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Environmental Science


The focus of the 2-hour class time will be on the module material and lab for that week and an overview of the test book lessons and review questions.  Chapter modules cover science & the environment, scientific methods, statistics and models, the organization of life, ecosystems, biomes, populations, biodiversity, water, air, atmosphere & climate, land, food & agriculture, mining & mineral resources, energy (nonrenewable & renewable), waste, environment & human health and more. Labs will be conducted during class time investigating topics covered.  Grades will be determined by module tests and lab reports for each conducted experiment. This course is appropriate for 11th or 12th grade.

Pre-Requisites :  Physical Science, Biology and Chemistry (or permission from the instructor)

Text : to be announced

Instructor: Laurie Torres

Basic Programming

Course Description: The fall semester would be learning the C programming language and IDE (Integrated Development Environment) called Code:Blocks.  By the end of the first semester, students should be able to understand how to write C programs for the computer on their own, and use the computer to solve rudimentary problems.  The spring semester will move to a practical understanding of programming where the students will program an EVK (EValuation Kit) for a processor used in industry. 

Prerequisite: The perspective student must have taken a minimum of Algebra I.

Instructor: Ken Edwards


Learning C Programming by Wallit

Basic Electronics


Basic Electronics – The fall semester focuses on the very basics; resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes and transistors.  The spring semester continues from there by applying what can be done with the basic components including amplifiers, oscillators, to basic logic circuits.  We will incorporate Amateur Radio in the spring semester as a case study and tying all the information into a practical example. Then finish the semester with extending the logic discussion into computer circuits.

Teacher: Ken Edwards

Prerequisites: The perspective student must have taken a minimum of Algebra I.


Basic Electronics by McWhorter & Evans

Physical Science


This course will be using Apologia Exploring Creation with Physical Science by Wile. The focus will be a 2 hour class with lab time including review of the material covered that week.  Sixteen modules cover atoms and molecules, atmosphere, water composition and properties, the hydrosphere, earth and the lithosphere, weather and thermal energy, physics of motion, gravitational & electromagnetic forces, atomic structure, waves and sound, light and more. Labs will be conducted during class time investigating topics covered.  This course is appropriate for 8th or 9th grade and credits can be applied to high school credits.  As a part of HARC, this class is a prerequisite to Biology and Chemistry.

Pre-Requisites : None

Text : Exploring Creation with Physical Science by Wile (2nd edition) text and test/solutions book

Instructor: Laurie Torres