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CURRENT EVENTS: REGISTRATION OPEN NOW - JUNE 17th.  We recommend early registration to reserve your spot. See below for FAQ. 
New Workshops were recently added. Please see below for details. 
REGISTERED STUDENTS: Summer School schedules will be emailed June 17th. Please see below for information on dress code, class meeting dates, and possible schedules. 
 
Summer School 2022 dates: June 21st-July 22nd, 2022
(July 4th & July 5th holidays)
We welcome:
  • current Mater Dei students
  • incoming Mater Dei Freshmen
  • students from other high schools 
  • students entering grades 7 and 8 may attend select Workshop offerings

Credit Advancement courses to earn credits to get ahead in placement or to get requirements out of the way to pursue other interests during the school year (UC approved)

 
Credit Recovery courses to recover previous D or F grades (UC approved)
 

Incoming Freshmen High School Preparatory classes to prepare for success

 

Workshops to prepare for success and explore interests 

 

A listing of tentative course offerings and course descriptions can be found here

Course Formats:
 
We have a variety of course formats, specific to the type and level of the courses we offer. Please see below for a listing of formats by level and course. All formats involve coursework and live scheduled classes with our highly qualified teachers during the Summer term (June 21st- July 22nd with July 4th and 5th as holidays). 
 
  • Incoming Freshmen courses:
 
    • HSP Reading, HSP Language, and HSP Math - ON-CAMPUS
    • HSP Geometry Bootcamp and HSP Science Readiness - HYBRID (CLICK HERE for calendar)
 
  • Credit Advancement courses:
 
    • Algebra 1B, Algebra II/Trig, Precalculus, and Trigonometry - ON-CAMPUS
    • Geometry, Physics, Spanish III, Spanish IV - HYBRID (CLICK HERE for calendar)
 
  • Credit Recovery courses:
 
 
  • Workshops: all are ON-CAMPUS
 
You will find more information about each course and workshop, such as times, in the sections below. 
Summer School 2022 dates: Tuesday June 21st- Friday July 22nd with July 4th and 5th as holidays
 
Summer School Dates 
Summer School class days shown in RED
 
If student is taking Hybrid classes, please all see the Hybrid class calendar for more details. In general, for Hybrid classes, missing on-campus days will be more challenging for students to make up than online days and missing on-campus days should be avoided. 
 
For their best chances of success, students should plan to attend all class days. If the student would miss more than 3 days, please see "ABSENCES & SCHEDULING REQUESTS" below for more information. 
 
The above calendar shows the dates for all courses. Workshops are shorter in length (see below for information).
Please review your student's Admissions Letter for any specific requirements or recommendations before proceeding. Once you have received your student's Course Placement Letter, please also review that for recommendations, as well as any information received from Department Chairs or Placement Specialists. 
 
Course Offerings for Incoming Freshmen:
 
All run June 21st- July 22nd (July 4th and 5th holidays)
 
  • High School Preparatory (HSP) courses
 
High School Preparatory Course
Format
 
Periods offered
(subject to change; will be able to request periods when registering)
Cost Notes
HSP Reading On-campus Periods 1-4 $255  
HSP Language On-campus Periods 1-4 $255  
HSP Math On-campus Periods 1-4 $280* *includes subscription to adaptive Math software
HSP Science Readiness Hybrid (CLICK HERE for calendar) Periods 3&4 $255  
HSP Geometry Bootcamp Hybrid (CLICK HERE for calendar) Period 1 $280*
Enrollment must be pre-approved by the Math Department
*includes subscription to adaptive Math software
 
 
HSP Bell Schedule:

Period 1

8:00 – 9:00 am

Period 2

9:10 – 10:10 am

Period 3

10:15 – 11:15 am

Period 4

11:50 – 12:50 pm

 

Notes:

  • Students take one HSP course per period, up to 4 HSP courses
  • Please submit any time requests with registration (e.g. student taking HSP Math, HSP Reading, and HSP Language could start period 1 or period 2- please request when registering)
  • HSP courses are taken for preparation, not credit. The grade from HSP classes is not factored into a student's GPA. 
  • HSP courses require an electronic device for participation (see the section on Electronic Device Requirements for details)
 
 
  • Credit Advancement course in the area of:
 
    • ART I   (ONLINE)
 
Credit Advancement courses allow students to get ahead in their coursework, earning credits towards their transcript. Taking the full year of Art I for Advancement over the Summer allows students to fulfill their graduation requirement of one year of Visual or Performing Arts and to advance in Visual Arts course placements. See the Credit Advancement section for more information. 
 
