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Youth Academy High School Classes

The Youth Academy, High School program at College of DuPage has a full range of options to continue and enhance teens' intellectual curiosity and scholarly progress throughout the year.

Our mission is to serve district youth in high school coursework by providing high school credit summer school, ACT/SAT/PSAT test preparation classes, and one on one tutoring. COD is the place to be to get ahead, review, and prepare for high school and early college success!

All class options are taught by Illinois State Board of Education, High School certified instructors that possess up-to-date Illinois Professional Licensure. 

Community members can stay connected with Youth Academy on Facebook for Continuing Education youth and adult program promotions and offerings throughout the year!

Online Opportunities

All online courses require access to a reliable WiFi connection, a personal computer, webcam, and microphone. Registered students are required to submit online waivers listing a personal email address to ensure the timely sharing of log-in details.

Please be advised registration closes one week prior to the start of online courses. All students must have a completed copy of the Youth Academy Online Waiver on file at least 2 business days prior to the start of class. Online Waivers will be emailed to students and completed forms should be submitted to

Click on the "+" sign next to each program category below to see specific course details.

Get into academic shape with our Youth Academy High School Academic Readiness series!

Class workshops focus on academic subjects that allow students the ability to preview, review, or reinforce course topics that are typical trouble subject areas. Classes are intended for Junior High and High School students to review specific math and science content. Lessons will be prepared and if students have particular questions, those will be addressed first. All curriculum will loosely follow general math and science standards throughout the duration of the program.

Courses are designed to review high school coursework, not to replace a course required by your school district. Be advised registration closes one week prior to the start of online courses.

  • No credit awarded
  • No textbook required for classes
  • No letter grades are given
  • Courses are not eligible for official/student transcripts

Click on this link to review our spring 2021 class offerings!

Register today through myACCESS!

Get started on your summer planning and explore our summer High School Credit classes. The summer program is an extension of the regular academic school year, designed to provide students with opportunities to gain academic credit or to explore interests by auditing a class.

The mandatory online orientation session serves as your guide to the 2021 Summer High School Program policies and procedures.

RSVP for the High School Credit online orientation today. You will be emailed the orientation in May. For your review, see the grade release form PDF online and submit it after you complete the orientation session. Send all forms to Email subject line must indicate the student's first
and last name, course and semester(s).

Click on this link to review our online High School offerings.

Register today through myACCESS!

Teens can prepare for the ACT or SAT exam in a way that best suits individual needs. Students who have already participated in a test preparation class and are interested in honing in on specific subject areas of their choosing can benefit from one-on-one instruction. Textbooks are included in the tutoring fee.

Four hours—$325
Six hours—$399

All interested community members must submit a tutor request by clicking on this link. Inquiries are given to the program coordinator to reach out to our pool of tutors with the information on the student's availability and area of focus. Note individuals will be contacted by a tutor within 5 business days for a consultation on tutoring needs.

The consultation with the tutor is your chance to explain your needs and determine if the tutor is a good fit with knowledge, personality, and availability. If interested participants determine the tutor aligns with their expectations, please set-up a tentative schedule and confirm your interest with the tutor. Tutoring sessions cannot begin until after registration is completed.

Individuals sign-up for specific blocks of time to meet with our tutors. Participants under the age of 18 must have a completed copy of the Youth Academy Online Waiver on file at least 2 business days prior to the start of tutoring. Students can access our fillable Online Waiver by clicking on this link and submit to

Contact our office for any additional questions at (630) 942-2208 or Visit additional tutoring opportunities online at

Dental Assistant
This course prepares students to take on significant responsibilities as a member of the dental healthcare team. Specific tasks may be performed such as assisting with and providing direct patient care, sterilizing instruments, taking impressions, and performing office management skills. Areas of study covered are Legal and Ethical Responsibilities of the Dental Healthcare worker, general office procedures, Principles of Microbiology, disease prevention and Infection control, study of pharmacology and anesthesia as it relates to dentistry, and much more. Externships usually take place during normal business hours and all 120 hours must be completed to successfully pass this program. A CPR for Health Professionals course is also required.

For more information on the Dental Assistnt program visit 

Veterinary Assistant
This course is geared toward animal lovers, kennel workers or anyone that enjoys helping animals. Students will be taught how to care for sick and injured animals in a Veterinarian office, clinic or Animal Hospital. Students will learn client relations, office and hospital procedures, animal nursing, exam room procedures (hospital sanitation, weight/tpr, animal handling and restraining and preventative care protocols) surgical prep and assisting, laboratory procedures, radiology and pharmacology. Internships take place during normal business hours and all 30 hours must be completed successfully to pass this course.

For details, visit 

Pharmacy Technician
This hybrid course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to work in a community or hospital pharmacy setting. Students will be prepared to assist the pharmacist in all daily pharmacy tasks. It will also provide necessary communication skills for interactions with patients as well as other healthcare professionals. The course includes 80 hours of classroom instruction for retail and institutional pharmacy practices and support for calculations and preparation for the National Certification exams. Students will have an optional externship component in a retail pharmacy location available as a part of the course fee.

For details, visit 


Continuing Education offers tutoring for teens and adults. All tutors hold a minimum of a bachelor's degree and are selected for their knowledge and sensitivity to individual needs. Tutoring sessions typically take place in a public location and are now offered online. For more information visit our website at

Summer Grades and Accessing Your Unofficial Transcripts

Students who wish to view final letter grades from previous non-credit summer terms may do so in myACCESS. All final grades are viewable three (3) business days after the end of the semester. Log in at, and follow these directions. An unofficial transcript can be viewed by following these directions.

For technical assistance with myACCESS, please contact the Student Support Helpdesk at (630) 942-2999 or at

Additional COD High School Options

High school students may also wish to explore additional COD programs such as College Now, Early Admissions at COD, and Dual-Credit academic courses available during the summer and regular school year. 

Mailing List

Would you like to be added to the Continuing Education High School Mailing List? Complete our mailing list form.

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Contact Information

Continuing Education
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110, (630) 942-2208
Fax: (630) 942-3785

All COD facilities are closed to the public until further notice. If you are attempting to register for a class, Please leave a message and Continuing Education staff will return your call as soon as possible. You can also reach us by email at at any time.

Please note: all programming for Spring and Summer 2021 will be online (some exceptions apply).