Youth Academy High School Classes

COD Youth Academy's High School Program

You'll find a full range of options throughout the year to enhance your student's confidence, interpersonal skills and academic prowess. From summer high school credit courses and test preparation classes to enrichment courses in the STEAM fields - COD is the place to be!

View Summer High School Class Schedule

View Summer High School Program Handbook

High School Enrichment Classes Fall 2019 

Explore classes aimed at finessing your high school workload and test taking strategies by registering for classes below. Test prep sessions will grant students exposure to the ACT and SAT materials while learning the best practices for each exams. Students must bring a sack lunch for test prep courses.  

Please note: No student under the age of 16 can be left unescorted on campus. Parents are responsible for walking students to and from classes.

ACT Weekend Intensive
Review Math, Science reasoning, Reading and English usage in preparation for the ACT exam. Practice under simulated testing conditions using authentic ACT questions, and gain an introduction to the ACT writing section.

Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7 and 8
9a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
YEHSC-0004-008, $249
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1A01

SAT Weekend Intensive
Scheduled for the weekend before the SAT examination testing dates, this crash course provides strategies to prepare for test day. Instruction includes a brief overview of Math, Reading and English usage in preparation for the SAT exam.

Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 23 and 24
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
YEHSC-0004-013, $249
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1A01

January 2020 Classes

Youth Academy offers classes for spring starting in January, view our full Spring 2020 Youth and High School schedule of classes.   

Common App Essay Workshops
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 setting. Work one-on-one with the instructor and with your peers to create this important personal essay. Leave the class with a working draft that's ready for a final review by a parent, teacher or counselor. Time permitting you may also workshop supplement essays. Students are encouraged to bring a rough draft or outline of ideas to class.

Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 18 to 19
9 a.m. to noon
YEHSC-0004-114, $159
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1447


Success Series

Explore classes aimed at finessing your interpersonal skills by registering for the below programs to ease the college transition or better prepare your rising high school student for their next academic chapter.

Time Management
Learn to manage your time, class workload and enrichment activities for your high school life. Gain control of most of your time now and for the rest of your life with schedule strategies. Learning work/life balance and gain a successful path to high school success.
Sunday, Jan. 19
Noon to 2 p.m.
YEHSC-0004-200, $99
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1118

Email Etiquette and Letters of Recommendation
Work on your soft skills and master the art of email etiquette as well as navigate requests for letters of recommendations. Participants learn the basics of email tone, vetting the right person for recommendations and much more.
Sunday, Jan. 26
Noon to 2 p.m.
YEHSC-0004-210, $99
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1118 


Youth Summer 2020 Open House

Get a head start on your summer plans! Attend our Youth Open House to learn more about our high school summer credit classes, College Now and similar academic and enrichment initiatives!

Tuesday, March 19
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110 

RSVP today!


Summer Grades and Transcripts
Accessing Your Unofficial Transcript

Students who wish to view final summer letter grades 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. 

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

High School Credit courses are used by Indian Prairie School District #204 to inform placement for the academic school year. Please be sure to work with your school to understand the accelerated pace and credit eligibility process before beginning the COD summer course. IPSD students are encouraged to read this letter from the Director of Core Curriculum. 

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

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

Contact Continuing Education

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

Office Hours
Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday