High School Courses

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

With many core curriculum and elective courses to choose from, high school students can bring graduation within reach by completing coursework over the summer. 

Canterbury students will earn school 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.

Courses are scheduled by students' grades as of the 2021-22 academic year. 


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2021 Summer Courses

Grade 9 PE & Health
June 15 - July 2
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Canterbury School students, please note: This class is part of the Grade 9 block, which is required for graduation.

Physical Education 9 emphasizes the development of lifelong skills and encourages student participation in a wide variety of activities. It may include yoga, weight training, skating, biking, badminton, tennis, bowling, step aerobics, Tae-bo, and Ultimate Frisbee. This course is equivalent to a quarter class during the school year.

Topics covered in Health include nutrition; mental, emotional, social, and personal health; disease prevention; chemical substance use and abuse; consumer health; family life and relationships; and accident prevention and safety (including CPR/AED certification). This course is equivalent to a quarter class during the school year.

Grade 9 World Religions & Navigating Global Perspectives
June 15 - July 2
12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Canterbury School students, please note: This class is part of the Grade 9 block, which is required for graduation

The objective of World Religions is to encourage students to learn about different religious viewpoints by studying major religions and religious figures of world religions including, but not limited to, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. Students will explore how various religions answer fundamental questions of humanity such as origin, meaning of life, morality, and afterlife.

In Navigating Global Perspectives, students will research and explore events in history, literature, science, and other disciplines to identify and understand the scaffolding though which they define themselves as students and global citizens. The psychology of identity development will be explored. Through a series of guided activities and experiences in transformational inquiry, students will develop communication skills that will allow them to create and participate in a classroom where they explore the impact of empathy, weigh the merit of individual and group interests, expand their world views to consider other perspectives, and evaluate the impact of intent and outcome of action.

Instruction will focus student learning within five domains: personal, social, cognitive, ethics, and action. These constructs will be applied to inquiry of identity, race, gender, religion, social class, relations of power, and the intersectionality of the many aspects of individual identities. Assignments will include reading texts, watching videos, maintaining a reflection journal, and creating an action plan to address misconceptions held in one of the inquiries evaluated during the course. After participating in this course, students will better understand and articulate how their personal experiences and identity influence their understanding of the world around them.

Grade 10 P.E. and Grammar Workshop
June 15 - July 2
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Canterbury School students, please note: This is the Grade 10 block, which is required for graduation.

Grammar Workshop helps supplement grammar teachings in English classes. It derives nearly all of its material from the text students are reading and the essays and stories they are writing, using 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.

Physical Education 10 allows all students to design their own personal training program, based on their personal interests, in accordance with proper training principles. Cardiovascular endurance and strength training are the 2 major components of each program. Heart rate monitors are used to help students learn about their own fitness level. This course is equivalent to a quarter class during the school year.

June 15 - July 2
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

US Government is a one-semester course that emphasizes the responsibilities and rights of citizenship, the skills necessary for critical thinking, and the knowledge appropriate for wise decision making. In order to accomplish this, students will learn the basics about our system of government – how and why it was designed the way that it is – and then critically evaluate current events/issues within the frameworks that have been established. Topics covered in this course include the media, the Constitution, the Presidency, Congress, the Judiciary, political parties, voting, elections, campaigns, civil liberties, and federalism. Obtaining the baseline set of “facts” is imperative to having productive and stimulating discussions about the readings (some contemporary, others historically significant).

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the American political system and the roles/responsibilities of the players and constituents in that system
  • Articulate, explain and argue key issues confronting our political system, drawing information from primary and secondary sources
  • Analyze authors’ differing points of view on the same issue by assessing the author’s claims, reasoning and evidence
  • Distinguish between fact, interpretation based on fact, and opinion
  • Explore multiple sources of information presented in various formats and media to address questions and/or solve a problem
  • Complete a pro/con research paper based on a current event using information from diverse sources (primary and secondary) and integrated into a coherent understanding of the topic
  • Articulate and defend, with appropriate evidence, ideas, views, and opinions in class discussions and formal debates

July 20 - August 6
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

This course will cover many topics and concepts related to economics (including macro and micro). The course begins with a brief introduction to the necessary building blocks – supply and demand, opportunity cost, scarcity, etc. The course then moves into discussion and analyses of microeconomics – the study of business decision making, the marketplace, antitrust, monopolies, regulatory practices, etc. Following this, the course will address topics in macroeconomics - inflation, interest rates, gross domestic product, trade, unemployment, budget deficits, etc. The semester will wrap up with an investigation into the global economy where students will evaluate topics including free trade, tariffs, quotas, NAFTA, developing countries, etc.

Throughout the course, there will be an emphasis on relating the economic concepts to current events. A key goal of this course is to improve decision making skills and to better understand the economic implications of policymakers’ decisions. This course can be taken for dual credit.