Grades 6-12 Academic Classes (Fall 2019-20)

New this year! We have separated the Schedule 2019-20 by Grade Levels.

This page hosts the Academic classes for Grades 6-12.

HEP TX – Fall Schedule 2019 High School – Final (1) (updated 7/9/19)*

*Marine Biology has moved to 10:45-12:15 (same day)

There are separate pages for the Classical School's new K-3 program, Classical School 1-5th grade, and the 

Grades 6 & 7 Package Deals. Click on the links.

To learn more about Classical Education, click here.

 

To download a printable copy click here: 

HEP TX – Fall Schedule 2019 High School – Final (updated 5/24/19)

HEP Registration 2019-20

HEP TX Medical Release 19-20

HEP TX Waiver of Liability 19-20

HEP TX Credit Card Authorization Form 2019

 




DAILY SCHEDULE OF CLASSES:  Each spread sheet below shows the full schedule of classes by day.

UPDATED 8/8 – Still subject to change:

Monday-2019

Tuesdays-2019

Wednesdays-2019

Thursdays-2019

Fridays 2019





ACT/SAT Test Prep Classes

ACT/SAT Strategies (grades 9-11) – Leesa Wolf – “Slow and steady gets test takers ready.” Students begin their college testing studies by taking one diagnostic ACT and one diagnostic SAT. After scoring and analyzing his or her tests, each student determines which test to focus on (or both). Students then assess their preliminary college plans and set their initial score goals. Next, the full set of college test strategies are explained including preparing for test day, taking the test, studying wisely, and handling questions in each section: English/writing, reading, math, science (only on ACT), and essay. Strategies common to both tests are emphasized, but differences are highlighted. Foundational, lower level content skills common to both tests are studied and practiced using the associated strategies. Reading content addressed includes vocabulary, literal comprehension, and “big picture” questions. Writing content studied focuses on conventions, rules, and simpler rhetoric-oriented questions. Math content covered is limited to pre-algebra and algebra 1 content. Essay writing skills and ACT science practice are not included. Students conclude the class by establishing a forward study plan for themselves. No grades are given for this 14-week course because it does not fulfill any high school credits. However, completed checkpoints and milestones are listed in TeacherEase for the benefit of students and parents. Prerequisites: Pre-algebra complete, algebra 1 in progress. General knowledge of 5 paragraph essay structure. Textbooks:  3 top-tutor books (TBD pending release of latest versions) costing approximately $30 each: ACT English, SAT Reading, ACT Math. Required homework PRIOR to first day of class: Using class-specific test directions, complete TWO diagnostic tests: 1 SAT and 1 ACT.

Time:  Wednesdays; 9/4-12/11/19; 9-10:30 am

Cost: $425

ACT Practice (grades 10-12) – Leesa Wolf – Ace the ACT! Using diagnostic test results and initial college plans, students begin this course by reestablishing their overall score goals, determining specific section score goals, and setting question count/approach strategies. After a very brief review of the ACT/SAT Strategies class content, more advanced subject matter is practiced and discussed. Topics covered include reading comprehension inference and other advanced questions, writing test rhetoric questions, and math geometry/algebra 2/trig specific questions. For the ACT essay, students determine their own “prefabricated” content options and essay templates. Students complete practice assignments at home per their initial goals; more sustained practice results in higher scores. Regular “mini-tests” are completed both in-class and at home. The semester concludes with review and a final full practice test. Results of the last test are compared to the initial goals, and a future plan is drafted. No grades are given for this 14-week course because it does not fulfill any high school credits. However, completed checkpoints and milestones are listed in TeacherEase for the benefit of students and parents. Prerequisite: ACT/SAT Strategies Course, Algebra 2 or higher in progress, ability to write a 5-paragraph essay. Textbooks: 2 top-tutor books (TBD pending release of latest versions) costing approximately $30 each: Science Practice, SAT Essay Practice. Required homework PRIOR to first week of class: Complete one diagnostic ACT test per class-specific directions.

Time:  Tuesdays; 1/14-4/21/20; 2:45-4:15 pm                                                                                                                               

Cost:  $425

SAT Practice (grades 10-12) – cancelled. Try again next fall!


Art

Every student will receive a $60 supply packet on the first day of class. The supply fee is due at the time of registration.

Drawing (grades 9-12) – Debby Jasinski -This yearlong course will introduce the student to the basic techniques of drawing including the following media: graphite, color pencil, charcoal, and ink. Students will need to bring their supplies to class every week. Taught by an experienced artist, this class may count as 1 credit on the high school transcript.                                 

Time: Wednesdays; 9/4-11/20/19 and 1/22-4/15/20; 9-10:30 am                                                                                               

Cost: $655 + $60 supply fee

 

Middle School Art (grades 6-8) – Debby Jasinski – During this yearlong course (24 weeks), students will experiment with various art forms including:  color theory, drawing, painting, and other media.  The purpose of the course is to introduce students to art and to stimulate an interest in art. An art journal is supplied, so come prepared with a #2B drawing pencil. With new projects assigned each year, students may take this class multiple times in grades 6-8.                                                                                                                                                                                    

Time: Wednesdays; 9/4-11/20/19 and 1/22-4/15/20; 10:45-12:15 pm   

Cost:  $655 + $60 supply fee  FULL / SOLD OUT

High School Art (grades 9-12) – Debby Jasinski – During this yearlong course (24 weeks), students will explore the elements of art: color, line, form, space, value and texture and discover how they were used throughout history and how they can be used today. Students will create their own artworks with a selection of different media and techniques in the areas such as: graphite, pen and ink, watercolor, acrylics, and other types of media. Students will work on activities as a group and more advanced students will work on individual projects. This course counts 1 credit on the high school transcript and may be taken up to four years in high school. Students will need to bring their supplies to class every week.                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Time: Wednesdays; 9/4-11/20/19 and 1/22-4/15/20; 1:30-3:30 pm                                                                              

Cost: $755 + $60 supply fee


Behavioral Science

 

Introduction to Psychology (grades 10-12) – Laura Coker-Garcia -What can help ease test anxiety? How can you break a habit? What can we do to promote kindness? These and other questions about ourselves and our relationships to others can be found in the study of Psychology. This class will look at the history, major theories, and recent research in the field. Students will learn how to locate and understand research studies, how to conduct ethical psychological experiments, and how psychology may apply to their lives or future career. Activities will include movies, book reviews, presentations, discussions, and labs. This 24-week course may count as 1 credit on the high school transcript. No textbook required. 

Time: Tuesdays; 9/3-11/19/19 and 1/21-4/14/20; 1:00-2:30 pm.                                                                                           

Cost: $655


Computer Science

All Computer Science books may be ordered from Amazon.com.

