Information & FAQs
GENERAL PROGRAM INFORMATION
- Looking for general information about our program?
- Click HERE for our Summer School Information document
What periods/times will classes be offered?
Please see the pages by course type in the red menu for information on class times. Our final master schedule will be based on final enrollment numbers for all courses and that is not possible to know until right before Summer School begins. If you need a certain period, please make sure to note it on the registration form. We usually have a very high success rate in ensuring that students can take the classes requested in a schedule that works for them.
Can I request a certain class period/schedule?
We are able to accommodate most requests for class periods and can work around many athletic camps and other activities if registration is completed by our priority deadline of May 10th, 2021 and scheduling requests are noted on the online registration form.
My student will be absent for more than 3 days, can they still attend?
Absences longer than 3 days require prior approval from the Summer School administrators. Email email@example.com. If the absence is due to a student’s current school not letting out until after our Summer School starts, we can most likely accommodate this. If a student will be attending Summer School purely for enrichment (not for a grade or to meet any placement or other requirements), they can miss more than 3 days.
Absences for online courses are defined as being unable to log in during the class time.
**Our online courses are mostly synchronous (live) and students should plan to be available during the class time.**
When will I know my student’s schedule?
Student schedules will be emailed a few days prior to the start of Summer School. If you request certain class periods and registered by May 10th, 2021 we can almost always accommodate these requests. This means that, for example, if you requested period 2, you can plan for period 2.
Summer School runs June 21st-July 23rd. Are there any holidays?
Do you have different sessions starting different dates?
All courses run Monday June 21st - Friday July 23rd. All students will have a Final Exam on Friday, July 23th.
My student is participating in Mater Dei athletics this Summer, can they still attend Summer School?
Mater Dei Summer School has a great relationship with athletics. Please note participation in athletics (include which sport and level if possible) when you register on the online stores. We will have the athletic camp schedule at the time of assigning your student’s classes and will make every effort to schedule around athletics. If there is overlap, please contact the appropriate coach.
My incoming 9th grade student needs to take one class. Do they need to attend all 4 periods of the Freshmen schedule?
A student only taking one class would attend during one period only (60 minutes/day, Monday-Friday).
My student does not attend Mater Dei High School during the school year (and is not an incoming Freshmen). How do I ensure that they can participate in Mater Dei Summer School?
Students who do not attend Mater Dei (and will not be starting as a Freshmen), need to send copies of the following by June 20th, 2021.
What does my student need for Summer School?
An electronic device, such as a tablet, computer or Chromebook will be required for all classes. Mater Dei will not be able to provide iPads to check out for Summer 2021.
Teachers will inform students of any other specific requirements on the first day of class.
If a student would like to participate in Summer School, but does not have an electronic device to use at home, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
My student needs to take a course this Summer, how do I know if they need to sign up for Credit Recovery or Credit Advancement?
Credit Recovery courses are for students who completed a course, but earned a D or F grade. Credit Advancement courses are for students who want to get ahead by taking an entire semester or a year of a course during the Summer. Students taking Credit Advancement courses must meet prerequisites set by the relevant departments (except Art 1, which does not have prerequisites). Prerequisites can be found in the Mater Dei Course Catalog.
My student is interested in a Credit Advancement course. How much homework will there be?
Credit Advancement courses cover all of the material and skills covered during the regular school year over 5 weeks. A significant amount of homework and studying outside the classroom are needed for success. With that being said, most of our students find balance with the help of their teacher and are able to be successful and some even participate in athletics or other activities.
What is the dress code?
When on campus: Blue or black jeans without any rips in them with a Mater Dei, Summer School, 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). Summer School t-shirts will be available for purchase ($10) when Summer School begins.
If on an online webcam course meeting: Mater Dei, Summer School, or College T-shirt or sweatshirt. Jeans, long pants, or shorts no shorter than 3 inches above the knee.
Is food service available?
If a student is on campus and needs lunch, it will need to be pre-ordered through the Summer School Office. We will provide details on this in June.
What if I want to take a Summer course at another school?
We offer most any course a Mater Dei student needs through Mater Dei Summer School. If your student needs a course that you don’t see on our website, please email us. Only courses taken through Mater Dei will be listed on a student’s Mater Dei transcript. We cannot guarantee that courses from other programs will meet your student’s needs for remediation, advancement, and placement. It is important to contact your student’s Academic Counselor to review any outside program you are looking at.
Can I take MDHS Summer School classes while in another country?
- Student must be a current MDHS student and if not a US citizen must have approvals to take US courses for credit. MDHS international students, you can check with our International Student Director, Ms. Lee on this.
- Student must have reliable internet access
- Student should plan to log in with the class (be available for class time on CA time)