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Summer@Mayfield For-Credit

Summer@Mayfield For-Credit Courses

Please note that we plan to operate all Summer@Mayfield classes in person on the Mayfield campus. Our plans will, as always, be guided by Health Department and government directives.

Each UC-approved course is worth 1 unit or 0.5 units (one semester) of credit as indicated below. Students may miss no more than one class to receive credit. 

June 21 to July 30, 2021*
9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (Monday-Friday)
Course fees vary

A $40 non-refundable fee is charged for summer registration. There are two payment options for for-credit course registration:
  1. Pay in two installments: A deposit is due upon registration ($100-$250, depending on course) and you will receive a subsequent bill for the remaining balance.
  2. Pay in full: Total amount due upon registration.
Please note that students receiving financial aid will receive the same percentage towards summer for-credit classes.

Online course registration opens Saturday, Feb. 27 at 9:00 a.m.

*Except Advanced Fitness, Psychology, U.S. Women’s History

Course Details and Descriptions

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  • Advanced Fitness (0.5 units credit)

    Open to rising sophomores through seniors.
    Prerequisite: 9th-grade Fitness
    June 21 - July 9, 2021
    9:00 AM - 12:30 PM, Monday - Friday (in person)
    $630
    This course is about enjoying life and pursuing a healthy lifestyle. This course will include a rotation through the following areas: aerobics and cardio activities, yoga and pilates, recreational activities, and fitness. It will include lecture, discussion, and activity sessions. Students will be empowered to make wise choices, meet challenges, and develop positive behaviors in fitness, wellness, and movement activity for a lifetime.
    0.5 units (1 semester) of credit* - UC Approved
     
    *Students may miss no more than 1 class to receive full credit
  • Biology (1 unit credit)

    Open to rising juniors.
    Prerequisites: Conceptual Physics and Chemistry
    June 21 - July 30, 2021
    9:00 AM - 12:30 PM, Monday - Friday (in person)
    $1,260 + $50 Lab & Workbook Fee
    A general introduction to the biological sciences, this course discusses cellular biochemistry, genetics, evolution, mammalian physiology and classification. Biology is taught using a combination of multimedia lessons, instructional videos, and student-centered activities. Instructional time will include hands-on laboratory work with an emphasis on inquiry-based investigations. Applications of technology and data analysis are included, as well as the consideration of human impact on biological systems.
    The purchase of a textbook is required.
    1 unit of credit* - UC Approved

    *Students may miss no more than 1 class to receive full credit
  • Chemistry (1 unit credit)

    Open to rising sophomores.
    Prerequisite: Conceptual Physics
    June 21 - July 30, 2021
    9:00 AM - 12:30 PM, Monday - Friday (in person)
    $1,260 + $50 Lab & Workbook Fee
    Chemistry is the study of the structure and composition of matter that makes up our environment and the changes it undergoes. Topics include scientific measurement, atomic theory, organization of the periodic table, chemical bonding and reactions, the mole and stoichiometry, solutions, gas laws, and acids/bases. The course is taught using multiple methods including in-class discussion and lectures, instructional videos, simulations, and student-centered activities. The laboratory is an integral part of the course which provides students with a hands-on experience of concepts discussed in class and includes inquiry-based experiments. Students learn to analyze data and construct evidence-based conclusions.
    1 unit of credit* - UC Approved

    *Students may miss no more than 1 class to receive full credit
  • Geometry (1 unit credit)

    Open to rising sophomores. Mayfield Senior School Math Department permission required.
    Prerequisite: 9th-grade Algebra
    June 21 - July 30, 2021
    9:00 AM - 12:30 PM, Monday - Friday (in person)
    $1260 + $20 Workbook Fee
    This is a course in Euclidean Geometry with an emphasis on developing logical reasoning skills. Topics will include proofs, coordinate geometry, congruency, similarity, polygons, circles, parallel lines, areas, volumes, and an introduction to right triangle trigonometry. Some review of Algebra I concepts will be integrated into this course. A TI-84 Plus calculator is required.
    1 unit of credit* – UC Approved

    *Students can miss no more than 1 class to receive full credit
  • Psychology (0.5 units credit)

    Open to rising juniors and seniors.
    Prerequisites: World History I and World History II
    July 12 - 30, 2021
    9:00 AM - 12:30 PM, Monday - Friday (in person)
    $630 + $20 Reader Fee
    This is a general overview course that looks into the fundamental topics of Psychology. In other words, the course examines “why we do what we do” by focusing on the scientific study of both the behavioral and mental processes of human beings. Specific topics include research methodology, psychobiology, development, learning/classical conditioning, personality, motivation, psychological disorder and psychological approaches to therapy. Successful completion of this course will be determined by how well students demonstrate an understanding of the vocabulary and concepts of psychology and the research upon which the knowledge of human thought and behavior is based.
    Psychology will not be offered during the 2021-2022 academic year. Priority enrollment is given to rising seniors.
    0.5 units (1 semester) of credit* - UC Approved
     
    *Students may miss no more than 1 class to receive full credit
  • U.S. Women's History (0.5 units credit)

    Open to rising juniors and seniors.
    Prerequisites: World History I and World History II
    June 21 - July 9, 2021
    9:00 AM - 12:30 PM, Monday - Friday (in person)
    $630 
    Students will explore the lives of women from diverse racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds as they examine the impact women have had on the history and development of the United States from 1890 to the present. Study will be based on readings from primary and secondary sources.
    U.S. Women's History will not be offered during the 2021-2022 academic year. Priority enrollment is given to rising seniors.
    0.5 units (1 semester) of credit* - UC Approved
     
    *Students may miss no more than 1 class to receive full credit
  • United States History (1 unit credit)

    Open to rising juniors.
    Prerequisites: World History I and World History II
    June 21 - July 30, 2021
    9:00 AM - 12:30 PM, Monday - Friday (in person)
    $1,260 + $35 Textbook Fee
    This course is a survey of the history of the United States from the earliest explorations of the continent to the present. Students will evaluate how major historical events have affected various segments of our society. These events include the American Revolution, Westward Movement, the Civil War, slavery, the immigrant experience, various reform movements, industrialization, World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, and the Vietnam War.
    1 unit of credit*  UC Approved

    *Students may miss no more than 1 class to receive full credit

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    Emily (Baratta) Goodell 99

    Mathematics Department Chair, 9th Grade Academic Dean, Director of Summer Studies
    (626) 799-9121 ext. 251
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    Jade Stewart 09

    Assistant Director of Admissions and Summer@Mayfield Coordinator
    (626) 799-9121 ext. 298
Established in 1931, Mayfield Senior School in Pasadena, CA is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for young women grades 9-12. Noted for its rigorous academic program, which includes 28 Advanced Placement and Honors courses, Mayfield’s curriculum is underscored by a philosophy of educating the “whole child,” which also encourages commitment to and excellence in the arts, athletics, community service and spiritual growth. The nurturing environment at Mayfield Senior School allows each student to flourish in an atmosphere of personal attention.