Exploring Computer Science for Middle School Students (grades 6-8) – Melissa Juren – Computer technology has grown as common as television and as important as mathematics.  Middle school students might be familiar with modern technology, but now they can learn how to use it properly and effectively.  In Exploring Computer Science for Middle School Students, students will receive an introduction to computer science in the form of programming, robotics, digital art, web design, and game programming.  Each year will cover new and updated technology and software.  For the 2019-2020 school year, students will learn to create impressive digital art projects using free image editing software as well as how to use their custom images to help them design and create their own websites using HTML/CSS. Required Materials: 1 USB Drive; Textbook: TBA

Time: Wednesdays; 9/4-11/20/19 and 1/22-4/15/20; 1-2:30 pm

Cost: $655  FULL / SOLD OUT

Introduction to Programming (grades 7-12) – Melissa Juren – If you have ever wanted to learn to program but thought it would be too difficult, this is the class for you!  Learning to code teaches students problem solving, abstract analysis, and even creative expression.  Using the Python programming language, we will cover programming logic from creating loops and conditional statements to recursion and defining our own functions using object-oriented concepts.  Python is an ideal language for beginners, and we will use it to explore interface design, data structures, and even GUI-based programs. This 24-week course counts 1 credit on the high school transcript. Textbook:  Think Python: How to Think Like a Computer Scientist by Allen B. Downey         

Time:  Thursdays; 9/5-11/21/19 and 1/23-4/16/20; 1-2:30 pm (new time)                           

Cost: $655

Introduction to Web Design (grades 7-12) –cancelled

Introduction to Game Programming (grades 7-12) – Melissa Juren – Learn how to create your own line of video games! Students will learn the basics of game programming using Game Maker software. The program provides a drag and drop interface for creating games. Students will learn the techniques, mechanics, and concepts involved in creating single and multiplayer games. Students will also learn about keyboard and mouse controls, adding sounds, keeping score, multiple levels, increasing challenges, and more.  Students will learn several basic programming concepts to add complexity to their games. This course 24-week counts 1 credit on the high school transcript. Required materials: 1 USB drive. Textbook:  The Game Maker’s Apprentice: Game Development for Beginners.                                                 

Time: Thursdays; 9/5-11/21/19 and 1/23-4/16/20; 2:45-4:15pm.                                

Cost:  $655

Graphic Design (grades 7-12)Melissa Juren – If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to create and edit digital art using programs like Photoshop, this is the class for you! Students will learn to create and customize images to design logos, web graphics, and abstract art. The class explores graphic design concepts including image layers, photo manipulation, color theory, artistic filters, and even GIF animation. Students will use the concepts to improve photographs, design their own logo and business card, create original art, and even complete their own graphic design portfolio. Students will use free image manipulation software, but the skills will transfer to other programs such as Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.  This 24-week course counts 1 credit on the high school transcript.  Required Materials: 1 USB drive. Textbook: The Book of GIMP: A Complete Guide to Nearly Everything by Olivier Lecarme and Karine Delvare                                                                                                                      

Time: Thursdays; 9/5-11/21/19 and 1/23-4/16/20; 9-10:30 am.                                         

Cost:  $655

Introduction to Animation (grades 7-12)Melissa Juren – Ever wanted to make your own 3D movie?  Now is the time to learn how!  In this class, students will learn the basics of creating 3D animation using Muvizu software.  We will cover concepts such as creating custom characters, manipulating virtual lights, adding sound effects, recording dialogue audio, handling lip-syncing, coordinating camera control, editing camera cuts, and compiling complete videos.  We will also discuss the basic principles of animation including anticipation, staging, arc, timing, and appeal.  This course is 1 semester and counts ½ credit on the high school transcript. Required Materials: 1 USB drive.  Textbook: No textbook required.                                        

Time: Wednesday; 1/22-4/15/20; 2:45-4:15 pm

Cost:  $455

Introduction to Microsoft Office (grades 7-12) – Melissa Juren – If you need a solid foundation on how to properly utilize Microsoft Office programs, this is the class for you! Students will learn to master the basics and touch on advanced techniques of the Microsoft Office applications as well as learn how they work together. Students will create and edit a variety of Word documents ranging from the academic to the professional. Students will also author several Excel spreadsheets that include chart analyses, custom functions and calculations, and even some simple macros. Students will then build PowerPoint presentations using slide transitions, animations, embedded multimedia, and inserted documents from other Office programs.  Students will need a USB drive and Microsoft Office 2016 (installed at home). This 24-week course counts 1 credit on the high school transcript. Textbook:  Microsoft Office 2016 Step by Step by Joan Lambert and Curtis Frye                                                                                                                

Time: Fridays; 9/6-11/22/19 and 1/24-4/24/20 (Good Friday Holiday); 1:00-2:30 pm                          

Cost:  $655

 


English

Note:  Our high school English classes require that the student know how to write a 5-paragraph essay.  We teach this skill in English 8 and The Five-paragraph Essay Workshop in the summer. 

See the Classical School for Elementary English classes.

English 6 – Laura Coker-Garcia – This yearlong course (24 weeks) focuses on developing a love for literature. English 6 will focus on literary elements and read a variety of stories, both long and short, to learn how to summarize, outline, and identify the elements of plot. The spring semester will examine point of view and basic poetic devices. Writing will focus on the paragraph and a couple of literature projects. With a short grammar lesson each week, students will continue writing paragraphs to work on structure, form, and style. Textbooks: Vocabulary from Classical Roots Book 6, Writing With The Masters, and Number The Stars (all available at the HEP Bookstore). Also, purchase:  The Lightening Thief (not available at HEP Bookstore).

Time: Tuesdays; 9/3-11/19/19 and 1/21-4/14/20; 10:45-12:15 pm                                         

Cost:  $655

English 7Amy Titus – This yearlong course (24 weeks) will cover grammar, vocabulary, literature, creative writing, and expository writing.  Students will explore various paragraph types and the three paragraph essay.  The literature studied will focus on 2 novels, several short stories, and poetry.  Textbooks: Bridge to Terabithia and Sign of the Beaver (novels), Writing with the Masters, Jensen’s Vocabulary, and Easy Grammar Plus TE.  Books are available at the HEP Bookstore. Mrs. Titus will recommend students from English 7 for either JTT 8 or English 8.  These students will have first choice for JTT 8.

Time: Tuesdays; 9/3-11/19/19 and 1/21-4/14/20; 9-10:30 am

Cost:  $655

 

Honors English 8 – see Journey Through Time below in the Honors English section of the schedule. Honor students will study the 5-paragraph essay and literary essay while following year 1 of the Journey Through Time program. A seventh-grade teacher recommendation is required or students will take a writing assessment with Mrs. Juren.

 

English 8Api Wales – This yearlong course (24 weeks) will introduce the 5-paragraph essay and the literary essay.  Students will complete two essays during the fall.  During the spring semester, students will study three novels – The Pearl, The Bronze Bow, and Redwall- and write a literary essay on each novel. Students will also practice several shorter essays and some in-class writing assignments. Students will work on SAT vocabulary and learn to use their vocabulary words in their writing assignments. Textbooks: Writing With The Masters, Vocabulary From Classical Roots, Book A; The Pearl, The Bronze Bow, and Redwall. Most of the books are available at the HEP Bookstore.                                                                                                                      

Time: Tuesdays; 9/3-11/19/19 and 1/21-4/14/20; 10:45-12:15

Cost: $655

English 9 – Leesa Wolf – Join the action and adventure! In this yearlong course (28 weeks of 2 hours/week), students explore action/adventure novels that focus on hunting for treasure, trekking through imaginative lands, triumphing over alien invasions, and surviving in the wilderness. Each of the novels is paired with one of four other literary genres (short stories, drama, poetry, and biography/non-fiction) through study and discussion of short selections from Abeka’s Themes in Literature (grade 9 book). Literary elements, writing style, and context of the works are analyzed and discussed. Each novel/genre unit concludes with celebratory, related class activities. Throughout the year, students practice reading for different rates and purposes, writing single and multiple paragraph essays using the writing process and writing traits, and communicating findings in multiple ways. Students also work towards mastering foundational skills needed for more advanced study including active reading, outlining, evaluating writing quality, editing for convention, and maintaining a notebook.  Textbooks: Abeka’s Themes in Literature (grade 9 book), 4 adventure novels (Treasure Island, The Hobbit, War of the Worlds, Hatchet), Writing with the Masters, Pocket Style Manual, Vocabulary from Classical Roots Book B, More Reading Comprehension in Varied Subject Matter #1, TBD Conventions Workbook, and Foundation Topics Supplemental Packet (available at HEP Bookstore).  This course counts 1 credit on the high school transcript.                                                                                                                           

