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Grades 7 - 12




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 .


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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.
NOTE: This course has an additional materials fee of $20 per semester.


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00098 Garden Grove R 10:30AM-11:50AM $270.00 OPEN Login to Add

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.


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00031 Garden Grove R 12:25PM-1:25PM $270.00 OPEN Login to Add

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.
NOTE: This course has an additional materials fee of $20 per semester.


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00064 Garden Grove R 1:30PM-2:30PM $235.00 OPEN Login to Add

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


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00033 Garden Grove R 9:25AM-10:25AM $270.00 OPEN Login to Add

Pre-Algebra (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.


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00081 Garden Grove R 8:20AM-9:20AM $235.00 OPEN Login to Add

Digital Photography (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.
NOTE: This course has an additional $20 materials fee.


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00140 Garden Grove R 1:50PM-2:50PM $235.00 OPEN Login to Add

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.


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00066 Garden Grove R/T 8:20AM-9:20AM $350.00 OPEN Login to Add

American Sign Language 1 (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.


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00143 Garden Grove R/T 1:50PM-2:50PM $350.00 OPEN Login to Add

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.


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00060 Garden Grove R/T 9:25AM-10:25AM $390.00 OPEN Login to Add

Spanish 1 (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.


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00021 Garden Grove R/T 1:50PM-2:50PM $350.00 OPEN Login to Add

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.
NOTE: This course has an additional materials fee of $30 per semester.


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00090 Garden Grove R/T 12:25PM-1:45PM $420.00 OPEN Login to Add

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.
NOTE: This course has an additional materials fee of $30 per semester.


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00106 Garden Grove R/T 10:30AM-11:50AM $420.00 OPEN Login to Add

Logic (grade 9 – 12)

This course introduces students to Torrey Academy by exploring the importance of clear thinking for Christian spiritual development. Students learn why great Christian leaders have traditionally seen the life of the mind as a key component of spiritual growth. Students examine the basics of Socratic Logic, including terms, syllogisms, and evaluation of soundness and validity. The class also explores how argumentation plays out in everyday life, including a lengthy study of informal fallacies. Students end the year by exploring good methods for reading and engaging essays and literature using logical principles. Readings include With Good Reason by S. Morris Engel, How to Read a Book by Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren, and works by Plato, C.S. Lewis, Washington Irving, William Shakespeare, J.P. Moreland, and others. Logic is open to all 9-12 grade students. Logic is worth 10 high school credits of Logic/Critical Thinking.
NOTE: This course has an additional materials fee of $30 per year.


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00111 Garden Grove R/T 12:25PM-1:25PM $360.00 OPEN Login to Add

Rhetoric (grade 9 – 12)

In Torrey Academy’s Rhetoric course, students will become part of an intimate, tutor-led writing cohort. Within this writing community students learn the critical writerly skills they need to successfully complete assignments particular to Torrey Academy and to become winsome, compelling, and effective communicators in the world. Through regular rhetorical exercises, dynamic readings, 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 Inklings students are required to enroll in Writing Lab or Rhetoric. However, all Torrey students who would like to sharpen their academic writing skills can enroll in Rhetoric at any time. Rhetoric is worth 10 HS credits of English Composition.
NOTE: This course has an additional materials fee of $30 per year.
Rhetoric fulfills the requirement of Writing Lab for any student.


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00129 Garden Grove R/T 9:25AM-10:25AM $360.00 OPEN Login to Add

The Inklings (grade 9 – 12)

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. The Inklings texts are provocative, challenging, and packed-full with theology, poetry, and apologetics. Inklings is open to all 9-12 grade students. Inklings students are required to enroll concurrently in either the Writing Lab or Rhetoric. Inklings is worth 30 high school credits: 10 of English Composition/Modern British Literature, 10 of Bible/Theology, and 10 of Philosophy/Critical Thinking.
NOTE: This course has an additional materials fee of $30 per year.


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00123 Garden Grove R/T 8:00AM-9:20AM $640.00 OPEN Login to Add

Torrey Academy Writing Lab (grade 9 – 12)

The Writing Lab is an online tutorial covering all of Torrey Academy's writing expectations. It has a schedule of assignments for students to complete independently. However, 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 highly recommend signing up for Rhetoric. The Rhetoric course is a tutor-led, writing cohort for all Torrey Academy students. Also, students will have the option for additional office hours with their Rhetoric tutor for individual feedback. All Inklings students are required to enroll in Writing Lab or Rhetoric.


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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.


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Geometry (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.


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World History (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.


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World Literature (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.


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Foundations of American Thought (grade 10 – 12)

A natural progression from the Inklings, the Foundations of American Thought class takes students to the next level of academic, intellectual, and spiritual development. Following the same format as the first-year class, this second-year class changes only the content, not the amount of reading and writing. These readings and discussions focus on issues in American Literature, History, and Government from the pre-colonial period through the antebellum period in order to impart to students an understanding and vision of their own country and society. This course is aimed at helping students become responsible, knowledgeable citizens both in our democratic republic and in the City of God. Politics and literature are examined through a Christian perspective. Foundations is open to all 10-12 grade students, though we highly recommend taking it after Inklings. Foundations is worth 35 high school credits: 10 of American Literature, 10 of American History, 5 of Government, and 10 of Bible/Theology.
NOTE: This course has an additional materials fee of $30 per year. Print Full Course Description


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00115 Garden Grove R/T 9:25AM-10:45AM $640.00 OPEN Login to Add

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
NOTE: This course has an additional materials fee of $30 per semester.


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British Literature (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.


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00055 Garden Grove R/T 8:20AM-9:20AM $390.00 OPEN Login to Add

Government (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.


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00038 Garden Grove R/T 10:50AM-11:50AM $350.00 OPEN Login to Add

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
NOTE: This course has an additional materials fee of $30 per semester.


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00102 Garden Grove R/T 12:25PM-1:45PM $420.00 OPEN Login to Add

Pre-Calculus / Trigonometry (grade 12 )

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


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00086 Garden Grove R/T 9:25AM-10:45AM $390.00 OPEN Login to Add

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Course Level Guidelines

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.