Grades 6-12 Academic Classes (Fall 2020-2021)

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Art

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Every student will receive a $60 supply packet (similar to the phot0)  on the first day of class. The supply fee is due at the time of registration. Students will store their art supplies at HEP TX in a large pizza box that they will decorate the first week.

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Middle School Art 1 (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. Students will develop an art portfolio to show what they ahve learned. 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. (FULL)

Time: Wednesdays; 9/2-11/18/20 and 1/20-4/14/2; 9:00-10:30 pm

Cost:  $625; after 7/4 $640; after 8/4 $655 + $60 supply fee

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Middle School Art 2 (grades 6-8) – Debby Jasinski – During this yearlong course (24 weeks), students will continue to experiment with various art forms including: color theory, drawing, painting, and other media. The purpose of the course is to further develop student skills through a variety of more advanced projects. An art journal is supplied, so come prepared with a #2B drawing pencil. 

Time: Wednesdays; 9/2-11/18/20 and 1/20-4/14/21; 10:45-12:15 pm

Cost:  $625; after 7/4 $640; after 8/4 $655 + $60 supply fee

 

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High School Art – Studio 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; 9/2-11/18/20 and 1/20-4/14/21; 1:30-3:30 pm                                                                                                  

Cost: $725; after 7/4 $740; after 8/4 $755 + $60 supply fee

 


Behavioral Science

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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; 9/1-11/17/20 and 1/19-4/13/21; 1:00-2:30 pm.                                                                                            

Cost: $625; after 7/4 $640; after 8/4 $655

 


Computer Science

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Exploring Computer Science for Middle School Students Year 1 (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 while being creative and having fun! In Middle School Computer Science 1, students will get an introduction to computer science in the form of digital art and web design. Students will learn art and design concepts using free image editing software as well as how to use their custom images to help them design and create their own websites using web fundamentals and HTML/CSS. Required Materials: 1 USB Drive; Textbook: none (FULL)

Time: Wednesdays; 9/2-11/18/20 and 1/20-4/14/21; 1-2:30 pm

Cost: $625; after 7/4 $640; after 8/4 $655

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Exploring Computer Science for Middle School Students Year 2 (grades 7-8) – Melissa Juren – Ready to gain more computer science skills? After learning about how to be creative with art and design, it’s time to learn how to create programs, games, and simulations that are interactive! In Middle School Computer Science 2, students will be introduced to more computer science fields in the form of coding and computer simulation. Students will learn a new programming language using the Python programming language as well as taking those concepts and using them for computer modeling and simulation with the free programming environment StarLogo Nova. Required Materials: 1 USB Drive; Textbook: none (FULL)

Time: Wednesdays; 9/2-11/18/20 and 1/20-4/14/21; 9-10:30 am

Cost: $625; after 7/4 $640; after 8/4 $655

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Introduction to Web Design (grades 7-12) – Melissa Juren – Interested in learning to make and maintain your own website? Then, this is the class for you. Students will learn the basics of web design, from adding text, links, photos, web graphics, scripts, and animations to their web pages. Students will create web pages using HTML, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and JavaScript. Learn the basic skills to become a web designer. This 24-week course counts 1 credit on the high school transcript. Required Materials: 1 USB drive. Textbook: HTML and CSS: Design and Build Websites by Jon Duckett.                                                                                    

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

Cost:  $625; after 7/4 $640; after 8/4 $655

 

 

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 (FULL)

Time:  Thursdays; 9/3-11/19/20 and 1/21-4/15/21; 1-2:30pm.                        

Cost:  $625; after 7/4 $640; after 8/4 $655

 

 

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 the free and open-source G-Develop 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:  none                                                  

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

Cost:   $625; after 7/4 $640; after 8/4 $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; 9/3-11/19/20 and 1/21-4/15/21; 9-10:30 am.                              

Cost:  $625; after 7/4 $640; after 8/4 $655

 

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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 and compiling videos.  We will also learn the basic principles of animation including pre-production, storyboarding, color scripts, world building, and sound design. 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; 1/20-4/14/21; 2:45-4:15 pm – Spring Semester only! 

