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Courses Offered - Garden Grove

Grades 6 - 12



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 $10 per semester.


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00013 Garden Grove G 201 R 10:30AM-11:50AM $250.00 CLOSED

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.
NOTE: This course has an additional materials fee of $12 per semester.


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00017 Garden Grove CE 202 R 12:20PM-1:20PM $245.00 CLOSED

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 $10 per semester.


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00023 Garden Grove G 201 R 1:25PM-2:25PM $220.00 CLOSED

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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00008 Garden Grove G 102 R 9:25AM-10:25AM $245.00 CLOSED

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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00002 Garden Grove G 102 R 8:20AM-9:20AM $220.00 CLOSED

Digital Photography (grade 8 – 12)

This fun and interactive 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 per semester.


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00024 Garden Grove G 102 T 1:45PM-2:45PM $220.00 CLOSED

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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00003 Garden Grove G 201 R/T 8:20AM-9:20AM $320.00 CLOSED

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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00009 Garden Grove G 101 R/T 9:25AM-10:25AM $355.00 CLOSED

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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00018 Garden Grove G 102 R/T 12:20PM-1:20PM $320.00 CLOSED

Biology (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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00020 Garden Grove G 201 R/T 12:20PM-1:40PM $390.00 CLOSED

Physical Science (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 $15 per semester.


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00014 Garden Grove G 102 R/T 10:30AM-11:50AM $390.00 CLOSED

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 $40 per year. Please note, materials fee may change without notice due to publisher price adjustment. Print Full Course Description


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00019 Garden Grove G 202 R/T 12:20PM-1:20PM $320.00 CLOSED

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 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 $32 per year. Please note, materials fee may change without notice due to publisher price adjustment. Print Full Course Description


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00011 Garden Grove Conf. R/T 9:25AM-10:45AM $595.00 CLOSED

Torrey Academy Writing Lab (grade 9 – 12)

The Torrey Academy Writing Lab is designed to guide students through the writing assignments required for the various Torrey Academy classes. Requiring separate registration, the Writing Lab is an online tool that complements Inklings and Foundations of American Thought class work by helping students to develop the skills needed to be successful in academic writing. Assignments are due on Mondays. Mandatory for 1st year students, encouraged for 2nd year students.


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00001 Garden Grove / 12:00AM-12:00AM $125.00 CLOSED

Spanish 2 (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


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00025 Garden Grove G 101 R/T 1:45PM-2:45PM $320.00 CLOSED

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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00015 Garden Grove G 101 R/T 10:50AM-11:50AM $320.00 CLOSED

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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00004 Garden Grove G 101 R/T 8:20AM-9:20AM $320.00 CLOSED

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 that they be taken concurrently.


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00010 Garden Grove G 201 R/T 9:25AM-10:25AM $355.00 CLOSED

Chemistry (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 $15 per semester.


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00021 Garden Grove G 101 R/T 12:20PM-1:40PM $390.00 CLOSED

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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.