Course: Choir and Music Appreciation
Grade Level:
 9-12
Day/Time: Tuesday 3:15 – 5:15pm
Instructor: Ellie Henry
Cost: $57 per month + $40 registration fee
Music: $15 fee for music will be added to your first month’s bill (this will cover the entire year)
Retreat fees: $30 each semester – October and February are typical months for our retreats
Description: This class uses choral singing as the doorway to a well-rounded understanding of music. The goal of this class is to encourage a love of music and musical collaboration.  We will explore the concepts of vocal technique, music history/ appreciation, basic theory, ear-training, and stage presence. Rhythm, interval training and note-reading will be addressed each week as we learn to better understand the language of music. No prior musical experience is required. Students participate in 1 retreat each semester – the retreats are over a 24-36 hour period. Our retreats, performances, and field trips are educational, unifying and fun. Friendships are developed and strengthened throughout the year. Cultural appreciation for the arts is cultivated through attendance of concerts and musical presentations. Many of our high school students go on to study music at the collegiate level with some able to exempt certain freshman courses and/or obtain music scholarships. All of our high school choir members leave high school with a love for music and its Creator, plus fond memories of experiences with their fellow students. “Several studies have confirmed that music directly enhances learning through increased spatial development. Math and reading are improved by learning rhythms and decoding notes and symbols. So there appears to be cross disciplinary learning in music.” (Source: The College Board)

Course: Ladies Ensemble
Grade Level:
 6-12
Day/Time: Wednesday 2:15 – 3:45pm
Instructor: Tina Holcombe
Cost: $41 per month + $30 registration fee
Music: $15 fee for music will be added to your first month’s bill (this will cover the entire year)
Description: Ladies Ensemble provides an opportunity for girls in Middle School and High School to participate in a treble choir. This format is excellent for the developing voices of young women, as we often offer group voice lessons during the class period. Our performances and field trips are educational, unifying and fun. Students improve musical and vocal skills (becoming comfortable and secure in part singing), while cultivating close friendships among their fellow singers. No prior musical experience is required. Girls of high school age have the option to enroll in this class and High School Choir (Tuesdays at 3:10pm) and girls of middle school age have the option to enroll in this class and Middle School Choir (Wednesdays). Additionally, we will study music history and appreciation through class work, games, and music listening. Music theory, sight-singing, and rhythm drills will be regular components of the class. “Music classes offer many benefits which make them very indispensable. Performance programs enhance a student’s sense of self-esteem as well as their social skills. Students become a part of a positive group and organization. Not only do students profit socially from music programs, but they also gain academically.” (Resource: The College Board)

Course: High School Art – Art Appreciation
Grade Level:
 8-12
Day/Time: Monday 1:30 – 3:00pm
Instructor: TBA
Cost: $57 per month + $50 registration fee
Book: Drawing with Older Children and Teens, by Mona Brookes, ISBN# 0874776619; How to Be an Explorer of the World, by Keri Smith, ISBN# 0399534601. Order used or new at Amazon and other used book websites.
Description: This course is a wonderful survey of the arts for your high school student. We will learn and utilize the elements of art and principles of design. We will also learn to share and discuss our work and examples from art history. In this course, our class work will include a variety of media. We will draw with pencil, charcoal, markers and pastels to improve our observation skills. We will also study the human figure and celebrate how we are created in the image of God. Later in the year, each student will learn to express themselves through painting, printmaking, collage, sculpture and ceramics. Projects and art experiences outside of class will fine tune each students learning and allow for much self-expression. This class will give your student a place to explore the visual arts, discuss the arts from a Biblical worldview, and explore the beauty of God’s creation. A 2-year rotation of books is incorporated so your child can take the class 2 years in a row or twice during their high school career without repeating information, homework, tests, etc.

Course: High School Drama – Theater Arts
Grade Level:
 9-12
Day/Time: Wednesday 2:15 – 4:15pm
Instructor: Kim Tisdale
Cost: $57 per month + $50 registration fee
Book: None (Script to be announced – a small fee of $6-10 will be charged when scripts are handed out)
Description: Do you have an inner Drama Queen or King waiting to take the stage? If so, this class is for you! Creative workshops will build on traditional principles of acting and script analysis, improvisation, theater history, and much more. Students will regularly participate in in-class performance opportunities throughout the fall, and experience a full play production from auditions through rehearsals and on to the performance of a full play in the spring. Specific play and production dates in April or May 2018 TBA. Please note that extra rehearsals outside of class time WILL be required, 6-10 sessions early in the spring semester (Jan -March).

