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

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 1- Updated

Michelle Law

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. Required: Saxon Algebra 1 Student Text, 3rd Edition (It's orange, be sure it's the 3rd edition). Strongly suggested: Saxon Algebra 1 Solutions Manual. (Seriously, you will want this for correcting any work at home. It has saved my sanity on more than one occasion.) Cost Note: In order to complete the material for the math course in one year, the class will need to meet twice a week. The cost is $525 per year (plus HERC/Materials fees) for classes meeting twice a week ($15 per week x 35 weeks). If a parent chooses to teach some of the material using DVD tutorials or other resources, a student may attend the class once per week (Thurs) for a cost of $350 + $5 supplies fee + $40 HERC fee ($395).  Payment plans available. If your child is not strong in Math, I highly recommend attendance twice a week. If not, they will need to read and comprehend the material on their own/with your help.

  • When: Tues & Thurs, 2nd Period, 9:25am - 10:45am
  • Cost: $525 + $5 supplies fee + $40 HERC fee = $570, see note above
  • Minimum Number of Students: 10
  • Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra

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

Chemistry Lab- Updated

Michelle Law

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.  Cost note: Payment plans available. After August enrollment, supply fee will not be reimbursable

  • When: Thursdays, Fourth Period, 12:20 - 1:40pm
  • Cost: $420 + $10 Supplies Fee + $40 HERC fee = $470 (35 weeks x $12/class)
  • Minimum Number of Students: 10
  • Prerequisite: Algebra 1

Chemistry Lecture- Updated

Michelle Law

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 Cost note: Payment plans available. After August enrollment, supply fee will not be reimbursable

  • When: Thursdays, Third Period,10:50 am - 12:10 pm
  • Cost: $350 + $5 supplies fee + $40 HERC fee = $395.
  • Minimum Number of Students: 10
  • 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

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