Higher Achievement Program
for rising 8th grade boys

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



The Higher Achievement Program's (HAP) curriculum caters to the needs of the 21st century student with 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 -- baseball, basketball, touch football, street hockey, soccer, handball and volleyball. All are rooted in building a sense of teamwork, camaraderie, and sportsmanship.


There are also a number of electives boys can choose. Offerings include: art, drama, computers, community service, chess, and the HAP newspaper. Plus, they can take part in field trips on Fridays to places such as Darien Lake, Laser Tron, Griffis Sculpture Park, or the Niagara Climbing Center, and every week is HAP-pening!



June 29 - July 30, 2020
Programming takes place each day from 8:30am to 2:30pm Monday through Thursday. Friday field trips are optional.



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.