Course Catalog

All Biola Youth Academics courses are biblically centered. Secondary level courses are taught at a college preparatory level.

The course levels listed in parentheses (excluding Torrey Academy Classes) are guidelines. We realize that homeschoolers often cross grade-level "boundaries" for many subjects; therefore students are welcome to enroll in any class that suits their level of achievement. Please remember that our core courses are college preparation level.


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Elementary Academics

Elementary Full Day

  • (Grade 1-2)

    Language Arts: Students receive instruction in reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary. Classroom activities emphasize reading comprehension skills, phonics, sentence structure, grammar, and vocabulary. Specifically, students gain knowledge in literary analysis, writing strategies, listening skills, punctuation, recitation, and spelling.
    Math: All students receive instruction appropriate to their grade level in numeration, addition and subtraction, sets, comparing numbers, rounding numbers, place value, rational numbers, even/odd numbers, fractions, money, measurement (time, linear and temperature, weight, volume, area), beginning geometry, patterns, statistics, graphing, and problem solving. Second grade students are also instructed in beginning multiplication and division, and writing number sentences.
    Science:This biblically based course guides students through science concepts with hands-on activities, engaging discussions, and interactive classroom lessons. Each year-long study focuses on a particular science discipline, which ensures that students acquire an in-depth knowledge of the subject matter. Please refer to the Elementary Academics Curriculum Summary Chart for this year's emphasis.

    LocationTermDaysTimeCostStatusEnroll
    Garden GroveFall 2018 SemesterR9:30AM-2:15PM$510OpenEnroll Now
    La MiradaFall 2018 SemesterT9:30AM-2:15PM$510OpenEnroll Now
    Temecula ValleyFall 2018 SemesterR9:30AM-2:15PM$510OpenEnroll Now
    Yorba LindaFall 2018 SemesterM9:30AM-2:15PM$510OpenEnroll Now
  • (Grade 3-4)

    Language Arts: Students receive instruction in reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary. Classroom activities emphasize reading comprehension skills, phonics, sentence structure, grammar and vocabulary. Specifically, students gain knowledge in literary analysis, writing strategies, listening skills, punctuation, recitation and spelling.
    Math: Students receive instruction appropriate to their grade level in addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, percent, estimation, patterns, variables, expressions and equations, identify equivalent units of linear measurement, read Celsius thermometer, use scale to find distances on a map, balance checkbook register, solving measurement problems, powers, roots, data analysis and probability, geometry, names of line segments, and introduction to algebraic concepts and procedures.
    Science:This biblically based course guides students through science concepts with hands-on activities, engaging discussions, and interactive classroom lessons. Each year-long study focuses on a particular science discipline, which ensures that students acquire an in-depth knowledge of the subject matter. Please refer to the Elementary Academics Curriculum Summary Chart for this year's emphasis.

    LocationTermDaysTimeCostStatusEnroll
    Garden GroveFall 2018 SemesterR9:30AM-2:15PM$510OpenEnroll Now
    La MiradaFall 2018 SemesterT9:30AM-2:15PM$510OpenEnroll Now
    Temecula ValleyFall 2018 SemesterR9:30AM-2:15PM$510OpenEnroll Now
    Yorba LindaFall 2018 SemesterM9:30AM-2:15PM$510OpenEnroll Now
  • (Grade 5-6)

    Language Arts : Students receive instruction in study skills, grammar,and vocabulary. The writing process includes writing a rough draft, revision, editing and final draft. Journal writing rounds out the process. Various novels are read at home and comprehension is discussed in the classroom weekly. At the conclusion of each novel, Socratic discussion takes place in the classroom, and book projects are presented several times each semester. Spelling is taught at home. Please refer to the Elementary Academics Curriculum Summary Chart for novels and curriculum used.
    Math: Students receive instruction appropriate to their grade level in addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, percent, estimation, patterns, variables, expressions and equations, measurement of physical attributes, solving measurement problems, powers, roots, data analysis and probability, geometry, and introduction to algebraic concepts and procedures..
    Science:This biblically based course guides students through science concepts with hands-on activities, engaging discussions, and interactive classroom lessons. Each year-long study focuses on a particular science discipline, which ensures that students acquire an in-depth knowledge of the subject matter. Please refer to the Elementary Academics Curriculum Summary Chart for this year's emphasis. .

    LocationTermDaysTimeCostStatusEnroll
    Garden GroveFall 2018 SemesterR9:30AM-2:15PM$510OpenEnroll Now
    La MiradaFall 2018 SemesterT9:30AM-2:15PM$510OpenEnroll Now
    Temecula ValleyFall 2018 SemesterR9:30AM-2:15PM$510OpenEnroll Now
    Yorba LindaFall 2018 SemesterM9:30AM-2:15PM$510OpenEnroll Now

Lab Class-Clinical Model

  • (Grade 2-6)

    As a basic introduction to American Sign Language, elementary students will learn finger spelling and vocabulary that introduces them to communicating through body movements and experiencing words as pictures. This course is enhanced by a knowledgable instructor, in class activities, and online resources to practice at home.
    Eight-week term, see the Academic Calendar for dates.