Cost:  $425; after 7/4 $440; after 8/4 $455

                            

 

 

Introduction to Microsoft Office (7th – 12th) – 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. This 24-week course counts 1 credit on the high school transcript. Required Materials: 1 USB Drive, Microsoft Office 2016 or 2019 (installed at home). Textbook: Office 2019 All-in-One For Dummies by Peter Weverka

Time: Tuesdays; 9/1/20-11/17/20 and 1/19/21-4/13/21; 2:45-4:15 PM

Cost:   $625; after 7/4 $640; after 8/4 $655


Language Arts

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; 9/1-11/17/20 and 1/19-4/13/21; 10:45-12:15 pm                                         

Cost:  $625; after 7/4 $640; after 8/4 $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. (FULL)

Time: Tuesdays; 9/1-11/17/20 and 1/19-4/13/21; 9-10:30 am

Cost:  $625; after 7/4 $640; after 8/4 $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; 9/1-11/17/20 and 1/19-4/13/21; 10:45-12:15

Cost: $625; after 7/4 $640; after 8/4 $655

 

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] English 9 – Laura Coker-Garcia  In this yearlong course (32 weeks, 1.5 hours/week) students will learn to understand conflict, character, theme, structure, point of view, and tone in literature through the study of exemplars of both classic and contemporary writing and the production of several original works of fiction and of literary analysis. This class will build upon student’s repertoire of expository writing with the introduction of several kinds of informative and comparative essays. Students should be familiar with the five-paragraph essay prior to this course and must commit to the writing process to be successful. Grammar instruction will be integrated into the feedback on student writing and taught explicitly when needed. Vocabulary will be assigned and tested weekly. (FULL)

Textbooks: Fundamentals of Literature, 2nd edition (BJU Press), Writing with the MastersVocabulary from Classical Roots Book B. This course counts for 1 credit on the high school transcript.

Time:  Tuesdays; 8/25-12/15 and 1/12-5/4/21; 2:45-4:30                                       

Cost:  $675; after 7/4 $690; after 8/4 $705

 

English 10 – Laura Coker-Garcia – The focus of this yearlong course (32 weeks) will be on literature, strong paragraph writing and multiple paragraph essay compositions, 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, and Vocabulary from Classical Roots Book C. This course counts 1 credit on the high school transcript.                                                                                                            

Time: Mondays; 8/17-12/14 and 1/11-5/3/21 (Labor Day Holiday); 9-10:30 am

Cost:  $675; after 7/4 $690; after 8/4 $705

 

English 11Laura Coker Garcia – This yearlong course which meets for 32-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, and other paperback books. This course counts 1 credit on the high school transcript.                                                                                                  

Time: Mondays; 8/17-12/14 and 1/11-5/3/21 (Labor Day Holiday); 2:30-4:30 pm.

Cost:  $725; after 7/4 $740; after 8/4 $755 

 

English 12 Joanne Juren – 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 taught by a master teacher will creatively study British literature using a novel approach that incorporates group interaction and hands-on activities. Socoratic Seminars, collaborative research, and other group activities will keep the students engaged.  Students must know how to write a 5-paragraph essay.  Textbooks: Pocket Style Manual, Writing with the Masters, and paperbacks: Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Dante’s Inferno, Canterbury Tales, Macbeth, Hamlet, and Frankenstein. This course counts 1 credit on the high school transcript. Students completing this course will be ready for freshman English at a college. (CANCELLED)

Time: Thursdays,  8/27-12/17/20 and 1/14-5/6/21 ; 10:45-12:15 pm                                                  

Cost:  $725; after 7/4 $740; after 8/4 $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.

 

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. JTT classes are taught from a strong Judeo/Christian Worldview. 

 

 

 

       

All JTT Teachers hold a Master’s Degree!  

 

 

 

JOURNEY THROUGH TIME 8 ANCIENT TIMES (Creation – 333 BC) Sue Rothberg – JOURNEY THROUGH TIME 8 – ANCIENT TIMES BEFORE GREECE & ROME – Leesa Wolf – In 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 Sumerian, Egyptian, Canaanite, 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, ancient civilizations beyond the fertile crescent region, archaeological methods, 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 multi-paragraph essays. Throughout the year students learn and practice foundational reading, writing, geography, and study skills needed for advanced coursework.                                                                                     

Textbooks: Historical Atlas of Ancient Civilizations, Bible Atlas Companion, The Bible in World History, Bible Time Line Pamphlet, Bible, JTT Book of Readings 8, Vocabulary From Classical Roots A, Writing with the Masters, A Pocket Style Manual, Write Source Skillsbook Grade 9 – 2012 Edition and Map Skills – Continental Press Level G. Novels include The Golden Bull, The Golden Goblet, Hittite Warrior, Year of the Tiger (Out of print – loaner copies available from teacher), and summer reading of The Cat of Bubastes and Screwtape Letters. This class counts as Honors English 8, Honors History 8, Middle School Geography, and Bible (Old Testament).

