Course: Biology (with weekly hands-on lab)*
Grade Level: 8-11 (advanced 8th graders may apply)
Day/Time: Tuesday 8:00 – 9:50am OR 12:30 – 2:20pm OR 2:25 – 4:15pm
Instructor: Carlee Hilger
Cost: $80 per month + $60 application fee
Book: Abeka Biology: God’s Living Creation, (4th edition, 2015), ISBN# 0019777701.  Shop online for a used book or order directly through Abeka.com or any other book distribution website.
Description: Step into the fascinating and exciting world of living things!  Each week students will have the privilege of doing a hands-on lab such as microscopy, pig dissection, bacteriology, pathology, testing heart rate, testing lung capacity, and much more.  Few Biology courses in the Chattanooga area offer such extensive hands-on labs every week!  That’s over 30 college preparatory labs happening in one year!  On top of that, we take an overnight field trip to see the ARK Encounter, which really brings to life our creation study at the end of the first semester.  Research, presentations, projects, debates, discussions, and fun labs make this class a Hilger favorite.  Homeschool parents consistently tell us that it is hard to be successful in setting up labs at home.  Let us do the prep work for you!  Homework will be given each week, while tests are given every 4 weeks and a comprehensive final exam at the end of each semester.  Our students are fully prepared for whatever science class they move on to next.
Supplies List: 1” 3 ring notebook with dividers, Notebook Paper, Pen/Pencil.
*The On-line Real Time (ORT) students will perform all of the same hands-on labs at home, at times using virtual resources such as virtual microscopy. and virtual dissections.

Course: Physical Science (with weekly hands-on lab)*
Grade Level: 9-11
Day/Time: Thursday 12:30 – 2:20pm OR 2:25 – 4:15pm
Instructor: Julie Bingham
Cost: $80 per month + $60 application fee
Book: Conceptual Physical Science, by Hewitt, Suchocki, Hewitt (5th edition, 2011), ISBN# 978-0321753342.  Order used on-line or thru Amazon.com.  We have been using a newer edition the past couple years.  Please be careful if you purchase the book from a former HHL parent/student since they may have the older edition.  The title and authors are the same, but the book we are using is a newer edition!  
Description: This is a comprehensive, college-prep Physical Science course designed to prepare students for High School Chemistry and Physics.  With this being our first “math based” high school science class, we recommend this course be taken before Chemistry and Physics.  Our Physical Science class is not a junior high level physical science some people normally equate with physical science.  This course is a Pre-Physics and Pre-Chemistry course that will help any student be successful at the next level of science.  We combine active learning with critical thinking exercises, hands-on experiments, review questions, and quantitative problems.  Of note, if your child struggled in Algebra I we highly recommend this class before Chemistry.  Hands-on labs will be incorporated each week to help students learn more practical ways physical science applies to life.  Homework will be given each week with a test every 4-5 weeks.
Supplies List: 1 – 2” 3 ring notebook with dividers, Notebook Paper, Small Pack of Graph Paper, Scientific Calculator (can be but does not have to be a graphing calculator) and Pencils.
*On-line Real Time (ORT) students will perform some of the same hands-on labs at home.  For some of the more difficult labs, ORT students will be observing labs done in real-time while in-person students share the collective data for the purpose of lab write-up and calculations.

Course: Chemistry (with hands-on lab)*
Grade Level: 10-12
Day/Time: Thursday 7:50 – 9:50am OR 10:00am – 12:00 (Noon)
Instructor: Julie Bingham
Cost: $82 per month + $60 application fee
Book: Modern Chemistry: Student Edition, by Holt, Rinehart, and Winston (2009), ISBN# 978-0030367861.  Order used on-line or thru Amazon.com We are using a newer edition this year. Please do not purchase this book from a former student since they will have the older edition.
Description: This is a comprehensive, college-prep Chemistry course with a hands-on lab each week.  Hands-on labs, demonstrations and activities will be incorporated each week to help students learn how to implement various chemical concepts and interactions.  The labs will also give students a better understanding as to how chemistry applies to life.  Students are given opportunities to investigate various areas of chemistry and the integral part of everyday life Chemistry plays.  We will explore the periodic table, matter and its changes, the atom, chemical reactions, etc. Homework is given each week with a test every 4-5 weeks.  Of note, due to the demands of this class, we recommend that high school Physical Science be taken prior to this course, especially if your son/daughter struggled with Algebra I.  This advice comes after years of experience and seeing many students do much better in Chemistry after taking our Physical Science class.
Prerequisite: Algebra I and Biology
Supplies List:
1 – 2” 3 ring notebook with dividers, Notebook Paper, Scientific Calculator (can be but does not have to be a graphing calculator) and Pencils.
*On-line Real Time (ORT) students will perform some of the same hands-on labs at home.  For some of the more difficult labs, ORT students will be observing labs done in real-time while in-person students share the collective data for the purpose of lab write-up and calculations.