    LocationTermDaysTimeCostStatusEnroll
    Biola UniversityFall 2018 SemesterF1:30PM-2:15PM$90OpenEnroll Now
  • (Grade 1-3)

    Come learn about the art elements and principles through fun hands-on art projects. Students work with a variety of materials and explore art techniques such as painting, drawing, and collage. Throughout the year students also learn about artists, art styles, and how art reflects cultural beliefs and practices. This class is in collaboration with Biola University's School of Education and is supervised by adjunct faculty.
    Eight-week term.

    LocationTermDaysTimeCostStatusEnroll
    Biola UniversityFall 2018 SemesterF10:45AM-11:45AM$90OpenEnroll Now
  • (Grade 4-6)

    Come learn about the art elements and principles through fun hands-on art projects. Students work with a variety of materials and explore art techniques such as painting, drawing, and collage. Throughout the year students also learn about artists, art styles, and how art reflects cultural beliefs and practices. This class is in collaboration with Biola University's School of Education and is supervised by adjunct faculty.
    Eight-week term, see the Academic Calendar for dates.

    LocationTermDaysTimeCostStatusEnroll
    Biola UniversityFall 2018 SemesterF10:45AM-11:45AM$90OpenEnroll Now
  • (Grade 1-3)

    In this course students read several children's picture books across the content areas (reading and language arts, history, science, and health). The students further develop their fluency and build their comprehension skills. These skills include retelling what they read, expressing main ideas, recalling facts, synthesizing information, as well as discussing and writing about what they read. This course is in collaboration with Biola University's School of Education and is supervised by adjunct faculty.
    Eight-week term, see the Academic Calendar for dates.

    LocationTermDaysTimeCostStatusEnroll
    Biola UniversityFall 2018 SemesterF9:35AM-10:35AM$90OpenEnroll Now
  • (Grade 4-6)

    In this course students read a selected novel in its entirety throughout the 8-week session. Students develop fluency and build their comprehension skills. These skills include retelling what they read, expressing main ideas, recalling facts, synthesizing information, as well as discussing and writing about what they read. This course is in collaboration with Biola University's School of Education and is supervised by adjunct faculty.
    Eight-week term, see the Academic Calendar for dates.

    LocationTermDaysTimeCostStatusEnroll
    Biola UniversityFall 2018 SemesterF9:35AM-10:35AM$90OpenEnroll Now
  • (Grade 1-3)

    Discover the exciting world of science as students delve into physical science, biology, and chemistry. Using exciting hands-on activities, students discover different grade-level appropriate aspects of science and God's creation with each new semester. This course is in collaboration with Biola University's School of Education and is supervised by adjunct faculty.
    Eight-week term, see the Academic Calendar for dates.

    LocationTermDaysTimeCostStatusEnroll
    Biola UniversityFall 2018 SemesterF8:25AM-9:25AM$90OpenEnroll Now
  • (Grade 4-6)

    Discover the exciting world of science as students delve into physical science, biology, and chemistry. Using exciting hands-on activities, students discover different grade-level appropriate aspects of science and God's creation with each new semester. This course is in collaboration with Biola University's School of Education and is supervised by adjunct faculty.
    Eight-week term, see the Academic Calendar for dates.

    LocationTermDaysTimeCostStatusEnroll
    Biola UniversityFall 2018 SemesterF8:25AM-9:25AM$90OpenEnroll Now

PE

  • Biola Youth Academics K???8 Homeschool P.E. classes feature developmentally appropriate movement for elementary aged students. Children experience fun and games that are supervised by Biola University School of Education faculty and led by Biola student teachers in PE ED 201.

    LocationTermDaysTimeCostStatusEnroll
    Biola UniversityFall 2018 SemesterF12:15PM-1:15PM$55OpenEnroll Now

Star Academics

Electives

  • (Grade 8-12)

    This fun and interactive one semester course provides basic photography skills through class assignments, photo field shoots, and field trips. Students in this course learn how to incorporate color, pattern, texture, lighting, and composition into their photographs in order to enhance the final image and produce a better photograph. Students learn about nature, landscape, portraiture and documentary photography as well as influential photographers in various styles.

    LocationTermDaysTimeCostStatusEnroll
    Garden GroveFall 2018 SemesterR1:50PM-2:50PM$235OpenEnroll Now
  • (Grade 8-12)

    Public Speaking-Effective Communication Strategies (grade 8 - 12) This course is a practicum in speech and effective communication. Topics include research skills, the structure of a speech, rhetorical devices and their use, and an introduction to basic communication theory. Students will prepare and deliver several speeches of varying lengths and topics.

