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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 programming, ACT/SAT/PSAT test preparation classes, and one on one tutoring as well as Career Academy camps that award an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at inspiring fields sure to enable youth to make informed choices for a college major or potential career track without paying college tuition.

All class options are taught by Illinois State Board of Education, High School certified instructors that possess up-to-date Illinois Professional Licensure. Career Academy is a partnership with the College of DuPage certificate and degree programs led by full-time Faculty over the summer terms and career topics are dependent on Faculty availability and in-person restrictions.  

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

COD is the place to be to get ahead, review, and prepare for high school and early college success!

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

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!

Common App Essay Workshop

Get help with your college applications by creating a working draft of your Common App essay in this writing workshop. Address this year's prompts, develop a draft, and begin the editing process in a comfortable, supportive online setting. Prompts can be found on Work one-on-one with the instructor to create this important personal essay. Leave the program with a working draft that is ready for a final review by a parent, teacher, or counselor. You may also workshop supplemental essays. Students are encouraged to bring a rough draft or outline of ideas to the program.

All students interested in private tutoring should review our webpage at for enrollment.

Click on this link to review our spring 2021 class 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


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 2021 will be online (some exceptions apply).