High School 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.

If you have questions about Canterbury's High School Summer Programs, please email Julie Ervin.

ECONOMICS

Economics
60 Contact Hours

June 11 – 29 (M-F), 8 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

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.

Location: Canterbury High School

3210 Smith Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Tuition: $775

Register for this class.

ETHICS

Ethics
30 Contact Hours

June 11 – 29 (M-F)

Section 1: 1 – 3 p.m.
Section 2: 3 – 5 p.m.

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.

Location: Canterbury High School

3210 Smith Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Tuition: $400

Register for this class.

FOUNDATIONS IN SCIENCE

Foundations in Science:
A Pre-chemisty Course

July 23 – Aug. 10 (M-F), 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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.

Location: Canterbury High School

3210 Smith Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Tuition: $775

Register for this class.

FRENCH REFRESHER

French Refresher
10 Contact Hours

Aug. 6 – 10 (M-F), 1 – 3 p.m.

If you don't feel very confident about the quality of your French, want to strengthen and review your language skills before moving on to the next level, or just love the language so much that you cannot stay away during the summer, this course is for you.

This multi-level refresher course will help solidify your knowledge of the language by reviewing all foundations. We'll review grammar and vocabulary, and explore written material, online media, video and contemporary music to reinforce conversation abilities and comprehension. We'll also engage with real-world situations and dialogue for a unique, fun transition into the next stage of your French journey.

The extent of the review and level of difficulty will be adapted to students’ specific needs:

  • Grammar: verb conjugations, tenses, adjectives, articles, object pronouns, relative pronouns, adverbs, infinitive constructions, and more
  • Vocabulary
  • Aural comprehension
  • Communication (written, oral) - real-world situations
  • Culture

Please consider taking advantage of this class if you:

  • Are in Grade 8, getting ready to take French 2
  • Completed and passed French 1, and will take French 2
  • Completed and passed French 2, and will take French 3
  • Are simply interested in reviewing.

Location: Canterbury High School

3210 Smith Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Tuition: $150

Register for this class.

GOVERNMENT

Government
60 Contact Hours

June 11 – 29 (M-F), 1 – 5 p.m.

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.

Location: Canterbury High School

3210 Smith Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Tuition: $775

Register for this class.

GRAMMAR WORKSHOP

Grammar Workshop
30 Contact Hours

June 11 – 29 (M-F)

Section 1: 1 – 3 p.m.
Section 2: 3 – 5 p.m.

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.

Location: Canterbury High School

3210 Smith Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Tuition: $400

Register for this class.

HEALTH EDUCATION

Health Education
30 Contact Hours

June 11 – 29 (M-F), 8 – 10 a.m.

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.

Location: Canterbury High School

3210 Smith Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Tuition: $400

Register for this class.

INTRO TO COMPUTERS

Introduction to Computers
30 Contact Hours

June 11 – 29 (M-F)

Section 1: 1 – 3 p.m.
Section 2: 3 – 5 p.m.

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.

Location: Canterbury High School

3210 Smith Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Tuition: $400

Register for this class.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION, GRADE 9

Physical Education
30 Contact Hours

June 11 – 29 (M-F), 10 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

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.

Location: Canterbury High School

3210 Smith Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Tuition: $400

Register for this class.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION, GRADE 10

Physical Education
30 Contact Hours

June 11 – 29 (M-F), 8 – 10 a.m.

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.

Location: Canterbury High School

3210 Smith Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Tuition: $400

Register for this class.

SPANISH REFRESHER

Spanish Refresher
10 Contact Hours

Aug. 6 – 10 (M-F), 1 – 3 p.m.

If you don't feel very confident about the quality of your Spanish, want to strengthen and review your language skills before moving on to the next level, or just love the language so much that you cannot stay away during the summer, this course is for you.

This multi-level refresher course will help solidify your knowledge of the language by reviewing all foundations. We'll review grammar and vocabulary, and explore written material, online media, video and contemporary music to reinforce conversation abilities and comprehension. We'll also engage with real-world situations and dialogue for a unique, fun transition into the next stage of your French journey.

