Summer Session

Canisius High School (CHS) 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 CHS students) and allow them the opportunity to complete core requirements and/or electives in areas of interest during a more compact time frame.



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.

Important Dates:

  • May 14: Registration forms and payment due
  • June 25: Classes begin
  • July 4: Independence Day observed, no classes
  • July 27: Last day of classes

Classes are held weekdays 8am - Noon (unless otherwise noted)

Tuition & Fees:

  • 1-Credit Course ...........................$500
  • 1⁄2-Credit Course .........................$250
  • College Workshop .......................$200



Tuition must be fully paid by May 14 and is non-refundable unless a class is canceled due to under-enrollment.

For more information, please contact Mrs. Battin at 200-0219 or Registration forms must be received by May 14, 2018.


Available Courses for 2018

College Application and Essay Workshop:

This workshop is an intensive, five-day program that enables students to complete college Common Application and/or main application essays. Other topics, including testing and interviews, will also be covered. CHS students enrolling in the course are required to meet with Mrs. Moscovic prior to the end of their junior year. Other students are advised to consult with their school counselor before enrolling in this course. Students will only benefit most if they come prepared with a short list of colleges to which they intend to apply. Please note: There are two sessions daily [9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. OR 1:00- 4:00 p.m.] and they ll up quickly. This is not a credit-bearing course.

Class Meeting Dates:

  • August 6-10
    • Session I: 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
    • Session II: 1:00- 4:00 p.m.


1/2 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 face-to-face meetings at school and the use of Schoology. Access codes will be provided June 25. This course fulfills the student’s Health requirement.


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

In-Class Meeting Dates:

  • Monday, June 25*
  • Wednesday, June 27
  • Monday, July 2
  • Wednesday, July 11
  • Wednesday, July 18
  • Wednesday, July 25*

*Absence on June 25 and/or July 25 will preclude a student from receiving credit. More than one absence without a doctor’s note will result in removal from the course.


1 Credit. This course will meet the CHS Physics requirement and will allow students to enroll in the next science course in his sequence for September. The course will introduce participants to the major areas of classical Physics and is taught from both a mathematical and conceptual perspective to give students a solid foundation for further scientific study. Problem-solving and critical thinking skills are stressed in the curriculum.


  • All students must have successfully completed Biology, Chemistry, and Geometry with an average of 85% or higher and receive department approval in order to take this course.
  • Students who successfully complete summer Physics will be eligible for enrollment in Advanced Placement Science for the 2018-2019 academic year which is based on space availability and department recommendations.


1 Credit. This course is intended to prepare students for Calculus. Topics of study include transformation of functions, periodic functions and their graphs, inverses, exponentials, and logarithmic equations and their applications. Students enrolled in this course may register for A.P. Calculus AB or BC in the fall, depending on teacher recommendation. This course fulfills the CHS Pre-Calculus requirement.


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