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Academic Requirements

Any student who has received a grade of F in a course must attend the DeMatha Summer School assuming that course is offered during the session. At the high school level, the courses traditionally offered are Biology, Algebra 1, Algebra 1 Part 1, Algebra 1 Part 2, Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, all levels of English, World History, U.S. History, Spanish 1, Spanish 2, German, and all levels of Theology.

Students are also required to attend the summer session if they meet one of the following criteria:
  • A grade of D in regular Algebra 1, Algebra 1 Part 1/2, or Algebra 2
  • A grade of D in the first two levels of a foreign language
  • A grade of D in U.S. History
Special Notes:
  • A grade of D in Honors Algebra 1 or Honors Algebra 2 does not result in required summer school. The student will drop out of the honors math program.
  • In some cases, the student may be asked to repeat the course.
Failure to make up a class in summer school will result in a $400 fee being assessed for administrative and scheduling purposes

Students are encouraged to attend Summer School to improve their grade in particular courses. The Summer School grade will appear on the student's transcript along with the original grade. Both are averaged into a student's cumulative GPA. For students seeking athletic scholarships, the NCAA Clearinghouse will accept the Summer School grade as a replacement for the original grade.

Summer School Policies

Attendance Regulations
Two absences from any class is allowed for illness or family emergencies only. Credit will not be awarded by DeMatha for students who miss more than two classes. Truancy may result in dismissal from summer school. Excessive lateness to class may accumulate to an absence.

Dress Regulations
Summer school students are not required to be in any specific uniform; however, all students are expected to be dressed and groomed in a manner which befits school attendance. Halter tops, tank tops and midriff type apparel are not allowed. Knee length shorts and skirts are permitted. Shoes must be worn at all times. Additional Rules and Regulations will be provided at registration and posted on the website: Students are expected to follow all rules and regulations. Any violation of these rules may result in dismissal from the Summer Session.

Nondiscriminatory Policies
DeMatha Catholic High School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

NOTE: DeMatha reserves the right to cancel any course of study when fewer than ten (10) students enroll in the course.

Online Registration

Registration for the High School Summer Session will be June 9th - June 16th. Current parents will be able to register by logging into their Parent Portal on Veracross. The public registration link for non-DeMatha students will be posted on the homepage of the website on June 9th.

Prep Summer Session registration for incoming 9th graders should be completed using the Admissions Portal beginning Friday, February 17th at 3:00 p.m..

Online registration is required for all academic programs during the summer session.

Summer Sessions

All Classes Begin - June 19, 2017

Prep Classes End - July 13, 2017
High School Classes End - July 21, 2017

Course Offerings
HS Prep LevelEnglish
HS Level - Remedial credit or grade improvement onlyEnglish 9
American Lit (10)
World Lit (11)
British Lit/Seminar (12)
Algebra 1
Algebra 1 Part 1
Algebra 1 Part 2
Algebra 2
Theological Studies
World History
U.S. History
Spanish 1
Spanish 2
Tutorial Courses OfferedFrench
Spanish 3
Original CreditFundamentals of Art - 1/2 credit
Research & Presentation - 1/2 credit

Class Hours: Monday - Friday
1st Period8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
2nd Period9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
3rd Period11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Tutorials or Original Credit* Contact subject teacher *

Student schedules will be distributed on the first day of classes in the lobby of the main building. Books can be purchased/rented Online or at the Stag Store beginning at 7:00 a.m on Monday, June 19. Not all courses are offered each period.

Students may only attend classes for which they are registered. Schedule changes must be approved by Mr. Gardiner, summer school principal, prior to attending a different class or period.

Tuition Rates
Prep Courses$450.00
High School Courses$525.00
Tutorial Courses$250.00
Original Credit Courses$600.00

Middle School Science Program 2016

This program, available to rising 7-8 grade students (both male and female) interested in science, will be held the week of June 13-17, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Students will engage in classroom activities, laboratory activities and field experiences, with a focus on environmental studies.

The program requires a student essay and recommendations from the principal and current science teacher. Application deadline is April 29, 2016. If you have any questions, please call Mr. Rick Reeves, Chair, Department of Sciences, at 240-764-2262 or email

See the Middle School Science Program brochure for additional information.

The application form is due by Friday, April 29.

2016 Summer Links/Forms