    LocationTermDaysTimeCostStatusEnroll
    Yorba LindaFall 2018 SemesterT10:50AM-11:50AM$235OpenEnroll Now
  • (Grade 10-11)

    Is your teen ready for the redesigned 2016 SAT test, which includes more complex text and challenging tasks than previous years? This one-semester course is designed for juniors, although sophomores who have taken geometry may also take it in order to be better prepared for the PSAT or SAT. Students learn important strategies for success in all aspects of the redesigned SAT including math, critical reading, and essay writing. They also identify their skills and interests through assessment, then research suitable careers and university programs. Students also review the admissions process and research financial aid opportunities, including scholarships and grants.

    LocationTermDaysTimeCostStatusEnroll
    La MiradaFall 2018 SemesterW/F1:55PM-2:55PM$360OpenEnroll Now
    Temecula ValleyFall 2018 SemesterT/R1:50PM-2:50PM$360OpenEnroll Now
    Yorba LindaFall 2018 SemesterT/R3:00PM-4:00PM$360OpenEnroll Now
  • (Grade 8-12)

    This two-semester course develops an understanding of the production and publication of a yearbook through lecture, discussion, and specialized projects that enhance learning about layout, photography, design, editing, advertising, sales, and fundraising. The course culminates in the marketing, sales, and distribution of the finished product.

    LocationTermDaysTimeCostStatusEnroll
    Yorba LindaFall 2018 SemesterR10:50AM-11:50AM$235OpenEnroll Now

Foreign Language

  • (Grade 9)

    As a basic introduction to the language of the deaf, students learn finger spelling, vocabulary, and to see words as pictures. In this course, the textbook engages students in deaf culture through practical activities and assignments. This course is enhanced with instructor-directed out-of-class activities.

    LocationTermDaysTimeCostStatusEnroll
    Temecula ValleyFall 2018 SemesterT/R9:25AM-10:25AM$360OpenEnroll Now
    Yorba LindaFall 2018 SemesterT/R12:25PM-1:25PM$360OpenEnroll Now
  • (Grade 10)

    Students continue to develop vocabulary and fluency in communicating with the deaf and begin to learn narrative skills. Students participate in deaf culture and gain understanding about appropriate cultural behaviors. This course is enhanced with instructor-directed out-of-class activities.
    Prerequisite: American Sign Language 1.

    LocationTermDaysTimeCostStatusEnroll
    Temecula ValleyFall 2018 SemesterT/R1:50PM-2:50PM$360OpenEnroll Now
    Yorba LindaFall 2018 SemesterT/R10:50AM-11:50AM$360OpenEnroll Now
  • (Grade 9)

    Students learn to speak, understand, read, and write basic Spanish, with an emphasis on everyday dialogue. This course provides a strong foundation for success in Spanish 2. Internet access is required.

    LocationTermDaysTimeCostStatusEnroll
    Garden GroveFall 2018 SemesterR/T1:50PM-2:50PM$360OpenEnroll Now
    La MiradaFall 2018 SemesterW/F1:55PM-2:55PM$360OpenEnroll Now
    Temecula ValleyFall 2018 SemesterT/R9:25AM-10:25AM$360OpenEnroll Now
    Yorba LindaFall 2018 SemesterT/R12:25PM-1:25PM$360OpenEnroll Now
  • (Grade 10)

    In this course students expand their ability to understand and converse in daily spoken Spanish and enjoy a multimedia approach as they explore the customs and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Internet access is required.
    Prerequisite: Spanish 1

    LocationTermDaysTimeCostStatusEnroll
    La MiradaFall 2018 SemesterW/F1:55PM-2:55PM$360OpenEnroll Now
    Temecula ValleyFall 2018 SemesterT/R1:50PM-2:50PM$360OpenEnroll Now
    Yorba LindaFall 2018 SemesterT/R10:50AM-11:50AM$360OpenEnroll Now
  • (Grade 11)

    Students in this course continue to gain confidence in everyday oral Spanish. This concentrated course increases vocabulary, writing, and speaking skills through the exploration of the customs and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Internet access is required.
    Prerequisite: Spanish 2

    LocationTermDaysTimeCostStatusEnroll
    Temecula ValleyFall 2018 SemesterT/R1:50PM-2:50PM$360OpenEnroll Now
    Yorba LindaFall 2018 SemesterT/R9:30AM-10:30AM$360OpenEnroll Now

Humanities

  • (Grade 10-11)

    Addressing both the workings of God and the shortcomings of humanity in the formation and progression of America, students discuss geography, politics, economics, and current events to formulate reasoned Christian viewpoints on issues of contemporary society. This course is complementary to the American Literature course. It is strongly recommended that they be taken concurrently.