Time: Mondays; 8/17-12/14/20 and 1/11-5/3/21 (Labor Day off); 9-noon.

Cost: $1090; after 7/4 $1105; after 8/4 $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 CHRISTIANITYTiffany Henry – 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, evaluating writing quality, and editing for conventions. Textbooks: World History BJU Textbook 4th Ed. (#275560), Famous Men of Greece, Famous Men of Rome, JTT Book of Readings 9, Vocabulary from Classical Roots B, A Pocket Style Manual, Writing with the MastersBible, and Write Source Skillsbook Grade 10 – 2012 Edition and summer reading of  the Fitzgerald editions of The Iliad and The Odyssey. School year paperbacks are listed on the syllabus. This course counts as Honors English 9, Honors Ancient History, and ½ credit of Bible (New Testament). (FULL)

Time: Mondays; 8/17-12/14/20 and 1/11-5/3/21 (Labor Day off); 1-4pm.                 

Cost:  $1090; after 7/4 $1105; after 8/4 $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. The JTT 10 literature explores the heroic adventures of epic warriors such as Beowulf, Roland, King Arthur, Siegfried, and Dante. A variety of interesting and fun projects, Reader’s Theaters, 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. Students will be challenged to think critically as they research a medieval history topic for the research paper. With an oral presentation at the end of the year, students learn to present their research findings to the class and defend their research. Textbooks:  JTT Book of Readings 10, World History BJU Textbook 4th ed. (#275560), Vocabulary from Classical Roots C, A Pocket Style Manual, and  Writing with the Masters.  Paperbacks will be listed on the syllabus.  This course counts as Honors English 10 and Honors World History.  (FULL)                                                                                                              

Time: Mondays; 8/17-12/14/20 and 1/11-5/3/21 (Labor Day off); 1-4pm.                                               

Cost:  $1090; after 7/4 $1105; after 8/4 $1120

Homework for the summer:  Read Dover edition of Beowulf.    

What is the Flipped Classroom or FlipIt? The flipped classroom is a pedagogical model in which the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed. Short video lectures (PowerPoints, videos, or other media) are viewed by students at home before the class session, while in-class time is devoted to exercised, projects, or discussions. This exciting methodology fits the JTT model perfectly. Juniors and seniors, in preparation for college, will assume more of the responsibility for study and learning background information to be ready for class discussions, Socratic Seminars, and other in-class group activities. Implemented in 2019-20, this methodology has been a big hit at HEP TX this year. Joanne Juren and HEP TX were awarded a grant by the Nobel Family’s National Society of High School Scholars to use to purchase additional materials to enhance the use of the FlipIt method in the JTT program.                                     

                                                          

 

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. Students will read and analyze primary source documents and learn to use primary sources in analytical writing.  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. Using the Flip-It methodology, students will view media (PowerPoints, movies, videos, etc.) at home leaving valuable class time for a variety of interesting projects; Socratic Seminars; Fishbowl Discussion;  group skits; Readers Theaters; art explorations; and historical and literary class celebrations. These activities make this an exciting year for both literature and history. Textbooks: JTT Book of Readings 11, World History BJU Textbook 4th ed. (#275560) and, Writing with the Masters, A Pocket Style Manual, Vocabulary from Classical Roots D, Macbeth, Hamlet, Don Quixote, Christmas Carol, Scarlet Letter, Frankenstein, and Call of the Wild. This course counts as Honors English 11 and Honors American History.  (FULL)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Time: Mondays; 8/17-12/14/20 and 1/11-5/3/21; 1-4pm.                                                  

Cost:  $1090; after 7/4 $1105; after 8/4 $1120

Homework for the summer:  Read Dover’s Children’s Edition of Don Quixote; Macbeth

