Academic Summer Programs are offered at Notre Dame High School. Some courses will earn the student high school credit on an official Notre Dame transcript.

Academic Summer Courses for Credit (Grades 9-12)

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  • Drivers Education (Grade 10)

    Dates: Monday, July 6 - Friday, July 24
    Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Fee: $720          Credits: 2.5
    Students: Grade 10  
    Pre-Requisites: None
    Open to the public: Yes

    Student Advantage: All students are required to take 15 credits of PE while attending Notre Dame High School. Students can take Drivers Education over the summer and earn 2.5 credits toward the PE requirement. Academic and scheduling flexibility is the key advantage of this summer offering.

    Course Description: 
    (Course 9250) 2.5 credits (60 hours) This course is designed to produce safe, efficient and defensive drivers. Students will be graded on written tests, projects, quizzes and completion of the required state driver examination.
  • Freshman Integrated Technology & Foundations of Writing

    Dates: Monday, July 6 - Friday, July 24
    Time: 12:45 - 4:45 p.m.
    Fee: $720
    Credits: 2.5
    Students: Grade 9
    Pre-Requisites: None
    Open to the public: Yes

    Student Advantage:  All freshmen are required to take Integrated Technology and Foundations of Writing. By taking the course over the summer, students will have both the computer skills and academic writing skills needed to be successful at Notre Dame before the fall semester begins. Academic preparedness and scheduling flexibility is the key advantage to this summer offering.

    Course Description: 
    (Course 3095/8095) 2.5 credits (60 hours) This is a required course for all freshmen. Students obtain a basic understanding of technology for learning. This includes word processing, use of spreadsheets, presentation software, research databases and the operation of Notre Dame’s LAN. Students also study and practice the basics of good writing. Teachers will review grammatical structures, the development of thesis statements and essay writing for a variety of purposes.
  • Freshman Physical Education & Health (Grade 9)

    Dates: Monday, June 22 – Friday, August 21
    Time: Weight Room is open from Monday - Friday 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
    Scheduled Classroom Health Hours:  Monday, July 6-Friday, July 17 from 7:45 AM - 9:45 AM 
    Fee:  $720
    Credits:  2.5
    Students: Grade 9     
    Pre-Requisites: None
    Student Advantage: All freshmen are required to take Physical Education and Health. Academic and scheduling flexibility is the key advantage to this summer offering.
    Course Description: (Course 9150) 2.5 credits (60 hours total, divided into 40 hours of PE and 20 hours of classroom Health curriculum) Physical Education activities include: weight training, running, and team activities. Health provides information on health related problems facing society with emphasis on those areas of immediate importance to the student. Students will be required to complete 60 hours on an individually tailored schedule. There are boys’ lift and girls’ lift classes scheduled 3 times a week.
  • Physical Education & First Aid (Grades 10-12)

    Dates: Monday, June 22 - Friday, August 21
    Time: Weight Room is open Monday - Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Fee: $720   Credits: 2.5    
    Students: Grade 10, 11, 12    Pre-Requisites: None
    Open to the public:  Yes
     
    Student Advantage: All upper class students are required to take Physical Education and First Aid. Academic and scheduling flexibility is the key advantage of this summer offering.

    Course Description: (Course 9350) 2.5 credits (60 hours total, divided into 40 hours of PE and 20 hours of classroom First Aid curriculum) Physical Education activities include: weight training, running, and team activities. This course offers valuable skills as students become safety conscious and more capable of handling emergency situations. There are boys' lift and girls' lift classes scheduled 3 times a week. Gym uniform required.
  • Physical Education (Grades 10-12)

    Dates: Monday, June 22 - Friday, August 21
    Time: Weight Room is open Monday - Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Scheduled First Aid Classroom Hours:  Monday, July 6-Friday, July 17 from 12:15 PM - 2:15 PM
    Fee: $720      Credits: 2.5
    Students: Grades 10, 11, 12
    Pre-Requisites:  None
    Open to the public: Yes

    Student Advantage:  All students are required to take 15 credits of PE while attending Notre Dame High School. Students can take PE over the summer and earn 2.5 credits toward the PE requirement. This then frees up academic time during the school year to take other academic classes, including but not limited to electives, performing arts, required courses, and AP seminars.  Academic and scheduling flexibility is the key advantage of this summer offering.

    Course Description:
     (Course 9450) 2.5 credits (60 hours) Physical education activities will be tailored to each student’s schedule and may include such activities as: weight training, running, and team activities. Students will be required to attend 60 hours on an individually tailored schedule.  Formal structured PE class activities are also a component of the summer program. Gym uniform required.

Academic Camps No Credit (Grades 9-12)

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  • "Irish Cares" Service Camp

    Dates:  Monday, August 3 – Friday, August 7
    Time:  9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Fee:       $265 Lunch: Add $45        
    Students:  Grades 5-9
    Open to the public: Yes
    Field trip permission slip required.

    At the camp, students grade 5 -9 will work with Notre Dame service leaders to help plan micro projects each day that serve different communities in the area. The students will work on five different service projects that touch the lives of unique communities in need. Each student will also have the opportunity to fulfill their Parish specific service requirement. Students who attend will earn 30 hours of service while experiencing what a service learning program can be. The Notre Dame service camp is great for 7th and 8th grade students working toward their confirmation service hours.
  • Academic Enhancement

    Those students interested in registering for this course please contact your school counselor.