    LocationTermDaysTimeCostStatusEnroll
    Garden GroveFall 2018 SemesterR/T8:20AM-9:20AM$360OpenEnroll Now
    Temecula ValleyFall 2018 SemesterT/R10:50AM-11:50AM$360OpenEnroll Now
  • (Grade 7-8)

    From Native American society through modern America, students use art projects in class to enrich their study of America's past. Gaining an appreciation of the providence of God in the development of a country based on Biblical principles, the class discusses great works of American art as well as politics, geography, and events that have shaped America's history. This course complements the Intermediate Composition course.

    LocationTermDaysTimeCostStatusEnroll
    Garden GroveFall 2018 SemesterR1:30PM-2:30PM$265OpenEnroll Now
    La MiradaFall 2018 SemesterW12:30PM-1:30PM$265OpenEnroll Now
    Yorba LindaFall 2018 SemesterT10:50AM-11:50AM$265OpenEnroll Now
  • (Grade 10-11)

    Through a chronological reading of stories along with discussion of authors, worldviews, and time periods, students discover the values and ideas of classic authors of the United States. Class discussion, compositions, quizzes, and group projects encourage students to take a deeper look at the ideology of American people and culture. This course is complementary to the American History course. It is strongly recommended that they be taken concurrently.

    LocationTermDaysTimeCostStatusEnroll
    Garden GroveFall 2018 SemesterR/T9:25AM-10:25AM$410OpenEnroll Now
    Temecula ValleyFall 2018 SemesterT/R8:20AM-9:20AM$410OpenEnroll Now
  • (Grade 12)

    This course covers British Literature chronologically. Critical thinking skills are developed as students read, analyze, and write about the ideas of British authors. Creative and fiction writing, vocabulary and literature quizzes, class discussion, and group projects allow students to imitate excellent writing styles to develop their own skills. A college quality term paper and persuasive and expository essays are written, preparing the students for university study.

    LocationTermDaysTimeCostStatusEnroll
    Garden GroveFall 2018 SemesterR/T8:20AM-9:20AM$410OpenEnroll Now
    La MiradaFall 2018 SemesterW/F8:20AM-9:20AM$410OpenEnroll Now
    Temecula ValleyFall 2018 SemesterT/R10:50AM-11:50AM$410OpenEnroll Now
    Yorba LindaFall 2018 SemesterT/R12:25PM-1:25PM$410OpenEnroll Now
  • (Grade 12)

    This one-semester course covers the basics of economic principles, including economic laws and current economic issues. The concepts of competition and market structure, supply and demand, the role of prices and costs, inflation, and depression are covered. Students study the role of the government, the Federal Reserve, and the citizens to determine how their interaction creates prosperity or poverty. There is also a section dealing with personal finances and Biblical financial principles

    LocationTermDaysTimeCostStatusEnroll
    OnlineFall 2018 Semester$360OpenEnroll Now
  • (Grade 7-8)

    Junior high students with no prior Institute for Excellence in Writing experience and those who have been introduced to the techniques will work toward mastering valuable writing skills. Writing instruction includes note taking and paragraph writing, narrative summaries, essays, research writing, creative writing, and writing stories from pictures. An in-depth study of English grammar examining parts of speech, parts of a sentence, sentence diagramming, sentence patterns, and agreement is also included.

    LocationTermDaysTimeCostStatusEnroll
    Garden GroveFall 2018 SemesterR12:25PM-1:25PM$265OpenEnroll Now
    La MiradaFall 2018 SemesterW12:30PM-1:30PM$265OpenEnroll Now
    Temecula ValleyFall 2018 SemesterT8:20AM-9:20AM$265OpenEnroll Now
    Yorba LindaFall 2018 SemesterT10:50AM-11:50AM$265OpenEnroll Now
  • (Grade 8)

    Building upon their prior knowledge of the Institute for Excellence in Writing, students continue to use elements of this program as they read novels and respond to the ideas within them. Discussion of time period, author, and theme add understanding to the readings, and vocabulary study and grammar review build students' confidence in their writing skills. This course is intended for those with at least one year of Institute for Excellence in Writing experience and coordinates with the American History with Art course.
    Prerequisite: English 7

    LocationTermDaysTimeCostStatusEnroll
    Garden GroveFall 2018 SemesterR9:25AM-10:25AM$265OpenEnroll Now
    La MiradaFall 2018 SemesterW9:25AM-10:25AM$265OpenEnroll Now
    Temecula ValleyFall 2018 SemesterT9:25AM-10:25AM$265OpenEnroll Now
    Yorba LindaFall 2018 SemesterT12:25PM-1:25PM$265OpenEnroll Now
  • (Grade 9)

    An exciting overview of literature and its elements is explored in this course through a variety of stories, while the study of authors and time periods give perspective to these readings. The course includes weekly writing assignments. Class discussion and group projects enhance the classroom experience.

