Advanced Credit Summer Program

Upper School

Calvary Day School is excited to offer the Advanced Credit Summer Program. This program is designed for Upper School students who are looking to fulfill an elective or academic credit during the month of June. Courses offered are college preparatory classes that will award students 1.0 credit toward graduation upon successful completion. Advanced credit courses are open to rising 9th through 12th grade Calvary students as designated by course.

Calvary’s Advanced Credit Summer 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.

Advanced credit 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 a 1.0 credit course is $400.00. Course fees will be charged to Smart Tuition accounts when registration is complete. Additional text fees may apply.

Registration for summer courses closes on April 14, 2022. Registrants will be notified via email regarding course enrollment. 


  • For rising 9th-12th grade Calvary students
  • Held May 31-June 17 at Calvary Day School
  • Classes will meet Monday - Thursday with independent study on Fridays
  • .5 credit - $200
  • 1.0 credit - $400
  • Your Smart Tuition account will be charged after registration closes.
  • Registration closes May 27.

Upper School Staff

List of 10 members.

  • Photo of Sarah Strand

    Sarah Strand 

    (912) 644-5080
  • 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 and English Teacher
  • Photo of Ava Nelson

    Ava Nelson 

    Assistant Dean and Math Teacher
  • Photo of Vincent Whelan

    Vincent Whelan 

    Bible Teacher and 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 Holli Griffis

    Holli Griffis 

    Middle and Upper School Counselor
    (912) 644-5099
  • Photo of Sandy Hunt

    Sandy Hunt 

    Head of Lower School

Upper School Experience

List of 5 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

    In United States History, students explore the political, economic, and social history of the United States from the Reconstruction period to the end of the Cold War. They learn how to conduct historical research by writing two research papers. They also learn how to analyze historical arguments, using primary and secondary sources. Students gain knowledge that will help them to be educated citizens who understand and participate in the democratic process and who preserve the country’s core ideals, namely freedom and democracy.
  • Chemistry - 1.0

    Chemistry 1.0

    Chemistry students conduct a thorough study of matter, the changes that matter undergoes, and the relationship between matter and energy. In order to ensure student comprehension of chemistry’s various concepts, students perform laboratory work in addition to completing traditional textbook assignments. Topics of exploration for this course include atomic structure; bonding and formation of chemical compounds; writing and balancing chemical equations; solids, liquids, and gases; phase changes; solutions; acids, bases, and salts; equilibrium; kinetics and thermodynamics; oxidation-reduction; nuclear chemistry; and organic chemistry.

    * A $25 lab fee is required for this course.
  • 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.