Junior Academy

Quality Courses, Biblical Worldview

OPEN HOUSE: MARCH 20 & 27  9:30AM - 3:00PM


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

Lilia Sepulveda
Jr Academy Lead

Lilia has been married to her husband, Mark, for 27 years. They homeschooled their three daughters for over ten years and graduated their last student in June of 2020. Her involvement at HCS includes two years as secretary of Drama Club parent board, Co-Chair of the Spring Formal committee, and Chair of  the Senior Banquet committee. 

Lilia's passion for graphic arts, photography, videography, and teaching led her to step in as the Yearbook Program Advisor in 2018. She then  added the Visual Media Arts component to the program in 2019. In August of 2020 she joined the school's administrative staff and manages the web site, social media, newsletter,  marketing, and all graphic design needs. 

The Sepulveda family has been heavily involved in church ministry for many years. They are all passionate about using their God given gifts in God's kingdom which includes HCS. Lilia has previously served in various leadership roles including church and pastoral secretary, discipleship teacher, youth director, VBS director, Sunday School superintendent and children's ministry director. The family currently attends Lighthouse Church in East Chula Vista where her husband serves as a pastor. 

Kasie Anderson 
1st/2nd Grade Instructor

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

She earned her bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies, Teaching Credential, and Master of Arts in Teaching at San Diego Christian College. 

Ever since the fourth grade, she has known that teaching is what God has in store for her life. Kasie is grateful for HCS and the ability to teach once a week while also staying home with her sweet baby boy, Patrick. 

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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