NEW Middle and High School Collective
HCA offers an abbreviated day for High School Students (grades 9-12, 8th grade by permission only)
on Wednesdays at Heritage Christian Academy,
located on the campus of Bethel University.
Collective Course Offerings
Wednesdays (time TBA)
Dave Ramsey's Foundations in Personal Finance Course for Teens (min. 1 credit)
A Nationally recognized, Biblically based money management course for teens.
Additional work outside of class expected and required for high school credit.
Chemistry 101 (with labs) (2 credits)
Students will use the course Chemistry 101 from The 101 Series and will have a total of 30 hours of labs
in addition to book work, outside reading and reports.
Brush drawing (watercolor lessons), Nature Walks and Nature Journaling (min. 1 credit)
Students will learn the intricacies of brush drawing (drawing with watercolors) and after their technical lessons, they will go outside for nature walks and observations and utilize their brush drawing lesson in recording their finding through art in their nature journal.
Recitation and Public Speaking (min. 1 credit)
Students will study famous poems, historical speeches, plays and scripture passages,
and will learn how to craft and present convincing and professional oral presentations and recitations.
Composition (2 credits)
Students will gain understanding in writing style and voice and will learn the structure and form of an essay, the technique for developing a thesis, how to refine their writing structure, and they will craft a final term paper.
Current Events (.5 credit)
Students will chart and chronicle current events going on throughout our nation and the world and will gain a working knowledge of current political and social news within the context
of a Christian worldview and framework.
Discovering Doctrine: A Personal Bible Study
The Discovering Doctrine program was developed by award winning author and publisher Sonya Schafer, and it will walk each student through what the Bible says about 10 key Biblical principles: the Bible, God, Jesus, The Holy Spirit, Man, Sin, Salvation, Angels, The Church, and Future Events.This study does not tell you what to believe or what the author of the study believes; it points you to Scripture and helps you discover
what the Bible says you should believe.
Before registering, please note:
Classes are offered once per week, on Wednesday afternoons from 12:30-4:30.
Registration is for ALL Collective Courses (Financial Foundations, Brush Drawing/Nature Journaling, Recitation/Public Speaking, Discovering Doctrine, Current Events, Chemistry 101, and Composition). Students who register must attend all classes - they can not be separated.
Class fees cover all courses and syllabi, as well as all materials for the Dave Ramsey Financial Foundations course. However, it does not cover any other needed books and art supplies. A complete book and supply list will be provided to you once your registration and enrollment is verified.
With the exception of the Financial Foundations course, which is a stand-alone program and financial workbook, all classes will be taught using the Charlotte Mason method of education. Students will use only living texts (no traditional text books) and utilize public speaking and presentations as well as written narrations and reports as the core of their educational work.
Classes are open to 9th-12th graders, 8th grade with permission. Although learning takes place collectively (across several grades), your own child's age and grade will determine the extent of, and the expectations placed on their work. Eighth graders are permitted to register, but please note that the reading level of the text, particularly for the History course, is at a high school/college level.
There are no prerequisites to any of our courses.
Class Registration minimum: 5 students. Registration is non-refundable except in the case of low enrollment. If we do not have enough students registered to offer the course, then all registration fees are returned to you.
Each class offered may be counted for high school credit (varying amounts, which is explained and coordinated at your orientation meeting). Your child's instructor will work with you to recommend a grade and assist in recording their credits earned upon completion. Additional work outside of class expected and required for high school credit in each course.