Health Mini-Courses


For St. Luke’s Upper Schoolers: Several of the required Health Mini-Courses are offered during the summer. These mini-courses will be available during the school year, too. The summer session gives the option of completing these courses before the start of school.

Please note: Eligible students may enroll in one or more of these Health Mini-Courses.

As well, our CPR course is open to the public.

Please contact Summer Program Director Hunter Martin with questions about the summer mini-courses. Any questions about the overall Health and Wellness graduation requirement should be directed to Director of Studies Jim Yavenditti.



Courses available:

List of 3 items.

  • CPR (open to public)

    The SLS CPR mini-course will certify students through the American Red Cross in CPR/AED and First Aid. The primary purpose of the program is to help participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing, and first aid emergencies. The program teaches participants the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person and to decide whether advanced medical care is needed. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a certification good for two years, and the cost of the course includes the certification fee. This course will satisfy the graduation requirement for SLS students, and is also open to 9th-12th graders from other schools who are interested in CPR training and certification.

    Session I

    June 29-30, 2022
    1:00-3:00pm 
    Grades: 9th-12th (open to public)

    Session II

    July 8, 2022
    9:00am-1:30pm 
    Grades: 9th-12th (open to public)
    Lunch is included.

    COST: $150
    Space is limited.
  • Drugs and Alcohol

    This mini-course provides students with critical information about the use and misuse of alcohol and drugs, including over-the-counter, prescription, and illegal drugs. Students will be afforded the opportunity to explore six specific drug categories: alcohol; club drugs; hallucinogens; marijuana/vaping; stimulants and opioids; prescription and over-the-counter drugs. While many prescription medications can be abused or misused, these three classes are most commonly abused: opioids, CNS depressants, and stimulants. Students will learn the effects and street names for each drug category, and they also will discuss statistics and trends. There will be an emphasis on the process and consequences of decision-making and the influences of peer pressure. Topics will be presented through class discussions, videos, PowerPoint presentations, and activities.
    June 21-24*, 2022
    11:00am-12:30pm
    Grades: 10th-11th (St. Luke's students only)
     
    COST: $150
    Space is limited.

    *St. Luke’s campus will be closed on Monday, June 20 in observance of Juneteenth
  • Human Sexuality

    This mini-course focuses on human sexuality, taking a fact-based approach to sharing information that is important for student wellness. Through lecture, class discussions, PowerPoint presentations, and classroom activities, the students will have the opportunity to participate in a healthy conversation around a multitude of areas, including sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS education, and gender and sexuality. The emphasis of this mini-course is student awareness.
    June 21-24*, 2022
    9:00-10:30am
    Grades: 10th-11th (St. Luke's students only)
     
    COST: $150
    Space is limited.

    *St. Luke’s campus will be closed on Monday, June 20 in observance of Juneteenth



St. Luke’s School is a secular (non-religious), private school in New Canaan, CT for grades 5 through 12 serving 25 towns in Connecticut and New York. Our exceptional academics and diverse co-educational community foster students’ intellectual and ethical development and prepare them for top colleges. St. Luke’s Center for Leadership builds the commitment to serve and the confidence to lead.