 Time:  Tuesdays; 9/3-12/10/19 and 1/14-4/21/20; 12:30-2:30 pm                                                                                          

Cost:  $705

 

English 10 – Laura Coker-Garcia – The focus of this yearlong course (28 weeks of 2 hours/week) will be on literature, strong paragraph writing and multiple paragraph essay compositions, reading comprehension, and vocabulary skills.  Students should know how to write a 5-paragraph essay. Interesting class discussions, projects, and oral presentations will round out the curriculum. Textbooks available from HEP Bookstore: The Giver, Julius Caesar, Night, Writing with the Masters, Pocket Style Manual, Vocabulary from Classical Roots Book C, More Reading Comprehension in Varied Subject Matter #2. This course counts 1 credit on the high school transcript.                                                                                                           

Time: Mondays; 8/26-12/9/19 and 1/13-4/20/20 (Labor Day Holiday); 9-11 am

Cost:  $705

 

English 11Laura Coker Garcia – This yearlong course which meets for 28 weeks focuses on American Literature, 5- paragraph essay compositions, an MLA style research paper, reading comprehension, and vocabulary skills. Students must know how to write a 5-paragraph essay. Textbooks available from the HEP Bookstore:  BJU American Literature Textbook (3rd edition # 295881), Writing with the Masters, Pocket Style Manual, Vocabulary From Classical Roots D, More Reading Comprehension Through Varied Subject Matter #3, and other paperback books. This course counts 1 credit on the high school transcript.                                                                                                 

Time: Mondays; 8/26-12/9/19 and 1/13-4/20/20 (Labor Day Holiday; 2:45-5 pm

Cost: $755 

 English 12Amy Titus – Using Readers Theaters, paperback books, art projects, and collaborative activities, students will explore some of the greatest and “coolest” literature of Britain.  This yearlong, 32 week course will study British literature using a novel approach that incorporates group interaction and hands-on activities. The class will continue the developed skills of: essay exams, the research paper, critical reading, and vocabulary. Students must know how to write a 5-paragraph essay.  Textbooks: Pocket Style Manual, Vocabulary from Classical Roots E; Writing with the Masters and several paperbacks to be determined.  This course counts 1 credit on the high school transcript.

Time: Thursdays; 8/22-12/12/19 and 1/9-4/30/20; 8:45-10:15 am.

Cost:   $755                                      

              



HONORS ENGLISH/HISTORY/HUMANITIES

What is JTT?  Journey though Time is HEP TX’s Honors English/History/Humanities five-year program.  It is an intensive survey course of literature and history starting with the Ancient Times and continuing to the Modern Times. Using a Judeo/Christian worldview, students examine history and literature to understand historical and culturals concepts. From the great epic adventures of Gilgamesh, The Illiad, The Odyssey, The Aeneid, Beowulf, Song of Roland, The Niebunglied, Dante's Inferno, to the Rape of the Lock and other modern mock epics students enjoy history through literature. Using simulations, students learn about the cultures of ancient civilizations to feudalist kingdoms to the colonies in America.  This short video offers a great peak at the scope of the history JTT covers in 5 years…..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9xLb–QiAc​.

Honors Students must present a written recommendation from the previous teacher in order to enroll in JOURNEY THROUGH TIME.  Please have the recommendation at enrollment time. New students must be approved by Mrs. Joanne Juren for admission to the JTT program.                        

 

Each year, the JTT 9-12 classes count as 1 Honors English credit and 1 Honors History credit.

Grade 8 counts as middle school Honors English 8, Honors History 8, Geography 8, and Bible (none are high school credits). HEP offers our high school level Geography course that is much more extensive in scope.

Grade 9 also earns 1/2 Bible – New Testament credit.

Students who complete 5 years of JTT, may also earn 1 credit of Art History, 1 credit of  Drama, and 1 credit of Rhetoric.

It is highly recommended that grades 10-12 take the High School Honors Speech Course.

SAT, ACT, CLEP, and AP concepts are incorporated into the JTT program from years 8-12.

 


JOURNEY THROUGH TIME 8 ANCIENT TIMES (Creation – 333 BC) Leesa Wolf  – NEW DESCRIPTION: During this 32-week first JTT course, students journey with the Hebrews of the Bible’s Old Testament as these chosen people receive God’s guidance, move throughout the Holy Land, and encounter the powerful Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Hittite, Assyrian, Babylonian, and Persian civilizations. By completing several interesting projects and simulating the growth and interrelationships of early empires, students discover the challenges and complexities of the ancient world. Other topics discussed include theories of the earth’s beginnings, archaeological methods, development of the river civilizations of India and China, and ancient history ties to today’s world. Students read and analyze primary source documents, ancient myths, poetry, and historical fiction novels set in various ancient civilizations. Associated writing assignments focus on MLA academic paragraphs and five paragraph essays. Throughout the year students learn and practice foundational reading, writing, geography, and study skills needed for advanced coursework.

Textbooks: The Bible in World History, Bible Atlas & Companion, Bible Time Line Pamphlet, Bible, JTT Book of Readings 8, The Golden Bull, The Golden Goblet, Hittite Warrior, Screwtape Letters, Year of the Tiger (Out of print – loaner copies available from teacher), Vocabulary From Classical Roots A, Writing with the Masters, A Pocket Style Manual, Write Source Skillsbook Grade 9 – 2012 Edition, Map Skills – Continental Press Level G, and English Foundation Skills Supplement Packet. Note: For each ancient civilization, students receive  history handouts and electronic files which are included in the course cost. This class counts as Honors English 8, Honors History 8, Middle School Geography, and Bible.

Time: Mondays; 8/19-12/16/19 and 1/6-4/27/20; 9-noon.

Cost: $1120

Homework for the summer: Read The Cat of Bubastes and Screwtape Letters – see digital locker after registration for more information.

AMAZON LINKS TO THREE JTT 8 HISTORY ITEMS NOT AT HEP:

(FYI – this is the geography-oriented book that the maps from the previous book are pulled from; the lower Amazon reviews of this book are of the kindle version – not of the content itself.) 

                                                                                                           

JOURNEY THROUGH TIME 9THE GREEKS, ROMANS, AND THE RISE OF CHRISTIANITYLeesa Wolf – In this 32-week course, students explore the fascinating roots of our modern American society by studying the Greco-Roman pagan traditions of Greek and Roman literature and the Judeo-Christian traditions of the New Testament and early Christian writings. Through simulating the ancient Greek city-states, the trial of Socrates, and aspects of the ancient Roman clans, students make history come alive. Students are challenged to think critically through associated writing assignments from advanced expository single paragraphs to various multi-paragraph academic essays including five paragraph MLA research essays. Students also work towards mastering foundational skills needed for more advanced study including active reading, outlining, maintaining a notebook, evaluating writing quality, and editing for conventions. Textbooks: JTT Book of Readings 9; World History BJU Textbook 4th Ed. (#275560), Famous Men of Greece, Famous Men of Rome, Vocabulary from Classical Roots B, A Pocket Style Manual, Writing with the Masters, Bible, TBD Bible Study Summary Pamphlets, TBD Map Resource, TBD Conventions Workbook, and the Foundation Topics Supplemental Packet.  Paperbacks will be listed on the syllabus.  This course counts as Honors English 9, Honors Ancient History, and ½ credit of New Testament                                                                                                                   

Time: Mondays; 8/19-12/16/19 and 1/6-4/27/20 (Labor Day Holiday) 1-4pm.                 