The extent of the review and level of difficulty will be adapted to students’ specific needs:

  • Grammar: verb conjugations, tenses, adjectives, articles, object pronouns, relative pronouns, adverbs, infinitive constructions, and more
  • Vocabulary
  • Aural comprehension
  • Communication (written, oral) - real-world situations
  • Culture

Please consider taking advantage of this class if you:

  • Are in Grade 8, getting ready to take Spanish 2
  • Completed and passed Spanish 1, and will take Spanish 2
  • Completed and passed Spanish 2, and will take Spanish 3
  • Are simply interested in reviewing.

Location: Canterbury High School

3210 Smith Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Tuition: $150

Register for this class.

SPEECH

Speech
30 Contact Hours

June 11 – 29 (M-F)

Section 1: 10 a.m. – Noon
Section 2: 1 – 3 p.m.

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.

Location: Canterbury High School

3210 Smith Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Tuition: $400

Register for this class.

STANDARDIZED TEST PREP

Standardized Test Prep
20 Contact Hours

Math Test Prep: Aug. 6 – 10 (M-F), 8 – 9:45 a.m.

English Test Prep: Aug. 6 – 10 (M-F), 10:15 a.m. – Noon

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.

Location: Canterbury High School

3210 Smith Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46804

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

Register for this class.

THEATRE I & II/ADVANCED ACTING ENSEMBLE

Theatre I & II/Advanced Acting Ensemble

June 11 – 29 (M-F), 8 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Performance on June 29 at 7 p.m.

This one-semester course will provide students the opportunity to explore the musical, “Chicago,” a major work of musical theatre and further develop their craft as singers, dancers, and actors. Open to students of all skill levels in rising grades 9 - 12, this rigorous, intensive curriculum provides participants with skill development as well as leadership opportunities in tech, stage managing, directing, collaboration, and set design.

Chicago (High School Edition)

Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb.

Director: Joyce Lazier: PhD in Philosophy; teacher of Philosophy, Critical Thinking, Ethics; actor in Civic Theatre productions; Director of high school theatre production.

Music Director: Beth Patterson: MA in Educational Leadership and Music Education; Director of Choirs at Canterbury Middle and High Schools; Music Director/Director of MS Musical

Artistic Director: Ranae Butler: MFA Acting; Fine Arts Department Chair/Artistic Director; Director of high school theatre production. Mrs. Butler has directed productions at the First Presbyterian Theatre (A Lion in Winter) and the Fort Wayne Civic Theatre (Jekyll and Hyde, The Little Mermaid, Rent) as well as two children’s productions with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

Guest Artist: Choreographer Josh Zacher is currently playing Larry on the National Tour of A Chorus Line. A proud native of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Josh holds a BFA in Drama (with Honors) from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and is a graduate of both the Broadway Dance Center Summer Professional Semester and the University of Michigan Summer Dance Institute. As a performer, Josh has appeared as Baby John in various productions of West Side Story all over the country.

Other favorite performance credits include Young Frankenstein (Telegraph Boy), The Music Man (Tommy Djilas), The Little Mermaid (Jetsam), and The Wizard of Oz (Nikko). On camera, Josh can be seen on the new NBC series Rise as well as MTV’s TRL, Live! With Regis and Kelly, and Dance Moms. Josh is also a founding company member of American Musical Theatre Dance Company, which debuted in Beijing, China in January 2017. Josh is a teaching assistant at Ballet Tech, The New York City Public School for Dance in Manhattan as well as the assistant to Broadway choreographer Josh Prince. Josh also teaches and choreographs for Man in Motion, a network of male dance teachers delivering excellence in dance education to the tri-state area and beyond. www.josh-zacher.com, @dancingdudejz

Location: Canterbury High School

3210 Smith Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Tuition: $1,900

Register for this class.

WORLD RELIGIONS

World Religions
30 Contact Hours

June 11 – 29 (M-F)

Section 1: 10 a.m. – Noon
Section 2: 1 – 3 p.m.

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.

Location: Canterbury High School

3210 Smith Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Tuition: $400

Register for this class.

WRITING YOUR SCIENCE INDEPENDENT PROJECT

Writing Your Science Independent Project
30 Contact Hours

July 2 – Aug. 3 (M, W, F), 10 a.m. – Noon

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.

Location: Canterbury High School

3210 Smith Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Tuition: $450

Register for this class.

HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER COURSES

Administrator

Julie Ervin
Director

Location

All Summer Programs listed here are held at Canterbury High School, 3210 Smith Road, Fort Wayne, IN.