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Youth Academy High School Classes

All in-person classes previously scheduled for Summer 2020 have been cancelled. Our team is currently working to develop online content.

Please share your contact information with us to keep updated on online high school offerings. Community members can stay connected on our Facebook account for free youth and adult enrichment offerings throughout the summer!

Online Summer Opportunities

All online courses require access to reliable WiFi connection, a personal computer with Windows or Mac operating system, webcam and microphone. Registered students are required to submit online waivers listing a personal email address.

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 youthacademy@cod.edu.

Get into academic shape with Youth Academy's High School Summer Boot Camp! College of DuPage provides high schoolers academic courses intended for students to review material from a previous year or prepare for the upcoming fall semester. The focus of instruction is to bridge learning loss and academic gaps to enhance the knowledge and skills students need for success in the next grade level or subsequent course. These courses are designed to complement coursework anticipated in full semester courses, not to replace a course required by your school district.
  • No credit awarded
  • No textbook required for classes
  • No letter grades given
  • Courses are not eligible for official / student transcripts
  • Homework, quizzes and tests may be assigned

Physics, Part 1 and 2

This course is designed to give the student an overview of various areas of the physical universe. Laboratory simulations and at home experiments permit inquiry into the nature of physical science and to inquire into the nature of physical law, a process that is transferable to any discipline. The course will focus on problem solving and critical thinking. Geometry prerequisite is encouraged. This course is designed to be flexible and done at a pace that works best for each individual.

Monday through Thursday, June 22 to July 9
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
YEHSC -0006-110 Part 1, Fee: $169

Monday through Thursday, July 13 to July 30
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.                                                                                 
YEHSC -0006-111 Part 2, Fee: $169

Precalculus, Part 1 and 2         

This course extends the main concepts of advanced algebra by examining functions, equations and inequalities that include linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, rational, and radical, as well as sequences and series. The course is designed to strengthen students' skills and attitudes toward quantitative reasoning. Prerequisite: Geometry and Algebra II. Please be advised registration closes one week prior to the start of online courses.

Monday to Thursday, June 22 to July 9
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
YEHSC 0005-001 Part 1, Fee: $169

Monday to Thursday, July 13 to July 30
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.                                                                                         
YEHSC- 0005-002  Part 2, Fee: $169

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Youth Academy High School is excited to offer topic specific classes this summer! This series focuses on academic content that awards students an opportunity to preview, review or reinforce course material that are typical trouble areas for students.

No grade or credit given.

Registration closes one week prior to the start of online courses. Online Waivers will be emailed to students and completed forms should be submitted to youthacademy@cod.edu

Chemistry Spotlight: Math Components

Students are introduced to the math heavy components of chemistry. Instructor will review the concepts and give examples the first hour of class. Instructor and students will work through problems together during the second hour. No homework assigned but problems will be available for independent study.Topics include: Atomic Structure, Gas Laws, e-configuration, stoichiometry and other topics typically covered in both first and second semester in a standard high school course. 

Monday through Friday, July 6 to July 10 
2 to 4 p.m.
YEHSC 0006-100, Fee: $115

Biology Spotlight: Cell Function

Class will cover the main topic of Cell Function including: photosynthesis, cell respiration, cell transport, and mitosis. All course material will be distributed through a combination of Google Classroom and Zoom and will include lecture as well as interactive activities and discussion. Culminating in an assessment that will be used to give students feedback on their progress.

Monday through Thursday, July 13 to July 16
8 to 10 a.m.
YEHSC 0006-101, Fee: $99

Biology Spotlight: Patterns of Inheritance

This series highlights course material that are common trouble areas for biology students. Class will cover meiosis, complete dominance and co-dominance x-linkage. All course material will be distributed through a combination of Google Classroom and Zoom and will include lecture as well as interactive activities and discussion. Culminating in an assessment that will be used to give students feedback on their progress.

Monday through Thursday, July 20 to July 23
8 to 10 a.m.
YEHSC 0006-102, Fee: $99

Geometry Spotlight: Transformations

Learn the Geometric transformation process, which changes the position and possible size and orientation of a shape. Student's will reviews the four types of transformations: reflection, rotation, symmetry and dilations. Geometric Transformations are some of the most challenging and important aspects of Geometry. It is meant to be both a preview and review of the traditional Geometry course taught in the high school. It will prepare students for the geometric concepts that are used in Algebra 2 and Pre-Calculus. This course will be taught seminar style, focusing on lecture and discussion and not on homework and assessments. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra I. Required Free online textbook: http://agmath.com/1973.html. Required technology: Computer with the Zoom application.

Monday through Thursday, July 20 to 23
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
YEHSC 0005-005, Fee: $99

Geometry Spotlight: Congruent Triangles

This series will focus on understanding congruent triangles and the congruence tests for triangles (SSS, SAS, ASA and AAS) as well as practice reviewing and understanding congruent figures and the differences in isosceles, equilateral and right triangles. Further discussion will highlight Corresponding Parts of Congruent Triangles. This preview of Geometry will review the traditional Geometry course taught in the high school. It will prepare students for the geometric concepts that are used in Algebra 2 and Pre-Calculus. This course will be taught seminar style, focusing on lecture and discussion and not on homework and assessments. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra I. Required Free online textbook: http://agmath.com/1973.html. Required technology: Computer with the Zoom application.

Monday through Thursday, July 27 to 30
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
YEHSC 0005-006, Fee: $99

Geometry Spotlight: Right Triangles and Trigonometry 

Students will be introduced to the Pythagorean theorem and how trigonometric functions are used for solving problems about right triangles while identifying their inputs and outputs. The series is meant to be both a preview and review of the traditional Geometry course taught in the high school. It will prepare students for the geometric concepts that are used in Algebra 2 and Pre-Calculus. This course will be taught seminar style, focusing on lecture and discussion and not on homework and assessments. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra I. Required Free online textbook: http://agmath.com/1973.html. Required technology: Computer with the Zoom application.

Monday through Thursday, Aug. 3 to 6 
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
YEHSC 0005-007, Fee: $99

Physics Spotlight: Linear Dynamics

Hone your understanding of the study of the forces for objects that move in 1-dimension.This five-day spotlight explores the dynamics in the areas of Force Types, Force Diagrams, Components Forces, Rotated Coordinate Systems, Newton's Laws, Friction. This class will cover concepts from high school physics classes that range from the introductory level to algebra-based, AP Physics 1. Students will leave each daily session with a practice problem set for mastery

Monday through Friday, July 20 to July 24
3 to 4:30 p.m.
YEHSC 0006-104, Fee: $115

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Tutoring

Prepare for the ACT or SAT exam in a way that best suits your needs. Students who have already taken a test preparation class and are interested in honing in on specific subject areas of your choosing, can benefit from one-on-one instruction. $399 price includes six hours of tutoring time and all materials. For more information and to register review our website.  

Summer Grades and Accessing Your Unofficial Transcripts

Students who wish to view final letter grades from previous 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 myaccess.cod.edu, 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 studenthelp@dupage.edu.

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Additional Programming

High school students may also wish to investigate early admissions at COD and dual-credit academic courses available during the school year. 

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Contact Information

Continuing Education
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110, (630) 942-2208
Email: CE@cod.edu
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 ce@cod.edu at any time.