Cost:  $1120                                            

Homework for the summer:  Read Fitzgerald Version of The Iliad (completely) and The Odyssey (needs to be finished by week 3).

 

JOURNEY THROUGH TIME 10MEDIEVAL TIMES Sue Rothberg – This yearlong course, which meets for 32 weeks, examines the impact of the church, chivalry, and feudalism on the development of Europe during the Medieval Time period. JTT 10 explores the heroic adventures of epic warriors such as Beowulf, Roland, Siegfried, and Dante. A variety of interesting and fun projects, group skits, and a Medieval Banquet make this an exciting year for both literature and history. This year’s writing focuses on advanced expository paragraphs with sub-topic sentences, and various college essay formats, including the MLA Style research paper. Textbooks:  JTT Book of Readings 10, World History BJU Textbook 4th ed. (#275560), Vocabulary from Classical Roots C, A Pocket Style Manual, Famous Men of the Middle Ages, and  Writing with the Masters.  Paperbacks will be listed on the syllabus.  This course counts as Honors English 10 and Honors World History.                                                                                                                    

Time: Mondays; 8/19-12/16/19 and 1/6-4/27/20; 1-4pm.                                               

Cost: $1120

Homework for the summer:  Read Dover edition of Beowulf.         

                                                                                         

JOURNEY THROUGH TIME 11THE RENAISSANCE & THE AGE OF REASONJoanne Juren -The first semester of this 32-week course is an extensive survey of the history and literature of the Renaissance & Reformation period and the second semester, The Age of Reason, looks in depth at the philosophies of the Enlightenment, which led to the birth of America. The first semester will focus on the research paper and various types of essays; the second semester on journalism, satire, and various methods of paragraph development. From Shakespeare to Swift, the literature entertains and makes one think. A variety of interesting and fun projects, group skits, Readers Theaters, the Christmas Carol Escape Room, and a Scottish Celebration make this an exciting year for both literature and history. Textbooks: JTT Book of Readings 11 (2019 ed), World History BJU Textbook 4th ed. (#275560) and, Writing with the Masters,  A Pocket Style Manual, Vocabulary from Classical Roots D, Dover Children's Edition of Don Quixote, and the Dover versions of Hamlet, the Christmas Carol, the Scarlet Letter, Frankenstein, and Call of the Wild.  This course counts as Honors English 11 and Honors American History.                                                                                                                                                        

Time: Mondays; 8/19-12/16/19 and 1/6-4/27/20; 1-4pm.                                                   

Cost:  $1120

Homework for the summer:  Read the Dover Children's Edition of Don Quixote

 

JOURNEY THROUGH TIME 12MODERN to POSTMODERN TIMES – Joanne Juren – This 32-week course first offers an in-depth look at Romanticism, Realism, and Naturalism and then ends with a study of the Modern/Postmodern Times. From the romantics to the dystopian writers, the literature looks at society and history through various lenses. A variety of interesting and fun projects, group skits, Readers Theaters, Dystopian literature, and the “March through the Decades” celebrations, make this an exciting year for both literature and history. Critical analysis and continued refinement of research and text documentation skills brings the five year JTT journey to a strong finish. Textbooks: JTT Book of Readings 12 (2019 ed), World History BJU Textbook 4th ed. (#275560), A Pocket Style Manual, Writing with the Masters, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Red Badge of Courage, Great Gatsby, Night, Diary of Anne Frank, Lord of the Flies, To Kill a Mockingbird, Animal Farm and Fahrenheit 451, and Vocabulary from Classical Roots E. This course counts as Honors English 12 and Honors Modern History.        

Time: Monday; 8/19-12/16/19 and 1/6-4/27/20; 9:00-Noon. 

Cost:  $1120

Summer Reading:  Uncle Tom's Cabin and Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass


 Foreign Language

For  PK-3 and 1-5th grade Spanish, see PK-3 or our Classical School.

HEP uses an "imersion style" foreign language program called TPRS.

WHAT IS TPRS®?

Watch this video to get an understanding of TPRS:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jczglmpEvSE

TPRS® is a living foreign language teaching method that stands for Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling.  It began as a teaching strategy created by a Spanish teacher, Blaine Ray in the late 1980’s. Through the years, thousands of teachers have contributed to the evolution of TPRS®.  It is based on the idea that the brain needs an enormous amount of Comprehensible Input in the language.  TPRS® focuses on the use of the most commonly-used words and phrases and use them in stories, conversations and other activities so that everything that is talked about in the language is understood by the students.

TPRS® is influenced by the work of Dr. James Asher and Dr. Stephen Krashen.  TPRS® combines Dr. Asher’s Total Physical Response (TPR) with Dr. Krashen’s language acquisition strategies, allowing teachers to focus on using the target language providing amble exposure to concentrated, comprehensible input. The by-product of telling stories and providing this type of input is that students build proficiency and fluency with the abilities to use the language.

The main goal in classrooms is to utilize comprehensible input in order to help our students become proficient in understanding, reading, writing, and eventually speaking their new language. In TPRS®, the main factor in the development of proficiency is contextualized, repetitive, and varied comprehensible input that keeps learner’s interest. Very often it is said that students are the curriculum.

Mr. Rodriquez and Mrs. Schultheis have both attended TPRS training. TPRS does NOT spend hours conjugating verbs! It is a different type of program – it is designed to create speakers of Spanish!

Spanish 1 (grades 6-12) – Fred Rodriquez – Students will study vocabulary and grammatical structures with an emphasis placed on acquiring language through language teaching methodology focusing on comprehensible input. Techniques used include TPR (Total Physical Response), TPRS (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling), long-term memory techniques, acting, storytelling, reading, translation and conversation. This course counts 1 credit on the high school transcript.  Textbooks:  Mini-Stories for Look, I can Talk! Spanish Pobre Ana and El Escape Cubano                                                                   

Cost:  $925 (class meets 3 hours per week)                                                                              

Session 1:  Tues/Thurs; 10:45-12:15pm                                                                                                                                     

Session 2:  Tues/Thurs; 1-2:30pm                                                                                                                                                

Dates: 9/3-12/12-1/14-4/23/20

Spanish 2 (grades 8-12) – Fred Rodriquez – Students will study vocabulary and grammatical structures with an emphasis placed on acquiring language through language teaching methodology focusing on comprehensible input. Techniques used include TPR (Total Physical Response), TPRS (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling), long-term memory techniques, acting, storytelling, reading, translation and conversation.  This course counts 1 credit on the high school transcript.  Pre-requisite:  Spanish 1. Textbook: Mini-stories for Look, I can Talk More! Spanish, El Viaje Perdido & Mi propio Auto.

Cost: $925 (class meets 3 hours per week)                    

Time:  Tues/Thurs; 9/3-12/12-1/14-4/23/20; 9-10:30am.

  

Spanish 3/4 (grades 9 -12) – Fred Rodriquez – Spanish 3 or 4 is for intermediate and advanced intermediate students who have successfully completed 2-3 years of Spanish. Students will be presented with vocabulary and grammatical structures in a multi-level setting with an emphasis placed on acquiring language through language teaching methodology focusing on comprehensible input. Techniques used include TPR (Total Physical Response), TPRS (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling), long-term memory techniques, acting, storytelling, reading, translation and conversation. In this course, there will be a little more emphasis on output in the form of speaking and writing than there is in the beginner class.  Each year counts 1 credit on the high school transcript.  Pre-requisite:  Spanish 2/3.

