Summer EDGE Academic Program

Filled with Salesian optimism, our program will offer in-person and hybrid online programming that will bring engaging for-credit and enrichment experiences to our students. The Summer EDGE Academic program began in 2017 with students’ personal academic goals and needs in mind. Its innovative and enthusiastic instructors will continue to fulfill that mission in our unique context. 

Salesianum Summer EDGE ensures our programming is available to all community members. If you have questions or concerns about registering your student, please get in touch with the EDGE leadership team at edge@salesianum.org

“Those who have made great progress will constantly press ahead, never for a moment thinking they have reached their goal.” – St. Francis de Sales 

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    Nick Lee 

    Summer EDGE Academics Co-Coordinator & Religious Studies Teacher
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    Ms. Mary Reilly 

    Director of Operations & Summer EDGE Academics Co-Coordinator

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  • Attendance

    Half and full-credit courses will run from 9:00 AM–12:30 PM. Courses have been carefully planned to meet curriculum requirements. Students are required to attend all classes. One day’s absence is the equivalent of missing a full week of classes during the traditional school year. Students who are absent or frequently tardy are liable to lose academic credit for the EDGE course and are subject to dismissal. No refund will be given for students who are removed from coursework due to absences or tardiness.

    Parents of students enrolled in courses or workshops are kindly encouraged to report planned or unplanned absences to edge@salesianum.org.
  • Books and Materials

    Students will receive course-specific information about required books and materials after enrollment has been processed and courses confirmed.
  • Course Catalog

    Check out our complete EDGE Academic Catalog with detailed information and courses.
  • Enrollment

    All courses and some workshops have limited seats available and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. 

    The registration deadline for half- and full-credit courses is Friday, April 12. Registration for Middle School, Freshman, and SAT Prep workshops will continue throughout the summer. Students and parents will be contacted and refunded in the event a class is canceled due to low enrollment.
  • Grading

    Salesianum Summer EDGE courses will use the Salesianum grading scale, and grades will be included on students’ high school transcripts. Students must meet the course objectives determined by Salesianum School to receive course credit. Students who fail a summer course will not receive course credit or a tuition refund.
  • Phasing

    Due to the rigorous and immersive nature of the summer session, most Summer EDGE at Salesianum courses will follow an Accelerated and/or Honors curriculum. This does not preclude students enrolled in the College Prep curriculum from taking an Accelerated and/or Honors course; rather, students should review prerequisite information carefully and consult with current teachers, guidance counselors, and Gardner Center counselors to determine the best possible course of study given their interests and goals.
  • Refunds

    As budgeting commitments must be made prior to the opening of the summer session, all course and workshop withdrawals must be submitted in writing to edge@salesianum.org by April 15th. While 50% tuition deposit is nonrefundable, students who withdraw prior to April 15th will not be billed for the remaining balance of tuition.
  • Tuition

    • Half-Credit Courses $650
    • Full-Credit Courses $1,300
    • Middle School Workshops TBD
    • Freshman Workshops TBD
    • SAT Prep Workshop $600
  • Virtual & Asynchronous Accommodation

    Courses and workshops that are not designated "hybrid" or "virtual" in our online catalog are run entirely in person on Salesianum's campus. Decisions to offer certain courses and workshops without a virtual or hybrid option are made in consultation with course instructors in light of the complexity of content and accelerated pace, as well the significant impact of Zoom logistics on lesson planning and student experience both inside and outside the classroom. While we are occasionally able to permit short-term (one or two days) virtual attendance when extenuating circumstances arise, we are not able to accommodate requests for extended or full-time virtual or asynchronous instruction for in-person courses. 

    Requests for short-term (one or two days) virtual or asynchronous instruction must be submitted in writing to edge@salesianum.org and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

High School Courses Session 1: Half Credit

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  • Art I: Composition/Drawing

    Grades: 10–12
    Time: 9 AM–12:30 PM
    Session 1: June 17–June 28
    Credit: Half-Credit
    Phase: AC
    Anticipated Instructor: Kristin Morrison
    Cost: $650
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  • Economics

    Grades: 10–12
    Time: 9 AM–12:30 PM
    Session 1: June 17–June 28
    Credit: Half-Credit
    Phase: Honors
    Anticipated Instructor: Bill Sutherland
    Prerequisites: This course is an elective open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors. This course is open to students in College Prep, Accelerated, and Honors Social Studies courses. Due to the intensive nature of the summer session, the course will follow the Honors curriculum. Successful completion of Economics is a requirement for all students.
    Cost: $650
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  • U.S. Government & Civics

