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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American History with Art(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.
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
English 7-Composition(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.
English 8-Intermediate Composition(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
General Literature and Composition(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.
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.
World History with Art(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.
Algebra 1(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.
Algebra 2(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.
Location Term Days Time Cost Status Enroll Temecula Valley Fall 2019 Semester T/R 9:25AM-10:25AM $495 Online Enrollment Closed Call to Enroll Tustin Fall 2019 Semester R/T 10:50AM-11:50AM $495 Online Enrollment Closed Call to Enroll Yorba Linda Fall 2019 Semester T/R 9:30AM-10:30AM $495 Online Enrollment Closed Call to Enroll
Fundamentals of Mathematics(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 .
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.
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.
Pre-Calculus / Trigonometry(Grade 12)
This dynamic class includes instruction in algebraic functions, trigonometry, and an introduction to calculus.
Prerequisite: Algebra 2 and Geometry
Biology with Lab(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.
Chemistry with Lab(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
Earth Science(Grade 7-8)
In this course science is not just a collection of facts, but is viewed as a process of historically important events, structures, and actions that can be observed in or from the earth. Dynamic class discussions include topics such as geology, oceanography, atmosphere, weather, astronomy, space exploration, and environmental science.
Location Term Days Time Cost Status Enroll La Mirada Fall 2019 Semester W 10:30AM-11:50AM $325 Online Enrollment Closed Call to Enroll Temecula Valley Fall 2019 Semester T 10:30AM-11:50AM $325 Online Enrollment Closed Call to Enroll Tustin Fall 2019 Semester R 10:30AM-11:50AM $325 Online Enrollment Closed Call to Enroll Yorba Linda Fall 2019 Semester T 9:25AM-10:45AM $325 Online Enrollment Closed Call to Enroll
Physical Science with Lab(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.
Physics with Lab(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