philosophy, history, law, politics, and economics. A wide variety of teaching techniques and experiences will be implemented, such as videos, skits, artwork and discussions. Recorded readings of the text will be made available if needed. Required text: The Battle for Truth by David Noebel copyright 2001 ONLY (PLEASE NOTE:  This text is out-of-print, but available online www.amazon.com for $0.01 and up--used. A few texts available in HERC library) Supplies fee includes class notebook, all homework pages and supplementary materials.

  • When: Thursdays, Period 1 8 a.m. -9:20 a.m.
  • Cost: $410 + $40 HERC fee + $25 Supplies fee= $475
  • Minimum Number of Students: 10
  • Prerequisite: none