    LocationTermDaysTimeCostStatusEnroll
    Garden GroveFall 2018 SemesterR/T9:25AM-10:25AM$410OpenEnroll Now
    La MiradaFall 2018 SemesterW/F9:25AM-10:25AM$410OpenEnroll Now
    Temecula ValleyFall 2018 SemesterT/R8:20AM-9:20AM$410OpenEnroll Now
    Yorba LindaFall 2018 SemesterT/R1:35PM-2:35PM$410OpenEnroll Now
  • (Grade 12)

    This one-semester course is a comprehensive survey of American Government. Students gain a firm foundation of knowledge concerning the history of American governmental structure and function. The ideas regarding a citizen's responsibility to the government are included. Students study the constitution, party politics, and all three branches of the government.

    LocationTermDaysTimeCostStatusEnroll
    Garden GroveFall 2018 SemesterR/T10:50AM-11:50AM$360OpenEnroll Now
    La MiradaFall 2018 SemesterW/F10:50AM-11:50AM$360OpenEnroll Now
    OnlineFall 2018 Semester$360OpenEnroll Now
    Temecula ValleyFall 2018 SemesterT/R9:25AM-10:25AM$360OpenEnroll Now
    Yorba LindaFall 2018 SemesterT/R10:50AM-11:50AM$360OpenEnroll Now
  • (Grade 10-11)

    Providing class discussions, activities, and lectures, instructors bring history from creation to modern times to life. Geography, politics, economics, and current events interwoven throughout the course bring understanding to the idea that ???there is nothing new under the sun??? (Ecclesiastes 1:9). This course is complementary to the World Literature course. It is strongly recommended that they be taken concurrently.

    LocationTermDaysTimeCostStatusEnroll
    La MiradaFall 2018 SemesterW/F8:20AM-9:20AM$360OpenEnroll Now
    Yorba LindaFall 2018 SemesterT/R12:25PM-1:25PM$360OpenEnroll Now
  • (Grade 7-8)

    This course focuses on major events in history from creation to modern times and teaches students about their place in world history. The students complete maps, timelines, and bi-weekly compositions along with in-class art projects. In this course, the instructors emphasize the interpretation of historical events in light of a Christian worldview.

    LocationTermDaysTimeCostStatusEnroll
    La MiradaFall 2018 SemesterW1:35PM-2:35PM$265OpenEnroll Now
    Temecula ValleyFall 2018 SemesterT1:30PM-2:30PM$265OpenEnroll Now
    Yorba LindaFall 2018 SemesterT12:25PM-1:25PM$265OpenEnroll Now
  • (Grade 10-11)

    Students explore World Literature chronologically, and will begin to recognize major political and literary shifts in power and sentiment. Discussion of authors, worldviews, and time periods are integral to this course. Critical thinking skills are developed as students read, analyze, and write about the ideas of authors through the ages confronting the various worldviews that emerge through this study. Class discussion and group projects enhance the classroom experience. This course is complementary to the World History course. It is strongly recommended they be taken concurrently.

    LocationTermDaysTimeCostStatusEnroll
    La MiradaFall 2018 SemesterW/F9:25AM-10:25AM$410OpenEnroll Now
    Yorba LindaFall 2018 SemesterT/R1:35PM-2:35PM$410OpenEnroll Now

Mathematics

  • (Grade 9)

    This course includes a logical, concise discussion of algebraic vocabulary, real number systems, inequalities, and solving of equations, including linear systems. The students receive extensive experience solving story problems which brings practical application of algebra to the real world
    Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra or equivalent.

    LocationTermDaysTimeCostStatusEnroll
    Garden GroveFall 2018 SemesterR/T8:20AM-9:20AM$360OpenEnroll Now
    La MiradaFall 2018 SemesterW/F8:20AM-9:20AM$360OpenEnroll Now
    Temecula ValleyFall 2018 SemesterT/R10:50AM-11:50AM$360OpenEnroll Now
    Yorba LindaFall 2018 SemesterT/R9:30AM-10:30AM$360OpenEnroll Now
  • (Grade 10-11)

    After students have mastered the basic principles of Algebra 1, this course gives a deeper understanding of linear equations, polynomials, and factoring. Students are immersed in the study of complex numbers, rational expressions, and other second-year algebra topics.
    Prerequisite: Algebra 1.

