Academics

Academics

HEP of Texas, Inc. offers a University Model Program for grades PreK-12.

HEP Of Texas, Inc. Offers A University Model Program For Grades PreK-12.

– School Trip to Italy 2012

HEP uses a university-style schedule adapted to the elementary, middle, and senior high levels.

Many refer to this type of program as a hybrid program. Elementary students may attend Classical Program classes on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Middle school and high school students may choose a Classical Methodology or regular classes. Most classes meet once a week and a few such as foreign language, JTT 8 and 9, and some science courses meet twice a week. Parents and students choose the classes they need. Professional teachers, teaching in their areas of expertise, conduct the classroom instruction and grade their own papers. Students spend alternate days at home where parents continue their instruction or monitor student progress.

Teachers provide parents with detailed instructions for the days spent at home.

A syllabus is provided for every course and is available for parents and students to download from TeacherEase, our on-line grade reporting system. HEP of Texas, Inc. caters to a wide variety of student needs by allowing a range of enrollment opportunities. A student may choose to take only one or two classes, or may opt to take a full academic load. Much like courses listed in a college catalog, each course description contains information about the course, prerequisites, and parental involvement for that class. Tuition is paid per course; a financing plan is available.

According to Texas law, the parent is responsible for the student’s home schooling.

As such, the parent may hire tutors, use outside classes, attend community college classes, or teach the student at home. The parent may opt for a combination of these options, but the parent is still responsible for the organization of the academic program, the transcript, and the effectiveness of the home schooling. We find that the most successful students in our program have strong parental involvement at home. The parent supervises all studying and homework assignments, and is very involved with the student on a daily basis.

Honors Classes

HEP-TX Classical Programs Include:

PreK 3 & PreK 4

Wednesdays

(9:15 – 3:15 pm)

 

Under the direction of a great team of teachers using a Montessori-style approach to learning, children will explore new ideas, experience hands-on learning with others.

Kindergarten

Tuesdays, Thursdays, or both days

(9:15 – 3:15 pm)

 

Under a Montessori-style approach to learning, children will expand their love of learning, build knowledge, develop their ability to get along with others and exploring the world.

1st & 2nd Grade

Wednesdays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, or 2 days

(9:15 – 3:15 pm)

 

Students will learn Spanish, Strong School Latin, Science, Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Music, and Art.

3rd – 5th Grade

Tuesdays, or Thursdays, or both days

(9:15 – 3:15 pm)

Program classes include Math, STEM, Art, Computer Science, Geography, Language Arts, History, and Science.

6th – 12th Grade

Monday-Thursdays

(9:00 – 5:30 pm)

Student classes range from Classical History, English, Art, Science/STEM, Math, and Electives (such as Archery, Aviation, Culinary Skills, etc) to our award-winning, “Journey Through Time” courses and Honors Classes.

What is Classical Education?

HEP-TX Classical Programs Include:

Honors Classes

What is Classical Education?

HEP TX Activities

Honors Classes
Honors Classes

 

What other activities does HEP offer:

  • Graduation, Prom/Dinner/Senior Recognition
  • Homecoming Dance and Court
  • School Trips
  • Field Trips
  • Chess Club
  • Yearbook
  • IOWA Standardized Testing (Spring only)
  • Summer Camps

What is Classical Education?

What is Classical Education?

Classical Education returns to the time-honored educational theory of the past. The classical method was the only educational theory in practice in Western Civilization for over two millennia. Beginning in Classical Greece and Rome, and continuing through the Puritan and Colonial eras of our nation, children that were fortunate enough to receive an education received a classical one. Classical Education produced Archimedes, St. Paul, St. Patrick and Columbus, Dante, Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo, Sir Isaac Newton, Columba, Shakespeare, and our own great George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams. These giants of their times are only the tip of the iceberg of the great philosophers, scientists, theologians, writers and artists that lived and worked through the 18th century. They lived up to their potential, and each in their own way impacted the course of human history, because their potential was unlocked in part by Classical Education, which prepared them to grapple with the problems of their day.

The core of Classical Education is the trivium, which simply put is a teaching model that seeks to tailor the curriculum subject matter to a child’s cognitive development. The trivium emphasizes concrete thinking and memorization of the facts of the subjects in grade school; analytical thinking and understanding of the subjects in middle school; and abstract thinking and articulation of the subjects in high school. Subjects unique to Classical Education which help accomplish the goals of the trivium are Grammar, the science of language usage; Logic, the science of right thinking; and Rhetoric, the science of verbal and written expression. Classical Christian Education is further characterized by a rich exposure to the history, art, and culture of Western Civilization, including its languages (Latin and Greek), its philosophy and literature (the Great Books of Western Civilization and the Christian tradition), and the development of a Biblical worldview.

Why Choose Classical Education?

Why Return to Classical Education?

Why Choose Classical Education?

The combination of the progression of learning from facts to understanding to expression (the stages of the trivium) and the additional classical subjects, work together to give children the tools to think for themselves and to be independent, life-long learners. That is the primary goal of Classical Education. It is to equip educated men and women able to approach previously unknown subject matter, problems, or life situations; and using the tool of learning which have been practiced and refined and internalized in school; to grasp the subject or problem, analyze it according to the standard of truth, and understand and do something about it. Classical Education therefore trains children for success in any field, whether it be marriage and family life, work dealing with society and individuals, business, or arts and the humanities. Furthermore, Classical Education has proven its effectiveness in training for scientific excellence, which depend on the arts of fact-finding, analyzing, adherence to truth, and the problem-solving skills of which Classical Education specializes. Secondarily, it works: children taught by this method routinely exhibit academic proficiency.

In classical education, history lies at the center of the curriculum. The chronological study of history allows even small children to learn about the past in an orderly way. We use the Story of the World four book series as our history program for Grades 3-8. Each age group will enjoy age appropriate activities and learning experiences. The purpose of our program is to give the child a love for history, create a basic understanding of major cultures, and an idea of the chronological order of historical events. Our high school students “journey through time” in the honors program humanities course, Journey through Time.