Schedule for Art I (ONLINE): 
 

ART I Semester 1: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 10:20 am

ART I Semester 2: Monday - Friday, 10:30 am - 12:50 pm

 

Notes: 

  • We are able to work around slight schedule overlaps with Art I Semester 1. If needing two HSP courses and taking Art I, student would be able to log out of Art I early to attend the HSP classes during periods 3 and 4. If taking Art 1 Semester 1 with only one HSP course, period 4 works best for the HSP course. 
  • Art 1 requires a personal tablet with stylus (student should also have a device with a working webcam and microphone to participate in online meetings)
 
 
  • Short-term Workshops in the areas of:
 
    • Monarch Bootcamp (get to know everything about the campus and resources before the Fall!)
    • Forensics
    • Technology
See the Workshop information below for details. 
  • Credit Advancement course in the area of:
    • ART I (ONLINE)
 
Credit Advancement courses allow students to get ahead in their coursework, earning credits towards their transcript. Taking the full year of Art I for Advancement over the Summer allows students to fulfill their graduation requirement of one year of Visual or Performing Arts and to advance in Visual Arts course placements. See the Credit Advancement section for more information. 
 
Schedule for Art I (ONLINE): 
 

ART I Semester 1: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 10:20 am

ART I Semester 2: Monday - Friday, 10:30 am - 12:50 pm

Notes:
  • Credit Advancement courses are classes that students have not taken previously and are taking to advance their coursework.  If a student drops or does not pass the Credit Advancement course, it will not appear on their transcript.
  • For Credit Advancement Course Descriptions please see the Course Offerings page.
  • Credit Advancement courses require an electronic device for participation. Please see "Electronic Device Requirement" below for more details. 
  • Mater Dei students must meet all prerequisites to take these courses for credit. Please check the MD Course Catalog for prerequisites. *Math courses require 85% or higher in the previous Math course in student's pathway.
Credit Advancement Offerings & Schedule
 
COURSE SEMESTER TIMES
 
FORMAT
 
NOTES
Algebra 1B 1&2 Monday - Friday 8:00am - 11:00am On-campus full year course taken by students who completed Algebra 1A; finishes Algebra 1 requirement
Algebra 2/Trigonometry 1&2 Monday - Friday 8:00am - 11:00am On-campus  
Art 1* Semester 1 ONLY Monday - Friday 8:00am - 10:20am Online
*may take both semesters of Art 1 in one Summer or split between two Summers
requires tablet and stylus
Art 1* Semester 2 ONLY Monday - Friday 10:30am - 12:50pm Online
*may take both semesters of Art 1 in one Summer or split between two Summers
requires tablet and stylus 
Must be concurrently enrolled in Semester 1 or have taken Semester 1 previously with MDHS Summer School to qualify for Semester 2
Chemistry 1&2 Monday/Wednesday/Thursday 8:30am-12:00 pm and Tuesday/Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm On-campus  
Digital Photography 2 1&2 Monday - Friday 8:00am - 11:00am Online requires a DSLR camera (MDHS has a limited number of DSLR cameras available for checkout to MDHS students in the local Orange County area- if needed must note on registration form)
Geometry 1&2
Option 1: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 11:00 am 
 
Option 2: Monday - Friday, 12:00 pm- 3:00 pm 
choose either of the two time options at registration; students maintain the same time option throughout Summer School 
Physics 1&2 Monday - Friday 1:00pm - 4:00pm Hybrid (CLICK HERE for calendar)  
Precalculus  1&2 Monday - Friday 8:00am - 11:00am On-campus  
Spanish 3 1&2 Monday - Friday 10:30am - 12:50pm Hybrid (CLICK HERE for calendar)  
Spanish 4 1&2 Monday - Friday 10:30am - 12:50pm Hybrid (CLICK HERE for calendar)  
Trigonometry 1&2 Monday - Friday 8:00am - 11:00am On-campus taken if a student has completed Algebra 2 (without trigonometry) 
 
