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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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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.

    This is a Hybrid course and includes the option to attend the class meeting online via Canvas video-conference or in-person at our La Mirada Campus.


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    LocationTermDaysTimeCostStatusEnroll
    OnlineFall 2019 SemesterW/F12:10PM-1:30PM$750Online Enrollment ClosedCall to Enroll
  • (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 American Literature, 10 of American History, 5 of Government, and 10 of Bible/Theology.

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    Yorba LindaFall 2019 SemesterT/R12:30PM-1:50PM$750Online Enrollment ClosedCall to Enroll
    Yorba LindaFall 2019 SemesterT/R12:30PM-1:50PM$750Online Enrollment ClosedCall to Enroll
  • (Grade 10-12)

    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-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 10th-12th grade students, but highly recommended before enrolling in Foundations or Faith. Inklings students are required to enroll concurrently in the Writing Lab, unless the student has previously taken the Torrey Academy Rhetoric course. Inklings is worth 20 high school credits: 10 of English Composition and Literature and 10 of Critical Thinking.

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    LocationTermDaysTimeCostStatusEnroll
    La MiradaFall 2019 SemesterW/F9:25AM-10:45AM$675Online Enrollment ClosedCall to Enroll
    OnlineFall 2019 SemesterM/W10:30AM-11:50AM$675Online Enrollment ClosedCall to Enroll
    OnlineFall 2019 SemesterM/W10:30AM-11:50AM$675Online Enrollment ClosedCall to Enroll
    Temecula ValleyFall 2019 SemesterT/R10:30AM-11:50AM$675Online Enrollment ClosedCall to Enroll
    TustinFall 2019 SemesterR/T9:25AM-10:45AM$675Online Enrollment ClosedCall to Enroll
    Yorba LindaFall 2019 SemesterT/R10:50AM-12:10PM$675Online Enrollment ClosedCall to Enroll
  • (Grade 10-12)

    The Writing Lab is an online tutorial to be taken alongside a first-year student'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.

    LocationTermDaysTimeCostStatusEnroll
    OnlineFall 2019 Semester$135Online Enrollment ClosedCall to Enroll

Partnerships

  • (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 American Literature, 10 of American History, 5 of Government, and 10 of Bible/Theology.

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    This course is taken through Independent Learning Academy (ILA). In order to register for this course, you must first register with ILA. Read more about our partnership with ILA.

    LocationTermDaysTimeCostStatusEnroll
    San Juan CapistranoFall 2019 SemesterM/W8:00AM-9:30AM$772Online Enrollment ClosedCall to Enroll
  • (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.

    This course is taken through Independent Learning Academy (ILA). In order to register for this course, you must first register with ILA. Read more about our partnership with ILA.

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    LocationTermDaysTimeCostStatusEnroll
    San Juan CapistranoFall 2019 SemesterW2:10PM-3:40PM$430Online Enrollment ClosedCall to Enroll
  • (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 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

    We recommend this course for 9th through 12th grade students. Rhetoric is worth 10 high school credits of English Composition and Literature.

    This course is taken through Independent Learning Academy (ILA). In order to register for this course, you must first register with ILA. Read more about our partnership with ILA.

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    LocationTermDaysTimeCostStatusEnroll
    San Juan CapistranoFall 2019 SemesterM/W12:30PM-2:00PM$517Online Enrollment ClosedCall to Enroll
  • (Grade 10-12)

    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-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 10th-12th grade students, but highly recommended before enrolling in Foundations or Faith. Inklings students are required to enroll concurrently in the Writing Lab, unless the student has previously taken the Torrey Academy Rhetoric course. Inklings is worth 20 high school credits: 10 of English Composition and Literature and 10 of Critical Thinking.

    This course is taken through Independent Learning Academy (ILA). In order to register for this course, you must first register with ILA. Read more about our partnership with ILA.

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    LocationTermDaysTimeCostStatusEnroll
    San Juan CapistranoFall 2019 SemesterM/W2:10PM-3:40PM$697Online Enrollment ClosedCall to Enroll
  • (Grade 10-12)

    The Writing Lab is an online tutorial to be taken alongside a first-year student'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.

    This course is taken through Independent Learning Academy (ILA). In order to register for this course, you must first register with ILA. Read more about our partnership with ILA.

    LocationTermDaysTimeCostStatusEnroll
    OnlineFall 2019 Semester$135Online Enrollment ClosedCall to Enroll