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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 17: Registration forms and payment due
  • June 24:  Health class begins
  • June 26: Physics, Precalculus classes begin
  • July 4: Independence Day observed, no classes
  • July 24: Last day of Health class
  • July 30: Last day of Physics and Precalculus

    Physics and Precalculus are held weekdays 8:30am-12:30pm

Summer Session Courses for 2024

Accelerated Courses

Health – In-person classes:  June 24, 26, July 3, 10, 17 and 24 (8:30am–10:30am, 10:30am-12:30pm or 12:30pm-2:30pm)
The 8:30am-10:30am and 10:30-12:30 sessions are FULL.  Absence on June 24 and/or July 24 will preclude a student from receiving credit.

Precalculus – June 26 through July 30 (8:30am–12:30pm) 
Physics – June 26 through July 30 (8:30am – 12:30pm)

Summer courses are in person and attendance is required.

Health  ½ credit

In-class meeting dates:  

June 24, 26, July 3, 10, 17 and 24 (12:30pm-2:30pm) (8:30am–10:30am and 10:30am-12:30am sessions are closed)
Absence on June 24 and/or July 24 will preclude a student from receiving credit.

This course features a hybrid of in-class instruction and online coursework. It covers several topics including emotional health, nutrition, disease and disorder, healthy lifestyles, 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.

Precalculus  1 credit
June 26 – July 30     8:30am - 12:30pm

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.

Physics  1 credit
June 26 – July 30.     8:30am - 12:30pm 

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 2024-2025 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.

Writing the Common Application Essay Workshop
August 5 - 9.  9:00am - 12:00pm

This workshop is an intensive, five-day program that primarily focuses on writing the Common Application essay.  The workshop will include:  an in-depth look at the essay prompts, brainstorming essay ideas, writing the perfect hook sentence and introduction, structuring the body and incorporating specific details, and constructing a compelling clincher.  The goal of the workshop is for students to produce a complete, polished, engaging Common Application essay that has been reviewed for content, structure, tone and readability, and spelling, punctuation, and grammar.  

This course is offered to Canisius High School students currently in Grade 11, and is not a credit-bearing course.  Space is limited.

Cost: $200.00


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.

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


Important Notes: 

  • Payment for courses can be made via credit card after the registration form is submitted.
  • Tuition will not be refunded for applications withdrawn after June 12, 2024.
  • A student is not considered registered until tuition is paid in full.
  • Canisius High School reserves the right to cancel a class for insufficient enrollment.
  • If you have questions about Summer Session, please contact Mrs. Michele Battin at or 716.200.0219

Students may NOT be absent more than twice during the Physics or Precalculus course schedule. Additional absences will result in credit being denied. Please note: The HEALTH course requires attendance on June 24 and July 24; absence on either date precludes a student from receiving course credit; refunds will not be issued. 

Summer Session 2024 Registration