Textbook Spanish 3/4: Cuanto me Cuentas Student Text. Vida o Muerte en el Cusco & Casa Dividida

Cost: $925 (class meets 3 hours per week)

Dates:  Tues/Thurs; 9/3-12/12-1/14-4/23/20; 2:45-4:15pm.

Sign Language 1 (grades 8-12)Tasha Milligan – Sign Language 1 offers an introduction to a visual language.  This course is designed to present students with vocabulary, basic principles of grammatical structure, signed conversation, the understanding of facial expressions, gestures, and body language, fingerspelling, receptive proficiency on a basic level, use of videos for visual training, and reading which includes cultural material.  Taught by a certified signer, students will also learn about career opportunities in this field.  This course counts 1 credit on the high school transcript.  Textbook:  Master ASL! Level 1 (store.signmedia.com/master-asl-.html); For Hearing People Only (http://www.harriscomm.com)                                                                                                                                                                                   

Time: Fridays; 9/6-12/13/19 and 1/17-5/1/20; 9-11:00 am                                     

Cost: $825 (class meets 2 hours per week)

 

Sign Language 2 (grades 8-12) – Tasha Milligan – Sign Language 2 further acclimates the students to the visual/gestural modality of ASL by teaching intermediate-level language structures used for short presentations and conversations.  This is a practical approach to teaching vocabulary with emphasis on further vocabulary development, more in-depth ASL grammar and more fingerspelling and number fluency.  The student is further acclimated to the new modality of this language via classroom experiences conducted without voice.  Students will understand what professional interpreting entails and what is expected regarding the Code of Professional Conduct.  Three (3) cultural experiences outside of class time are required. Textbook:  Master ASL! Level 1; For Hearing People Only (http://www.harriscomm.com/)                                                                                 

Time: Fridays; 9/6-12/13/19 and 1/17-5/1/20; 11:30-1:30 pm                                              

Cost: $825 (class meets 2 hours per week)

 

Sign Language 3 (grades 9-12)Tasha Milligan – Sign Language 3 further acclimates the students to the visual/gestural modality of ASL by teaching intermediate-level language structures used for short presentations and conversations.  This is a practical approach to teaching vocabulary with emphasis on further vocabulary development, more in-depth ASL grammar and more fingerspelling and number fluency.  The student is further acclimated to the new modality of this language via classroom experiences conducted without voice.  Students will understand what professional interpreting entails and what is expected regarding the Code of Professional Conduct.  Three (3) cultural experiences outside of class time are required. Textbook:  Master ASL! Level 2; For Hearing People Only (http://www.harriscomm.com/)                                                                                 

Time: Fridays; 9/6-12/13/19 and 1/17-5/1/20; 1:45-3:45 pm                                                    

Cost: $825 (class meets 2 hours per week)


Logic

Logic 1: The Art of Argument* (grades 8-12) – Joanne Juren – “My chief objection to a quarrel,” G.K. Chesterton wrote, “is that it ends a good argument.” High school students will argue (and sometimes quarrel), but they won’t argue well without good training. This accelerated 8-week course, The Art of Argument, is designed to teach the argumentative adolescent how to reason with clarity, relevance, and purpose. The mastery of informal logic (the logical fallacies) is a foundational subject by which other subjects are evaluated, assessed, and learned. Textbook:  The Art of Argument may be purchased at the HEP Bookstore. This course counts ½ credit on the high school transcript.

Time: Wednesdays (Spring); 1/8/20-2/26/20; 10:45-12:15 pm

Cost: $230

Logic 2:  Advanced Logic* (grades 8-12) Joanne Juren –  This accelerated 8-week course is geared directly toward students as young as eighth grade, making a subject usually reserved for college both accessible and relevant to middle and high school students. Formal logic is particularly beneficial for students interested in Engineering (or other math-based-fields), Law, Scientific Research, Computer Science, or post-graduate degrees in the humanities. Textbook: Discovery of Deduction may be purchased at the HEP Bookstore.  This course counts 1/2 credit on the high school transcript. Prerequisite:  Logic 1: The Art of Argument.

Time: Wednesdays (Spring); 3/4/20-4/29/20; 10:45-12:15 pm

Cost:   $230

 

Getting Ready for High School and College

*To use logic as the one course requirement to participate in Graduation 2020, students must enroll in both Logic Courses.


Math

DID YOU KNOW THAT ALL OF HEP'S MATH TEACHERS HAVE A MASTER DEGREE and other degrees in fields such as science, engineering, and math?

All students must have a permission form from the previous HEP math teacher or take a placement test in order to enroll in Math 7/6 or higher. The placement test can be taken most any day during the summer.

Note to Parents:  Students must work daily at least 5 days a week on their math homework.  Only this type of systematic practice will produce math mastery and a good math grade.  Most students who try to complete all work in only 1 session a week are doomed to fail.  Parents are to supervise the timely completion of all homework assignments.

 Saxon Math 7/6 (6th grade)Linda Hendrix – This yearlong course (32 weeks) covers the Saxon 7/6 textbook in a classroom setting.  Math 7/6 introduces the concepts, procedures, and vocabulary your student needs to be successful in upper-level algebra and geometry courses. Covers compound interest; functions and coordinate graphing; integers; exponential expressions; divisibility concepts; prime factorization; ratios and proportions; radius, circumference and pi; statistics and probability; and complementary and supplementary angles. The teacher will test on a regular basis.  This is a 6th grade course.

Time: Tuesdays; 8/20 27-12/10/19 and 1/7-4/28/20; 2:45-4:15 pm          (Start of class is delayed one week. Teacher will announce make up time.)                                                                                               

Cost:  $825 (32 week class)

        

Saxon Math 8/7 (7th grade)Sue Rothberg – This yearlong course (32 weeks) covers the Saxon 8/7 textbook in a classroom setting.  This course focuses on decimals, ratios, percent, and word problems with lessons on Pre-algebra.  Students must work daily at least 5 days a week on their math homework.  Only this type of systematic practice will produce a good grade.  Most students who try to complete all work in only 1 session a week are doomed to fail.  Parents are to supervise the timely completion of all homework assignments.  The teacher will test on a regular basis.  This is a 7th grade course.

Time: Wednesdays; 8/28-12/11/19 and 1/8-4/29/20; 2:45-4:15 pm (Start of class is delayed one week. Teacher will announce make up time.)

Cost: $825 (32 week class)

 

Algebra ½ – Saxon (grades 7 up) – Linda Hendrix – This yearlong course (32 weeks) covers the Saxon ½ or Pre-Algebra textbook which includes decimals, mixed numbers and their arithmetic operations, signed numbers, order of operations, percents, ratios and proportions, evaluating and simplifying algebraic expressions, word problems involving algebraic concepts and advanced groups. Students must work daily at least 5 days a week on their math homework.  Only this type of systematic practice will produce a good grade.  Most students who try to complete all work in only 1 session a week are doomed to fail.  Parents are to supervise the timely completion of all homework assignments.  The teacher will test on a regular basis. Strong 7th graders may take this course.                                                             

Time: Tuesdays; 8/20 27-12/10/19 and 1/7-4/28/20; 1-2:30pm(Start of class is delayed one week. Teacher will announce make up time.) 

