Category Archives: HARC Course Descriptions

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

Required Text:

Nye, A., Wilson, D. (2016). Fitess Fundamentals – A Resource Guide for Active Living. (5thEd.). Kendall-Hunt Publishing. ISBN: 978-1465297112.


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


English 4 is a survey of British literature. We begin in the medieval period and analyze one significant piece of literature from the Renaissance, Neoclassical, Romantic, Victorian, and finally, Modern movements. Students are expected to read each selection closely enough to have a good understanding of plot and characters and contribute to class discussion. Shakespeare presents a special challenge as his works are meant to be heard more than read. Therefore, we read through most of those texts in class. Challenging vocabulary, thematic worksheets, projects, and brief essays expand the student’s understanding of these classic works.

Teacher: Dee Dee Vogt



These are some of the selections that have been studied in the past. A final list, which will include some poetry selections, will be available mid-July.

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

Macbeth and Midsummer’s Night Dream

Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Idylls of the King by Lord Alfred Tennyson

Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad





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