High School Academy

Intensive summer program

This intensive summer program is for 11th and 12th-grade high school students who are looking to explore their higher education options while getting a jump on college credit.

Questions? Contact Summer Programs via email at summerprograms@woodbury.edu  or via phone at 818.252.0729.

Join us for our 2022 High School Academy!

Courses will be held in-person but are subject to change due to COVID-19 Protocol.

Classes: Tuesday, June 21 – Thursday, July 21 (5 weeks, 10 sessions).

College Application Workshops: Tuesday, July 26 & Thursday, July 28. (1 week, 2 sessions)

    • Audience: Students entering 11th or 12th grade
    • Tuition: $295 (Textbooks and/or supplies at own expense)
    • Priority Deadline: Tuesday, May 31, 2022

View the flyer with more information and class descriptions below.

High school academy flyer

T/Th 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM | 2 Unit studio course

Offered to high school students entering 11th or 12th grades, Architecture Lab is a summer program for college credit that introduces students to Woodbury University’s exceptional architecture and interior design programs. Taught by inspired design faculty, students are introduced to the practice and profession of architecture and interior design. Students are exposed to all aspects of the creative process, from drawing, making 3D printing and laser cutting to digital fabrication and portfolio development. Prerequisites: none.

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T/Th 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM | 2 Unit studio course

Through this course, students learn to develop their design and drawing skills and create work for their college entrance portfolio. Emphasis is placed on developing creative design concepts, gaining practical problem-solving skills, and learning the fundamentals of freehand observational drawing. The course culminates in a project of the students’ choice related to the professions of Graphic Design, Game Art & Design, Fashion Design, or Animation. Prerequisites: none.

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T/Th 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM | 2 Unit studio course

In this five-week summer course students will be introduced to the world of computer science through the lens of STEAM+CS. Using several free and openly available software platforms, students will be introduced to foundational concepts in computer science and will be challenged with mini projects as they learn about creative ways of learning computer science. The course will culminate with a student-centered project based–design challenge which will highlight students’ knowledge, skills and creativity. Topics of projects will reflect current scientific & cultural awareness and may include drawing with code, intro. to game design, and intro. to understanding the data around us. Students will be introduced to pathways in computer science through projects based in:

  • Applied Computer Science—working with interactive environments, experiential design, and human interaction,
  • Design Computation—design objects, software, and spaces,
  • Computer Information Systems—creating websites to creating mobile apps, visualizing data, and leading organizations,
  • Data Analytics—understand data analysis methodologies, as well as to appreciate, visualize, describe, and analyze data.

LAPTOP REQUIRED. Prerequisites: none.

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T/Th 9:00 AM – 12:45 PM | 3 Unit lecture course

This course is designed to help high school students better manage their finances and career goals. Topics covered include spending and budgeting, car and school loans, credit card and interest rates, identity theft precautions, resumé writing, and interview techniques for obtaining a job. Prerequisites: none.

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T/Th 9:00 AM – 12:45 PM | 3 Unit lecture course

Begin transforming your passion for fiction, poetry, script writing, and nonfiction into a career. Throughout this class, you’ll learn practical exercises to help you with any stage of the writing process and engage with short readings to learn how other writers mastered the craft of creative writing. Some of these lessons will focus on how to write vivid prose, develop hooks and suspense, create memorable characters and dialogue, turn any experience into a poetic moment, and draw inspiration from real life to create your own compelling narrative. Prerequisites: none.

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T/Th 9:00 AM – 12:45 PM | 3 Unit lecture course

Examination of the public safety system with emphasis on policing, prosecution, corrections, and societal reaction to offenders and their communities. The course focuses on the criminal justice process from crime and police, to arrest and prosecution through the correctional system, and reintegration efforts. Prerequisites: none.

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If you would like to get on a waitlist for a course that is currently closed, please sign our waitlist form below. If a seat becomes available in the requested course, the student will be contacted in the order in which we received their request.

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Give to our High School Academy Fund

The Woodbury High School Academy Fund supports those students who participate in Woodbury’s yearly summer high school academy courses. These intensive summer courses are for rising 11th and 12th-grade high school students who are looking to explore their higher education options while getting a jump on college credit.

  • Donations will be used primarily to cover the tuition of students and course materials related to instruction.
  • Donations can be directed to the course/s of the donor’s choice.
  • Unused donations will be carried over to the following year.

If you would like to give to this fund, please visit our giving page by clicking the button below and look for the “High School Academy Fund” under the section titled “University Giving Opportunities.”

Donate

For donations by check, please see the below details:

Payable to:  Woodbury University

Memo: High School Academy (be sure to include what School/College your donation is be directed)

Mail to:
Woodbury University, Office of Advancement
7500 Glenoaks Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91504-1052