    LocationTermDaysTimeCostStatusEnroll
    La MiradaFall 2018 SemesterW/F10:50AM-11:50AM$360OpenEnroll Now
    Temecula ValleyFall 2018 SemesterT/R9:25AM-10:25AM$360OpenEnroll Now
    Yorba LindaFall 2018 SemesterT/R9:30AM-10:30AM$360OpenEnroll Now
  • (Grade 7)

    This course allows students to have one more year interacting with the building blocks of mathematics. The sequential approach of this course enables students to master foundational skills and successfully progress to higher mathematics courses. Topics include measurement, ratios, percentages, fractions, and the four basic operations of math .

    LocationTermDaysTimeCostStatusEnroll
    Garden GroveFall 2018 SemesterR9:25AM-10:25AM$235OpenEnroll Now
    La MiradaFall 2018 SemesterW9:25AM-10:25AM$235OpenEnroll Now
    Temecula ValleyFall 2018 SemesterT9:25AM-10:25AM$235OpenEnroll Now
    Yorba LindaFall 2018 SemesterT8:20AM-9:20AM$235OpenEnroll Now
  • (Grade 10-11)

    This course provides a strong mathematical foundation in geometry. Concepts covered in the course include the nature of reasoning, lines and angles, triangle congruence, inequalities, parallel lines, quadrilaterals, transformations, area, similarity, the right triangle, circles, concurrence theorems, regular polygons, and geometric solids. In addition, students master two-column and paragraph proofs and complete various constructions.
    Prerequisite: Algebra 1.

    LocationTermDaysTimeCostStatusEnroll
    Garden GroveFall 2018 SemesterR/T10:50AM-11:50AM$360OpenEnroll Now
    La MiradaFall 2018 SemesterW/F10:50AM-11:50AM$360OpenEnroll Now
    Temecula ValleyFall 2018 SemesterT/R9:25AM-10:25AM$360OpenEnroll Now
    Yorba LindaFall 2018 SemesterT/R10:50AM-11:50AM$360OpenEnroll Now
  • (Grade 8)

    In this course students learn the fundamentals of pre-algebra. Strategic exercises enable them to navigate through their course work and on to higher mathematics courses. Topics include integers, rational numbers, variables, solving equations, and much more.
    Prerequisite: Students should be proficient in their math facts and basic arithmetic skills.

    LocationTermDaysTimeCostStatusEnroll
    Garden GroveFall 2018 SemesterR8:20AM-9:20AM$235OpenEnroll Now
    La MiradaFall 2018 SemesterW8:20AM-9:20AM$235OpenEnroll Now
    Temecula ValleyFall 2018 SemesterT12:25PM-1:25PM$235OpenEnroll Now
    Yorba LindaFall 2018 SemesterT8:20AM-9:20AM$235OpenEnroll Now
  • (Grade 12)

    This dynamic class includes instruction in algebraic functions, trigonometry, and an introduction to calculus.
    Prerequisite: Algebra 2 and Geometry

    LocationTermDaysTimeCostStatusEnroll
    Garden GroveFall 2018 SemesterR/T9:25AM-10:45AM$410OpenEnroll Now
    La MiradaFall 2018 SemesterW/F9:25AM-10:45AM$410OpenEnroll Now
    Temecula ValleyFall 2018 SemesterT/R8:00AM-9:20AM$410OpenEnroll Now
    Yorba LindaFall 2018 SemesterT/R9:25AM-10:45AM$410OpenEnroll Now

Science

  • (Grade 9-10)

    This course is a survey of general biology. Topics include botany, the purpose and design of human anatomy and physiology, the methodology and philosophy of the life sciences, genetics, the variety and design of vertebrates and invertebrates, and cellular and molecular biology. Laboratory work, discussion, hands-on experiments, and dissections are included.

    LocationTermDaysTimeCostStatusEnroll
    Garden GroveFall 2018 SemesterR/T12:25PM-1:45PM$465OpenEnroll Now
    La MiradaFall 2018 SemesterW/F12:30PM-1:50PM$465OpenEnroll Now
    Temecula ValleyFall 2018 SemesterT/R12:25PM-1:45PM$465OpenEnroll Now
    Yorba LindaFall 2018 SemesterT/R8:00AM-9:20AM$465OpenEnroll Now
  • (Grade 11)

    In this course students explore the mystery of the atom and gain an understanding that chemical science brings with it the burden of responsibility to use it to benefit mankind. Students gain a foundational understanding of atomic structure, bonding, kinetic theory, solution, and equilibrium. This course stresses applications of chemistry through discussion and lab experiments, identifies marvels of design in creation, and promotes the development of organized problem solving skills.
    Prerequisite: Algebra 1

    LocationTermDaysTimeCostStatusEnroll
    Garden GroveFall 2018 SemesterR/T12:25PM-1:45PM$465OpenEnroll Now
    La MiradaFall 2018 SemesterW/F12:30PM-1:50PM$465OpenEnroll Now
    Temecula ValleyFall 2018 SemesterT/R10:30AM-11:50AM$465OpenEnroll Now
    Yorba LindaFall 2018 SemesterT/R8:00AM-9:20AM$465OpenEnroll Now
  • (Grade 7-8)

    When you embark on a study of science, where do you find the organization for your observations? Why, the scientific method of course! Along with their newfound scientific grounding, students benefit from fascinating hands-on study of the science of soil, plants, the human body, health, creation, classification, zoology, forestry, and ecology.

