Credit Advancement

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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 course, it will not appear on their transcript.


For Credit Advancement Course Descriptions please see the Course Offerings page.


Mater Dei students must meet all prerequisites to take these courses for credit. Please check the MD Course Catalog for prerequisites


All Advancement courses run June 21st- July 23rd (July 5th holiday)


online formatAll Credit Advancement courses will be offered in an ONLINE format
  1. synchronous curriculum with live teaching (live online meetings)
  2. options for in-person and online help & tutoring

Credit Advancement Offerings & Schedule
Algebra 1B 1&2 Monday - Friday 8:00am - 11:00am 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  
Art 1* Semester 1 ONLY Monday - Friday 8:00am - 10:20am
*may take both semesters of Art 1 in one Summer or split between two Summers
requires tablet and stylus (not provided by MDHS)
Art 1* Semester 2 ONLY Monday - Friday 10:30am - 12:50pm
*may take both semesters of Art 1 in one Summer or split between two Summers
requires tablet and stylus (not provided by MDHS)
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 8:00 am -12:30 pm and Tuesday/Friday, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm  
Digital Photography 2 1&2 Monday - Friday 8:00am - 11:00am 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
Physics 1&2 Monday - Friday 1:00pm - 4:00pm  
Precalculus  1&2 Monday - Friday 8:00am - 11:00am  
Spanish 3 1&2 Monday - Friday 10:30am - 12:50pm  
Spanish 4 1&2 Monday - Friday 10:30am - 12:50pm  
Statistics 1&2 Monday - Friday 8:00am - 11:00am  
Trigonometry 1&2 Monday - Friday 8:00am - 11:00am only taken if a student has completed Algebra 2 without the trigonometry portion
electronic device neededMDHS will not provide electronic devices (including iPads) for checkout during Summer 2021. Students will need a personal computer, tablet, or Chromebook. 
Students taking Art 1 will need a touchscreen tablet with a stylus (pointed tip like Apple pencil)
Since they cover either one or two semesters of material, Credit Advancement courses will require a substantial amount of homework. These courses may require longer online course meetings and if that is the case, instructors will build in breaks or allow breaks as needed. 
In order to qualify for an Honors placement in the fall, you must achieve an A in the class plus an 80% or higher on the final exam with teacher recommendation. For any challenges to this placement, you may contact the Math Department Chair, Mr. Vasquez at
Check with coaches of Summer athletic camps if there is a slight overlap in times. Any planned absences of more than 3 days need to be cleared with the Summer School Office in advance and should be noted on the registration form. Absences for online courses are defined as being unable to login during the class time. 

The Credit Advancement courses are College Preparatory level, not Honors credit courses. Students who take Credit Advancement courses complete additional credits and get to higher levels in their coursework faster, which are benefits. 

Yes! Students are welcome to audit our Summer Credit Advancement courses. A student who is auditing registers and participates in the class just like all other students, but does not receive a grade. The course would not be noted on the transcript. If your student would be auditing, please note AUDIT in the notes portion of the registration form. 
If students do not earn grades of C or higher in Credit Advancement courses, they become an audit and the grade is not reported on the transcript. 
If initially taking a course for credit and deciding later to audit, the Summer School office ( should be informed by the parent no later than the 2nd week of Summer School. 

If a class is cancelled, or the student drops a class prior to the first day of Summer School (June 21st 2021- must notify by June 20th 2021), fees will be refunded in full. If the student drops a class during the first week of summer school (June 21st- June 25th 2021), 50% of the fees will be refunded if the Summer School Office is notified that the student is dropping the class by June 25th 2021. There will be no refunds for class(es) dropped after June 25th 2021. Classes will only be dropped when the Summer School Office is notified a student will no longer be attending. If a student is expelled from Summer School, no refund will be given.

No refunds will be issued if the student does not contact the Summer School Office by June 20th 2021 to correct any errors in course enrollment (e.g. student registers for Algebra 1 when Algebra 1A is needed, or 1st semester when 2nd semester is needed). Please consult your Academic Counselor prior to registering for Summer School if you are unsure of which course(s) or semester(s) to select. If you realize that you have registered for the wrong course or semester, please contact us by June 20th 2021.


No refunds will be issued if a student does not earn credits for a course and/or does not earn their desired placement(s) for the next school year. Students should contact the relevant Department Chair to ensure that they will receive credit for a course and are aware of placement requirements.


For Workshops only, students may request a refund up to 48 hours prior to the start of the Workshop by contacting No refunds will be given after the start of the Workshop.

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