Academic Courses

Academic Summer Courses (Grades 9-12)

List of 12 items.

  • Academic Enhancement

    Dates: Monday, June 28 - Thursday, July 1
    Tuesday, July 6 - Thursday, August 12 
    Time:  10:00 AM – 2:30 PM   
    Bring your own lunch (students are not permitted to leave ND and return)
    Fee:  $600 (second class $325)
    Students:  9-12
        
    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 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.  Please be advised:  The highest grade you can earn through this program is an 83.
  • Algebra Foundations and Pre- STEM (By school placement) (Grade 9)

    Dates: Monday, July 12 - Wednesday, July 21
    Time: 7:45-11:45 AM
    Fee: $480 plus ALEK registration fee
    Students:  9th Grade     
    Pre-Requisites:  By Placement
    Open to the Public: No

    Math foundations 7:45 to 9:45 a.m.: This portion of the class is designed to further develop the computational skills and conceptual understanding needed to undertake and be successful in college preparatory high school math courses with confidence. The math curriculum that begins with Algebra 1 will develop the skills needed for academic success. Students will demonstrate success in applying knowledge of rational numbers, number relationships, computation and place value. Students will develop the skills needed for completing algebraic patterns, functions and measurements.

    Pre-STEM 9:45 to 11:45 a.m.: This portion of the class is designed to further develop the computational skills and conceptual understanding needed to undertake and be successful in college preparatory science curriculum with confidence. Students will gain a stronger understanding of mathematical concepts as they apply to the Notre Dame Science curriculum. Students will develop the skills needed for completing algebraic manipulation, solving for probability, data mapping, scientific graphing and trend analysis. The program will include hands-on learning group projects.
  • Class of 2022 College Application Program

    Dates: Monday and Wednesday – July 12, 14, 19, 21
    Time: Session 1:  9:00 – 11:00
    Session 2:  1:00 – 3:00
    Session 3:  5:00 – 7:00
    Dates: Tuesday and Thursday – July 13, 15, 20, 22
    Time: Session 4:  9:00 – 11:00
    Session 5:  12:00 – 2:00
    Fee:  $225
    Students:  Class of 2022 Pre-Requisite:  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’.
  • Drivers Education (Grade 10)

    (This camp is full)
    Dates: Monday, July 12 - Friday, July 30
    Time:  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Fee:  $720    Credits:  2.5     Students:  10th Grade     
    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 to 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.
  • First Aid/Personal Fitness (Grade 11)

    Dates: Monday, June 21 – Friday, August 20
    Time:  Weight Room is open from Monday - Friday 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
    Scheduled Classroom First Aid Hours:  Monday, July 12-Friday, July 23 from 12:15 PM – 2:15 PM
    Fee:  $720     
    Credits:  2.5     
    Students:  11th Grade     
    Pre-Requisites:  None
    Open to the Public:  Yes
    Fee:  $720
    Student Advantage: Academic and scheduling flexibility is the key advantage to this summer offering.

    Course Description: (Course 9310) 2.5 credits (60 hours total, divided into 40 hours of PE and 20 hours of classroom First Aid curriculum) The American Red Cross First Aid course is required for 20 classroom hours.  The course prepares students to recognize and appropriately respond to emergencies in the home and the community.  Students will be trained in adult, pediatric first aid, CPE, and AED and may attain American Red Cross certification.  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.
  • Freshman Integrated Technology & Foundations of Writing

    Dates: Monday, July 12 - Friday, July 30
    Time:  12:45 PM - 4:45 PM
    Fee:  $720     
    Credits:  2.5     
    Students:  9th Grade    
     Pre-Requisites:  None
    Open to the Public:  Yes

    Student Advantage: All freshmen are required to take Integrated Computers and Introduction to 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 the ND website including class pages.  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 Jump Start to High School Success

    Dates: Monday, June 28 – Friday, July 2 and Tuesday, July 6 – Thursday, July 8
    Time: 8:00 AM to 2:15 PM 
    Bring your own lunch  
    Students:  9th Grade     
    Pre-Requisites:  None
    Open to the Public: No
    Fee: $395

    The program will provide the students a jump start to the academic expectations of the high school experience along with social and behavioral acclimation game plans for a successful high school transition.

    Academically there is an emphasis on high school preparedness, STEM, Language, Algebra, Religion, English, History, as well as written and oral expression. Proven study skills and test-taking strategies geared to each specific content area will be provided. For transition to high school, students will be equipped with an understanding of transitional social skills, mindfulness, behavioral expectations, and taught appropriate high school classroom conduct. The program will be open to all interested incoming Notre Dame Freshman students. Homework and assessments will be given. This course will be taught by six members of the Notre Dame faculty.
  • Freshman Physical Education and Health (Grade 9)

    Dates: Monday, June 21 – Friday, August 20
    Time:  Weight Room is open from Monday - Friday 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
    Scheduled Classroom Health Hours:  Monday, July 12-Friday, July 23 from 7:45 AM - 9:45 AM 
    Fee:  $720     
    Credits:  2.5     
    Students:  9th Grade     
    Pre-Requisites:  None
    Open to the Public:  Yes
    Fee:  $720
    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.
  • Notre Dame Credit Recovery

    Dates:    Monday, June 28 - Thursday, July 1
                  Tuesday, July 6 - Thursday, August 12 
    Time:      10:00 AM – 2:30 PM   
    Bring your own lunch (students are not permitted to leave ND and return)
    Fee:      $600 (second class $325)
    Student Advantage: Notre Dame is requiring all students in need of credit recovery to complete the Teacher Assisted Credit Recovery program here at Notre Dame. In our summer recovery program, students will be signed up for an Educere course, receive teacher-supported study, and have their exams scheduled. Time on task will be closely monitored in the program.
    Program: The program runs Monday to Thursday, June 28 – July 1  and July 6 – August 12 from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM and Wednesday evenings from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Students are required to complete 30 classroom hours per course. There will be no classroom hours on Monday, July 5.
  • Physical Education (Grades 10-12)

    Dates: Monday, June 21 – Friday, August 20
    Time:  Weight Room is open from Monday-Friday 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
    Credits:  2.5     
    Fee:  $720     
    Students:  10-12th Grade
    Pre-Requisites:  None
    Open to the Public:  Yes
    Student Advantage: All upper-class students are required to take this Physical Education course.  Academic and scheduling flexibility is the key advantage to this summer offering.
    Course Description: (Course 9400) 2.5 credits (60 hours of PE).  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.
  • Summer Reading in the Classroom

    Dates: Monday, July 26 - Friday, July 30
    Time: 7:45 AM - 11:45 AM
    Fee: $255
    Students:  9-12th Grade    
    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.
  • Trigonometry

    Dates: Monday, July 12 - Friday, July 30
    Time: 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Credits:  2.5
    Fee: $720
    Open to the Public:  No
    Prerequisite: 70 average in both Algebra 2 and Geometry
    Registration: This course is open to all sophomores, juniors and seniors who wish to explore topics in Trigonometry. The course will study right triangle trigonometry, Laws of Sine and Cosine, trigonometric functions, analytic trigonometry and real-world applications. This course in conjunction with Advanced Algebra offers an alternative route to Calculus. For students who are going to take Precalculus this upcoming school year, this course offers a preview of the Trigonometry topics that will be studied in Precalculus.  (NCAA, Applied Science Concentration) 
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.

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.