Acrylic & Watercolor Painting and Drawing Projects - THURSDAYS PERIOD FOUR

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 - 4 - 5th.  Plus Open Studio Art Group the 4th Thursday of each month.  see schedule.*    Minimum Number of Students: 9 per period  (plus instructor makes 10 people in the room)* Prerequisite: none  Thanks Mr. Ross  Direct contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Cell: please leave a voicemail message with contact info  Also text your student name, age, grade, interested in which class period. (To circumvent junk calls) Mr. Ross 661.303.7894 . update: July 2020 

  • When: Thursdays Period Four (12:20 to 1:40 pm)
  • Cost: $210.00 includes the $20 HERC fee = $210.00
  • Minimum Number of Students: 9 students per period
  • Prerequisite: none

Acrylics and Watercolor Painting Techniques - Thursdays Period 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. 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 - 4 - 5th.  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 Direct contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Cell: please leave a voicemail message with contact info.  Also text your student name, age, grade, interested in which class period. (To circumvent junk calls) Mr. Ross 661.303.7894     update: July 2020 

  • 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: 9 students per period
  • Prerequisite: none

Acrylics and Watercolor Painting Techniques - Thursdays Period Three

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 - 4 - 5th.  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  . Direct contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Cell: please leave a voicemail message with contact info  Also text your student name, age, grade, interested in which class period. (To circumvent junk calls)  . Mr. Ross 661.303.7894 . update: July 2020  

  • 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: 9 per period
  • Prerequisite: none

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 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

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 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.

Ballroom and Social Dance Classes

Cianne McGinnis

Students will be taught the steps and patterns in the most basic of Ballroom dances at first: Foxtrot and Waltz. I will guide them but will allow them to suggest as a group if there is any one special dance or dances that they want to proceed with. I know some of their friends or siblings might have already learned some dances, and they may want to learn those dances better, or do something else. 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 and rubber soles do not allow them to slide or spin properly. If they do not have the proper shoes, they may dance in their socks, but be forewarned that is a bit dangerous (especially for the girls, who dance backward 90% of the time), as they may be accidentally stepped on or their toes bumped into until everyone learns the rhythm and the steps properly.  No one will be allowed to dance barefoot. Class Fee and Family Discounts: Cost for one child: $408 yearly fee + $40 HERC fee ($20 per semester) = $448 total.

A second family sibling would receive a 25% discount ($102) + $40 HERC fee for a total of $346 for the class. Each additional sibling would receive a 40% discount, ($163.20) + $40 HERC fee for a total of $284.80 for the class.3 Payment Plans: $100 minimum payment due at time of class registration, balance of first semester may be made in 4 monthly payments. You may pay for the first semester by August 29, 2019, and the second semester within 4 months. A monthly payment plan will be available for those with extenuating financial circumstances. Minimum monthly payments of $ _______ will be accepted only through automatic bank debit set up with your bank to send me a check on the ______ of each month, beginning on October 3, 2019. There are 34 weeks in the school year, so the payments can be arranged so the class fees would be equally divided by month.

  • When: Thursday, Period 5, 1:45 p.m. through 3:05 p.m., in the Chapel
  • Cost: See above under "Class Fee and Family Discounts"
  • Minimum Number of Students: 10 boys and 10 girls
  • Prerequisite: Ages 13-17, No dance experience necessary

Biology co-op

Lori Byrd, Rebekah Blanca

Apología Science Biology Course Full year course   Fees: $40 Herc fee per student, $10 per class to teaching parent of the week, dissection kit   As this is a more traditional co-op, we will expect parental involvement. We will have a parent room if there are small children who need to be attended separately. We are planning to sign up for teaching lessons and also take turns assisting with overseeing childcare for parents who may be teaching that have a small child. If you are more comfortable watching the children than teaching a lesson, we can negotiate around that. This class will be open for a maximum of eight families. We are trying to keep numbers small and maintain good distance between students. We will have a box of masks if anyone would like to wear one, and during lab time when students may be sitting right next to one another we will ask that they will wear a mask if at all possible. Once you’ve committed to be a part of this co-op we will have a separate meeting outlining how we will run the sessions and have an opportunity for parents to look over the lessons and choose which weeks they would like to teach. If we have a good size class we will have less classes each parent will need to teach. Share the news and we look forward to studying with you this year!! Contact: Lori Byrd 661-378-5330 Rebekah Blanca (661) 805-1465  

  • When: Per. 5 (1:45-3:05)
  • Cost: Fees: $40 Herc fee per student, $10 per class to teaching parent of the week, dissection kit
  • Minimum Number of Students: 3

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   *Please note:  Philosophy 2 and British Lit are listed for the SAME time period.  The course offering will depend on the amount of interest.  If I have more interest in British Lit, I will offer it during this time slot---if the interest is greater for Philosophy 2, then it will be offered.  

  • 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

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

English 10 Elements of Literature CP

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.

  • 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

Homeschool and High School Advising

Sandy Armstrong

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

  • Cost: $25 per hour

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: Third 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

Philosophy 2 (*Please note: Philosophy 2 and British Lit are listed for the SAME time period. The course offering will depend on the amount of interest.

Carla Muller

   This class will focus on taking the knowledge from Philosophy 1 to an expressive level.  Class lectures will focus on “tension points” within the competing worldviews and on a variety of subjects intended to underscore the veracity of the biblical worldview. Regular testing will be given on these “tension points.” “Islam” and “Post-Modernism” will be introduced as two new worldviews. Several research assignments will require access to the worldwide web.  PLEASE NOTE: This class requires more independence and self-motivation than Philosophy 1. Required: Understanding the Times: A Survey of Competing Worldviews by David Noebel & Dr. Jeff Myers 2015 $25.99 new hardback--used also available at amazon.com (Please, no KINDLE or electronic books).    *Please note:  Philosophy 2 and British Lit are listed for the SAME time period.  The course offering will depend on the amount of interest.  If I have more interest in British Lit, I will offer it during this time slot---if the interest is greater for Philosophy 2, then it will be offered.  

  • When: Thursdays, Period 3 10:50 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.
  • Cost: $410 + $40 HERC fee + $25 Supplies fee = $475
  • Minimum Number of Students: 7
  • Prerequisite: Philosophy 1 with a grade of 90% or higher---or, a 90% or higher on final Manifesto