2021 Summer School

Upper School

Calvary Day School is excited to begin offering academic courses to Upper School students during the summer. Courses offered are college preparatory classes that will award students 0.5 or 1.0 credit toward graduation upon successful completion and will be offered during the month of June. Summer courses are open to rising 9th through 12th grade Calvary students as designated by course, who are looking to fulfill an elective or academic credit.

Calvary’s Summer Course Program is modeled after a collegiate summer term and offers a variety of benefits to serve all students. Rising freshmen have the opportunity to experience upper school course work and begin acclimating to life as an upper school student. Rising upperclassmen taking a summer course will be able to create space in their academic schedule to take additional higher level and/or other elective courses or make time in their schedule during the school year to focus on other classes. 

Summer courses will be held at Calvary on dates designated in each course description. Each course has a minimum enrollment of ten students. 

The cost for each 0.5 credit course is $175.00, and the cost for a 1.0 credit course is $350.00. Course fees will be charged to Smart Tuition accounts when registration is complete. Additional text fees may apply.
Registration for summer courses closes on March 31, 2021. Registrants will be notified via email regarding course enrollment.  

*Course offerings may change based on conditions related to Covid-19.

Luke 2:52

"And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man."


  • For rising 9th-12th grade Calvary students
  • Held June 1st-18th at Calvary Day School
  • .5 credit - $175
  • 1.0 credit - $350
  • Your Smart Tuition account will be charged after registration closes.
  • Registration closes March 31st.

Upper School Staff

List of 10 members.

  • Photo of Holli Griffis

    Holli Griffis 

    Middle & Upper School Counselor
  • Photo of Doug Pesce

    Doug Pesce 

    Head of Upper School
  • Photo of Michael Carswell

    Michael Carswell 

    History Teacher/Assistant Dean
  • Photo of Jason Mehl

    Jason Mehl 

    Assistant Dean/ English Teacher
  • Photo of Ava Nelson

    Ava Nelson 

    Math Teacher
  • Photo of Vincent Whelan

    Vincent Whelan 

    Bible Teacher/Assistant Dean
  • Photo of Erin Chadwick

    Erin Chadwick 

    Director of College Counseling
  • Photo of Taylor King

    Taylor King 

    Associate Director of College Counseling
  • Photo of Janet Jeffcoat

    Janet Jeffcoat 

    Upper School Administrative Assistant
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  • Photo of Sandy Hunt

    Sandy Hunt 

    Director of Academics and Special Programs

Upper School Experience

List of 6 items.

  • World History - 1.0

    World History - 1.0
    Grades 9-12

    This is a survey course of World History beginning with an overview of the First Classical Civilizations and the Classical Era (2000 BC-600 AD) and proceeding through the major historical eras experienced in the geographic regions of East Asia, Central and South Asia, West Asia, Europe and North Africa including the political, religious, cultural, and cross-cultural developments and connections in each region (600-1500 AD). The historical developments Civilizations in the Americas will be included prior to the study of the 1st Age of Globalization (1492-1763), and then the succeeding historical eras of global history through the end of the Cold War and dissolution of the Soviet Union (1989-1999). 
  • US History - 1.0

    US History - 1.0
    Grades 9-12

    This course explores the major themes in the formation and growth of the United States of America, from the settling of the American continent to the present. Students will gain a greater understanding of United States History by
    making connections between historical time periods, recognizing continuities and discontinuities. They will develop an informed perspective on contemporary issues affecting society by integrating knowledge from a wide variety of sources. Students will learn to understand and respect other points of view and will strengthen their analytical reading and writing skills. 
  • Chemistry 2/Forensics - 1.0

    Chemistry 2/Forensics - 1.0
    Students must have completed Chemistry I to enroll.

    This course is designed to be a second year chemistry course in which students will apply Chemistry concepts such as density, gas laws, concentration curves, and radioactivity to solve a forensics case. The course is lab-intensive and data driven. Students will be assessed through performance-based assessments to measure content knowledge and skills in the chemistry classroom. Several suspects are presented to the students along with specific clues, and students will design experiments to validate evidence which will result in additional questions and leads that require further investigation. By the end of the course, the students will be able to determine the identity of the perpetrator and provide evidence that would lead to a conviction.
    * A $25 lab fee is required for this course.
  • Computer Programming - 1.0

    Computer Programming - 1.0
    Grades 9-12

    This course will introduce students to the basics of computer programming using the Python programming language. Students are introduced to programming basics, data basics, branching, looping, lists, dictionaries, functions, objects, and simple graphics. This course is designed for the beginning programmer.
    This course can be taken to earn a third unit of Foreign Language credit for students who may attend a college that have that requirement. 
  • English - .5/1.0 Academic Recovery

    English - .5/1.0 Academic Recovery
    Grades 9-12

    A credit recovery course will be offered to students who are deficient in the required number of English credits needed to remain on track to graduate from Calvary Day School.
  • Mathematics - .5/1.0 Academic Recovery 

    Mathematics - .5/1.0 Academic Recovery 
    Grades 9-12

    A credit recovery course will be offered to students who are deficient in the required number of Mathematics credits needed to remain on track to graduate from Calvary Day School.