Author Archives: Jonell Williams

Health Sciences and Wellness

Grade level suggested 10 -12  Prerequisite is Honors Biology

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.

Instructor Dr. Amy Jnah

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.


Course Description:

The word “Apologetics” comes from the Greek word apologia, from 1 Peter 3:15.  The goal of this course in Apologetics is to prepare the Church to defend the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  The student completing the course will able to explain the truth in love according to 1 Cor. 13; and to engage a wayward culture with conviction, confidence and clarity, while keeping the Gospel of Jesus Christ close to their hearts.

By taking ownership of their faith; knowing not just what they believe, but why they believe it, each student will be equipped to retain their faith even while immersed in a secular environment.  By the end of the semester, the student should be able to think critically and to articulate their Christian beliefs using sound logic and reason.

Instructor: Ben Lacorte

Persuasive Rhetoric and Communications

This class in persuasive rhetoric and communications will introduce students to the skills that are necessary to communicate effectively on a public platform. Rhetorical analysis, practice, and classroom exercises will encourage students to learn how to argue persuasively and winsomely with a decidedly Christian World View. To achieve this goal, students will be asked to analyze, study, learn and practice the skills that are necessary to become effective public speakers. This class will encourage participants to learn how to manage public speaking anxiety, how to better persuade  and influence resistant audiences, and how to use different styles of formal debate to learn the art of argument. Classwork and homework will require students to write and deliver speeches, make and present visual and demonstrative presentations, research opposing viewpoints, and write critiques of each another as they refine their skills at the podium. Pre-requisites: students must have basic writing skills and a desire to become more confident public speakers.

Teacher: Sue Gray