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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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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 GroveSpring 2019 SemesterR9:30AM-2:15PM$510Online Enrollment ClosedCall to Enroll
    La MiradaSpring 2019 SemesterT9:30AM-2:15PM$510Online Enrollment ClosedCall to Enroll
    Temecula ValleySpring 2019 SemesterR9:30AM-2:15PM$510Online Enrollment ClosedCall to Enroll
    Yorba LindaSpring 2019 SemesterM9:30AM-2:15PM$510Online Enrollment ClosedCall to Enroll
  • (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 GroveSpring 2019 SemesterR9:30AM-2:15PM$510Online Enrollment ClosedCall to Enroll
    La MiradaSpring 2019 SemesterT9:30AM-2:15PM$510Online Enrollment ClosedCall to Enroll
    Temecula ValleySpring 2019 SemesterR9:30AM-2:15PM$510Online Enrollment ClosedCall to Enroll
    Yorba LindaSpring 2019 SemesterM9:30AM-2:15PM$510Online Enrollment ClosedCall to Enroll
  • (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 GroveSpring 2019 SemesterR9:30AM-2:15PM$510Online Enrollment ClosedCall to Enroll
    La MiradaSpring 2019 SemesterT9:30AM-2:15PM$510Online Enrollment ClosedCall to Enroll
    Temecula ValleySpring 2019 SemesterR9:30AM-2:15PM$510Online Enrollment ClosedCall to Enroll
    Yorba LindaSpring 2019 SemesterM9:30AM-2:15PM$510Online Enrollment ClosedCall to Enroll

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 UniversitySpring 2019 SemesterF1:30PM-2:15PM$90Online Enrollment ClosedCall to Enroll
  • (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 UniversitySpring 2019 SemesterF10:45AM-11:45AM$90Online Enrollment ClosedCall to Enroll
  • (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 UniversitySpring 2019 SemesterF10:45AM-11:45AM$90Online Enrollment ClosedCall to Enroll
  • (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 UniversitySpring 2019 SemesterF9:35AM-10:35AM$90Online Enrollment ClosedCall to Enroll
  • (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 UniversitySpring 2019 SemesterF9:35AM-10:35AM$90Online Enrollment ClosedCall to Enroll
  • (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 UniversitySpring 2019 SemesterF8:25AM-9:25AM$90Online Enrollment ClosedCall to Enroll
  • (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 UniversitySpring 2019 SemesterF8:25AM-9:25AM$90Online Enrollment ClosedCall to Enroll

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 UniversitySpring 2019 SemesterF12:15PM-1:15PM$55Online Enrollment ClosedCall to Enroll