 
Cost:
  • Most Credit Advancement courses are $780 for Mater Dei students  (includes both semesters; cost is $830 for Non-Mater Dei students)
  • One-semester of Art I is $390 for Mater Dei students and incoming Mater Dei Freshmen (Art I is the only one-semester course)
  • Algebra 1B, Geometry, Algebra II/Trig, Trigonometry have a $25 subscription fee for adaptive Math software
  • Precalculus has a $55 subscription fee for adaptive Math software
 
 
Looking for more opportunities for enrichment and to get ahead? Check out the Workshop information below
Notes: 
 
  • Students are eligible to take Credit Recovery for 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. 
  • We offer most Mater Dei courses in Credit Recovery format and also offer Credit Recovery options to those who attend different high schools. 
 
Schedule: 
 
  • Students can register for up to 3 single semester courses of Credit Recovery for one Summer
  • All semesters run concurrently: June 21st-July 22nd (July 4th and 5th are holidays)
  • One semester per period
    • Examples: student taking English Semester 1 and English Semester 2 may have Period 2 and Period 3, student taking Algebra 1 Semester 1 may have Period 1
    • The schedule for which courses are which period comes out in June, but you would be able to make requests ahead of time when you register
  • Format: HYBRID (CLICK HERE for calendar) for most Credit Recovery, Online for Visual Arts Credit Recovery (only)
 
CREDIT RECOVERY PERIODS Time 
Period 1 8:00am - 10:10am
Period 2 10:15am - 12:25pm
Lunch break  
Period 3 1:00pm - 3:10pm

 

Cost:

  • $340 per single semester course for Mater Dei students 
  • Algebra 1, Algebra 1A, Algebra 1B, Geometry, Algebra 2, Algebra II/Trig, Trigonometry have a $25 subscription fee for adaptive Math software
  • Statistics and Precalculus have a $55 subscription fee for adaptive Math software

 

All semesters run concurrently: June 21st-July 22nd
 
Students may enroll in up to 3 single semester courses in one Summer. 
 
For example: a student could take Semester 1 of Algebra 2, Semester 1 of English 2, and Semester 2 of Religious Studies 2 in one Summer. All classes would start June 21st and would be over July 22nd.
Workshops are short-term offerings taken either for preparation or for students to explore their interests. 
 
Please check out our offerings below. More will be added before Summer School 2022 begins. 
 
WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION DATES & TIMES FORMAT WHO SHOULD ENROLL? NOTES
AP Physics Bootcamp Prepare for success in AP Physics 1 with a Mater Dei Physics instructor. You will practice the Math needed for Physics and learn some of the beginning concepts. Get a great foundation for success!
July 11-12
9:00-12:00
ON-CAMPUS Any student who is planning to take AP Physics 1 (entering grades 11-12)  
Chemistry Bootcamp Prepare for success in Chemistry with a Mater Dei Chemistry instructor. You will practice the Math needed for Chemistry and learn some of the beginning concepts. Get a great foundation for success!
July 11th- July 14th
1:00-4:00
ON-CAMPUS
Any student who is planning to take Honors Chemistry, Chemistry, or Principles of Chemistry
 
College Essay Writing Bootcamp
Get ready for those college applications with the help of a Mater Dei English teacher. Have a great essay ready to go before application season hits! We'll explain how to craft the best college essay and/or help you refine an essay that you have already written. 
 
