Summer Session


Canisius offers several enrichment courses during its annual Summer Accelerated Learning Program. These courses are open to high school students from all over WNY (not just Canisius students) and allow them the opportunity to complete core requirements and/or electives in areas of interest during a more compact time frame.

Important Dates

  • May 20: Registration forms and payment due
  • June 24: Classes begin
  • July 4: Independence Day observed, no classes
  • July 26: Last day of classes
  • Classes are held weekdays 8am - Noon (unless otherwise noted)

Courses for 2019

Accelerated Courses

Health – June 24 and 26, July 3, 8, 17, and 24 (8:00 – 10:00 and 10:00 – 12:00)
Precalculus – June 24 through July 26 (8:00am – 12:00pm) 
Physics – June 24 through July 26 (8:00am – 12:00pm)
Biology – June 24 through July 26 (8:00am – 12:00pm) 
College Workshop – August 5 through August 9

College Workshop
August 5-9, (9:00-12:00 or 1:00-4:00) ***THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL***

This workshop is an intensive, five-day program that primarily focuses on completion of the main college essay and fine-tuning of the Common Application that juniors begin during Career Exploration class. Other applications, including the Coalition Application, as well as important application process topics will also be covered. Students who have supplemental essays may be able to complete drafts of those essays as well, depending on the pace of their writing. Canisius students enrolling in the course are required to meet with Mrs. Moscovic prior to the end of their junior year. Students will benefit most if they come prepared with a short list of colleges to which they intend to apply. There are two sessions daily. Students should sign up for either the morning session OR the afternoon session. Please note that students may finish early on the last day of the course, depending on the number of applications they have to complete and the pace at which they work. This is not a credit bearing course.

In class meeting dates: June 24, 26, July 3, 8, 17, 24 ***THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL***
Absence on June 24 and/or July 24 will preclude a student from receiving credit.
½ Credit

This course features a hybrid of in-class instruction and online course work. It covers a number of topics including emotional health, nutrition, disease and disorder, healthy life styles, and first-aid. These topics are covered through in class meetings and the use of Schoology. This course fulfills a student’s Health requirement.

Requirements: Eligible students must have an overall GPA of 80% or above.

June 24 – July 26
1 Credit

This course is intended to prepare students for Calculus. Students enrolled in this course may register for AP Calculus AB or BC in the fall, depending on teacher recommendation. This course fulfills the Canisius High School Precalculus requirement.

Requirements: Eligible students must have a grade of 85% or higher in Algebra II Trig and receive department approval.

June 24 – July 26 ***THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL***
1 Credit

This course will meet the Canisius High School Physics requirement, and completion of this course will allow students to enroll in the next science course in his sequence. Students who successfully complete summer Physics will be eligible for enrollment in Advanced Placement Science for the 2019-2020 academic year which is based on space availability and department recommendation.

Requirements: All students must have successfully completed Biology, Chemistry, and Geometry with an average of 85% or higher and receive departmental approval.



Students may not be absent more than TWICE during the course schedule, as absences undermine the program’s academic integrity. Course credit may be denied if a student has excessive absences. The attendance policy may not be modified or adjusted to meet personal needs or vacation schedules. Please note that ONE absence from the Health course is permissible-but-discouraged.

Textbooks & Materials:

Textbooks will be provided for all courses. Students may be responsible for the purchase of workbooks, supplies, or other fees.

Dress Code:

Summer Session is an academic program and it is expected that student attire corresponds. Young men may wear non-athletic shorts. T-shirts are permissible, but must have sleeves, and all footwear must be close-toed. Young women may wear shorts or skirts that come to the knee. Leggings, tank tops, and low-cut tops are not permissible.


1 Credit Course……………. $500
½ Credit Course…………… $250
College Workshop………… $200

Summer Session information brochures will be available in both the Principal’s Office and the Guidance Office.