Summer High School Credit Course Offerings

Summer course offerings cost $300 per class and are available to students entering grades 10-12. Registration for these classes is completed during the same time as regular course offerings, by using this separate online registration and payment process.

Online registration is due at the same time as the course registration sheets, March 6, 2020.


Meets Requirement (Social Studies) | sophomore - senior | one-half credit

Instructor: Mr. Bryan Traughber

Dates & Times: July 13-17, July 20-24, & July 27-31 all from 9:30 - 11:30 am.


Modern European History focuses on the increasing importance of European affairs and their interactions with the rest of the world. The course will cover the transatlantic encounters, the Protestant and Catholic Reformations, the Scientific Revolution, Absolutism, the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, the Industrial Revolution, imperialism, the world wars, totalitarian systems, and the new global age.


Meets requirement (PE) | Sophomore-Senior | one-half credit

Instructor: Mr. David Stewart

Dates & Times: Monday - Thursday, June 3 - June 28 (40 hrs. Face to Face) Flexible

Monday, July 1 – 5 (12 hours via virtual learning)

Monday, July 8 – Friday, July 12 (20 hours in field trips) Flexible – Looking to move this to June so you won’t have any July classes

Time - 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Description: PE 2 / Lifetime Activities is a one-semester summer course offered at De Smet Jesuit High School. It is designed to offer a higher level of ability and more instruction in a variety of individual and team activities. The curriculum provides various offerings to meet the individual needs of all students and to develop skill in a variety of activities.

Examples of activities which may be included, but not limited to, are volleyball, basketball, baseball, golf, walking, jogging, soccer, tennis, flag football, corn hole, Frisbee golf, slow pitch softball.


Meets requirement | Sophomore | one-half credit

Instructor: Mr. Alex Hall

Dates & Times: will set up with students


The Scripture course engages students with scriptural lessons of faith while also examining the authorship, history, themes, and literary forms of the Old and New Testaments. Students learn to engage the scriptural texts critically and reflectively—with an emphasis on Jesus Christ as the ultimate Revelation to us from God. Course discussion emphasizes the original context of scripture as well as modern day applications.