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

Human Physiology and Anatomy

Deonna Tack

This is a human physiology and anatomy course. It covers both the anatomy and physiology of the human body’s 11 organ systems in detail. More specifically, the student will learn about histology, the integumentary and skeletal systems, muscle histology and physiology, the skeletal muscle system, the nervous system, the endocrine system, the circulatory system, the lymphatic system, the digestive system, the respiratory system, the urinary system, and the reproductive systems.  I am not requiring any prerequisites and will review any biology or chemistry concepts required for comprehension.  This should be a fun class that will fulfill a student’s life science requirement.  Text required: Apologia Exploring Creation with Advanced Biology: The Human Body. 2nd Edition by Marilyn M. Shannon, M.A. and Rachael L. Yunnis, M.S., M.A., The Anatomy Coloring Book, and the Apologia notebook consumable.  

  • When: Thursdays, Period One
  • Cost: Cost: $350 + $40 HERC fee = $390
  • Minimum Number of Students: 3
  • Prerequisite: None

Human Physiology and Anatomy LAB

Deonna Tack

This class is meant to be a supplement to the Human Physiology and Anatomy lecture.  There are slides to view, things to dissect, and supplemental videos to watch.  If taken together with the lecture, the cost will be discounted to cost a total of $510 for lecture and lab together, with the additional $40 materials fee for the lab and the HERC fee added on as well.  Unfortunately, because there are a lot of costs involved, I have to have a minimum of 5 students to make this class pay for itself.  This portion can also be taught at home if you buy the kit.

  • When: When: Tuesdays, Period One
  • Cost: Cost: $350 + $40 HERC fee + $40 materials fee= $430
  • Minimum Number of Students: 5
  • Prerequisite: None

Human Physiology/Anatomy

This is a human physiology and anatomy course. It covers both the anatomy and physiology of the human body’s 11 organ systems in detail. More specifically, the student will learn about histology, the integumentary and skeletal systems, muscle histology and physiology, the skeletal muscle system, the nervous system, the endocrine system, the circulatory system, the lymphatic system, the digestive system, the respiratory system, the urinary system, and the reproductive systems.  I am not requiring any prerequisites and will review any biology or chemistry concepts required for comprehension.  This should be a fun class that will fulfill a student’s life science requirement.  Text required: Apologia Exploring Creation with Advanced Biology: The Human Body. 2nd Edition by Marilyn M. Shannon, M.A. and Rachael L. Yunnis, M.S., M.A., The Anatomy Coloring Book, and the Apologia notebook consumable.  

  • When: Thursdays during 1st Period
  • Cost: $350 + $40 HERC fee = $390
  • Minimum Number of Students: 3
  • Prerequisite: None required, Biology suggested

Mixed Media Drawing and Painting projects & Intro to Digital Photography - THURSDAYS PERIOD FOUR

Bob Ross

Mixed Media:  Drawing using pencils, pastels, and charcoal and Painting projects & Digital Photography using your phone or iphone, or a digital camera, optional using computer with program: Adobe Photo Shop Elements. To edit and enhance photographs.  Working on and paintings using photos projects. The Art Projects being considered: Painting on wood, Rustic Folk art project, Painting on 3-D surfaces. Paper Collage, Block Printing techniques, Large and small artwork formats. When: Thursdays Period Four (12:20 to 1:40 pm)   Cost: per semester $205.00 + $20 HERC fee = $225.00

  • When: Thursdays Period Four (12:20 to 1:40 pm)
  • Cost: per semester $205.00 + $20 HERC fee = $225.00
  • Minimum Number of Students: N/A
  • Prerequisite: none

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

Physical Science

  Course description: This course is designed to be the last science course the student takes before high school biology. The text discusses such topics as the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, weather, the structure of the earth, environmentalism, the physics of motion, Newton’s Laws, gravity, and astrophysics. The text book is Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Physical Science. I have 1st edition, but 2nd edition will work.  We will do labs, lecture, projects, and supplemental videos.      

  • When: Tuesday, Second Period
  • Cost: $350 + $40 HERC fee + $30 Materials fee = $420
  • Minimum Number of Students: 5
  • Prerequisite: None

Private Tutoring for Specific Needs

Sandy Armstrong

SAT/ACT Prep and College Essay Writing, Private Tutoring for Specific Needs

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

  • Cost: $15 per hour

Veritas

Sandy Armstrong

Grade: 7-12 Veritas is a club where HERC students can hone their leadership skills as they plan and implement fun and educational events to highlight gifts and abilities of their fellow HERC students. Past events include Showcases, fundraisers, art shows, Talent Shows, Career Carnivals, and Christian Youth Film Festival entries. Your imagination is the limit! Come and we'll get creative - and busy - and everyone will benefit! Minimum Number of Students: 2When: Second Thursdays, 3:10 - 4:30 pmCost: $25 HERC fee Tutor: Sandy Armstrong