Incoming Freshmen

All Incoming Freshmen Summer School courses will be offered fully online. As of May 29th, we cannot offer any on-campus time for these courses. Our teachers have been preparing for students' success in a fully online environment and we have many resources and technologies to support our students.
Welcome Mater Dei High School class of 2024 and Parents!
Please read the following overview of our Summer courses for Incoming Freshmen.
Our Summer courses for Incoming Freshmen prepare students for success in our Mater Dei Freshmen courses. Students of all levels are welcome to enroll- the courses provide excellent preparation for any Freshmen course schedule. 
Students who received a letter stating that they are required to enroll in Summer School need to enroll in one or more of the following courses, depending on the conditions set in the letter: High School Preparatory Reading, High School Preparatory Language & Writing, and/or High School Preparatory Math. Similarly, students who received a letter stating that they are recommended to enroll in Summer School, should enroll in at least one of the above courses depending on their areas of need. 
All incoming Freshmen are invited to enroll in Science Readiness. The course provides excellent preparation for any of our challenging Freshmen Science courses. If Science Readiness is required, the Science Department Chair, Mrs. Lawrence will state this in an email. 
The High School Preparatory Math and Geometry Bootcamp courses are taken to meet different placement requirements. Please review any emails you have received from the Math Department (Mrs. Reese or Ms. Cooper) to ensure that you have the correct course before registering. 
In some cases, taking the Incoming Freshmen courses, may improve your placement for the upcoming school year. For example, students who have been required to attend High School Preparatory Reading for Summer School may be able to place out of taking Reading during the school year. 
Art I is a Credit Advancement course that allows students to meet the Art requirement for graduation. Students can also get ahead in prerequisites to be able to take higher level Art courses sooner. Students can take both semesters over one Summer or may need to split the semesters between two Summers. 

Incoming Freshmen Courses

  • High School Preparatory Reading
  • High School Preparatory Language & Writing
  • High School Preparatory Math
  • Science Readiness
  • Geometry Bootcamp
  • Art 1*
    • [Notes: students taking Art I may split the course into two Summers; Art 1 will be available in a fully digital format. To participate, students will need a tablet (iPad or other type of touchscreen tablet) and a stylus (should have a pointed tip like an Apple pencil)]

Incoming Freshmen Course Times

1st Period

8:00 – 9:00 am

2nd Period

9:10 – 10:10 am

3rd Period

10:15 – 11:15 am

4th Period

11:50 – 12:50 pm


Students take one course per period, up to 4 courses

*Art I is a Credit Advancement class and meets for additional time:

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

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

Students may take up to 4 of these courses, unless they are taking Art I. If students take one semester of Art I, they can also take up to 2 of the other Incoming Freshmen courses (period 3 and period 4).
*Students who wish to take Art I Semester 1 and 2 Incoming Freshmen classes will be allowed to leave a few minutes early to go to their next class on time
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