 

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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. Beginning with the Civil War, JTT 12 uses novels to explore the human cost of war as students study the wars of the 20th  and 21st centuries. Ending the year, students will explore the postmodern times with a look at science fiction and futuristic dystopian societies.  Using the Flip-It methodology, students will view media (PowerPoints, movies, videos, etc.) at home leaving valuable class time for a variety of interesting projects, art explorations, group skits, Socratic Discussions ( literary and historical) and the “March through the Decades” celebrations. Students will read and analyze primary source documents and use primary sources in analytical writing. A collaborative research paper over a WW 2 topic will hone critical analysis, research, and text documentation skills while teaching students to work collaboratively. This course closes the five year JTT journey with a strong and memorable finish. Textbooks: JTT Book of Readings 12, World History BJU Textbook 4th ed. (#275560), A Pocket Style Manual, Writing with the Masters, Vocabulary from Classical Roots E, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas, Red Badge of Courage, Great Gatsby, Night, Animal Farm, and Fahrenheit 451.  This course counts as Honors English 12 and Honors Modern History.    

Time: Monday; 8/17-12/14/20 and 1/11-5/3/21; 9:00-Noon. (FULL)

Cost:  $1090; after 7/4 $1105; after 8/4 $ 1120

Homework for the summer:  Read Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas


 

Foreign Language

For  PK-3 – K and 1-5th grade Spanish, see PK-3 – K or 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 has 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!

 

The Story of TPRS - YouTube

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. Grammar, vocabulary, and memorization will also be covered through worksheets. 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:  $895; after 7/4 $910; after 8/4 $925 (class meets 3 hours per week)                                                                               

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

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

Dates: 9/1-12/10/20 and 1/12-4/22/21

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. Grammar, vocabulary, and memorization will also be covered through worksheets. 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 Perdidio & Mi propio Auto.

Cost:  $895; after 7/4 $910; after 8/4 $925 (class meets 3 hours per week)                    

Time:  Tues/Thurs; 9/1-12/10/20 and 1/12-4/22/21; 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. Grammar, vocabulary, and memorization will also be covered through worksheets.   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 classes.  Each year counts 1 credit on the high school transcript.  Pre-requisite:  Spanish 2/3.

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

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

Cost: $895; after 7/4 $910; after 8/4 $925 (class meets 3 hours per week)                                                                                   

Dates:  Tues/Thurs; 9/1-12/10/20 and 1/12-4/22/21; 2:45-4:15pm.

Beginning and Advanced Beginning Sign Language – SL 1 & SL 2 – (grades 7-12)Lorna Boudwin – This course offers an introduction to the visual language of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community. It is designed for students to develop basic skills in vocabulary; learn the principles of grammatical structure; and understand parameters and non-manual markers, fingerspelling, and receptive proficiency to enable one to have the ability for basic conversation. The use of videos and activities will help students have a better understanding of the Deaf/HH community and culture. Students new to SL, should take this beginner course. And, students who took SL 1 this past year should sign up for this course as it will continue to introduce new topics and ideas. This course counts 1 credit on the high school transcript. 2nd year students may count it as SL 2 on the transcript. Adults are also welcome and encouraged to take this course.  Textbook:  none; handouts will be provided.

Time: Tuesday/Thursdays; 9/1-12/10/20 and 1/12-4/22/21; 1-2:30 pm (class meets 3 hours per week)

Cost: $895; after 7/4 $910; after 8/4 $925 

 


 

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; 1/13-3/3/21; 9-10:30am (New Time)

Cost:  $200; after 7/4 $215; after 8/4 $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; 3/17-5/5/21; 9-10:30am (New Time)

Cost:  $200; after 7/4 $215; after 8/4 $230

 

*To qualify for graduation, students must enroll in both Logic Courses.

 


Math

All of HEP’s Math Teachers hold a Master Degree!

 

 

 

Some teachers will hold study sessions via Zoom for extra help! There is NO extra charge for the Zoom sessions!
 