Cost:  $825 (32 week class)

Algebra I – Saxon (grades 8 and up)Cheryl Red – This yearlong course (32 weeks) covers the Saxon Algebra I textbook in a classroom setting. Algebra 1 covers evaluation of expressions involving signed numbers, exponents and roots, properties of real numbers, absolute value, solution of simultaneous equations, algebra of polynomials and rational expressions, factoring, Pythagorean theorem, algebraic proofs, quadratic equations, direct and inverse variation and more.  Students are encouraged to study all lessons before coming to class so that they may participate in the class discussion.  Students must work daily at least 5 days a week on their math homework.  Only this type of systematic practice will produce a good grade.  Most students who try to complete all work in only 1 session a week are doomed to fail.  Parents are to supervise the timely completion of all homework assignments.  The teacher will test on a regular basis. This course counts 1 credit on the high school transcript.                                                                                                                  

Dates:  Tuesdays; 8/20-12/10/19 and 1/7-4/28/20; 9-10:30am. 

Cost:  $825

Accelerated Math 5Regular/Honors Geometry (grades 9 and up) – Leesa Wolf – Yes, geometry can be both understandable and enjoyable! Using the well-liked and highly regarded textbook written by Harold Jacobs along with a variety of hands-on activities, students study Euclidean geometry, logically building from the most basic axioms to the complexities of geometric solids.  Jacobs’ presentation of geometry incorporates deductive reasoning applied to fascinating applications throughout history and across multiple disciplines.  The text also incorporates Algebra 1 review and application problems to retain and reinforce previous skills. Students who take this course as an honors class address advanced topics/problems and practice challenging ACT/SAT math questions.  This 32-week course counts 1 credit on the high school transcript. Prerequisite:  Algebra 1.  Textbooks: Geometry: Seeing, Doing, Understanding (3rd Edition) by Harold R. Jacobs; sSupplies Needed: Spiral binder of 4”x 6” index cards.

Time:  Wednesdays; 8/21-12/11/19 and 1/8-4/29/20; 11-1 (Regular/Honors) and 1-1:30 (Honors extension). The two classes meet at the same time with the honors class meeting an extra 30 minutes per week.

Regular Cost: $880 (includes protractor, compass)

Honors Cost:  $955 (includes protractor, compass)

 

NOTE:  Advanced Math Classes – Mrs. Hendrix teaches our advanced mathematics classes. With both a bachelor and a master degree in engineering, she has worked extensively with colleges and universities in our area over the last 20 years and knows which lessons in the math books that need to be completed for a student to be ready for college Algebra, Trig/Pre-Cal, and Calculus. Some of the lessons towards the end of the Algebra 2 and Advanced Math book DO NOT NEED TO BE covered. Mrs. Hendrix will teach all lessons so that students who are majoring in mathematics or science will be more than ready to conquer the rigors of college mathematics.

Algebra II – Saxon – Linda Hendrix – This yearlong course (32 weeks) covers most of Saxon’s Algebra II which covers all topics that are traditionally covered in second-year algebra plus some geometry. Real world problems are included along with applications to chemistry and physics. Topics include graphical solution of simultaneous equations, scientific notation; radicals, roots of quadratic equations, inequalities and systems of inequalities, logarithms and antilogarithms, conic sections, exponential equations, basic trigonometric functions, algebra of polynomials, vectors in polar and rectangular form and word problems. Students are encouraged to study all lessons before coming to class so that they may participate in the class discussion.  Students must work daily at least 5 days a week on their math homework.  Only this type of systematic practice will produce a good grade.  Most students who try to complete all work in only 1 session a week are doomed to fail.  Parents are to supervise the timely completion of all homework assignments.  The teacher will test on a regular basis.  This course counts 1 credit on the high school transcript.                                                                                                  

 Time:  Tuesdays; 8/20 27-12/10/19 and 1/7-4/28/20; 10:30-1pm (Start of class is delayed one week. Teacher will announce make up time.)

Cost: $955 

Honors Advanced Mathematics – SaxonLinda Hendrix – This yearlong course (32 weeks) covers most of the Saxon Advanced Mathematics textbook which fully integrates topics from algebra, geometry, trigonometry, discrete mathematics and mathematical analysis. Topics include permutations and combinations, trigonometric identities, inverse trigonometric functions, angles and diagonals in polygons, mathematical assumptions and proofs, summation notation, conic sections, graphs of sinusoids, periodic functions, the line as a locus, complex roots, De Moivre’s theorem, matrices and determinants, the binomial theorem, and the rational roots theorem. Students must work daily at least 5 days a week on their math homework.  Only this type of systematic practice will produce a good grade.  Most students who try to complete all work in only 1 session a week are doomed to fail. Mrs. Hendrix will teach students how to use a graphing calculator!  This course is great preparation for the SAT!  Each semester counts as ½-credit on the high school transcript; students with an A or B in the course may count it as an honors course. 

Time: Tuesdays; 8/20  27 – 12/10/19 and 1/7-4/28/20; 8:30-10:30am (Start of class is delayed one week. Teacher will announce make up time.)

Cost: $880

Honors Calculus – Saxon – Linda Hendrix– This yearlong course (32 weeks) covers the Saxon Calculus textbook in a classroom setting.  This class will be taught using the Oxford method where students study the assigned lessons and complete the homework before coming to class. Classroom time is spent working on specific areas where students had difficulty with the homework.  Students must work at least 5 days a week on their math homework.  Only this type of systematic practice will produce a good grade.  Most students who try to complete all work in only 1 session a week are doomed to fail. This course counts 1 credit on the high school transcript; students with an A or B in the course may count it as an honors course. TI-83 or 84 Graphing Calculator required.                                                                                                         

Time: Wednesdays; 8/21 28-12/11/19 and 1/8-4/29/20; 9:30 am – Noon  (Start of class is delayed one week. Teacher will announce make up time.)

Cost:  $955

 

Consumer Mathematics (grades 9-12) – Sue Rothberg – This yearlong course (32 weeks) will cover the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Consumer Math course. It will help prepare every student for life as an adult. This course is both for the student who struggles with math and the math wiz! This course counts 1 credit on the high school transcript. Textbooks: The Mathematics of WorkThe Mathematics of Automobiles and TransportationThe Mathematics of Banking and Credit, and The Mathematics of Personal Finance and Investments. This course coupled with Algebra 1 and 2 fulfills the minimum high school math credit requirement for college and counts as one math or elective credit.

Time:  Tuesdays: 8/27-12/10/19 and 1/7-4/28/20; 2:45-4:15 pm  (Teacher will announce 1st class make-up schedule.)                                                        

Cost:  $825

 


Music


Music Theory 1 (grades 8-12) – Sue Rothberg – Devoted to the student with little or no music background, this year-long course includes the basics of theory, musical notation, rhythm, meter, pitch, note names, tempo, accidentals, key signatures, interval training, major and minor scales, chord construction and progressions, and conducting. Additional time will be spent on music appreciation/history of composers. Textbook: Basic Music Theory, 4th ed.: How to Read, Write, and Understand Written Music by Jonathan Harnum. Textbook and additional theory textbooks ($20) may be ordered through Amazon.com.  This course counts as 1 credit on the high school transcript.                       

Time:  Tuesday; 9/3-11/19/19 and 1/21-4/14/20; 1-2:30 pm.                                                   

 Cost:   $655


Science  
See the Thursday Classical School for Elementary Science.

All science equipment and supplies are provided by HEP.  The cost of these supplies is included in the cost of the course.

Did you know that all of HEP's Science Teachers have a Masters Degree? 

See the Thursday Classical School for elementary science classes.

Getting Ready for High School and CollegeGETTING READY FOR COLLEGE SUGGESTIONS:  Strong science students are encouraged to take 2 science classes in grades 11 and/or 12 to prepare for the rigors of science on the collegiate level. Students considering engineering or other science related fields should take:  Physical Science, Biology 1, Chemistry 1 and 2, Physics, and Calculus. Students interested in a medical career should take Physical Science, Biology 1 and 2, Chemistry 1 and 2, and Physics.

