Summer@Mayfield For-Credit

Summer For-Credit Courses (grades 9-12)

All summer classes will begin remotely. If further restrictions are lifted and it becomes possible for a return to campus, we will make plans to do so in compliance with the directives from the Health Department and government.

The UC-approved courses are 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 22 to July 31, 2020*
9:00 AM to 1:00 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 $500 deposit is due upon registration, 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.

The deadline to register or withdraw from a course is Monday, June 15 at 5:00 PM.

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

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  • Advanced Fitness (0.5 units credit)

    Open to rising sophomores through seniors.
    Prerequisite: 9th-grade Fitness
    July 6-31, 2020
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Monday - Thursday) 
    $630
    This course is about enjoying life and pursuing a healthy lifestyle. This course will include a rotation through the following areas: aerobics/cardio activities, yoga/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 unit (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 22 - July 31, 2020
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Monday - Friday) 
    $1,260 + $50 Lab Fee
    A general introduction to the biological sciences, this course discusses cellular biochemistry, genetics, evolution, mammalian physiology, and classification. Hands-on experience is stressed as weekly laboratory experiments are integrated into the learning program. 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 22 - July 31, 2020
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Monday - Friday) 
    $1,260 + $50 Lab Fee
    Chemistry is the study of matter and its changes. Topics include scientific measurement, atomic theory, organization of the periodic table, chemical bonding and reactions, the mole and stoichiometry, acid and base chemistry, redox, and electrochemistry. The laboratory is an integral part of the course which provides students with a hands-on experience of concepts discussed in reading and includes inquiry-based labs. The purchase of a textbook may be required.
    1 unit of credit* - UC Approved

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

    Open to rising juniors and seniors. (Only open to rising juniors this summer.) 
    Prerequisites: World History I and World History II
    July 13 - 31, 2020
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Monday - Friday)
    $630 
    This introductory course examines the role that decision making plays in economics for individuals and institutions. Students will be introduced to essential economic concepts, such as needs vs. wants, scarcity, laws of supply and demand as well as other pertinent topics such as the role of the Federal Reserve Bank, investing, inflation, taxation and various economic systems. The course includes an overview study of both microeconomics, macroeconomics, and economic theories. Additionally, students will examine contemporary economic issues, such as the increasing national debt, federal spending, and the role of multinational corporations in our increasing global society.
    0.5 unit (1 semester) 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 22 - July 31, 2020
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Monday - Friday) 
    $1260
    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.
    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 13 - 31, 2020
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Monday - Friday)
    $630 
    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.
    0.5 unit (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 22 - July 10, 2020
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Monday - Friday)
    $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.
    0.5 unit (1 semester) of credit* - UC Approved
     
    *Students may miss no more than 1 class to receive full credit
  • United States Government (0.5 units credit)

    Open to rising seniors.
    Prerequisites: World History I, World History II, and US History
    June 22 - July 10, 2020
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Monday - Friday)
    $630 
    During this semester long course students will learn the structure of the U.S. Government and the role of the American political system as they examine many essential questions. Some of these questions include: What are the roots of American democracy? What is the role of each branch of government? How does the electoral process work? What are the rights and responsibilities of citizens? The topics studied in this semester course include constitutional foundations, public opinion, political beliefs and behaviors, political parties, the electoral process, the three branches of government, Supreme Court landmark cases, civil liberties and civil rights. As students explore the purpose of government and politics, they will be asked to consider their role and responsibilities as citizens.
    0.5 unit (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 22 - July 31, 2020
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Monday - Friday) 
    $1,260
    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. 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

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Online Test Prep Workshops

Summer@Mayfield has partnered with Ucan Prep to offer online SAT or ACT workshops.

Any student who is considering enrolling in a test prep workshop will take an online SAT diagnostic on June 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and an online ACT diagnostic on June 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Parents and students will be emailed the results of both tests so they can make an informed decision about which test is a better fit. A minimum of seven (7) students need to register for the workshop to run.

SAT Workshop

June 22 - July 10, 2020
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Monday-Friday)
$547 (paid directly to Ucan Prep)

ACT Workshop

July 13 - 31, 2020
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Monday-Friday)
$547 (paid directly to Ucan Prep)

Registration for these workshops closes on June 18, 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact Ucan Prep Co-Founders Jonathan Mitchell or Melody Mitchell.

For more information

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    Jade Stewart 09

    Assistant Director of Admissions and Summer@Mayfield Coordinator
    (626) 799-9121 ext. 298
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    Emily (Baratta) Goodell 99

    Mathematics Department Chair, 9th Grade Academic Dean, Director of Summer Studies
    (626) 799-9121 ext. 251
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 21 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.