Summer Courses

Canterbury School is excited to offer summer courses for all Fort Wayne-area high school students.

Canterbury students will receive credit for completed coursework, and all non-Canterbury students will receive a certificate of completion upon finishing their coursework. Courses may or may not be transferable to other schools, so guest students should check with their guidance counselors before enrolling in courses.

ECONOMICS

Economics
60 Contact Hours

This introductory economics course has three objectives:

  • To instruct students in the principles and language of economics so they can understand economic terms and concepts used in public discourse.
  • To familiarize students with the principal institutions affecting America’s economy and, to a lesser degree, those that shape the world economy.
  • To confront current economic problems of national and international significance. This includes an economic research project, in which each student presents and defends his or her position on an economic issue.

This course is equivalent to a semester class during the school year.

Tuition: $775

ETHICS

Ethics
30 Contact Hours

The objective of this course is to begin to provide students with the tools necessary to better make difficult, ethical decisions. In order to achieve this, we will study and critically evaluate several different ethical theories including Egoism, Relativism, and Divine Command Theory. Critical evaluation of these theories helps motivate the idea that the study of Ethics is important to their understanding their need for each other and the role their family plays in their development. Argument evaluation techniques will enable students to begin to understand both sides of social issues. Student presentations will address the role the media plays in shaping our decisions, values, and beliefs.

At the end of the Quarter, students should have the tools to effectively reflect on their own backgrounds and how that relates to their stances on social issues and religious questions.

Tuition: $400

FOUNDATIONS IN SCIENCE

Foundations in Science: A Pre-chemisty Course

This course is designed to prepare students for their up-and-coming chemistry course during the school year. Students will learn essential math skills for chemistry such as metric conversions, significant figures, stoichiometry, graphing, and dimensional analysis. Students will also work to establish a solid basis in which chemistry will be built including topics on the periodic table, atomic structure, bonding, Lewis structures, the mole, Avogadro’s number, and writing/balancing equations. Laboratory activities will be performed. This class is equivalent to a semester course during school year.

Tuition: $775

GOVERNMENT

Government
60 Contact Hours

The government course focuses on a discussion of issues. Students read commentary on the issues, incorporate current events, do a research projects, and participate in debate. The topics include the constitution, each branch of government, elections, political parties, civil liberties, federalism, and the role for the media. This course is equivalent to a semester class during the school year.

Tuition: $775

GRAMMAR WORKSHOP

Grammar Workshop
30 Contact Hours

This quarter-long course helps supplement the grammar teachings that have already occurred in Intro to Literary Genres. Nearly all of its materials are derived from the text the students are reading, and the essays and stories they’re writing, and uses all of it to build a foundational understanding of how grammar actually functions in the context of a written work.

Students toggle back and forth between identification and writing exercises that are geared towards constructing a relational understanding between words, phrases, and clauses, and they become familiar with the terminology involved in identifying the structures they both identify and construct. Students strive to demonstrate an improved command of their own grammatical styles as well as the rhetorical effects that result from them.

This course is equivalent to a quarter class during the school year.

Tuition: $400

HEALTH EDUCATION

Health Education
30 Contact Hours

Topics covered in this class include nutrition, growth and development, disease prevention, community and environmental health, chemical substance use and abuse, mental health, and accident prevention and safety. This course is equivalent to a quarter class during the school year.

Tuition: $400

INTRO TO COMPUTERS

Introduction to Computers
30 Contact Hours

This course covers the use of the computer as an academic tool, including keyboarding, word processing, spreadsheets, databases and online research. In addition, students study the hardware components of a computer system and are introduced to programming in the Python language. This course is equivalent to a quarter class during the school year.

Tuition: $400

PHYSICAL EDUCATION, GRADE 9

Physical Education
30 Contact Hours

Physical Education emphasizes the development of lifelong skills and encourages student participation in a wide variety of activities. It includes soccer, softball, weight training, basketball, flag football, badminton, tennis, team handball, volleyball, golf, bowling, floor hockey, physical fitness testing and Ultimate Frisbee. This course is equivalent to a quarter class during the school year.

Tuition: $400

PHYSICAL EDUCATION, GRADE 10

Physical Education
30 Contact Hours

Physical Education emphasizes the development of lifelong skills and encourages student participation in a wide variety of activities. It includes soccer, softball, weight training, basketball, flag football, badminton, tennis, team handball, volleyball, golf, bowling, floor hockey, physical fitness testing and Ultimate Frisbee. This course is equivalent to a quarter class during the school year.

Tuition: $400

SPEECH

Speech
30 Contact Hours

This speech course provides the opportunity for all students to gain confidence in public speaking and help them be prepared to communicate successfully whether they have an audience of one or many more.

Students will:

  • Learn to give a verbal response of their analysis, synthesis, or inferences of the facts and ideas after examination of a text taken from the humanities, social studies and natural sciences.
  • Use interesting language, including informal expressions for effect, Standard English for clarity, and technical language for specificity.
  • Use Monroe’s Motivated Sequence to apply research, analysis and visual aids to several types of persuasive speech (propositions of fact, value, problem and policy).
  • Learn critiquing strategies, paying attention to performance details and achieving command of the text.
  • Participate in a mock college interview.

This course is equivalent to a quarter class during the school year.

Tuition: $400

STANDARDIZED TEST PREP

Standardized Test Prep
20 Contact Hours

The goal of ACT/SAT Prep Course is to provide students with an opportunity to become familiar with the rigor and expectations of the college entrance exam. Students will learn important test-taking strategies and review key concepts that will increase performance while reducing panic and anxiety. They'll also learn techniques to promote accuracy and speed while taking tests in a structured environment. The English portion will focus on reading comprehension, grammar and essay writing while math will focus on algebra, geometry, data analysis, statistics and probability. Students can choose either the English or Math test prep or sign up for both.

Tuition: $150 for one Test Prep session; $300 for both Test Prep sessions

WORLD RELIGIONS

World Religions
30 Contact Hours

The objective of this course is to encourage students to learn about different religious viewpoints by studying major figures of world religions including, but not limited to, Moses, Muhammad, Brigham Young and Gandhi. Additionally, representatives from various faiths are invited to answer questions from the students. This course is equivalent to a quarter class during the school year.

Tuition: $400

WRITING YOUR SCIENCE INDEPENDENT PROJECT

Writing Your Science Independent Project
30 Contact Hours

During this class, students will learn how to read and evaluate scientific papers/sources. In doing so, they will present papers to the class in a journal-club style. Students will also learn where to find appropriate scientific sources and begin to brainstorm ideas as to what they would like to write their 15+ page Independent Project paper on. The second half of this course will be specifically geared to the writing process in an attempt for students to write the majority of their paper.

Tuition: $450

Information

Administrator
Julie Ervin
Director

Registration
Registration is closed for the Summer 2018 offerings, but please check back next year for updated course offerings!