Crown offers the Post-Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) to qualified students at HERO. This program permits students to earn college credit for free while still in high school. Students from HERO can take classes in a hybrid format in which they meet at Crossroads Evangelical Covenant Church in Forest Lake, MN for 1.5 hours face-to-face with a qualified Course Assistant selected by HERO and approved by Crown. The rest of the weekly activities for classes are online and led by one of Crown’s online faculty members. This option gives students the opportunity to get support from a familiar homeschool Course Assistant while taking a high quality online course under the guidance of a credentialed faculty member from Crown. Hybrid courses are limited by location, however Crown does offer all courses completely online as well as on Crown’s campus. The courses have a low student to instructor ratio and are offered in a 15-week format.
REQUIREMENTS (DUE BEFORE AUGUST 1ST AND NOVEMBER 15TH):
- High School GPA of at least 3.0
- An Online Application to Crown
- Completion of the MN Department of Education form
- An official high school transcript (See http://www.crown.edu/pseo for specifics.)
All PSEO students are supported by a dedicated PSEO academic advisor. The tuition and books are free for Minnesota students. For more information, email the Director of PSEO Emily Cano, or call 952-446-4246.
Fall 2020 HERO Courses (Aug. 26 – Dec. 18)
The following courses will be offered on-site at HERO (Crossroads Evangelical Covenant Church, Forest Lake, MN). These classes will include 1.5 hours of face-to-face instructional time per week with a Course Assistant along with additional work through Crown’s online platform.
ENG 1510: College Writing and Research
This course emphasizes the fundamentals of effective writing in the context of the elements of rhetoric: writer, audience, and purpose. Students write narrative, informative, and persuasive compositions and a documented research paper.
ENG 2510: American Literature
An overview of non-dramatic literature of the United States, showing its development from colonial times to the present. Students also work individually and collaboratively to explore topics, works, and authors representing multi-cultural voices in the changing canon of American literature.
MAT 131: College Algebra
This course provides a short review of Algebra II, followed by a concise study of algebraic, polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions and their graphs. Linear, quadratic and systems of equations are included, along with their applications. This course provides a foundation for students wishing to take calculus.
HIS 1510: Topics in World Civilizations
This course is an introductory course on selected topics in the history of major world civilizations that have shaped the foundations of mankind; from the earliest records of humankind through approximately 1500 AD. It is designed to familiarize students with the political, social, economic, religious, and intellectual histories of the world.
HIS 2510: American Government
This course examines the politics and processes of American government at the national, state and local level: the constitutional foundations of American government; national institutions, chiefly the presidency, Congress and Supreme Court; and the political forces that shape American government, including elections, parties and interest groups.
IT 106: Introduction to Computer Applications
A “hands on” introduction to common computer software applications (including Microsoft Excel). The skills learned in this course are applicable in other business courses as well as being essential to employment opportunities.
LAN 255: Spanish I
This course introduces the student to the sounds, basic vocabulary, and structures of the Spanish language through listening, speaking, reading and writing, and beginning awareness of the cultural context of the language. Communicative skills are reinforced through practice in integrated laboratory activities.
MUS 235X: Music and the Arts
This course introduces the student to music and the arts in Western Civilization. Chronologically based, the course deals with stylistic features, philosophical thought, composers, and artists and their representative works.
PSY 130: General Psychology
This course is an introduction to the discipline of psychology, including the principles, methods, vocabulary, and major theories in the study of human behavior. Applications of psychology for life and ministry will be examined. Biblical teaching will be brought to bear on the subject matter to enable the student to develop a Christian perspective of psychology.
SCI 1531: Foundations of Biology
This course is designed to give insight, appreciation, and understanding of the plant and animal world. Major concepts covered include cellular biology, biochemistry, photosynthesis and respiration, genetics, and embryology. Includes lab requirement.
SOC 230: Sociology
This is a survey course of the basic concepts in the sociological study of society, culture, the self, social organizations, the range of associational life, and social process.
Spring 2021 HERO Courses (Jan. 13 – May 14)
BUS 130: Concepts of Personal Finance
A practical study of what Scripture says about financial stewardship, tithing, giving, investing, and the use of debt. Students will develop personal budgets and financial goals. Discussion will also include the use of various types of credit and insurance.
COM 1515: Intro to Public Communication
This course provides the student with an introduction to the theory of the communication process. Topics include analyzing a target audience, organizing material, preparing an effective method of delivery, and developing informative and persuasive speeches. Each student will deliver speeches that are videotaped and evaluated.
ENG 1512: Intro to Literary Analysis
Continued instruction and practice in writing and the writing process are the focal points of this course, with emphasis on critical analysis of literary genres.
FAR 1560: Art Appreciation
An introductory study of art appreciation that examines significant art and artists associated with major art movements with a special emphasis on historic and contemporary art reflecting Christian beliefs. Content and knowledge emerge from the study of the elements and principles of art to acquire a vocabulary and understanding of the meaning and purpose of visual imagery and an overview of the development of art throughout history to the present.
HIS 2520: US History
The course will examine political, social, economic, and international dimensions of the history of the United States. It aims to stimulate both an analytical and a moral understanding of critical issues from the nation’s past.
LAN 256: Spanish II
This builds on the work of Spanish I through the introduction to the sounds, vocabulary, and structures of the Spanish language through listening, speaking, reading and writing, as well as awareness of the cultural context of the language. Communicative skills are reinforced through practice in integrated laboratory activities.
MAT 130: Mathematics Survey
A mathematics course designed for the liberal arts or general education purposes, including quantitative literacy and mathematical competency. The course consists of problem solving and mathematical modeling. Topics include set theory, operations, percent and decimals, linear equations and their applications, slopes, parallel and perpendicular lines, systems of equations, counting techniques, probability and descriptive statistics.
PED 1515: Health and Wellness for Life
This course focuses on health in various aspects of life including physical, emotional, spiritual, vocational, social and financial health. Students will learn basic principles of health in each of these areas and be encouraged to apply these principles to their own lives.
SOC 3610: Concepts of Global and Ethical Leadership
This course studies the concepts of leadership in the context of Scripture with emphasis placed on servant leadership. It facilitates the development of servant leaders who can act in a way that reflects awareness of the global environment in which they are called to serve.
SCI 245: General Chemistry I
Basic concepts of the physical chemistry are introduced. Principles covered include properties of matter, nomenclature, atomic theory and structure, stoichiometry, the periodic table, solution chemistry, thermo-chemistry, quantum mechanics, bonding theories and molecular geometry. One laboratory per week.
*Information subject to change- courses with low enrollment may be cancelled and students will then have the option to take the class fully online.
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