    Grades: 11
    Time: 9 AM–12:30 PM
    Session 1: June 17–June 30
    Credit: Half-Credit
    Phase: Honors
    Anticipated Instructor: Kevin Walker
    Prerequisites: This course is designed for rising juniors. This course is open to students in College Prep, Accelerated, and Honors Social Studies courses who have obtained teacher approval. Due to the intensive nature of the summer session, the course will follow the Honors curriculum.
    Cost: $650
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  • U.S. Sports History & Culture

    Grades: 12
    Time: 9 AM–12:30 PM
    Session: June 17–June 28, Half Credit (Session 1) and July 8–July 12 (Session 2 – Independent Study/Virtual) *Courses will break for the July 4th holiday
    Credit: Half-Credit
    Phase: Honors
    Anticipated Instructor: Kevin Walker
    Cost: $800
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High School Courses Session 2: Half Credit

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  • Art I: Color

    Grades: 10–12
    Time: 9 AM–12:30 PM
    Session 2: July 8–July 19
    Credit: Half-Credit
    Phase: AC
    Anticipated Instructor: Kristin Morrison
    Cost: $650
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  • Introduction to the Devout Life

    Grades: 12
    Time: 9 AM–12:30 PM
    Session 2: July 8–July 19
    Credit: Half-Credit
    Phase: Honors
    Anticipated Instructor: Bill Grebe
    Prerequisites: This course is designed for rising seniors. This course is open to students in College Prep, Accelerated, and Honors Religious Studies courses who have completed Morality & Social Justice.
    Cost: $650
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  • Modern Global History

    Grades: 11–12
    Time: 9 AM–12:30 PM
    Session 2: July 8–July 19
    Credit: Half-Credit
    Phase: AC
    Anticipated Instructor: Steve Fera
    Cost: $650
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High School Courses Session: Full Credit

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  • Geometry

    Grades: 9–12
    Time: 9 AM–12:30 PM
    Session 1: June  17–July 21 (Courses will break for the July 4th holiday from July 3–July 7)
    Credit: Full-Credit
    Phase: Honors
    Anticipated Instructor: Shannon Murray
    Prerequisites: Successful Completion of Honors Algebra I with a grade of "B" or above.
    Cost: $1,300
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  • Morality and Social Justice: Session 1 Hybrid • Session 2 Virtual*

    Grades: 11
    Time: 9 AM–12:30 PM
    Session 1: June  17–July 19 *Courses will break for the July 4th holiday
    Credit: Full-Credit
    Phase: Accelerated
    Anticipated Instructor: Michael Finocchiaro
    Prerequisites: This course is open to students in College Prep, Accelerated, and Honors Religious Studies courses who have completed Sacred Scripture and obtained teacher approval.
    Cost: $1,300
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  • Pre-Calculus

    Grades: 10–12 
    Time: 9 AM–12:30 PM
    Session 1: June 17–July 21 (Courses will break for the July 4th holiday)
    Credit: Full-Credit
    Phase: Accelerated
    Anticipated Instructor: Dan Kegelman
    Prerequisites: Successful Completion of Accelerated Algebra II with a grade of "B" or above.
    Cost: $1,300
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High School Workshops

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  • Freshman Workshop

    Grades: 9
    Time: 9 AM-12:00 PM
    Date: July 22–August 2
    Anticipated Instructor: Nate Baxter-Math, Mark Quinn-Reading & Writing, Dave Freeberry-Salesian Gentlemen
    Cost: $550.00
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  • SAT Prep

    Grades: 9–12
    Time: 9 AM-12:00 PM
    Dates: July 22–August 2
    Anticipated Instructors: Dan Kegelman
    Cost: $550
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Middle School Workshops

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  • Nailing the High School Placement Test: Session 1

    Grades: 6–8
    Time: 9 AM-12:00 PM
    Dates: July 22–July 26
    Anticipated Instructor: Kristen Potts
    Cost: $300
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  • Nailing the High School Placement Test: Session 2

    Grades: 6–8
    Time: 9 AM-12:30 PM
    Dates: July 29th–August 2nd
    Anticipated Instructor: Kristen Potts
    Cost: $300
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