The first day involves the planning phase, followed by review of your essay on the second day (the time in between allows time for you to write). 
July 8th AND July 15th 
1:00-4:00
 
(participants attend both days)
ON-CAMPUS
Rising Seniors
Participants come both July 8th and July 15th (if for some reason you cannot make one of the days, you can still register, but please let us know)
Forensic Science Camp With today’s explosion of television programs and media coverage of the latest advancements in the forensic sciences,
young people have become fascinated with anything relating to the work of the forensic scientist. This CSI Summer Camp is developed to give hands-on experiences using microscopes, forensic equipment and learning the "science" in Forensic Science. Highlights of the camp include analyzing fingerprints, Hair and Fibers, DNA, Blood Spatter Patterns, Bones, and Insects.     
CHOOSE 1 OF THESE:
 
OPTION 1:
June 27- July 1 9:00-12:00
 
OPTION 2:
July 18-22
1:00-4:00
ON-CAMPUS
Students entering grades 7-12 (ages 12-17)

Does your child love doing puzzles, understanding how things work, visiting science museums,
watching detective shows on TV? Solving mysteries and having fun with science will foster positive learning experiences
for years to come! Skills in biology, chemistry, physics and the scientific method are keystones of this camp
 
Job Skills Bootcamp Thinking about getting a job this Summer or Fall? Prepare to secure a job and to exceed employers' expectations. Resume-building, job searching, working on a team, and public speaking, among other skills, will be covered and practiced in this workshop. 
July 12th AND July 14th
(participants attend both days)
1:00-4:00
ON-CAMPUS Students who already have or will qualify soon for a work permit and are entering Sophomore-Senior year, as well as Seniors from the class of 2022.  Participants come both July 12th and July 14th (if for some reason you cannot make one of the days, you can still register, but please let us know)
Meditation Workshop
Goals: To learn techniques and experience the power of different forms of meditation.
· Sharpen concentration.
· Deal effectively with stress.
· Release deep reserves of energy.
· Live fully in the present.
· Develop unsuspected capacities for insight and understanding. Taught by a MDHS Religious Studies teacher
July 11-15
11:50-12:50
ON-CAMPUS Students entering grades 7-12 Incoming Freshmen: this fits into the HSP period 4 time
Monarch Bootcamp Explore Mater Dei and learn what it is to be a Monarch! Students will get to know the campus, as well as several key people and resources for formation and success. Some topics include: school schedule and time management, social-emotional learning, theology, navigating service hours, essential MD technology, and more- all while getting to know future classmates. The week culminates with a lunch social event. 
July 11th- July 15th
1:00-3:00*
ON-CAMPUS
Incoming Mater Dei Freshmen &
Incoming Mater Dei transfer students 
Pairs well with any Incoming Freshmen Summer coursework or may be taken without enrolling in Summer courses. 
 
*Lunch is provided on Friday, July 15th if student arrives at 11:30 for the Freshmen Summer Social 
Physics Bootcamp Prepare for success in Physics with a Mater Dei Physics instructor. You will practice the Math needed for Physics and learn some of the beginning concepts. Get a great foundation for success!
July 13-14
9:00-12:00
ON-CAMPUS Any student who is planning to take college preparatory level Physics (entering grades 11-12)  
Technology Camp (Robotics, Virtual Reality, CAD) Campers will create 3D graphical designs with Computer Aided Design (CAD) software that they can also use at home! Campers learn 3D design basics and intermediate skills that build analytical thinking and creativity! Campers build their own 3D designs and see them come to life with Virtual Reality (VR) Googles! The buzz and enthusiasm when the VR headsets come out is hard to beat – and the learning potential is immense. Beginners and Advanced CAD students work on skills and projects at their own pace.
Bring your own laptop or tablet to run the designing software or use our laptops!
Students also explore programming with Lego Mindstorm and Sphero Robots.
CHOOSE 1 OF THESE:
 
OPTION 1:
June 27- July 1
1:00-4:00
 
OPTION 2:
July 18-22
9:00-12:00
ON-CAMPUS
Students entering grades 7-12 (ages 12-17)

Students interested in any of the areas covered by this camp- beginners welcome!
When registering, please note whether student will bring their own laptop or tablet OR would like to use one of ours 
 
Notes:
  • Workshops are taken for preparation and enrichment. No grades or credits are given. 
  • Students from other schools are welcome to participate. Please follow the requirements for non-Mater Dei students if joining us from another school (you will see the requirements on the registration page). 
  • Workshops are subject to cancellation based on enrollment. In the event that a workshop is cancelled, you will be notified and refunded.
  • You will receive an email with the room number for the Workshop, along with reminders, two days before the workshop.