    LocationTermDaysTimeCostStatusEnroll
    Garden GroveFall 2018 SemesterR10:30AM-11:50AM$295OpenEnroll Now
    La MiradaFall 2018 SemesterW10:30AM-11:50AM$295OpenEnroll Now
    Temecula ValleyFall 2018 SemesterT10:30AM-11:50AM$295OpenEnroll Now
    Yorba LindaFall 2018 SemesterT9:25AM-10:45AM$295OpenEnroll Now
  • (Grade 9-10)

    In this lab science course students explore the foundations of chemistry and physics including matter and energy, chemistry, motion, sound, light, electricity, and magnetism. Physical science is valuable preparation for upper-level chemistry and physics. This course also includes a discussion of science versus evolution.

    LocationTermDaysTimeCostStatusEnroll
    Garden GroveFall 2018 SemesterR/T10:30AM-11:50AM$465OpenEnroll Now
    La MiradaFall 2018 SemesterW/F12:30PM-1:50PM$465OpenEnroll Now
    Temecula ValleyFall 2018 SemesterT/R12:25PM-1:45PM$465OpenEnroll Now
    Yorba LindaFall 2018 SemesterT/R8:00AM-9:20AM$465OpenEnroll Now
  • (Grade 12)

    Students in this course investigate questions such as what keeps them glued to their seat as they go around the giant loop on Riddler's Revenge, and they explore the mysteries of matter in motion. Course topics include Newton's laws, work and energy, waves and optics, electricity, magnetism, and more. .
    Prerequisite: Algebra 2 and Geometry

    LocationTermDaysTimeCostStatusEnroll
    Garden GroveFall 2018 SemesterR/T12:25PM-1:45PM$465OpenEnroll Now
    La MiradaFall 2018 SemesterW/F12:30PM-1:50PM$465OpenEnroll Now
    Temecula ValleyFall 2018 SemesterT/R12:25PM-1:45PM$465OpenEnroll Now
    Yorba LindaFall 2018 SemesterT/R8:00AM-9:20AM$465OpenEnroll Now

Torrey Academy

  • (Grade 10-12)

    A capstone to the Inklings and Foundations of American Thought courses, the Faith of Our Fathers class challenges students to be transformed by their Faith. Your student will seek to gain nuance in their convictions as they consider the implications of their beliefs in dialogue with the greatest thinkers of the Christian tradition. The Faith of Our Fathers curriculum traces the history of Christian literary and theological tradition, and invites students to enter the world of scholarship through research, presentation, and critique in community.

    Faith is open to any 12th grade student, or any 10th-11th grade student who has completed Inklings or Foundations. However, we highly recommend taking Faith after completing both Inklings and Foundations. Faith is worth 30 high school credits: 10 of Honors World Literature, 10 of Honors World History, and 10 of Honors

    Bible/Theology.
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    La MiradaFall 2018 SemesterW/F8:00AM-9:20AM$748OpenEnroll Now
    OnlineFall 2018 SemesterW/F9:00AM-10:20AM$748OpenEnroll Now
    Temecula ValleyFall 2018 SemesterT/R10:30AM-11:50AM$748OpenEnroll Now
    Yorba LindaFall 2018 SemesterT/R1:35PM-2:55PM$748OpenEnroll Now
  • (Grade 10-12)

    In Foundations of American Thought, students enter a community that challenges them to develop a holistic understanding of responsible American citizenship. While reading and discussing texts that span from thinkers like John Locke and Thomas Jefferson to Nathaniel Hawthorne and Frederick Douglass, they encounter those who model well-rounded loyalty to this country we all call home. Your student will leave Foundations prepared to claim a place in their country characterized by courage and truth, and knowing that a true love of country necessitates a love for its people.

    Foundations is open to all 10th-12th grade students, though we highly recommend taking it after Inklings and before Faith. Foundations is worth 35 high school credits: 10 of Honors American Literature, 10 of Honors American History, 5 of Honors Government, and 10 of Honors Bible/Theology.