    Dates: 
    Monday, June 22 -Thursday, June 26
                Monday, July 6 -Thursday, July 24
    Time:     10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  
    Fee:        $600 (second class $325) 
    Students:  Grades 9-12     Open to the Public:  No
    Registration: June 18 - 21
    The program: Not all Notre Dame Students gain the degree of academic competence in a semester-long class to be fully prepared to advance to the next level of academics. The Teacher Assisted Academic Enhancement Summer program provides the opportunity for students who scored a 65 to 75 in a supported course to take Credit Enhancement over the summer. In our Summer Academic Enhancement program students will be signed up for an Educere course, receive teacher supported study, and have their exam scheduled. Time on task will be closely monitored.
    Student advantage: The program is designed with the goal of supporting academic success for students who received a grade of 65 to 75 in an academic class. By completing a supplemental summer course in the same subject, students will be able to better master the academic material while also having the opportunity to improve the grade on the official transcript. Grades reflected on the official transcript will be calculated using the original course grade as ⅔ and the enhancement grade as ⅓.
  • Academic Preparation

    Dates: Monday, June 22-Thursday, June 26
                Monday, July 6 -Thursday, July 24
    Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.   
    Fee: $600 (second class $325)        
    Open to the Public: No  
    The program: Not all Notre Dame Students have the same degree of academic confidence to be fully prepared to advance to the next level of academics. The Teacher Assisted Academic Preparation Summer program provides the opportunity for students to take non-credit preparation programs over the summer. In our Summer Academic Preparation program, students will be signed up for an Educere course, receive teacher-supported study, and have their exam scheduled. Time on task will be closely monitored.
    Student advantage: The program is designed with the goal of supporting academic success for students who feel a preview of an academic course will benefit their performance. By completing a supplemental summer course in the same subject, students will be able to better master the academic material while also having the opportunity to demonstrate increased competence. This program provides no academic credit.

  • College Application Program - Class of 2021

    Dates: Monday and Wednesday – July 15, 17, 22, 24
    Time: Session 4:  9  – 11 a.m.
               Session 5: 12 – 2 p.m.
    Dates: Tuesday and Thursday – July 14, 16, 21, 23
    Time: Session 1:  9 – 11 a.m.
               Session 2:  1 – 3 p.m.
               Session 3:  5 – 7 p.m.
    Fee:  $225
    Students:  Class of 2021     Prerequisite:  None
    Student Advantage: Minimize distractions for senior year by relieving stress associated with the college application process for students and family.
    Course Description: Individualized, hands-on approach to completing the Common Application, Writing the College Essay and crafting an Academic and Co-Curricular Resume.
  • Notre Dame Credit Recovery

    Those students interested in registering for this course please contact your school counselor. Registration will be confirmed upon approval of student's counselor.
     
    Dates: Monday, June 22 - Thursday, June 26
    Monday, July 6 - Thursday, July 24 
    Time:  10 a.m. - 2 p.m.   
    Fee:  $600 (second class $325)
    Student Advantage: Notre Dame is requiring all students in need of credit recovery complete the Teacher Assisted Credit Recovery program here at Notre Dame. In our summer recovery program, students will be signed up for a Educere course, receive teacher supported study, and have their exam scheduled. Time on task will be closely monitored in the program.
    Program: The program runs Monday to Thursday, June 24th – June 27th  and July 9th – August 9th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM and Wednesday evenings from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Students are not required to attend all scheduled hours; time off for vacation or other commitments can be accommodated. Exams will be scheduled starting July 27th. All exams must be taken at Notre Dame. There will be no classroom hours on July 3rd. Grades reflected on the official transcript will be calculated using the original course grade as 2/3 and the credit recovery grade as 1/3.
     
  • Summer Art Camp

    Dates:   Monday, July 13 -  Friday, July 17
    Time:     9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Fee: $180
    Students: Grades 3-9
    Pre-Requisites:  None
     
    With imagination, materials and guidance each camper’s art can come alive at the Notre Dame Summer art camp!
    Campers will explore a number of mediums using a variety of materials (all provided). Throughout the course, students will create their own unique pieces of 3D art such as ceramic pieces, basketry, jewelry making, tie-dye techniques and more!
    Fun and free expression will be the focal point of camp.  Artists of all abilities are welcome, from the beginner to the advanced art student.
  • Summer Reading in the Classroom

    Dates: Monday, July 20 - Friday, July 24
    Time: 7:45 - 11:45 a.m.
    Fee: $265
    Students: Grades 9-12
    Pre-Requisites:  None

    Course Description: Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to work on their summer English reading assignments in this program.  Teacher guided instruction will provide students help with their summer reading for English along with the accompanying summer packet assignments. Students are required to provide the required text and this information can be found on the Notre Dame website.
  • TV Production Summer Camp

    Dates: Monday, July 13 - Friday, July 17
    Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Fee:  $265 Lunch: Add $45
    Students: Grade 7 - 12
    Pre-Requisites:  None
    Open to the public: Yes

    Student Advantage: Create and shoot your own material, scripts, shows and more at our TV production summer camp!  Notre Dame runs its own television studio and production facility.  Students have the opportunity to experience all phases of television and video production.

    Course Description: Students will work within the school’s TV studio.  They will learn the basics of the three-camera shoot, working on both sides of the camera.  They will discover how critical lighting and sound are to a quality production.  They will mix sound, and learn nonlinear editing to create quality productions.

Notre Dame High School

Located on 100 beautiful acres in Central New Jersey, Notre Dame High School, founded in 1957, is a college preparatory school for grades 9 - 12, preparing young men and women for lives of purpose, built upon a foundation of Catholic faith, with a commitment to academics, co-curricular activities and service to others.