When on campus: Blue or black jeans without any rips with a Mater Dei or college T-shirt and tennis shoes with socks is the best outfit to plan for. Long Dockers-style shorts are allowed and Mater Dei or college sweatshirts are allowed. (No athletic shorts, sweatpants, yoga pants, sandals). 

dress code example

If on an online webcam course meeting: Mater Dei or College T-shirt or sweatshirt. Jeans, long pants, or shorts no shorter than 3 inches above the knee. 

All outfits must be Christian decent. 

 

As of March 14 2022, masks are strongly recommended while indoors at school. Any changes to the mask policy will be posted here and communicated prior to the start of Summer School. 

mask

 

Please see our Campus Store for purchase of any Mater Dei apparel and gear. Please note: the Campus Store is only in session when school is in session. School is out the week before Summer School and resumes June 22nd with the start of Summer School. The Campus Store opens at 8:00am the days when Summer School runs. 

We welcome students who attend other high schools to attend our Summer School. We want to ensure that we have all the proper information and to help you to ensure that your high school will accept our classes.

Please see the following for additional requirements for students who do not attend Mater Dei during the regular school year (does not apply to incoming Mater Dei Freshmen):

  1. A copy of student's current transcript (submit HERE)
  2. Approval from current High School to attend Summer School at Mater Dei (an email or note sent to [email protected])
  3. Health Form (submit HERE)
In addition to the Registration Form, each of the above must be submitted no later than June 17th in order to participate in Summer School at Mater Dei High School. If you have these items ready, please submit them now. If not, then you can access these instructions again from the Summer School website. 
All students will need an electronic device to participate in Summer School courses. We will provide WIFI on campus. 
 
Details:
  • Incoming Mater Dei Freshmen 
          -If taking HSP courses: need a personal device (laptop, tablet, or Chromebook)
          -If taking Art 1 for Advancement: need a personal tablet with stylus (device should have a working webcam and microphone)
  • Non-Mater Dei students
          -need a personal device (laptop, tablet, or Chromebook)
          -If taking Art 1 for Advancement: need a personal tablet with stylus (device should have a working webcam and microphone)
          -If taking Digital Photography 2: need a personal DSLR camera and an electronic device with a working webcam and microphone
  • Current Mater Dei students (does not include Incoming Freshmen)
          -Follow the directions from the EdTech Department to keep your Mater Dei iPad for the Summer
          -If taking Digital Photography 2: requires a DSLR camera. If requesting to borrow a Mater Dei DSLR camera, please include this request in the registration notes. We recommend registering/requesting early as a limited number of cameras are available for checkout. 
Here are some facts about Mater Dei's Summer School program:
  • 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).
  • UC and Cal State approved- our Credit Recovery and Credit Advancement courses carry the same UC approval and Cal State standards noted in our main Course Catalog
  • NCAA approved- our Credit Recovery and Credit Advancement courses carry the same NCAA approval standards noted in our main Course Catalog
  • Taught by highly qualified and supportive Mater Dei teachers
  • Significant support from teachers, School Counselors, Tech Hub, and additional Mater Dei support staff
  • Convenient, live on-campus help for coursework and technology
  • Additional support in the form of a digital Summer Student Zone with links to all resources and helpful reminders to keep students on track for success
  • Uses the same learning management system, Canvas, and many of the same books and software used for the regular school year- most returning students find quick comfort with the format of our courses and most new students gain comfort, which serves them well during the school year 
  • Follows the Mission and Philosophy of Mater Dei High School
CLICK HERE for Summer Athletic Camp information (hosted by our Athletics Department, not Summer School)
 
Notice a potential scheduling conflict between an Athletic Camp and Summer School course(s)? Please see "ABSENCES & SCHEDULING REQUESTS" for help. 
The following supports are available for all students enrolled in Summer School:
  • Teachers- our highly qualified teachers are students' best resource for support this Summer
  • School Counselors- are available for consultations as needed this Summer
  • Paper tutoring- this service provides all Summer School students with 24/7 access to tutors for help in most subjects, as well as essay review services
  • Summer School Student Zone- stay on track throughout the Summer with helpful links, announcements, etc. provided through this Canvas course. All students taking Summer courses will be added to the Student Zone. 
  • Tech Hub- located in the MD Library, this service will help students troubleshoot technical issues 
 
