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Youth Academy

Learn how to maximize your potential by taking advantage of the many youth offerings at College of DuPage. It's never too early to develop an appreciation of lifelong learning.

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 youth offerings. Community members can stay connected on our Facebook account for free youth and adult enrichment content throughout the summer!

Online Summer Opportunities

All online courses require access to reliable internet connection, a personal computer with Windows or Mac operating system, webcam and microphone. Registered students are required to submit online waivers with a valid 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. Completed forms should be emailed to youthacademy@cod.edu.  

1st Grade Reading Review

For students who completed first grade during the spring of 2020, Literacy Coach, Mrs. B., leads reading review to help students strengthen their skills, specifically related to comprehension and reading responses. Each day will focus on reviewing a previously learned comprehension skill which include; a review of story elements, theme, problem & solution, summarizing, main idea, and many more. This refresher course will help students prepare for their upcoming school year and ease gaps caused by school closures. Scheduled class time will consist of a daily pre-recorded instructional focus video for students to view independently, scheduled Zoom meetings for small groups to practice applications of the daily skill in a guided setting and set office hours for students to bring questions and seek additional support from the instructor. Google Classroom will be used to manage course material; students will be given a Google account within the College's education domain. Username and login information will be emailed before class begins. Students will need access to a computer with high-speed internet, webcam and microphone. Instructor: Kelly Bachewicz

Students will be asked to watch the pre-recorded video from 3:00-3:20, attend a zoom meeting at 3:20 or 3:40 for additional guided practice with the skill, and then complete an independent application piece to be turned in before 5:00. Mrs. B will be available via Zoom for additional help as needed between the hour of 4:00-5:00 for students needing assistance completing the independent application assignment.

Monday to Thursday, July 6 to 16
3 to 5 p.m.
YEEL-0001-900, $129

1st Grade Math Review

For students who completed first grade during the spring of 2020, this course will focus on main skills taught during the school year with an emphasis on basic skills such as addition, subtraction and fact families. This refresher course will help students prepare for their upcoming school year and ease gaps caused by school closures. Scheduled class time will consist of a daily pre-recorded instructional focus video for students to view independently, scheduled Zoom meetings for small groups to practice applications of the daily skill in a guided setting and set office hours for students to bring questions and seek additional support from the instructor. Google Classroom will be used to manage course material; students will be given a Google account within the College's education domain. Username and login information will be emailed before class begins. Students will need access to a computer with high-speed internet, webcam and microphone. Instructor: Christine Finke

Students will be asked to watch the pre-recorded video from 9-9:20, attend a zoom meeting at 9:20 or 9:40 for additional guided practice with the skill, and then complete an independent assignment to be turned in before 11. Ms. Finke will be available via Zoom for additional help as needed between the hour of 10-11 for students needing assistance completing the independent application assignment.

Monday to Thursday, July 20 to 30
9 to 11 a.m.
YEEL-0001-905, $129

2nd Grade Math Review

For students who completed second grade during the spring of 2020, this course will focus on main skills taught during the school year with an emphasis on basic skills such as addition, subtraction, and repeated addition strategies. This refresher course will help students prepare for their upcoming school year and ease gaps caused by school closures. Scheduled class time will consist of a daily pre-recorded instructional focus video for students to view independently, scheduled Zoom meetings for small groups to practice applications of the daily skill in a guided setting and set office hours for students to bring questions and seek additional support from the instructor. Google Classroom will be used to manage course material; students will be given a Google account within the College's education domain. Username and login information will be emailed before class begins. Students will need access to a computer with high-speed internet, webcam and microphone. Instructor: Christine Finke

Students will be asked to watch the pre-recorded video from 1-1:20, attend a zoom meeting at 1:20 or 1:40 for additional guided practice with the skill, and then complete an independent assignment to be turned in before 3. Ms. Finke will be available via Zoom for additional help as needed between the hour of 2-3 for students needing assistance completing the independent application assignment.

Monday to Thursday, July 20 to 30
1 to 3 p.m.
YEEL-0001-906, $129

3rd Grade Reading Review

For students who completed third grade during the spring of 2020, Literacy Coach, Mrs. B., leads reading review to help students strengthen their skills, specifically related to comprehension and reading responses. Each day will focus on reviewing a previously learned comprehension skill which include; a review of theme, plot elements, summarizing, main idea, and many more. This refresher course will help students prepare for their upcoming school year and ease gaps caused by school closures. Scheduled class time will consist of a daily pre-recorded instructional focus video for students to view independently, scheduled Zoom meetings for small groups to practice applications of the daily skill in a guided setting and set office hours for students to bring questions and seek additional support from the instructor. Google Classroom will be used to manage course material; students will be given a Google account within the College's education domain. Username and login information will be emailed before class begins. Students will need access to a computer with high-speed internet, webcam and microphone. Instructor: Kelly Bachewicz

Students will be asked to watch the pre-recorded video from 12:30-12:50, attend a zoom meeting at 12:50 or 1:10 for additional guided practice with the skill, and then complete an independent application piece to be turned in before 2:30. Mrs. B will be available via Zoom for additional help as needed between the hour of 1:30-2:30 for students needing assistance completing the independent application assignment.

Monday to Thursday, July 20 to 30
12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
YEEL-0001-902, $129

4th Grade Reading Review

For students who completed fourth grade during the spring of 2020, Literacy Coach, Mrs. B., leads reading review to help students strengthen their skills, specifically related to comprehension and reading responses. Each day will focus on reviewing a previously learned comprehension skill which include; a review of theme, plot elements, summarizing, main idea, and many more. This refresher course will help students prepare for their upcoming school year and ease gaps caused by school closures. Scheduled class time will consist of a daily pre-recorded instructional focus video for students to view independently, scheduled Zoom meetings for small groups to practice applications of the daily skill in a guided setting and set office hours for students to bring questions and seek additional support from the instructor. Google Classroom will be used to manage course material; students will be given a Google account within the College's education domain. Username and login information will be emailed before class begins. Students will need access to a computer with high-speed internet, webcam and microphone. Instructor: Kelly Bachewicz

Students will be asked to watch the pre-recorded video from 3:00-3:20, attend a zoom meeting at 3:20 or 3:40 for additional guided practice with the skill, and then complete an independent application piece to be turned in before 5:00. Mrs. B will be available via Zoom for additional help as needed between the hour of 4:00-5:00 for students needing assistance completing the independent application assignment.

Monday to Thursday, July 20 to 30
3 to 5 p.m.
YEEL-0001-903, $129

Registration closes one week prior to the start of online courses.
Register today through myACCESS! 

The below online courses are available for students entering grades 3 to 5 in Fall 2020:

Young Scientists

Searching for some kid-friendly experiments to do at home? Learn STEM, physical science, chemistry topics and more through engaging hands-on experiments led by an instructor, using common household supplies. Class meetings will be held via Zoom, a meeting invite and experiment supply list will be emailed before class begins. Students will need access to a computer with high-speed internet, a webcam and microphone. Instructor: Lindsey Stokes

Monday to Friday, July 20 to 24
9 to 10 a.m.
YEEL-0001-909, $49

Introduction to Programming

Discover a variety of online coding resources to develop your programming skills. Students will use programs such as Scratch and BitsBox to make fun games and programs that can be shared with friends and family. Class meetings will consist of instructor tutorials, then guidance and support while students work independently. Class meetings will be held via Zoom, a meeting invite will be emailed before class begins. Students will need access to a computer with high-speed internet, webcam and microphone. Instructor: Jason Kruski

Monday to Friday, July 20 to 24
10 to 11 a.m.
YEEL-0002-900, $49

CS First Coding

Coding made easy through Scratch and CS First, Google's free coding program. Students will learn to code to tell stories, enhance presentations, create music and sounds, and create a new Google logo. Class meetings will be held via Zoom, a meeting invite will be emailed before class begins. Students will need access to a computer with high-speed internet, webcam and microphone. Instructor: Kelly Kuenstler

Monday to Friday, Aug. 3 to 7
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
YEEL-0002-901, $99

Google Tools

Learn to use Google tools such as Google Slides and Google Docs to help you with your schoolwork or personal projects. Students will be given a Google account within the College's education domain. Class meetings will be held via Zoom. Zoom meeting invites and Google account username and login information will be emailed before class begins. Students will need access to a computer with high-speed internet, webcam and microphone. Instructor: Kelly Kuenstler

Monday to Friday, Aug. 3 to 7
1 to 3 p.m.
YEEL-0002-902, $99

Registration closes one week prior to the start of online courses.
Register today through myACCESS!


The below online courses are available for students entering grades 6 to 8 in Fall 2020:

Introduction to Mathematical Curves

We've all heard about "flattening the curve". Functions that are graphed as curves are an important part of higher math. Get a leg up on this high school topic with an introduction to bell curves, parabolas, exponential functions and logarithms. Class meetings will be held via Zoom, a meeting invite will be emailed before class begins. Students will need access to a computer with high-speed internet, webcam and microphone, paper and pencil, graph paper and a calculator. Instructor: Ayesha Ahmed

Monday to Thursday, July 6 to 16
10 to 11:30 a.m.
YEMS-0001-902, $119

Trivia Fun!

Expand your love of trivia and knowledge while developing and playing trivia games with other trivia-enthusiasts. The quizmaster will present fun trivia experiences to help you succeed in Scholastic Bowl, or just have fun with your favorite topics. Whether it is Science, Pop Culture and Music, or Harry Potter – the options are endless! Students choose the topics and the Quizmaster hosts games in friendly competition. Class meetings will be held via Zoom. Google Applications such as Google Slides and Google Docs will be used during class; students will be given a Google account within the College's education domain. Zoom meeting invites and Google account username and login information will be emailed before class begins. Students will need access to a computer with high-speed internet, webcam and microphone. Instructor: Jason Kruski

Monday to Friday, July 13 to 17
1 to 3 p.m.
YEMS-0002-901, $99

Literary Analysis & Writing Skills

Learn how to critically and logically analyze literary works through reading, writing and discussion while improving essay writing and reading comprehension. Discussion topics include building background, annotating skills, plot diagram analysis, author's purpose, academic vocabulary and more. Class meetings will be held via Zoom. Google Classroom will be used to manage course material; students will be given a Google account within the College's education domain. Zoom meeting invites and Google account username and login information will be emailed before class begins. Students will read And Then There Were None during this course, and must have access to either a print or digital version of the novel. Students will need access to a computer with high-speed Internet, webcam and microphone. Instructor: Jacqueline Reid

Monday to Friday, July 20 to 31
9 to 11 a.m.
YEMS-0001-903, $149

City Layouts

Discover patterns in how cities are designed and investigate layout similarities between cities with common historical events, such as fires, wars and climate change. Class meetings will consist of instructor-led student activities and guided research. Class meetings will be held via Zoom, a meeting invite will be emailed before class begins. Students will need access to a computer with high-speed internet, webcam and microphone. Instructor: Charles Roberson

Monday to Thursday, July 20 to 23
1 to 1:30 p.m.
YEMS-0001-901, $19

Magic: The Gathering

Learn how to play Magic: The Gathering and gain tips and trick to setting up a webcam to play with friends while social distancing. Meet new friends while learning how to play a popular card game. Class meetings will be held via Zoom, a meeting invite will be emailed before class begins. Students will need access to a computer with high-speed internet, webcam and microphone, and a Magic: The Gathering Deck Building kit or equivalent kit or collection. Instructor: Richard Morton

Monday to Wednesday, July 20 to 22
2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
YEMS-0002-902, $59

Politics and Elections

How does the field of politics work? What is the difference between a Republican and a Democrat? How do the three branches of government affect me? What role do I play in our government? All of these questions and more will be addressed in this class that combines learning, games and action to learn about our role in government. This class will use iCivics to explore some government topics. Class meetings will be held via Zoom. Google Classroom and other Google Applications such as Google Docs, Google Forms and Google Slides will be used to manage course material. Students will be given a Google account within the College's education domain. Zoom meeting invites and Google account username and login information will be emailed before class begins. Students will need access to a computer with high-speed internet, webcam and microphone. Instructor: Jason Kruski

Monday to Friday, July 27 to 31
1 to 3 p.m.
YEMS-0001-900, $99

Registration closes one week prior to the start of online courses.
Register today through myACCESS!

The Junior High Achievers program reinforces the academic performance of motivated seventh and eighth graders in non-credit high school coursework. COD does not offer high school credit or final letter grades for programs.

Registration closes one week prior to the start of online courses.
Register today through myACCESS!

JHA Algebra, Part 1 and 2

This course is equivalent to high school Algebra I and promotes the sequential study of variables and variable expressions encompassing operations of real numbers, systems of equations and inequalities, graphs of linear relations, rules of exponents, work with quadratic functions and equations, operations with polynomials, including factoring techniques, operations with rational expressions, and radical expressions and equations. The course is designed to strengthen students' skills and attitudes toward quantitative reasoning. 

First day of class is Wednesday, July 1, and runs Monday through Friday.

Monday through Friday, July 1 to July 17
12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
YEHSC 0005-099, Part 1, Fee: $189

Monday through Friday, July 20 to Aug. 5
12:30  to 2:30 p.m.
YEHSC 0005-098, Part 2, Fee: $189

JHA Geometry, Part 1 and 2

This course is equivalent to one year of high school geometry and promotes the sequential study of coordinate geometry, measurement, inductive and deductive reasoning, parallel line relationships, congruent triangles, quadrilaterals, proportions related to similarity, right triangle relationships. The course is designed to strengthen students' skills and attitudes toward quantitative reasoning. Prerequisite: Algebra I. SUPPLIES: Graph Paper & Protractor.

First day of class is Wednesday, July 1, and runs Monday - Friday.

Monday through Friday, July 1 to July 17
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
YEHSC 0005-085, Part 1, Fee: $189

Monday through Friday, July 20 to Aug. 5
1 to 3 p.m.
YEHSC 0005-084, Part 2, Fee: $189

Registration closes one week prior to the start of online courses.
Register today through myACCESS!

Algebra Spotlight: Graphing and Slopes

This Algebra Spotlight series will review Graphing Linear Equations & Slope. Daily Zoom meetings will preview & review the following concepts: How to graph a linear equation, write equations in slope-intercept form, find slope of a line, x- & y-intercepts and Parallel & perpendicular lines. Instructor & students will work through various problems together to enable students confidence in algebraic skills before the beginning of the next school year! No homework will be assigned but practice problems will be available for independent study. Graph Paper will be needed daily.

Monday through Thursday, July 27 to 30
8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
YEHSC 0005-008, Fee: $99


Algebra Spotlight: Systems of Equations

This Algebra Spotlight series focuses on how to solve systems of equations. Daily Zoom meetings will preview & review solving systems of equations: by graphing, substitution and elimination as well as solving system of equations using word problems. Instructor & students will work through various problems together. No homework will be assigned but practice problems will be available for independent study. Graph Paper will be needed daily.
Monday through Thursday, July 27 to 30
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
YEHSC 0005-009, Fee: $99


Algebra Spotlight: Polynomials

This Algebra Spotlight Series will highlight operations with polynomials. During our daily Zoom meeting we will preview & review the following concepts: types of polynomials, adding, subtracting, & multiplying polynomials as well as factoring polynomials. Instructor & students will work through various problems together, allowing the student to gain confidence of polynomials before the beginning of the next school year! No homework will be assigned but practice problems will be available for independent study.

Monday through Thursday, Aug. 3 to 6
8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
YEHSC 0005-010, Fee: $99

Algebra Spotlight: Quadratics

This Algebra Spotlight Series will review solving quadratics. Daily Zoom meetings will preview & review the following concepts: solving & graphing quadratic equations & using the quadratic formula. No homework will be assigned but practice problems will be available for independent study.


Monday through Thursday, Aug. 3 to 6
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
YEHSC 0005-011, 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

 

Academic Boot Camp

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 school 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 letter grades given
  • Courses are not eligible for official / student transcripts
  • Homework, quizzes and tests may be assigned

Additional Online Course Offerings Coming Soon!

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
10 a.m. to 12 p.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 through Thursday, June 22 to July 9
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
YEHSC 0005-001 Part 1, Fee: $169

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

Register today through myACCESS!

Registration closes one week prior to the start of online courses.

Spotlight Series

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.

Algebra Spotlight: Graphing and Slopes

This Algebra Spotlight series will review Graphing Linear Equations & Slope. Daily Zoom meetings will preview & review the following concepts: How to graph a linear equation, write equations in slope-intercept form, find slope of a line, x- & y-intercepts and Parallel & perpendicular lines. Instructor & students will work through various problems together to enable students confidence in algebraic skills before the beginning of the next school year! No homework will be assigned but practice problems will be available for independent study. Graph Paper will be needed daily.

Monday through Thursday, July 27 to 30
8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
YEHSC 0005-008, Fee: $99

Algebra Spotlight: Systems of Equations

This Algebra Spotlight series focuses on how to solve systems of equations. Daily Zoom meetings will preview & review solving systems of equations: by graphing, substitution and elimination as well as solving system of equations using word problems. Instructor & students will work through various problems together. No homework will be assigned but practice problems will be available for independent study. Graph Paper will be needed daily.

Monday through Thursday, July 27 to 30
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
YEHSC 0005-009, Fee: $99

Algebra Spotlight: Polynomials

This Algebra Spotlight Series will highlight operations with polynomials. During our daily Zoom meeting we will preview & review the following concepts: types of polynomials, adding, subtracting, & multiplying polynomials as well as factoring polynomials. Instructor & students will work through various problems together, allowing the student to gain confidence of polynomials before the beginning of the next school year! No homework will be assigned but practice problems will be available for independent study.

Monday through Thursday, Aug. 3 to 6
8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
YEHSC 0005-010, Fee: $99

Algebra Spotlight: Quadratics

This Algebra Spotlight Series will review solving quadratics. Daily Zoom meetings will preview & review the following concepts: solving & graphing quadratic equations & using the quadratic formula. No homework will be assigned but practice problems will be available for independent study.

Monday through Thursday, Aug. 3 to 6
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
YEHSC 0005-011, Fee: $99

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 p.m. to 4 p.m.
YEHSC 0006-100, Fee: $115

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 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
YEHSC 0006-104, Fee: $115

Register today through myACCESS!

Registration closes one week prior to the start of online courses.

Come back soon to check for the latest Spotlight Offerings! 

 

 

Young students in kitchen

Youth Academy students exploring culinary arts in our Culinary Center.

Students posing in front of a bus

Explorers Day Camp field trip.

Students soldering

Youth Academy students soldering as part of our manufacturing camp.

Students using a microscope

Youth Academy students expanding their scientific skills while learning how to use a microscope.

Youth students practicing archery

Summer Camp fun, Youth Academy students trying they hand at archery.

Youth and High School Programs

Click on the program titles below to find more information about our summer offerings for students in Kindergarten through High School.

Youth Enrichment: Academic and enrichment classes for students in elementary and middle school. Explore exciting STEM topics or gain additional practice in school subjects.

Junior High Achievers: Students entering grades 7 and 8 are invited to explore high school curriculum among a group of peers in classes modeled after high school standards.

High School Programs: Elective and academic options throughout the year include test preparation, tutoring and our new summer refresher series.

Talent Search: Courses for academically gifted students scoring in the ninetieth percentile.

Summer Camps: Explorer Camps provide all day fun for students entering kindergarten to grade six. Students entering grades seven to ten can participate in the Counselor Training program or Teen X-Treme Camps.

Private Music Lessons

Tutoring: Professional tutoring is available in a variety of topics including English, Math, Science and Standardized ACT and SAT Test Prep.

Merit Badges

Earn your Boy Scouts of America merit badges at College of DuPage. Camps are led by a certified merit badge counselor and different topics will be offered throughout the year. 

All Merit Badge camps are currently at full capacity. To be contacted when additional sessions are created, email the Youth Coordinator at youthacademy@cod.edu and include the student's name, age and a phone number at which you can be reached.

In-Person Required Forms

All students registered in Youth Enrichment, Talent Search or Summer Camp in-person programs must have a completed Student Code of Conduct and Medical Release Form on file on the first day of their camp or class. Parents and guardians may bring completed copies of these required forms on the first day or complete them during sign-in. The high school programs have a separate set of required forms, find more information at cod.edu/cehighschool

Cancellations & Refunds 

In the event of a class cancellation or student drop, College of DuPage Continuing Education will issue a refund to the name associated with the enrolled course. In order for a parent to receive the refund in their name, they will need to complete the following Parent Refund Form for Youth Academy Participants. This form needs to be completed no later than one week after the payment has been made for the course. 

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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.

Please note: all programming for Fall 2020 will be online (some exceptions apply).