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Junior High Achievers Academic Enrichment

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 opportunities. Community members can also stay connected on our Facebook account for free youth and adult enrichment content.

Program Overview

The Junior High Achievers program reinforces the academic performance of motivated seventh and eighth graders in non-credit high school coursework. COD can provide course outlines, there is no credit or final letter grades awarded. 

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.

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 to 3 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

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

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
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).