HAVCA Online Course Opportunities
The Hagerstown Area Virtual Christian Academy (HAVCA) offers online courses for students both at home, enrolled in area Christian schools and for home school parents. HAVCA was developed in the fall of 2010. The coursework offered is from the Blended Schools accredited site. We can offer any of the following courses at a fee of $297 per course, per student, per semester. Students are additionally responsible for any books in an AP course offering. All other courses offered are textbook free.
The online instructors guarantee the following to HAVCA students:
- 24 hour communication with student unless otherwise indicated
- 48 hour return of grading policy unless otherwise indicated
- Every 2 week progress reports to students and teachers
Summer classes registration is due by Wednesday, May 29th. Classes for summer will run from June 10 to August 19th. There is a $400.00 fee after this date.
Our fall session will begin on August 26th and run for 1 semester through the end of December.
If interested in signing up for a class, visit this Google form and submit payment as indicated.
Presently, we are excited to offer these Summer 2013 courses in addition to the courses in the link above:
Anatomy and Physiology A and B .5 each semester
Description: The aim of this course is to expand upon what was learned in the student’s Biology class, while emphasizing the application of this material to human structures and functions. This course begins the study of human beings at the microscopic level and works its way up to an in-depth study of select organ systems. Special emphasis will be placed upon applying and demonstrating the information learned in this course through, not only tests and quizzes, but through special projects and collaboration as well.
Recommended Prerequisites: Grade of B or better in Science
Algebra II – A and B .5 credit each semester
Description: Algebra II will take the student through a variety of units including solving and graphing equations and inequalities, systems of equations and matrices. Additionally, we will cover complex numbers, functions, rational and radical equations and expressions. Polynomials will be a major focus of the course as well before we proceed to study conics and sequences and series as well.
Recommended Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in Algebra I
Recommended Grade(s): 9 – 12
Creative Writing / Poetry – 1 credit
Creative Writing/Poetry will offer students the opportunity to explore and improve their creative writing skills. In this introductory class, students will explore poetry, drama, and short stories as a way to express, explore, and connect with themselves and the world around them. Students will learn that life experiences can be a foundation for the construction of original writing.
Recommended Prerequisite: none
Recommended Grades: 11, 12 – Teacher exceptions can be made
Business Ed: Personal Finance – 1 credit
Description: The course introduces you to Personal Finance and will help prepare you for living on your own upon graduation from high school. Topics that will be addressed include: locating a job, calculating your payroll, completing your taxes, buying a car, investing/saving money, credit fundamentals and budgeting fundamentals. A Biblical perspective on many of these topics will also be included. This course is designed as a one-semester course and students will receive 1 credit for this class.
Recommended Prerequisites: None
Recommended Grade(s): 10 – 12
Technology: Digital Media A – Semester 1 – .5 credit
Description: In this course, students will learn how to produce, design, and utilize digital media.They will learn a broad range of skills and concepts and through hands-on activities, students will learn techniques for producing and distributing digital images, audio, video, and Web sites. Students will leave this class with a Web site portfolio that showcases their digital media skills and projects.
Recommended Prerequisite: none
Recommended Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Technology: Digital Media B – Semester 2 – .5 credit
Description: In this course, students will learn advanced techniques they can use to produce, design, and utilize digital media. They will learn a broad range of skills and concepts and through hands-on activities. Students will learn techniques for producing and distributing digital images, audio, video, and interactive media. Students will leave this class with a digital portfolio that showcases their digital media skills and projects.
Recommended prerequisite: none
Recommended grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
If interested in being part of our HAVCA online students, please contact Ashley Evans at email@example.com for more information.
If interested in being an online instructor for our growing course offerings, please contact Ashley Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org.