  • We are not able to offer accommodations during Summer School. These include, but are not limited to, additional testing time, testing in our Learning Center, test readers, note takers. 
  • Our Incoming Freshmen High School Preparatory and Credit Recovery courses are designed for students who need more help with the subjects and the pacing and exams take this into account. 
As the situation with COVID is fluid, we will make every effort to keep this website up-to-date with the latest information on course formats, as well as health and safety regulations. We will also email any major updates as Summer School 2022 approaches and will send current health and safety guidelines via email to all families of registered students before the first day of Summer School. 
Summer School 2022 dates: Tuesday June 21st- Friday July 22nd with July 4th and 5th as holidays
 
Summer School Dates 
Summer School class days shown in RED
 
If student is taking Hybrid classes, please all see the Hybrid class calendar for more details. In general, for Hybrid classes missing on-campus days will be more challenging for students to make up than online days and missing on-campus days should be avoided. 
 
For their best chances of success, students should plan to attend all class days. 
 
ABSENCE POLICY:
Students are allowed to miss up to 3 school days. Absences longer than 3 days or exceeding 3 days in total require prior approval from the Summer School Administration. If the student would miss July 22nd, please see the note regarding Final Exams below. 
 
SCHEDULING REQUESTS:
Please review schedule options for the course(s) you are registering for. Please note any scheduling requests, including preferred class period or activities to schedule around on the registration form.
Example: 
schedule note example
We make every effort to accommodate individual scheduling requests and to inform you as soon as possible if a request cannot be granted. In general, requests made earlier are more likely to be granted. 
 
Scheduling requests for student athletes: 
Mater Dei Summer School has a great relationship with Mater Dei Athletics. Please note participation in athletics (include which sport and level if possible) when you register. We will have the athletic camp schedule at the time of assigning your student’s classes and will make every effort to schedule around the athletics camp. If at some point you learn there would be significant overlap, please contact the appropriate coach and contact us if unable to work around the overlap on the athletics side. In many cases, students are able to participate in both over the Summer. Notes: absences related to athletics are counted within our absence policy. 
 
Final Exams
Final Exams are on campus on Friday, July 22nd for almost all classes (Visual Arts courses are an exception). If possible, we recommend that students plan to come to campus for classes on July 22nd. If missing July 22nd is unavoidable, students will need to complete coursework and final exams prior to leaving.  After Summer School is underway, we will send instructions to students on how to request Early Final Exams. Early Final Exams will be taken on campus and there is a $50 fee per course. Summer School closes July 22nd. 
 
Students' Final Class Schedule:
Our Summer School program runs on a master schedule, which takes into account all courses and all students who enroll, as well as the collective scheduling needs of our students. Students' final Summer School schedules will be emailed by June 17th, which is a few days prior to the start of Summer School. If you need to plan for a particular schedule, please note that on the registration form or contact us if you need to add a request after registering. 

To receive a full refund for dropped classes, the Summer School Office must be notified at [email protected] by June 20th, 2022.

If the student drops a class during the first week of summer school (June 21st- June 24th), 50% of the fees will be refunded if the Summer School Office is notified that the student is dropping the class by June 24th, 2022.

There will be no refunds for class(es) dropped after June 24th, 2022.

 

Refunds are not provided for no shows, if a student registers for and takes a course that cannot apply to their transcript, or if a student does not achieve credits/their desired grade.
 
Workshops ONLY: If the student cannot attend the Workshop, notify the Summer School Office at [email protected] at least 48 hours prior to the start of the Workshop to receive a refund. Refunds are not provided for no shows. 
CONTACT US
  • Email is best or you may leave a detailed voicemail at the number below. 
  • Please allow at least two business days for a reply.
  • Schedules will be emailed by June 17th.
      • If specific schedules are needed, please include requests and scheduling notes when registering.
  • Teacher emails will be provided when student Summer School schedules are sent