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Credit Advancement



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.

Since they cover either one or two semesters of material, Credit Advancement courses will require a substantial amount of homework. Because these courses do meet for longer stretches of time, our instructors do build in breaks or allow breaks as needed.

Trying to work around busy Summer schedules? 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.

2018 Credit Advancement Class Schedule

All Advancement courses meet June 18th-July 20th. 

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

Any questions? Please ask

All courses, except Trigonometry, are two semesters. 

SPANISH 3 Monday - Friday, 10:30 am - 12:50 pm

SPANISH 4 Monday - Friday, 10:30 am - 12:50 pm

ALGEBRA 1B Monday - Friday, 7:20 am - 1:30 pm

GEOMETRY  Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 11:00 am (CLOSED TO NEW REGISTRATIONS as of 6/14/18 4:00pm)

                   MONDAY-FRIDAY, 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM SECTION STILL AVAILABLE (All NEW registrations will be placed into this section)

OPTION 2: Monday-Friday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Students registering on 6/12 or later: Be sure to note which option in the Notes box when registering (Note: this course will be blended. Students with strong grades will be given the option to work off campus on some days. All students should plan to be available Monday-Friday)

ALGEBRA II/TRIGONOMETRY Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 11:00 am

TRIGONOMETRY Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 11:00 am  (Note: this course is only taken if a student has already completed Algebra 2 without the trigonometry portion; taken for possible advancement to PreCalculus, not for credit; this is our only one semester Advancement class)

PRECALCULUS Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm     

CHEMISTRY Monday-Friday (students meet Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:00-12:30 and Tuesday, Friday 8:00-12:00)      (Note: times for this class updated 6/12/18)

ART I Semester 1: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 10:20 am, Semester 2: Monday - Friday, 10:30 am - 12:50 pm   (Note: times for this class updated as of 5/1/18)


How do Mater Dei students qualify for an Honors Math placement in the Fall?

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. *Algebra 1B for advancement is an exception and students will advance to Principles of Geometry with an A or B in Algebra 1B for advancement. For any challenges to this placement, you may contact the Math Department Chair, Mrs. Reese ( 


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