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. Also, new for 2020-21 we will add Zoom Study Sessions to some math courses. This extra help will benefit students who are struggling with some concepts or those who want extra practice to strengthen their skills.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More than 25 years of independent effectiveness research, test results and field testing provide clear evidence that the Saxon Algebra 1Geometry and Algebra 2 series results in immediate, dramatic and sustained high levels of student performance. The program employs a proven pedagogy of incremental instruction; new concepts and strategies are introduced in easily assimilated pieces, building upon concepts students have already learned and mastered.

 

 

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; 8/25-12/15/20 and 1/12-5/4/21; 2:45-4:15 pm                                                                                                       

Cost:   $795; after 7/4 $810; after 8/4 $825 (32 week class)

 

Students who make an A or B in Saxon 7/6 may move to Algebra ½ next year.

Students who make a C or below should move to Saxon Math 8/7 next year.

 

Saxon Math 8/7 (7th grade)Sue Rothberg – Saxon Math 8/7 is a comprehensive middle school level course in arithmetic and geometry, as well as beginning algebra. This 32-week course also covers some basic geometry with measuring lengths, angles, perimeters, and areas. In beginning algebraic concepts it covers solving for unknowns and balancing equations. This course focuses on decimals, ratios, percent, and word problems.  The teacher will test on a regular basis.  This is a 7th grade course.  ZOOM STUDY GROUP: Mrs. Rothberg will set up a schedule to meet with students on some Fridays (or other time) for an Math 8/7 study session.                

Time: Wednesdays; 8/25-12/15/20 and 1/12-5/4/21; 2:45-4:15 pm

Cost:  $795; after 7/4 $810; after 8/4 $825 (32 week class)

 

Algebra ½ – Saxon (grades 7 up) – Linda Hendrix – Algebra 1/2 represents a culmination of pre-algebra mathematics, covering all topics normally taught in pre-algebra, as well as additional topics from geometry and discrete mathematics (used in engineering and computer sciences). This 32-week Algebra 1/2 also reviews pre-algebra concepts such as decimals, mixed numbers and their arithmetic operations, signed numbers, order of operations, percent, ratios and proportions, evaluating and simplifying algebraic expressions, word problems involving algebraic concepts and advanced groups. The teacher will test on a regular basis. Strong 7th graders may take this course.   ZOOM STUDY GROUP: Mrs. Hendrix will set up a schedule to meet with students on some Fridays (or other time) for an Algebra I study session.                                                                      

Time: Tuesdays; 8/25-12/15/20 and 1/12-5/4/21; 1-2:30pm.

Cost:  $795; after 7/4 $810; after 8/4 $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.  The teacher will test on a regular basis. This course counts 1 credit on the high school transcript.   ZOOM STUDY GROUP: Mrs. Red will set up a schedule to meet with students on some Fridays (or other time) for an Algebra I study session.                                                                                                                                              

Session 1:  Tuesdays; 8/25-12/15/20 and 1/12-5/4/21; 9-10:30am. 

Session 2:  Wednesdays; 8/26-12/16/20 and 1/13-5/5/21; 9-10:30am    

Cost:   $795; after 7/4 $810; after 8/4 $825

Regular/Honors Geometry (grades 9 and up) – Melissa Juren (description being updated by the new teacher) 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; Supplies Needed: TBA. 

The two classes meet at the same time with the honors class meeting an extra 30 minutes per week on Fridays.

Time:  Tuesdays:  8/25-12/15/20 and 1/12-5/4/21; 9-10:30 am

               Fridays:  8/29-12/11/20 and  1/15-4/30/21; 9:30-10:00 am

                                                                               Honors: 10:30 -11:00 am 

Regular Cost: $850 after 7/4 $865; after 8/4 $880 (includes protractor, compass)

Honors Cost:  $925; after 7/4 $940; after 8/4 $955 (includes protractor, compass)

 

NOTE:  Advanced Math ClassesMrs. 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 AP 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. HEP has students getting master and doctorate degrees in science and mathematics disciplines and each has gone through our advanced math classes.

 

Regular  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.  The teacher will test on a regular basis.  This course counts 1 credit on the high school transcript.  ZOOM STUDY GROUP: Mrs. Hendrix will set up a schedule to meet with students on some Fridays (or other time) for an Algebra 2 study session. (FULL)                                                                                                              

Time:  Tuesdays; 8/25-12/15/20 and 1/12-5/4/21; 10:30-1pm

Cost: $925; after 7/4 $940; after 8/4 $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. ZOOM STUDY GROUP: Mrs. Hendrix will set up a schedule to meet with students on some Fridays (or other time) for an Adv. Math study session.                    

Time: Tuesdays; 8/25-12/15/20 and 1/12-5/4/21; 8:30-10:30am

Cost:  $850 after 7/4 $865; after 8/4 $880

 

Honors/AP 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. Saxon bills this course as an AP Test preparatory course.                                                                                                     

Time: Wednesdays;  8/26-12/16/20 and 1/13-5/5/21; 9:30 am – Noon

Cost:  $925; after 7/4 $940; after 8/4 $955

 

 

Consumer Mathematics (grades 9-12) – Sue Rothberg – This yearlong course (32 weeks) will cover the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Consumer Math course which consists of 4 workbooks. 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. Mrs. Rothberg will set up a Friday Zoom Study Session as needed for Consumer Mathematics.

Time:  Tuesdays; 8/25-12/15/20 and 1/12-5/4/21; 2:45-4:15 pm                                                                                                                         

Cost:  $795; after 7/4 $810; after 8/4 $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; 9/1-11/17/20 and 1/19-4/13/21; 1-2:30 pm.                                                  

Cost:   $625; after 7/4 $640; after 8/5 $655


Science

 

ALL SCIENCE TEACHERS HOLD A MASTER’S DEGREE!

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

See the Thursday Classical School for elementary science classes.

GETTING 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

                                                         ⇒        Earth Science 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

Earth Science   ⇒   Physical Science 8/9    ⇒    Biology      ⇒    Marine Biology    ⇒     Chemistry 1    ⇒       Bio 2, Chem 2, Physics  (optional)

 

 

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; 9/1-11/17 and 1/19-4/13; 9-10:30 am.   (corrected dates)                      

Cost: $675; after 7/4 690; after 8/4 $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. (FULL)                                                                                                                          

Time: Tuesdays; 9/1-11/17 and 1/19-4/13; 10:45-12:15 pm  (corrected dates)                                                                                                   

Cost: $725; after 7/4 740; after 8/4 $755 (includes lab manual and science supplies).

       

 

Physical Science and Honors Physical Science (grade 8-12) – Sue Rothberg – This yearlong course (32 weeks) course will use the Novare Physical Science textbook. Those interested in earning Honors credit will meet an extra 30 minutes right after class to 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; 8/27-12/17/20 and 1/14-5/6/21; 2-3:30 pm

Honors cohort time: Thursdays; 8/27-12/17/20 and 1/14-5/6/21; 3:30-4:00 pm

Cost:  $795; after 7/4 $ 810; after 8/4 $825 (includes supplies)

Honors Cost:  $795; after 7/4 $ 810; after 8/4 $825 (includes supplies)


 

Earth Science – GEOLOGY 101 – DIGGING INTO ROCKS!  (grades 8-12) – Sue Rothberg. You see…Abe Lincoln’s face on the side of a mountain. The magnificent Grand Canyon stretching for miles. An awesome ancient pyramid in Egypt. A geologist sees granite, volcanic rock, limestone, and the Earth over thousands of years. In other words, rocks. You can't throw a rock without…hitting another rock. They're everywhere. Rock creates and shapes the Earth's landscape. It forms our magnificent mountains, shapes the deepest oceans, and safely separates us from the boiling magma beneath our feet! Water, wind, earthquakes, cold, and heat scour, fracture, move, or melt rock. Rock is continuously being changed, rebuilt, or recycled by the forces of the Earth. Join our Geology 101 class to dig into rocks! You will have fun digging deeper into the mysteries of rocks via science explorations, labs, and projects during this one semester course which counts ½ credit on the high school transcript. No textbook required.

Time: Wednesdays; 8/26-12/16/20; 1:00-2:30 pm

Cost: $450; after 7/4 $465; after 8/4 $495 (includes supplies and lab notebook)*

 

 

Earth Science – METEOROLOGY – GONE WITH THE WINDS (grades 8-12) – Sue Rothberg. Grab your umbrella and coat! We are heading out into the weather! What do ice storms, hail, tornadoes, flash floods, and a hurricane named Harvey have in common? They can be scary! This one semester course investigates all of these exciting weather phenomena and many more. Learn about the water cycle, heat transfer, dew point, clouds, thunderstorms, lightening, tornadoes, and hurricanes. Learn the basics of weather map reading and weather forecasting, so that you can better predict the weather! With a variety of weather related projects, activities, and experiments, this course will help you to become an amateur meteorologist! This course counts ½ credit on the high school transcript. No textbook required.