 

HEP recommends the following order for Science classes for Middle School, 6-8th grades:

 

Science 6      →  Life Science 7      →    Physical Science 8/9

              Science Explorations 6-8 →   Physical Science 8/9

                                                               

Note:  We recommend students who are ready for high school science take Physical Science in grade 8 or 9, followed by Biology in grade 9 or 10.

 

HEP recommends the following order for Science classes for 8-12th grades:

 

 Physical Science  →     Biology 1      →    Chemistry 1      →     Bio 2, Chem 2, Physics 

                                                                                                         or

                                                                →        Marine Biology, Environmental Science

 

Science 6Sue Rothberg – This yearlong course (24 weeks) will use the Apologia Chemistry and Physics textbook (elementary school book). The class will cover the textbook material through a variety of activities including experiments, oral presentations, and projects. The teacher will administer her own tests, grade homework, and supervise lab experiments.  The parent should supervise the timely completion of all reading assignments, homework, and preparation for unit tests.  Other materials needed:  notebook and colored pencils.  Textbook:  Exploring Creation through Chemistry and Physics textbook and Student Notebooking Journal (available at HEP Bookstore).  Cost of the course includes all supplies for experiments.                                                                                                                            

Time: Tuesdays; 9/3-11/19/19 and 1/21-4/14/20; 9-10:30 am.                         

Cost:  $705 (includes science supplies)

 

Life Science (grade 7)Sue Rothberg – This yearlong course (24 weeks) covers life and earth science topics. Some areas in life science that will be covered include characteristics of life, cell structure, function, reproduction, botany, some zoology topics, and human anatomy and physiology. Some areas in earth science that will be covered include earthquakes, continental drift theory, plate tectonics, rock cycle, volcanoes, and properties of minerals. The student will have labs that will include microscope work, dissections, and earth science labs. Textbook: Science Shepherd Life Science by Ohana Life Press, LLC. Cost of the course includes dissection specimens and lab manual which covers Life and Earth Science.                                                                                                                           

Time: Tuesdays; 9/3-11/19/19 and 1/21-4/14/20; 10:45-12:15 pm                                                                                                    

Cost: $755 (includes lab manual and science supplies).


Science Explorations (grades 6-8) Leesa Wolf – Cancelled

 

Physical Science and Honors Physical Science (grade 8-9) – Sue Rothberg – This yearlong course (32 weeks) course will use the Novare Physical Science textbook. Those interested in earning Honors Credit, will be given an honors contract and delve deeper into some subjects. Science concepts will be taught using a variety of methods including:  lecture, oral presentations, demonstrations, labs, and projects.  Students will be required to write formal lab reports.  The teacher will administer her own tests, grade homework, and supervise lab experiments.  All lab materials are included in the price of the course. The parent should supervise the timely completion of all reading assignments, homework, and preparation for unit tests.   This course counts 1 credit on the high school transcript. Textbook:  Novare,Physical Science by John Mays and Student Lab Notebook (available at HEP Bookstore).                                                                                                                             

Time: Thursdays; 8/29-12/12/19 and 1/9-4/30/20; 2-3:30 pm (Teacher will announce make up schedule for the 1st week class cancellation.)

Cost:  $825 (includes supplies)

Regular Biology 1 (grades 8-12)Cheryl Red – This course (32 weeks) will cover most of the biology textbook and provide a hands-on lab experience for most chapters. Students will be required to write formal lab reports. This course fills up quickly and is limited to 16 students.  Cost includes all lab specimens.  The teacher will administer her own tests, grade homework, and supervise lab experiments.  The parent should supervise the timely completion of all reading assignments, homework, and preparation for unit tests.  This course counts as ½-credit per semester on the high school transcript. Textbook:  Science Shepherd Biology Text and Answer Key (available at HEP Bookstore).                                                                                                                      

Time:  Tuesdays; 8/20-12/10/19 and 1/7-4/28/20; 11:00-1:30 pm (2.5 hours)                                             

Cost: $925 (includes supplies)

NOTE:  Students who complete Honors Biology 1 and 2 will be ready to take the Biology CLEP Test.

 

Honors Biology 1 (grades 8-12)Cheryl Red – This course (32 weeks) will cover the biology textbook and provide a hands-on lab experience for most chapters. Students will be required to write formal lab reports.  As an honors course, this course will cover the chapters much faster than the regular biology class. This course fills up quickly and is limited to 16 students.  Cost includes all lab specimens.  The teacher will administer her own tests, grade homework, and supervise lab experiments.  The parent should supervise the timely completion of all reading assignments, homework, and preparation for unit tests.  This course counts 1 credit on the high school transcript.  Textbook:  Science Shepherd Biology Text and Answer Key (available at HEP Bookstore).                                                                                                                      

Time: Thursdays; 8/22-12/12/19 and 1/9-4/30/20; 9:30-Noon.

Cost:  $925 (includes supplies)       

                                                                                                                                                          

Marine Biology (grades 9-12) – Sue Rothberg – Marine Biology, a yearlong course (32 weeks), covers the Apologia Marine Biology curriculum.  Students will enjoy exploring the creatures of the sea through a variety of fun activities including dissections.  Cost includes all lab specimens.  The teacher will administer her own tests, grade homework, and supervise lab experiments.  The class will include:  lecture, labs, and homework.  The parent should supervise the timely completion of all reading assignments, homework, and preparation for unit tests.  Prerequisites:  Biology I and Algebra I; Teacher Approval required (pick up approval form from any science teacher).  Textbooks: Exploring Creation through Marine Biology text a Lab Notebook (both available at HEP Bookstore).  This course counts 1 credit on the high school transcript.                                                                                                   

 Time: Wednesdays; 8/28-12/11/19 and 1/8-4/29/20; 10:45-12:15   NEW TIME  (Teacher will announce make up schedule for the first week cancellation.)                                                               

Cost: $825 (includes supplies)

                                                                                                

Honors Biology 2 (grades 10-12) – Cancelled

Chemistry Camp

Regular Chemistry 1 (grades 9-12; Alg. 2 concurrently enrolled) – Cheryl Red – This yearlong course provides a hands-on lab experience for most chapters where students will be required to complete formal lab reports. This class will meet for 16 weeks in the fall and 16 weeks in the spring.  The three-hour class will include lecture, problem solving, and labs. Parents will be responsible for overseeing the completion of all assignments at home. This course counts 1 credit on the high school transcript.   It is mandatory that the student be enrolled in Algebra 2 or have completed Algebra 2 successfully before taking Chemistry.  Textbook: Berean Builder's Discovering Design with Chemistry Text & Answer Key                                                                         

Time:  Wednesdays; 8/21-12/11/19 and 1/8-4/29/20; 2:00-5:00 pm and every other Friday for a 1 hour study session. (Study session schedule to be provided by Mrs. Red for some Thursdays from 3-4 pm. Class is 3 or 4 hours weekly.) 

Cost:   $1120 (32 weeks)

NOTE:  Students who complete Honors Chemistry 1 and 2 will be ready to take the AP or CLEP Test.

