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Biola Youth Academics Homeschool Program


A group of children being homeschooled through the Biola Youth Academics program at Biola University.

Are you a homeschool parent looking for a new curriculum or desire for your kids to be able to take a few classes online, in person or a combination of the two?  You’ve undoubtedly realized at this point that there are a plethora of options available.  While many programs have the potential to provide your child with great learning tools and resources, a Christian Homeschool Program can do much more than that.

If you’re struggling with which option to choose, perhaps the Biola Youth Academics program, a division of the School of Education at Biola University, is the perfect match for your family.

For over 20 years, Biola Youth Academics has served the Christian homeschool community by offering a private school satellite program and elementary, college preparatory, and Socratic-style great books courses in thriving Christian communities across Southern California and online.

Biola Youth Academics is designed for children in 1st through 12th grade.  Between their eight-week academic clinics at Biola in collaboration with Biola University’s School of Education, to their semester full-day courses available at homeschool campuses across the Southland, you can mix and match to create the ideal combination that meets your family’s needs.

Biola Youth Academics – Elementary School

A group of children being homeschooled through the Biola Youth Academics program at Biola University.

Biola Youth Academics offers eight-week long elementary clinics on Fridays at Biola University and full day course offerings at various homeschool campuses in Southern California throughout the week.  The classes available for elementary school students include Language Arts, Reading, Math, Physical Science, Biology, and Chemistry, American Sign Langugage, Hands-On Art and more.

Elementary Full Day Courses Schedule (1 day per week)

  • Garden Grove
  • La Mirada
  • Temecula Valley
  • Yorba Linda
  • Santa Ana
  • Aliso Viejo

Elementary Clinics Schedule

  • Fridays at Biola University

Aside from academics, Biola also offers K–8 Homeschool P.E. classes that 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.

Biola Youth Academics – Junior & Senior High School

A group of children being homeschooled through the Biola Youth Academics program at Biola University.

Is your junior or senior high school student interested in joining a thriving homeschool community and meeting new Christian friends online or in person?  Star Academics offers both campus, online and advanced track courses for this age group.

Star Academics makes available a selection of challenging assignments tailored to equip students in 7th – 12th grade for a successful future.  The academically rigorous courses strengthen mind and character to prepare home educated students for improved college entrance exam scores, a successful university experience, and lives that glorify God.  Course offerings include Foreign Language, Humanities, Math, Science, and Electives such as SAT and Career Preparation.

Star Academics is pleased to also offer Advanced Track courses online.  Offerings are equivalent to Advanced Placement (AP)* courses and will prepare students to take AP* Exams.

Star Academics Junior High Campus Schedule (1 day per week)

  • Garden Grove
  • La Mirada
  • Temecula Valley
  • Yorba Linda
  • Santa Ana
  • Aliso Viejo

Star Academics High School Campus Schedule (2 days per week)

  • Garden Grove
  • La Mirada
  • Temecula Valley
  • Yorba Linda
  • Santa Ana
  • Aliso Viejo

Whether you’re in California, Canada or another part of the world, Biola Youth Academics online and in-person classes are designed to fit your lifestyle and needs.

Biola Youth Academics – Torrey Academy

A group of children being homeschooled through the Biola Youth Academics program at Biola University.

Perhaps you’ve been homeschooling for awhile and your senior high student is ready for a more rigorous curriculum?  Biola Youth Academics’ Torrey Academy provides a set of classically-based humanities courses that prepare students to flourish as Christians in the world.  Students read, discuss and write about texts that have shaped and challenged the Christian worldview over the last two thousand years.

The integrated core classes give students credit for multiple humanities courses and they wrestle with ideas within literature, history, philosophy, government and theology.  Torrey Academy provides classes online and at various homeschool campuses throughout Southern California.

Toerry Academy Campus Schedule

  • La Mirada
  • Temecula Valley
  • Yorba Linda

Biola Youth Academics – Private School Satellite Program

A boy being homeschooled by his mom through the Biola Youth Academics program

Are you looking for a Private School Satellite Program (PSP) that provides community-building opportunities within a Christian environment?  Biola Youth Academics PSP provides support, guidance, and community as you home educate your children.

Biola Youth Academics PSP Membership includes:

  • Filing of private school affidavit, cumulative-file requests and maintenance, and all other required paperwork
  • Customized mobile-friendly PSP Manager record keeping tool
  • Annual general academic counseling
  • Annual university preparation and graduation advising for 11–12 grade students
  • Diploma, senior banquet, graduation ceremony, senior events, and one free official high school transcript for high school seniors
  • Referrals for special-needs consultations (gifted, learning disabled, etc.)
  • Biola University Library entrance pass
  • Student and teacher photo ID cards
  • Field trips, teen events and quarterly family events
  • Work permit issuance and providing other required signatures
  • Parent educator seminars provided by Biola University professors, parent educators, and consultants
  • Student photos taken

To inquire about Biola Youth Academics Private School Satellite Program (PSP), please visit their contact page or call (562) 903-4735.

Biola Youth Academics – Homeschool Info Sessions

Homeschool Information Session at Biola University

This summer join the staff of Biola University for a homeschool information session.  Learn how Biola Youth Academics comes alongside K–12 homeschooling families to provide a tailor-made education, nurturing their child’s unique purpose to become a relevant and redemptive voice in a changing world.

During one of BYA’S info sessions you will hear an overview of their programs including Elementary Academics, Star Academics, Torrey Academy and the BYA Private School Satellite Program (PSP).

You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions directly of BYA’s staff, hear first hand testimonies from parents and students involved in the program and review curriculum.

Advance registration is not required and you may attend any informational session of your choice regardless of your campus of interest.

The summer info sessions schedule is as follows:

  • Thursday, June 21 @ 9:30–11 am (general info session)
  • Thursday, July 12 @ 9:30–11 am (general info session)
  • Thursday, July 26 @ 9:30–11 am (general info session)
  • Thursday, August 9 @ 9:30–11 am (“How to Homeschool Through High School” workshop and general info session)
  • Thursday, August 23 @ 9:30–11 am (general info session)

All summer info sessions will be at the BYA Rancho Office, 14540 San Cristobal Dr. La Mirada, California 90638.

To learn more about Biola Youth Academics, please contact Liz Chavez at (562) 777-4087 or by email at [email protected].

Happy Homeschooling!


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