Junior Academy

Quality Courses, Biblical Worldview

Location: Bonita Valley Community Church 4744 Bonita Road, Bonita CA 91902 (Map)

Meets: Weekly on Mondays, 9:30am - 3:00pm 

Contact: JrAcademy@hcssd.org

Lead: Jessica Sepulveda

Weekly Drop Off Classes for Grades 1st to 6th.

Classes will cover the four core subjects of Language Arts, math, history, and science. 

classes are taught by Independently Contracted teachers.

Class fees are payable directly to the teachers: $1,600/year per student.

HCS Members Admin fee (in addition to the class fee): $225
Academy Service Admin fee (non-HCS member, in addition to the class fee): $350

Teachers have different drop policies and billing cycles. Please note the policy and payment information for each specific class.

Schedule: The full campus will meet for a Chapel opening and then split off by classroom.

9:30am-9:50am - Chapel
10:00am-11:00am - 1st-hour instruction
11:00am-11:10am - Break
11:10am-12:10pm - 2nd-hour instruction
12:10pm-12:45pm - Lunch
12:50pm-1:50pm - 3rd-hour instruction
1:50am-2:00pm - Break
2:00pm-3:00pm - 4th-hour instruction

Kinder class

Meet Our Junior Academy Lead and  Insructors

Jessica Sepulveda
Jr Academy Lead

Like both of her sisters, Jessica is a proud HCS alum. Since graduating in 2018, she has remained an active volunteer in the HCS community including teaching a photography class at EC Class Day and lending her photography and videography skills to the Yearbook/VMA program. While she enjoys providing professional photography services in her spare time, she’s currently a full-time residential leasing consultant. Jessica has many passions including playing softball, which she played from the age of five through high school; singing, which she has used to serve in church worship ministry since the age of 13; and song writing. She has several copy-written songs under her belt inspired by difficult situations she has had to face in her young life.

As a PK, Jessica was born into ministry and has been involved in ministry all her life. Jessica loves the Lord with all her heart, and nothing relaxes her more than sitting at the piano and singing worship songs to her creator, Jesus Christ.

Jessica is excited to continue to help HCS by serving as the Jr. Academy lead in its first year of operation and looks forward to growing with it.

Kasie Anderson portrait
Kasie Anderson 
1st/2nd Grade Instructor

This is Kasie's third year teaching first and second and has a love for this age group.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies and Teaching Credential at San Diego Christian College. She is also in the midst of completing her Master of Arts in Teaching.

Ever since the fourth grade, she has known that this is what God had in store for her life. Kasie loves serving alongside her husband at their church, and they are happily expecting their first child in the Fall of 2022.

Renee Wiggins
3rd/4th Grade Instructor

Renee is homeschool mom who has a strong belief in helping young people find God’s purpose for their lives. She is passionate about parental involvement in the discovery of every child’s unique gifts. Renee has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She has experience as a 3rd grade teacher, a substitute teacher, and a homeschool mom. Her belief is that learning should be interactive, fun, and individualized.

She has 9 children and over 20 years of homeschool experience. Renee has attended and served in the same church for 28 years. Her family has especially enjoyed serving God by ministering to and sharing God’s love with active duty military members. Another favorite family activity is hiking and exploring nature together.

Raquel Ramirez
5th/6th Grade Instructor

Raquel is a San Diego native who for the past five years has been teaching grades 4-6 in a Christian homeschool program.  She is passionate about leading children to understand the Truth in all subjects of instruction by placing the Lord at the center. 

Beginning her seventh year homeschooling her three sons, she delights in being humbled and strengthened through this journey.  Motherhood and homeschooling remain her greatest callings. 

With compassion and enthusiasm, she loves serving others. She is a volunteer soccer coach for AYSO,  organizes Tijuana ministry outreaches, and serves on her church’s praise and worship team.  Along with her family, she enjoys road trips around the United States where they experience hands-on learning and gratitude for God‘s creation. 

Raquel holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from San Diego State University and a Master’s Degree from Ashford University. 

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