Time: Wednesdays; 1/13-5/5/21; 1:00-2:30 pm

Cost: $450; after 7/4 $465; after 8/4 $495 (includes supplies and lab notebook)*

*Sign up for both Geology and Meteorology and save. Cost:  $875; after 7/4 $890; after 8/4 $905 (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: Apologia Biology 2020 edition (available at HEP Bookstore).                                                                                                                     

Time:  Tuesdays; 8/25-12/15/20 and 1/12-5/4/21; 11:00-1:30 pm (2.5 hours)                                                          

Cost:  $895; after 7/4 $ 910; after 8/4 $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:  Apologia Biology 2020 EDITION  (available at HEP Bookstore).  

Time: Thursdays; 8/27-12/17/20 and 1/14-5/6/21; 9:00-11:30 am

Cost:  $895; after 7/4 $910; after 8/4 $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; 8/26-12/16/20 and 1/13-5/5/21; 10:45-12:15 pm                                                                                  

Cost:  $795; after 7/4 $ 810; after 8/4 $825 (includes supplies)

                                                                                               

 

Honors Biology 2 (grades 10-12)Cheryl Red – Advanced Biology, a yearlong course (32 weeks), will provide a comprehensive course in Anatomy and Physiology.  Students must have completed Biology 1 with a C or better average and must have a recommendation form from the previous science teacher.  Students must also be concurrently taking Chemistry 1 or have completed Chemistry 1 and have a recommendation form from the previous teacher. Students who complete Biology 1 and 2 will be ready to take the Biology CLEP Test.  Students will be required to complete formal lab reports. The 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:  Apologia Biology 2 (available at HEP Bookstore). (FULL)  

Time: Tuesdays: 2:00 – 4:00 pm and Thursdays – 12:00-2:00 pm (meets 4-5 hours per week)

Dates: 8/25-12/17/20 and 1/12-5/6/21

Cost:   $1190; after 7/4 $1205; after 8/4 $1220

 

 

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 Thursday 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:  $1090; after 7/4 $1105; after 8/4 $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. This Class if FULL, but new students could be added to the afternoon regular Chemistry 1 class if needed.

Time: Wednesdays; 8/26-12/16/20 and 1/13-5/5/21; 10:45-1:45 pm and every other Thursday for a 1 hour study session. (Study session schedule to be provided by Mrs. Red for some Thursdays).  

Cost:  $1090; after 7/4 $1105; after 8/4 $1120 (32 weeks; 3 or 4 hours weekly.)  

 

 

Honors Physics (grades 10-12; Concurrent Enrollment in Advanced Math Recommended) – Linda Hendrix – Saxon Physics is an Honors course (32 weeks).  Rather than an introduction to physics (i.e. basic/general physics), Saxon Physics is an engineering physics course. A scientific calculator is needed for the course. The 2 1/2-hour class includes lecture, problem solving, and several 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; 8/26-12/16/20 and 1/13-5/5/21; 12:30-3:00pm

Cost:  $925; after 7/4 $940; after 8/4 $955 + textbook fee

 


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 4; Story of the World 4 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. (FULL)                                                                                                                                                               

Time:  Tuesdays; 9/1-11/17/20 and 1/19-4/13/21; 1-2:30 pm.                                                                                   

Cost:  $625; after 7/4 $640; after 8/5 $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, True Tales of Texas, Alamo by George Sullivan, and Indians Who Lived in Texas by Betsy Warren.                                                                                                                                                                      

Time: Tuesdays; 9/1-11/17/20 and 1/19-4/13/21; 2:45-4:15 pm. 

Cost:  $625; after 7/4 $640; after 8/5 $655 + textbook fee          

 

 

World Geography (8th – 12th) – Melissa Juren – This course introduces students to world geography in order to identify countries, major cities, bodies of water, and topography as well as to learn how to read, decode, and create almost any kind of map. Students will learn to identify political and physical features of the world, understand varying cultures and peoples, and recreate some delicious meals that originate from around the globe. World Geography will incorporate several different activities such as map making, games, outdoor activities, memorization skills, art, and food. By the end of the class, the students will have developed an understanding of world geography and how it relates to different cultures, global issues, and to themselves. This 24-week course counts 1 credit on the high school transcript. (CANCELLED)

Textbook: Mapping the World by Heart Lite by David Smith ( Students need the map set only)

Time: Tuesdays; 9/1/2 –11/17/20 and 1/19/21–4/13/21; 1:00- 2:30 PM

Cost:  $625; after 7/4 $640; after 8/5 $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 32 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:  The Story of Liberty (included with course)

Time: Mondays; 8/17-12/14/20 and 1/11-5/3/21; (Labor Day Holiday); 1-2:30 pm

Cost:  $725; after 7/4 $640; after 8/5 $655 + $50 textbook fee

 

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 32-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; 8/17-12/14/20 and 1/11-5/3/21 (Labor Day Holiday); 10:45-12:15

Cost:  $725; after 7/4 $740; after 8/4 $750 + textbook fee

 

Government (grades 11-12) Joanne Juren – This 16-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. Students will read lessons at home, view videos and other media, and complete extended projects at home. Through a variety of educational and stimulating in-class projects and Socratic seminars, students will learn what it means to be an American!  Textbooks: Notgrass Government and Are you Liberal, Conservative, or Confused? and Take a Stand! Government and Economics. This course includes an Honors Contract and counts 1/2 credit on the high school transcript. (FULL)

Time:  Thursdays; 8/27-12/17/20; 9-10:30 am.

Cost:  $425; after 7/4 $440; after 8/4 $455

 

Paperback The Economics Book : Big Ideas Simply Explained Book

Economics (grades 11-12) Joanne Juren – Using a series of economics simulations, this 16-week course focuses on how society, businesses, governments, and international affairs affect our standard of living and the family budget. Students conduct a three month personal study to determine “How Much do I Cost?” All students will invest a million dollars in the stock market and watch their investment grow or shrink over multiple weeks. An interactive course, with role-playing, this course is not only fun as students “play the game of life,” it is a sobering lesson that will help prepare the student for decisions about college, marriage, and life. At home, students will read assigned materials, watch media presentations, and complete papers and projects. In class time will focus on collaborative work, Socratic discussions, and the economics simulations. This course includes an Honors Contract and counts 1/2 credit on the high school transcript.

Textbooks: Take a Stand! Government and Economics; The Economics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained; & Penny Candy

Time:  Thursdays; 1/14-5/6/21; 9-10:30 am.

Cost:  $425; after 7/4 $440; after 8/4 $455

 


Speech

Middle School Speech 1 (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. (FULL)                                                 

Time: Wednesday; 9/2-11/18/20 and 1/20-4/14/21; 10:45-12:15                                   

Cost: $625; after 7/4 $640; after 8/5 $655

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Middle School Speech 2 (grades 7-8) – Joanne Juren – This yearlong course (24 weeks) taught by an experienced speech and debate coach will prepare even the shy student to be able to speak in public situations. Students will develop impromptu skills through individual speeches as well as mini-debates. Current events, team mini-debates, and formal debates will continue to hone rhetorical and critical thinking skills. Students will complete a unit on Current Events entitled Fake News Invasion where they learn to discern truth in media. They will study primary sources and how to research for truth. Students will learn to give presentations on various topics using project boards as well as PowerPoint presentations. Students will also have fun with a mock 2020 Presidential Election Campaign complete with speeches and an election!  This course will prepare the student for presentations in future courses such as JTT and other Honors courses. Textbook: none. Prerequisite:  MS Speech 1 (FULL)

Time:  Wednesday; 9/2-11/18/20 and 1/20-4/14/21; 1-2:30 pm                                                                                                                    

Cost: $625; after 7/4 $640; after 8/5 $655                                                                                                                                

 

 

Honors High School Speech (grades 9-12) – Joanne Juren – This semester long course, often dubbed by HEP students as the “best course I’ve ever taken,”  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); 8/26-12/16/20; 9-10:30am (New Time) 

Cost: $425; after 7/4 $440; after 8/4 $450

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        

 

 

 

 

 


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