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    La MiradaFall 2018 SemesterW/F8:00AM-9:20AM$748OpenEnroll Now
    OnlineFall 2018 SemesterW/F10:30AM-11:50AM$748OpenEnroll Now
    Temecula ValleyFall 2018 SemesterT/R12:25PM-1:45PM$748OpenEnroll Now
    Yorba LindaFall 2018 SemesterT/R1:35PM-2:55PM$748OpenEnroll Now
  • (Grade 9-12)

    This course trains students in the skills which are necessary for thorough and creative thinking and for effective and winsome communication. Your student will learn the language of formal logic, analyze arguments for their validity, and recognize how logical argumentation is implemented in everything from advertisements and apologetics to poetry and literature. Students will analyze arguments found in works by C.S. Lewis, Shakespeare, Plato, and others. Logic is the most traditional of our courses, with lecture-based classes, quizzes and tests; however, Logic is classically-oriented in that it gives students the foundational skills and aptitudes which will allow them to be excellent discussion participants and writers.

    Logic is open to all 9th-12th grade students, but we recommend it as a preparation for the three core classes (Inklings, Foundations, Faith). Logic is worth 10 high school credits of Logic/Critical Thinking.

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    Garden GroveFall 2018 SemesterR/T12:25PM-1:25PM$410OpenEnroll Now
    La MiradaFall 2018 SemesterW/F1:55PM-2:55PM$410OpenEnroll Now
    Yorba LindaFall 2018 SemesterT/R3:00PM-4:00PM$410OpenEnroll Now
  • (Grade 9-12)

    In Torrey Academy's Rhetoric course, your student will become part of an intimate, tutor-led writing cohort. Within this writing community, students learn the critical writerly skills they need to not only successfully complete assignments particular to Torrey Academy, but also to become winsome, compelling, and effective communicators in the world. Through regular rhetorical exercises, dynamic discussions of texts within the Great Books tradition, and step-by-step guidance in the writing process, Rhetoric empowers students to clearly communicate genuine, original thoughts and participate in an ongoing academic conversation about great ideas and great texts

    All first year Torrey students are required to enroll in Writing Lab or Rhetoric; however, we recommend this course as preparation for the three core classes (Inklings, Foundations, Faith). All Torrey students who would like to sharpen their academic writing skills can enroll in Rhetoric at any time. Rhetoric is worth 10 high school credits of Advanced English Composition.

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    La MiradaFall 2018 SemesterW/F10:50AM-11:50AM$410OpenEnroll Now
    OnlineFall 2018 SemesterW/F9:20AM-10:20AM$410OpenEnroll Now
    Yorba LindaFall 2018 SemesterT/R1:35PM-2:35PM$410OpenEnroll Now
  • (Grade 9-12)

    Begin the transformative process of uniting scholarship and discipleship through encountering Christian literary heritage. In this course, your student will engage with the works of the twentieth-century group of Christian writers and thinkers known as the Inklings, as well as authors who influenced or were influenced by their writing. Designed to spark a passion for critical thinking and for the beauty and wonder of the Triune God, the content of this first or second-year Torrey Academy class focuses on issues of faith, learning, and culture. Through reading, discussing, and writing in community under the guidance of an experienced tutor, students will develop their skills as academic thinkers and communicators while cultivating deep friendships.

    The Inklings is open to all 9th-12th grade students, but highly recommended before enrolling in Foundations or Faith. Inklings students are required to enroll concurrently in either the Writing Lab or Rhetoric, unless the student has previously taken the Rhetoric course. Inklings is worth 30 high school credits: 10 of Honors Modern British Literature/English Composition, 10 of Honors Bible/Theology, and 10 of Honors Introduction to Philosophy.

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    Garden GroveFall 2018 SemesterR/T8:00AM-9:20AM$748OpenEnroll Now
    La MiradaFall 2018 SemesterW/F9:25AM-10:45AM$748OpenEnroll Now
    OnlineFall 2018 SemesterW/F10:30AM-11:50AM$748OpenEnroll Now
    Temecula ValleyFall 2018 SemesterT/R10:30AM-11:50AM$748OpenEnroll Now
    Yorba LindaFall 2018 SemesterT/R12:10PM-1:30PM$748OpenEnroll Now
  • (Grade 9-12)

    The Writing Lab is an online tutorial to be taken alongside a first-year studen's core class (The Inklings, Foundations of American Thought, or Faith of Our Fathers). It has a schedule of assignments for students to complete independently as preparation for their course assignments in their core class. Though the course covers the overall requirements for academic writing, it is not tutor-led. For students who would benefit from a class setting with direct interaction and accountability with their tutor, we would recommend enrolling in Rhetoric. All first year students in Inklings or Foundations who have not previously completed Rhetoric are required to enroll in Writing Lab or Rhetoric.

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    Garden GroveFall 2018 Semester$135OpenEnroll Now
    La MiradaFall 2018 Semester$135OpenEnroll Now
    OnlineFall 2018 Semester$135OpenEnroll Now
    Temecula ValleyFall 2018 Semester$135OpenEnroll Now
    Yorba LindaFall 2018 Semester$135OpenEnroll Now