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Credit Recovery

CURRENT EVENTS: Fall 2021 Credit Recovery term is running. Registration for the Spring Credit Recovery term will be available in January 2022 on this website. 
 
Fall 2021 Credit Recovery Term runs October 4th- December 10th, 2021
Recover previous D or F grades by taking our Credit Recovery courses
 
Credit Recovery courses are offered to Mater Dei students through our online learning program, MD Online. Join us in our supportive online learning environment! Students have much of the scheduling freedom that comes with online coursework along with frequent teacher interaction. 
 
The cost for this program is $300.00* per class, per semester. 
 
 
  • Priority registration begins by September closes September 24th
    • Some course offerings may not run due to lack of interest. Registering earlier helps by showing interest and increases the likelihood that a course offering can be staffed. 
  • Regular registration closes September 29th
    • In the event that a Credit Recovery course you registered for is cancelled by the school due to lack of interest/staffing, you will receive a refund
Students are eligible to take Credit Recovery for any D or F grades earned from previous course enrollments (reflected on transcript). 
 
  • F grades must be remediated to grades of D or higher prior to graduation. 
  • D grades should be remediated for many reasons, such as: college admissions, readiness for higher-level coursework, GPA. 
 
 
 
Who cannot take Credit Recovery?
 
  • Students who have not yet taken the course cannot take Credit Recovery. If interested in getting ahead, see Summer School for Credit Advancement options. 
  • Students who have earned a grade of C or higher in the course cannot re-take it in Credit Recovery.
  • At this time, we do not offer Credit Recovery during the Fall term to students who are not already students at Mater Dei High School. We do offer Credit Recovery to non-Mater Dei students through our Summer School. If interested in taking Credit Recovery during the school year but not a Mater Dei student, please contact Mrs. Lawrence. 
Credit Recovery is offered over the following 3 terms: Fall, Spring, Summer (Summer School)
 
Fall and Spring Credit Recovery: Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors may only enroll in 1 semester course without prior approval from their School Counselor and the Director of MD Online, Mrs. Lawrence. Seniors may enroll for up to 2 semester courses.
 
 
 
Note for planning purposes:
Summer School Credit Recovery: Students may enroll in 3 semester courses in a Summer term (any grade level). 
Online credit recovery courses are rigorous and require dedication and commitment from students. Expectations are the same as for traditional Mater Dei classes.  
 
  • Students are required to attend the first class meeting to meet their Instructor and establish a plan for starting their work. Students who fail to attend without having provided prior warning will be dropped from the class.
  • Students are required to complete the on-line class assignments or quizzes by the scheduled due date.
  • Students may meet with their Instructor during Office Hour times scheduled by their Instructor assistance understanding the material.
  • Students are required to take all tests in the presence of their Instructor once the assignments and quiz for a specific unit have been completed. The test must be taken before the assignment due date for the Test. 
  • All course work must be completed by the last day of class.


Late Work

  • If online class assignments and quizzes are not completed by the submission date deadline, the portal may be closed for submission on any particular assignment or quiz.
  • Students are required to submit class assignments and quizzes for a particular chapter/unit before being permitted to take the chapter/unit test.
  • Students may work ahead if they wish.


Attendance 

  • Students must be active in the virtual classroom a minimum of 2 days of each week of the class by submitting answers to assignments or by taking an assessment. 
  • Assignments and assessments are due on the date listed by instructor. 
  • Any posts/submissions, regardless of content, will count toward attendance. 
  • Students may be required to meet with their instructor once a week or more frequently depending on progress. 
  • If a student is out of attendance for more than a week without contacting the instructor, the student will be dropped from the class. If this happens the student will not be eligible to receive credit or earn a letter grade. 

 

Credit Recovery is offered over the following 3 terms: Fall, Spring, Summer (Summer School)
 
In planning when to take Credit Recovery, here are some considerations:
  • Current Seniors: 
    • F grades must be remediated prior to graduation- if needing to remediate F grades, Credit Recovery should be taken in the Fall and/or Spring terms
    • D grades should be remediated as soon as possible as they may affect college acceptance 
    • Seniors may enroll in up to 2 semester courses per term (up to 2 in Fall and 2 in Spring)
    • Seniors are welcome to enroll for Summer School in the term immediately following Spring of Senior year, but that would be after the deadlines
  • Current Sophomores & Juniors:
    • Credit Recovery should be taken as soon as it is possible to do so. Considerations should be made for your current academic schedule. Do you have time to fit in Credit Recovery coursework during the school year? Credit Recovery courses are generally the same amount of work as a regular class. 
    • If you need to fit in more than one Credit Recovery course in the Fall and/or Spring Credit Recovery terms, please reach out to Mrs. Lawrence and your School Counselor for review of your request. 
    • Keep in mind: up to 3 semester courses can be remediated over the Summer School term. 
  • Current Freshmen:
    • Would not take Credit Recovery this current Fall term. The first offering would be Spring 2022. 
    • Credit Recovery should be taken as soon as it is possible to do so. Considerations should be made for your current academic schedule. Do you have time to fit in Credit Recovery coursework during the school year? Credit Recovery courses are generally the same amount of work as a regular class. 
    • If you need to fit in more than one Credit Recovery course in the Fall and/or Spring Credit Recovery terms, please reach out to Mrs. Lawrence and your School Counselor for review of your request. 
    • Keep in mind: up to 3 semester courses can be remediated over the Summer School term. 
Contact your student's School Counselor
See "Who should take Credit Recovery?" above for reasons why it is important for students to recover D or F grades. 
 
Here are some facts about Mater Dei's Credit Recovery:
  • UC and Cal State approved- our Credit Recovery courses carry the same UC approval and Cal State standards noted in our main Course Catalog
  • NCAA approved- our Credit Recovery courses carry the same NCAA approval standards noted in our main Course Catalog
  • Accredited school- Mater Dei High School is accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA) and is co-accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
  • If a student remediates a course that was taken at Mater Dei (and was eligible for recovery) and earns a higher grade, this will be reflected in the body of their Mater Dei transcript and factor in to their GPA. It is easiest to match Credit Recovery courses with courses taken at the same school. 
  • Taught by highly qualified and supportive Mater Dei teachers
  • Significant support from teachers, Credit Recovery staff, School Counselors, Tech Hub, and additional Mater Dei support staff
  • Convenient, live on-campus help for coursework and technology
  • Uses the same learning management system, Canvas, and many of the same books and software used for the regular school year- most students find quick comfort with the format of our Credit Recovery courses
  • Follows the Mission and Philosophy of Mater Dei High School
Most Credit Recovery courses are $300 per single semester course. Math courses use Aleks software, which has a required subscription fee of $25. This will already be added at the time of registration. There is no additional book fee. 
Credit Recovery course fees are not refundable after the start of the Credit Recovery term. 
 
Fall 2021 Credit Recovery course fees are not refundable after October 4th, 2021.
 
Please note: no refund is given if a student does not attend the first course meeting, or disengages from the course after the first meeting or at any point in the term, or if a student does not earn their desired credit. 
 
If a Credit Recovery class is cancelled by the school, you will receive a refund. 
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