Classes for Credit

Marlborough Summer is pleased to provide challenging academic classes that can be taken for credit. The courses are designed and taught by Marlborough faculty, and are open to students entering grades 9-12 from any school.

Why take a class in the summer? This is a great chance to dive into one content area without the demands of the regular school day. For-credit classes can help you complete a graduation requirement in order to free up space in your schedule during the academic year. Prerequisites are required for some for-credit courses. Please check with your school to ensure credit will be awarded for the class(es).

This year we are offering:

Athletes' Conditioning (grades 9-12)

Session Dates: June 24 – July 26
1:30 – 3:30 pm

The Marlborough Physical Education and Athletics Departments understand that competitive athletics is an important and integral part of the Marlborough community. Preparation for a season of sport is critical to performance, injury prevention, confidence, and team cohesion, providing the cornerstone to understanding the values and life lessons of leadership and commitment.

Participants will learn proper weightlifting technique and complete a pre-season program that is similar to most university strength programs. This class is considered an expectation for the Marlborough athlete in Grades 9–12, whether they are planning on competing at the junior varsity or varsity level. While this course is geared towards Marlborough student athletes, ALL students may take this class for PE credit. Athlete’s Conditioning does focus on the basics of strength and conditioning, however the class is adaptable for all experience and fitness levels. Students will learn how to use the equipment in the fitness center, master the technique for free weight strength exercises, develop knowledge around programming and goal setting, and understand injury prevention. This course is perfect for those who are interested in personal fitness and life-long knowledge of gym use.

Students should consult the Head of Sports Performance, Lindsay Yocum, for further details.

Geometry (grades 8-10)

Session Dates: June 24 – August 2
8:30 am – 12:30 pm

This course is designed for students who are capable of accelerated progress in mathematics. Topics include Euclidean geometry, introduction to logic, trigonometry, coordinate geometry, and transformational geometry. Students may enroll if they have completed Algebra I. Students taking this course will need a scientific calculator. There will be a midterm and a Final Exam. This course satisfies the regular Geometry requirement at Marlborough. A minimum of an 80% class average allows a student to enroll in regular Algebra II with Trigonometry in the fall. PLEASE NOTE:  This is a for-credit class, and due to the condensed nature of the course, attendance is mandatory. The class will be held Monday-Friday from 8:30 am -12:30 pm from June 24-August 2.

Emergency Preparedness and Water Safety (Marlborough students in grades 9-12 only)

Session Dates: June 3 - June 21
3:00 - 7:00 pm

Marlborough Summer offers the opportunity for students entering grades 9–12 to complete the Emergency Preparedness and Water Safety course requirement in a three week, 60-hour course. The course is offered June 3–21 from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

This required course fulfills one of the Marlborough School graduation requirements. Through this course, students learn to care for others in emergency situations while learning about their personal safety in diverse emergency medical situations. The main components of the course include: First Aid, CPR, and Water Safety. Students will participate in scenarios, practical skill testing and simulated rescue drills, and generally train to be well equipped to handle unexpected emergency events. Students will also develop team leadership skills by using strong collaborative and communication skills during class exercises.  To pass the class, students must fulfill the requirements to earn the following American Red Cross certifications: CPR for the Professional Rescuer, Basic Water Rescue, Emergency Medical Response (including Advanced First Aid, Preventing Disease Transmission, the Detection of Hazardous Materials and Blood-Borne Pathogens and Search and Rescue), Incident Commands, Oxygen Administration, and Multiple-Casualty Incidents.

In addition, for those who wish, there will be an opportunity to earn the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training certification, but this is not required to pass the class. Due to the condensed nature of this course, attendance is mandatory on all dates. Students must also attend and participate in the final simulated skills test and drill that occur during the last week. The simulated test and drill is mandatory for course credit - no exceptions. Again, students must participate in all 60 hours in order to receive the semester credit for Physical Education and fulfill the Marlborough graduation requirement.

Priority registration is given to rising seniors beginning March 1, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. Registration opens for all other students in rising grades 9–12 on March 8, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Enrollment is limited to 40 students.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the condensed nature of this course, attendance is mandatory on all dates. Students MUST attend and participate in the final simulated skills test and drill that occur in class during the last week. This is MANDATORY for course credit - THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS. If a student cannot commit to attending class Monday through Friday, June 3-21, from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m., she should not register. Students must participate in all 60 hours of the class in order to receive the semester credit for Physical Education and fulfill the Marlborough graduation requirement.

Marlborough Summer 2020 Dates

June 8-12
Week 1 Workshops

June 15-19
Week 2 Sports Camps and Workshops

June 22- July 24
Five-Week Program (Camp Mustang and Classic Summer)