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Summer High School Academy

Jump Start Your College Education and Make Your Summer Count

June 26 – August 20 (Online – Guided Learning at Your Pace)

Deadline to Apply – June 16, 2023

Join the growing number of high school students from around the United States who will spend part of their summer taking a college course. Whether you want to earn valuable college credit, have a unique college experience, or explore a subject or field of interest, Post University’s online Summer High School Academy makes it personal.

Post’s Summer High School Academy provides ambitious students currently in grades 9, 10, or 11, with a valuable educational experience by combining college academics with a selection of timely extra-curricular programming opportunities.

Students will choose from one of the following 8-week asynchronous courses:

CTC101 - College Success Seminar
This first year course teaches students the fundamental skills and strategies required to support learning in a university environment. This course is structured to help students analyze values, motivations, and goals, while helping connect present university experiences with current and future career goals. Emphasis is placed on academic skills, personal assessment, career exploration, and development of interpersonal soft skills.


CIS110 – Digital Skills for College and Career

This course strives to meet the digital literacy needs of students and professionals to succeed in the twenty-first century. Special emphasis is placed on the ethical use of digital technology for information analysis and collaboration. Students are introduced to the Internet, digital file management, operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software.

ENG110 – College Writing

This introductory course is designed to refine students’ analytical and critical writing skills by focusing on the writing process. Students will practice various writing styles, research methods, and critical thinking skills, which will contribute to success in their University courses and their chosen careers.

COM107 – Introduction to Communication

This introductory course will focus on the knowledge and skills that students need to become competent communicators. This information and these skills will include speaking, listening, media literacy, computer-mediated communication, cultural sensitivity, workplace communication, group dynamics, and critical thinking. Students will prepare and present speeches and group projects that utilize media and technology. Emphasis will be placed on social and workplace interaction, both individually and in group settings.

CRJ101 – Introduction to Criminal Justice

The student will be introduced to the American Criminal Justice System from the perspective of the criminal justice professional. The course examines the historical development and role of the police, prosecution, corrections, probation, parole, and rehabilitation.

LAW101 – Introduction to Law

This course is an introduction to the American federal and state legal systems. Students will learn about the Constitution and the three branches of government it creates: legislative, executive, and judicial. Topics include jurisdiction, statutes, case law, and specific areas of the law.

MGT105 – Principles of Management

This course is an introduction to the principles of management examining their application in public and private, profit and non-profit organizations. Students will explore the areas of employee motivation, group behavior, leadership, strategic planning, organizational design, and career opportunities. Fundamental concepts of management, effective communication competency, ethical dilemmas faced by managers and corporate social responsibility will be explored. 

EGM101 – Introduction to Game Design & Development
This course introduces the basic concepts of game design and development. The course covers basic code languages, development lifecycle philosophies and concepts of playability, accessibility, and the process of idea inception through a playable end-product.
EQU105 – Exploring the Equine Industry

Horses are at the center of a powerful agricultural industry, with direct, indirect and induced spending totaling over $100 billion dollars each year. This course looks closely at this industry and explores the equestrian culture that surrounds it. Students examine the roles of horses and other equines in our society, the duty of care placed on owners and caretakers, and the impact of the industry on land stewardship. Current events, various values systems, animal rights and welfare, and the history and future of the industry are all considered. 

BIO 160 - Medical and Scientific Terminology

This course introduces students to common terminology within the medical and scientific professions. Medicine and science use clear and precise terminology globally to communicate within the profession. Terminology can be a barrier to communication among non-professionals and to learning and understanding scientific material. This course breaks down the language of medicine and science into simpler prefixes, roots, and suffixes that are then assembled into various combinations. By the end of the course, students will be able to remember, define, pronounce, spell, and construct thousands of medical terms.


Get credit for your summer—get going on your future! Classes start on June 26th!

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Extra-Curricular Learning Opportunities

In Person Event 

  • July 26 – For those able to do so, please join us for a unique campus experience: Bring a friend, bring your family, and spend the day with us at Post for fun, food, and hands-on learning.


For more information complete the form or contact Chad McGuire, Director of High School Academy and Continuing Education Programs at [email protected] or 203.596.4532.

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