Honors Chemistry 1 (grades 9-12; Alg. 2 concurrently enrolled) – Cheryl Red – This yearlong course will cover the Berean Builder’s Chemistry textbook at a faster pace than the regular chemistry class and provide a hands-on lab experience for most chapters. Students will be required to complete formal lab reports. This class will meet for 16 weeks in the fall and 16 weeks in the spring.  The three-hour class will include lecture, problem solving, and labs. Parents will be responsible for overseeing the completion of all assignments at home. This course counts 1 credit on the high school transcript.  It is mandatory that the student be enrolled in Algebra 2 or have completed Algebra 2 successfully before taking Chemistry.  Textbook:  Berean Builder's Discovering Design with Chemistry Text & Answer Key

Time: Wednesdays; 8/21-12/11/19 and 1/8-4/29/20; 10:45-1:45 pm and every other Friday for a 1 hour study session. (Study session schedule to be provided by Mrs. Red for some Thursdays from 3-4 pm.)                                                                                                            

Cost:  $1120 (32 weeks; 3 or 4 hours weekly.)  

Honors Chemistry 2 – Honors Chemistry 2 – Honors Chemistry 2 (grades 10 and up; Chemistry 1/Algebra 2 are prerequisites) – Cheryl Red – This yearlong course which meets two days a week (32 weeks and four hours per week) will cover the Apologia Advanced Chemistry textbook and provides a hands-on lab experience for most chapters. Students will be required to complete formal lab reports. The four-hour class will include lecture, problem solving, and labs. Parents will be responsible for overseeing the completion of all assignments at home. There may be study sessions on some Fridays; Mrs. Red will pass out a schedule. This course counts 1 credit on the high school transcript. Students who successfully complete Chemistry 1 and 2 will be ready to take the CLEP Chemistry Test.

Prerequisites: Algebra 2, Chemistry 1; Textbooks: Apologia Advanced Chemistry and Lab Book.

Time: Thursdays – 2-5 pm and some Fridays TBD (meets 4-5 hours per week)

Dates: Thursdays; 8/22-12/12/19 and 1/9-4/30/20

Cost:  $1220 

Honors Physics (grades 10-12; Concurrent Enrollment in Advanced Math Recommended) – Linda Hendrix – Saxon Physics is an Honors course (32 weeks).  The 2 1/2-hour class will include lecture, problem solving, and labs. Parents will be responsible for overseeing the completion of all assignments at home.  This course counts 1 credit on the high school transcript. Textbook:  Saxon Physics (available at HEP Bookstore) and a TI 83-Plus graphing calculator (available at Walmart and other stores).                                                                                                                              

Time: Wednesdays; 8/21 28-12/11/19 and 1/8-4/29/20; 12:30-3:00pm (Start of class is delayed one week. Teacher will announce make up time.)

Cost:   $955 (32 week class)


Social Science 

See the Thursday Classical School for elementary history classes.

Classical History (grades 6-8)Api Wales – Using the popular series, Story of the World, students will explore history from the beginning of time to the present day over a four-year period.  Students coming from the Elementary Classical School will transition nicely into this course as they continue covering history in the same order as the Classical School.  This year, students will cover Year 3, the Early Modern Times. Students will explore history through a variety of activities including projects, games, art, and other fun activities in the yearlong course (24 weeks).  Textbooks:  Textbooks:  Story Of the World 3; Story of the World 3 Activity Book; History through the Ages Timeline and the packet of timeline figures to match the time period studied (all available at HEP Bookstore).  Mrs. Titus (English) and Mrs.Wales (History) will recommend students from English 7 and Classical History for either JTT 8 or English 8.  These students will have first choice for JTT 8.                                                                                                                                                                

Time:  Tuesdays; 9/3-11/19/19 and 1/21-4/14/20; 1-2:30 pm.                                                                                   

Cost:  $655    

 

Texas History for Middle School (grades 6-8) Api Wales – Just like the state itself, the history of Texas is wide and all encompassing.  Learn about the characters, customs, and food that came together to make this the greatest state in the Union in the yearlong course (24 weeks).  From the wide Panhandle Plains and Texas Hill Country to the beaches of Padre, this is Texas! This yearlong course will be an exciting adventure as the students use a variety of hands-on-learning activities such as art, games, and food to study history.  Textbooks:  My Texas by R.C. Law and True Tales of Texas (available at the HEP Bookstore.                                                                                                                                                                         

Time: Tuesdays; 9/3-11/19/19 and 1/21-4/14/20; 2:45-4:15 pm. 

Cost:  $655                 

 

American History (grades 10-12) – Laura Coker-Garcia – Following in the footsteps of the first people, the first strains of freedom, the first steps on the moon. . . American History is more than just yesterday, it is today, and tomorrow too.  Meeting 28 weeks, the first semester covers America prior to 1877, and the second half from 1877 forward.  Class discussions, films, group projects and presentations will make the class interesting.  This class counts 1 credit on the high school transcript.  Textbook:  BJU US History and Student Activity Manual (available at the HEP Bookstore).                                                                                                

Time: Mondays; 8/26-12/9/19 and 1/13-4/20/20 (Labor Day Holiday); 1-2:30 pm

Cost:  $755

World History (grades 9-12) – Laura Coker-Garcia – From ancient civilizations to the modern world, students will trace man’s footsteps as he walks across time.  History will come alive as students participate in class discussion, group projects, and oral presentations during this 28-week course.  This course counts as 1 credit on the high school transcript.  Textbook:  World History BJU Textbook 4th ed. (#275560) available at the HEP Bookstore.                                                                                                                                                    

Time: Mondays; 8/26-12/9/19 and 1/13-4/20/20 (Labor Day Holiday); 11-12:30 pm

Cost:   $755

World Geography (grades 9-12)cancelled

Government and Economics (grades 11-12) Joanne Juren –The Government half of this 32-week course focuses on the various institutions of the Federal Government, including:  The Constitution and Foundations of Govt., Political Behavior/Participation, Institutions of National Government, Civil Liberties and Civil Rights, and State and Local Government.  The course provides an in-depth perspective of United States politics and its place in the world theatre. By examining their own personal world views, students will learn how to make political decisions. Personal involvement and responsibility is emphasized to ensure the survival of the ideals of America's foundation.  Using a series of five simulations, the Economics half of the course focuses on how society, governments, history and international affairs affect our standard of living and the family budget. This course counts 1 credit on the high school transcript. Textbooks: Notgrass’ Government (NOT 2 book set) and Penny Candy (available at the HEP Bookstore).  This course includes an Honors Contract.

Time:  Thursdays; 8/22-12/12/19 and 1/9-4/30/20; 10:45-12:15 pm.

Cost: $755   


Speech/Debate

Middle School Speech (grades 6-8) – Melissa  Juren – This yearlong course (24 weeks) will cover: Poetry Reading; Prose Reading; "How-to,” "Sales Pitch," and “Current Event” Speeches; Impromptu Speaking; Listening Skills; Drama; Group Discussion Skills; Debate; and an introduction to Logic.  This fun course is an introduction to public speaking and we guarantee that your student will gain self-confidence while having a blast! Textbook:  Fallacy Detective (available at the HEP Bookstore).                                                   

Time: Wednesday; 9/4-11/20/19 and 1/22-4/15/20; 9-10:30 am.                                                                                                                        

Cost: $655 SOLD OUT/FULL

Honors High School Speech (grades 9-12) – Joanne Juren – This semester long course is dedicated to teaching public speaking skills. Taught by an experienced speech and debate coach, this class which meets for 16 weeks will prepare even the shy student to be able to speak in public situations.  Students will present a variety of impromptu as well as prepared speeches.  There will be one major project during the semester.  Students will also learn how to constructively critique other students and how to accept constructive critique.  Speech counts as ½-credit on the high school transcript. Textbook:  BJU’s Sound Speech (newest edition) – available at the HEP Bookstore.  Each class is limited to 12 students.                                                                                                              

Time:  Wednesdays (Fall only); 8/21-12/11/19; 10:45-12:15 pm.  2 SPOTS LEFT

Cost: $455

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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