Category Archives: HARC Course Descriptions

German 2


German 2 is a continuation of the skills we began building in German 1.  We take the basic building blocks from level 1, where we learned to introduce ourselves and carry on basic conversation, and branch out to talk about things in the past, present, and future.  We will learn about travel, restaurants, leisure activities, and sports in Germany, all while expanding our command of the language and having a lot of fun.

Teacher: David Lovin

Health Sciences and Wellness

Course Description: The objective of this course is to explore the concept that a positive, healthy and active lifestyle can enhance quality of life. During the first semester, students will learn to develop awareness of their own control in the area of stress management, accept responsibility for the prevention of major health risks, demonstrate conflict resolution skills, and understand concepts of fitness and lifetime wellness. During the second semester, we will explore health promotion and disease prevention, from an individual and scientific perspective, as students gain the opportunity to investigate health sciences professions. Lab work will begin during semester #2 and will be focused upon the performance of procedures including first aid, suturing and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for infants, children and adults.

Grades 9-12 eligible to take this course.

Instructor:  Anna Luchene

Required Text:

Health in Christian Perspective  Abeka



Latin 1 With Shepherds Theological Seminary

Andreas Köstenberger, theologian, and homeschool dad, is offering a unique opportunity for homeschool students to learn Latin. Introductory Latin I is being co-offered by the Homeschool Academic Resource Center and Shepherds Theological Seminary. High school students and graduate students will overlap their class time, with graduate students having additional class time and course work. The homeschool portion of this class will be based on Wheelock’s Latin (a standard grammar).Colleges require a minimum of 2 years of the same language for admissions to college.

Introductory Latin I
Instructor: Dr. Andreas Köstenberger
Time: Tuesday 9am-noon (graduate students)/ 9am-11am (HARC students)
Room: SC-220 at Colonial Baptist Church
Course begins the week of August 7
Latin served not only as the language fundamental to Western thought, but also as the primary language of theology and scholarship of the church in the west. Latin has long been recognized as a formative element of education in the Humanities. Students will learn introductory grammar and begin reading Latin.
A complete syllabus will be available shortly.

Honors English 4 – British Literature

English 4 – British Literature


This honors-level British literature course covers literature selections and cultural issues from eight literary periods in light of scripture: Old English, Middle English, Tudor, Stuart, Neoclassical, Romantic, Victorian, and Modern. The collection traces English Christianity from it beginning to the present and studies Shakespeare’s drama Macbeth in its entirety.

We’ll be working through Bob Jones’s British Literature, which will be the only text required. Please be prepared to read and write extensively. This course moves quickly with little time for catching up. There will be weekly writing assignments, including creative assignments designed to mimic works we are studying, research assignments to further illuminate the culture these texts were created in, and response writings where students provide feedback as they interact with these seminal works of art. Although I will be providing instruction on MLA formatting, students should be confident writers who require little writing instruction. Individual feedback on essays will focus mostly on idea structure and expression of ideas as opposed to how to write paragraphs, etc. Students also will interact with college-level vocabulary and complete standard exams, including a mid-term and final.

“It’s boring!” you might say. “It’s all dead, white guys who don’t have anything to do with me” you might say. But you’d be wrong. Allusions to the great works of our literary forefathers abound. Dr. Who, Taylor Swift, Eminem, Mumford & Sons, MC Lars, Bastille, and Marilyn Manson have all pulled lyrics from famous works we’ll cover in this class. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Bob Dylan, J.D. Salinger, Star Trek, the Sandman series, and Lord of the Rings also have quotes, characters, and themes from British literature. If you don’t know the works these contemporary works are based on, you’re missing ideas the authors thought important enough to include.

Teacher: Missy Shearin



British Literature for Christian Schools 2nd Edition (ISBN-13: 978-1579249519 or ISBN-10: 9781579249519)

Available ONLY on Amazon or other second-hand merchants. As of March 1 there were 55 copies available, beginning at $6.08.