Course: Personal Finance (fall semester)
Grade Level:
 9-12
Day/Time: Thursday 8:20 – 9:50am
Instructor: Beverly Fowler
Cost: $57 per month + $15 registration fee
Book: Discovering God’s Way of Handling Money: A Financial Study for Teens Workbook, by Howard and Beverly Dayton, ISBN# 1564270335, paperback, 2004/2005. If you order through the Crown Ministries website (Product Code: ZZSP24883), it is much cheaper ($16 + tax). Since this is a book/workbook, please DO NOT buy used!
Description: This is an introduction to personal finance. We will use Scripture to investigate the Lord’s perspective on how to manage money and possessions. Our goal is to help students understand what God’s Word says about stewardship. In turn, we hope that this understanding will lead students to wise management of their finances as they begin to manage their own resources and enter decisions about college, debt, and careers. We will discuss concepts such as: creating a budget, tithing, debt, resume building, interview preparation, managing a checking account and online banking, goal setting, and investing. Homework will be given at the end of each class, while quizzes and tests will be given every few weeks.

Course: Health & Wellness (spring semester)
Grade Level:
 9-12
Day/Time: Thursday 8:20 – 9:50am
Instructor: Beverly Fowler
Cost: $57 per month + $15 registration fee
Book: Health for Christian Schools, by Bob Jones University, ISBN# 0890847568. Order used at Amazon and other used book websites. We will provide supplemental material in addition to the book.
Description: Our curriculum will integrate concepts which apply to students’ decisions related to overall physical, emotional, and spiritual health. We will provide content and learning experiences in nutrition, exercise, disease prevention, human growth and development, healthy life skills, personal health and safety, community health and promotion, decision-making skills, and information regarding the use and abuse of unhealthy substances. Our goal is to help students understand how to care for their body, while creating a biblical framework about nutrition, health, disease prevention, and life habits in a way that is pleasing to the Lord. Homework will be assigned each week as well as quizzes and projects throughout the semester.

Course: Bible Study – Precept Ministries
Grade Level:
 9-12
Day/Time: Tuesday 12:15 – 1:45pm OR Wednesday 9:00 – 10:30am OR Thursday 12:15 – 1:45pm
Instructor: Marissa Kuntze – Trained Precept Instructor
Cost: FREE for any registered and accepted HHL young man or lady. Both books will cost $23.99 + tax at Precept Ministries.
Book: Judges Student Workbook – IBSC, softcover, 308 pages, Product Number # 21976 and That I May Know Him (Philippians/Colossians), ISBN# 978-0-7369-0809-2, Product Number: 21627. Order at Precept online or stop by their bookstore.
Description: This class will count as 1 year of credit (for Bible or an elective). We have partnered with Precept Ministries and will use their “Inductive Study” approach, which was created to help teens discover God’s truth, while going deeper into God’s precepts, promises and purposes. The inductive bible study curriculum not only teaches students the Word, but teaches students how to mine truth in the Word. We will be studying Judges, which is one of the darkest periods recorded in Israel’s history, for most of the year, culminating with a short study on Colossians. Though Judges is seldom studied or taught, it is very relevant for today! Apathy was rampant. Like a plague, it consumed the hearts of Israel. Murder, religious corruption, homosexuality, war, terror, nation oppressing nation; these things were as common then as they are today. In this course, students discover similarities between Judges and their generation. They will answer: What consequences face a nation, city, church, or even a group of friends when no one stands up for what is right when society says there are no absolutes? How does God respond to apathy, and what hope is there for those who are in its deadly grip? Is there a Deliverer? The judges radically impacted their world through faith and obedience to God. What can happen in your students’ world if they choose to follow Christ? Could your child be the individual that helps turn the tide of this generation? This is a FREE course being offered on a first-come first-serve basis to any accepted HHL high school student. Spots are limited to ensure optimal class size and teacher-to-student ratio. Homework will be given each week. For more information on Precept Ministries, visit their website.

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