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Course Overview

Mission Statement

In this course students will be recruited to potentially join an elite team of Christian explorers and intellectuals in unravelling the mysteries of past civilizations. If accepted they will be training and sent out on missions through the modern convenience of time travel to explore past civilizations and report back to headquarters on their findings. Students will be asked to find the strengths and weaknesses of the civilizations they investigate so that we can use that knowledge to understand and strengthen our own civilization.

  • Inquiry: Inquiry will be encouraged, valued and required in this course. Students will be inspired to ask questions and follow lines of inquiry that they are passionate about.
  • Critical Thinking: Throughout the course critical thinking will be a focus. Comparing and contrasting worldviews and the various components of a culture. Students will be encouraged to search for wisdom, truth and evidence of God’s hand in history.
  • Research skills: how to research, outline, draft and publish a piece of writing. How to do a correct academic bibliography.
  • Presentation skills: Students will convey their knowledge through graphs, tables, maps, writing and multi-media presentations
  • Choice: Students will be given choice as much as possible to help them to identify their areas of passion and giftings and be able to grow in those areas.

Ready to consider joining the course? We are offering two options this year:

Asynchronous: This is the traditional Online model of “any time, any pace, any place”. The student works on the course independently. The teacher is available on Skype to help with questions, editing writing.

Synchronous: Students meet with their teacher in a virtual class on Zoom. Cameras are on as our purpose is to build community. The teacher will introduce the lesson and assignment for the week, give instructions, lead discussion, and prepare the students for the week’s work. Students commit to keeping pace with the class and to attending the weekly meeting which will last approximately 15 minutes. To view a class schedule visit https://hcos.ca/syncschedule.


Time Commitment:

This course is based on approximately three 45 minute lessons every week.


Students are required to download and complete or print assignments, scan (either by taking pictures or physically scanning) and upload their assignments within Moodle.

Synchronous students will use Zoom for class meetings.
All students will use Skype to ask questions, get help from the teacher.

Enrollment Information

Enrollment Options

Your child is...

  • An enrolled HCOS student

    If your child is already an enrolled HCOS student, you can add a new online course in your parent Encom account. Here are the steps to do this:

    1. Sign into Encom: encom.onlineschool.ca
      What if I don't remember my login info?
    2. In Encom, click on the Course Selection button. 
    3. This will show you all of the courses that are available. If you do not see a specific course that you were looking for, please contact your individual teacher (grades 5-9) or regional grad advisor (grades 10-12).
  • A new student wishing to enroll with HCOS

    To enroll your child with HCOS, go to onlineschool.ca/enrollment-options/enroll-or-register-now/. Read the information and requirements, then click the Proceed with DL Enrollment button, and complete the enrollment form.

    Once you have completed this process, you will receive an email with your username and password for Encom. Then follow the steps for an enrolled HCOS student to add new courses.

  • Attending another school, but wishes to take an HCOS course

    If you attend another school but wish to take just one, or a few courses with HCOS, please go to bconlineschool.ca for more information about how to cross-enroll. Click the Sign Up! button, near the top right corner, to get started: