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Junior High Achievers Academic Enrichment


The Junior High Achievers program reinforces the academic performance of motivated seventh and eighth graders in non-credit high school coursework. Students who are interested in exploring ACT and SAT one-on-one test preparation sessions are encouraged to review our website at

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Online Opportunities

All online courses require access to a reliable WiFi connection, a personal computer, webcam, and microphone. Registered students are required to submit an online waiver.

Participants 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

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

Math level 1: Algebra with an Introduction to Geometry

This Math Academic Readiness class encompasses math topics such as Pythagorean Theorem, polynomials, the order of operations, foil, factoring, probability, solving inequalities, graphing, equations of a line. As well as simple Geometry topics like area, perimeter, properties of circles, triangles and of regular polygons. Suitable for grades 7-9 or classes like Algebra, basic math, consumer math, intro to Geometry.

Wednesdays, Oct.14 to Oct. 28
6 to 8:00 p.m.
YEHSC-0005-001, $99
Virtual Classroom

Thursdays, Nov. 11 to Nov. 19
6 to 8:00 p.m.
YEHSC-0005-002, $99
Virtual Classroom

Math level 2: Algebra II with Geometry and Trigonometry

Suitable for grades 9-11 or classes like Geometry, Algebra 2, Algebra with Geometry, Algebra with Trigonometry, College Algebra, Consumer math II. Students will explore math topics including right triangles with unit circle and Trigonometry with additional Algebra 2 concepts like two equations/two unknowns, substitutions, squares, powers, inequalities, graphing inequalities, basic functions, integration of Algebra with Geometry.

Saturdays, Oct.10 to Oct. 24
10:00 a.m. to noon
YEHSC-0005-003, $99
Virtual Classroom

Saturdays, Nov. 7 to Nov. 21
10:00 a.m. to noon
YEHSC-0005-004, $99
Virtual Classroom

Algebra Spotlight: Graphing Linear Equations & Slopes

This Algebra Spotlight Series will highlight Graphing Linear Equations & Slope. Class workshop meetings will preview & review the following concepts: How to graph a linear equation, write equations in slope-intercept form, find the slope of a line, x-& y-intercepts, and parallel & perpendicular lines. Instructor & students will work through various problems together, allowing the student to gain greater confidence in algebraic skills. Graph Paper will be needed daily. No homework will be assigned but practice problems will be available for independent study.

Tuesday and Thursday, Oct. 20 to Oct. 29
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
YEHSC 0005-010, $99
Virtual Classroom

Algebra Spotlight: Working with Systems of Equations

Students can review and preview working with systems of equations in many forms. Learn how to solve systems of equations: by graphing, substitution, and elimination as well as solving word problems. Instructor & students will work through various problems together, allowing the student to gain greater confidence in algebraic skills. No homework will be assigned. Graph Paper will be needed daily.

Tuesday and Thursday, Nov. 10 to Nov. 19
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
YEHSC 0005-011, $99
Virtual Classroom

Chemistry Spotlight: Math Components

This Chemistry Spotlight will review and introduce the math-heavy components of chemistry. The instructor will review concepts and give examples for the first hour of class. The instructor and students will work through problems together during the second hour. Topics include Atomic Structure, Gas Laws, e-configuration, limiting reactants, stoichiometry, and other typically covered in both first and second semesters in a standard high school course.

Monday through Friday, Oct. 5 to Oct. 09

6 to 8:00 p.m.
YEHSC 0006-100, $115
Virtual Classroom

Registration closes one week prior to the start of online courses.
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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 Fall 2020 will be online (some exceptions apply).