Course: Anatomy and Physiology (with hands-on labs)
Grade Level: 11-12
Day/Time: Tuesday 10:00am – 12:00 (Noon)
Instructor: Carlee Hilger
Cost: $82 per month + $60 registration fee
Book: Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology, by Scanlon and Sanders (8th Ed.), ISBN# 978-0803669376  *THIS IS A NEW EDITION/BOOK THIS YEAR!  Student Workbook for Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology, by Scanlon and Sanders (8th Ed.), ISBN# 978-0803669383. *THIS IS A NEW EDITION/BOOK THIS YEAR! Order new or used textbooks online. Do not order a used workbook unless you can guarantee there is no writing in it.  Please make sure you order the 8th edition of both books!
Description: Students who think they might be interested in a medical-related profession, or those who simply enjoy the awesome structure and function of the human body, will benefit greatly from this class!  We will explore every system of the body in great detail while engaging in advanced hands-on labs including: learning how to give stitches, digestion, microscopy, pathology, cat dissections, sheep heart dissections, sheep brain dissections, blood typing, casting, and much more.  Over 30 college preparatory labs all in one year!  Not only that, but we take a class trip to Atlanta in the spring to see the world renowned Bodies Exhibition in Atlantic Station.  This culmination of all the systems of the human body, to see them in full form and function, points us to the amazing handiwork of our Creator God.  Tests are given every 4 weeks with a comprehensive final exam at the end of each semester.  Students will engage in group projects such as website building, presentations and they even put on a Health Fair that is open to the public at the end of the year!  We learn a LOT together in this very challenging course.  Come join us!  This class fills up extremely quickly and is only offered every other year, so don’t miss out!  Preference will be given juniors and seniors.
Prerequisite: Biology
Supplies List: 1” 3 ring notebook with dividers, Notebook Paper, Pen/Pencil.
*The On-line Real Time (ORT) students will perform all of the same hands-on labs at home, at times using virtual resources such as online microscopy and dissections.

Course: Physics (with hands-on labs)*  This class is offered every other year.  We will be offering this class in the 2022-2023 school year.
Grade Level: 11-12
Day/Time: Thursday 1:55 – 3:55pm
Instructor: Carla Stevenson
Cost: $82 per month + $60 application fee
Book: Glencoe Science – Physics: Principles and Problems, by McGraw-Hill (2007), ISBN # 978-0078807213.  Order used on-line or thru Amazon.com
Description: This is a very demanding course using math to describe the physics of everyday life; therefore, students need to be strong in solving word problems and applying scientific reasoning. The first semester covers the fundamentals of problem solving and the vector math needed to analyze directional quantities. It also covers concepts related to motion in one direction and two directions, force, momentum, and energy. The second semester covers the basics of torque, thermodynamics, Archimedes’ Principle for fluids, properties of waves, sound waves, light waves with mirrors and lenses, the fundamentals of electricity, series and parallel circuits, and some fundamentals of magnetism. All homework and tests are problem solving by nature; so, a solid working knowledge of all things algebraic is assumed. We do have hands-on labs on many but not all of the topics studied. Occasionally, videos are shown to illustrate concepts that may be hard to visualize.
Prerequisite: Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II.  Our (HHL) Physical Science is preferred, but some exceptions may be granted.
Co-requisite: Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry or Pre-Calculus (preferred).
*On-line Real Time (ORT) students will perform some of the same hands-on labs at home.  For some of the more difficult labs, ORT students will be observing labs done in real-time while in-person students share the collective data for the purpose of lab write-up and calculations.

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