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Higher Achievement Program
for rising 8th grade boys

This unique four-week program provides a blend of enriching academics, athletics and fun each day.



The Higher Achievement Program's (HAP) curriculum focuses on small-group work, technology, and hands-on lessons in English, reading and math. The themes and topics covered include those learned in 7th grade, as well as preparation for what will be covered in the beginning of 8th grade. HAP also helps boys prepare for the high school entrance exam by covering material they can expect to see on the exam.


Minds aren't the only thing getting a workout! Athletics and active play are an integral part of the program. HAP participants engage in some form of fitness-based activity each day. Activities in years past have included baseball, basketball, touch football, street hockey, soccer, handball and volleyball. All are rooted in building a sense of teamwork, camaraderie, and sportsmanship. Activities in 2021 are anticipated to include Kan Jam, whiffleball, spikeball, cornhole, and pickleball.


There are also a number of electives that boys can choose. Offerings have included: art, drama, computers, community service, chess, eSports and the HAP newspaper. Past years have included Friday field trips to Darien Lake, Laser Tron, Griffis Sculpture Park, and the Niagara Climbing Center. 



July 6-30, 2021



HAP participants are automatically enrolled in the Canisius High School Entrance Exam Tutorial Course and the school's Entrance & Scholarship Exam at no extra charge.

SPACE IS LIMITED (2020 was sold out). SIGN UP BELOW.