Blended Learning

Notre Dame High School is offering blended 5 credit courses for the summer of 2018.  Blended class in the Notre Dame Summer Programs consist of both online independent learning and supplemental classroom instruction.  These classes are open to any student from Notre Dame or the wider community that can demonstrate mastery of the prerequisite course work as noted in the course descriptions.  Students will be expected to attend all classroom sessions with a maximum of two absences permitted.

Students will have 49 calendar days to complete the course and will work with the instructor to create a timeline for completion.  Classroom time will be used for instruction, assessments, review, and completion check-in. Students who are not motivated to complete the material or struggle with task completion management may be a good fit for a blended learning classroom.

  • Students who do not attend Notre Dame must provide a raised seal transcript no later than June 10, 2018.
  • Students who do not attend Notre Dame academic credits can be awarded through the online platform, Educere.  Please check with your school. Notre Dame will provide a transcript with grade.
  • Students will be expected to follow all rules and regulations of Notre Dame while attending summer sessions.
  • Uniforms are not required.
  • Notre Dame students, these course credits will be applied to the Notre Dame transcript.

Blended Learning Classes

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  • Blended College Preparatory Biology

    Dates: June 21, 26, 28 July 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31 August 2
    Review and final assessments:  August 6, 7, 8
    Time: 8 - 10 a.m.
    Fee:  $1400     Credit:  5    Students:  9-12 Grade     
    Pre-Requisites: Successful completion of Chemistry
    Open to the Public:  Yes

    Student Advantage:
     Students will be able to complete a for credit class in Biology during the summer session.

    Course Description:
    This course includes the study of the structure and functions of living things and their interrelationships. The course will focus on general principles in modern biology. Emphasis is placed on molecular and cellular biology, introductory biochemistry evolution, and basic ecological principles. Laboratory investigations reinforce concepts presented in the lecture.
     
  • Blended College Preparatory Physics

    Dates: June 21, 26, 28 July 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31 August 2
    Review and final assessments:  August 6, 7, 8
    Time:  8 - 10 a.m.
    Fee:  $1400     Credit:  5    Students:  9-12 Grade     
    Pre-Requisites:  Completion of high school Geometry
    Open to the Public:  Yes

    Student Advantage:
     Students will be able to complete a for credit class in Physics during the summer session.  

    Course Description This course is designed to present a meaningful approach to the study of basic concepts of physics as they apply to matter and energy. The course focuses on Newtonian mechanics, waves, sound, electricity, and if time permits, electricity Past data has shown that a Geometry grade of 80 or above tends to yield a Physics grade of equal weight.
  • Blended Honors Pre-Calculus

    Dates: June 21, 26, 28, July 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31, August 2
    Review and final assessments:  August 6, 7, 8
    Time:  8 - 10 a.m.
    Fee:  $1400     Credit:  5    
    Students:  9-12 Grade     
    Pre-Requisites:  A, B (80) or better in high school Honors Algebra 2 and the completion of high school Honors Geometry.  

    Additional Requirement
    :  Notre Dame students, this class must be approved by the math department Chair in writing by June 14, 2018.
    Open to the Public:  Yes

    Student Advantage:
    (Course 158) Students will be able to complete a for credit class in Honors Pre-Calculus during the summer session.

    Course Description:
    This is a course with a graphing approach that provides the essential mathematical background needed for Calculus. This course develops a strong foundation for AP Calculus.
     

Academic Classes Grades 7-12

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  • Art & Design

    Dates: Monday, July 9 - Friday, July 27     
    Time:  12:45 – 4:45 p.m.
    Fee:  $720   
    Credit:  2.5 
    Students:  9-12 Grade    
    Pre-Requisites:  Approval of the Art Teacher
    Open to the Public:  Yes
    Student Advantage:  Students will be able to complete a for credit class in art during the summer session.  Academic preparedness and scheduling flexibility is the key advantage to this summer offering.

    Course Description: (Course) 2.5 credits (60 hours) Art & Design is a foundations summer course designed for all grades and skill levels. The primary focus is exploring many different styles, materials and methods used to create art such as: Design/Illustration; Painting; Drawing; Ceramics/Sculpture; and Graphic Design. This course is project oriented and incorporates the Elements of Art & Principles of Design in each project, aiding students of all ability levels in creating works of art of which they will be proud.
  • Cross-Platform Mobile Application Development - UNAVAILABLE

    This camp is UNAVAILABLE.
    Dates: 
    Monday, July 9 to Friday, July 27
    Time:  7:45 to 11:45 a.m.
    Fee:  $720     Credits:  2.5     
    Students:  7-12 Grade     
    Pre-Requisites:  None
    Open to the Public:  Yes
    Student Advantage:  Students will be able to complete a for credit class in computer cross platform application development during the summer session.

    Course Description: (Course 838S) 2.5 credits (60 hours) Cross-platform Mobile Application Development, is a programming course in which students will develop two mobile applications. Students will become skilled in HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript. In addition, students will create a stand-alone website. Students will not need to purchase any software or textbooks for this course, except for those students who want to program a mobile application for an Apple device. Those students will need to purchase a developer’s license ($90), if they want to upload their applications to their mobile devices:  https://developer.apple.com/programs/. This is not a requirement to take the course.
  • Public Speaking - UNAVAILABLE

    This camp is UNAVAILABLE.
    Dates:
    Monday, July 9-Friday, July 27     
    Time:  7:45 – 11:45 a.m.
    Fee:  $720     Credits:  2.5     
    Students:  7-12 Grade     Pre-Requisites:  None
    Open to the Public:  Yes
    Student Advantage:  Students will learn the skills and techniques to master the art of public speaking.  Yes, you can be a great public speaker!
    Course Description: (Course 382) 2.5 Credits (60 hours) This class is designed to help the student develop the skills necessary for confident, independent public speaking. Students learn the rudiments of effective speech, articulation, projection, rhythm, pace, expression and posture.
     
  • Service Camp-Confirmation Preparation 7-8th Grade

    Dates: Monday, July 30 to Friday, August 3   
    Time:  9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Fee:  $255 Lunch: Add $40         
    Students:  Confirmation preparation -  25 total campers
    Open to the Public: Yes 
    At the camp, students 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 for 7th and 8th grade students working toward their confirmation service hours.
  • Summer Creative Writing - UNAVAILABLE

    This camp is UNAVAILABLE.
    Dates: 
    Monday, July 9 - Friday, July 27     
    Time:  12:45 - 4:45 p.m.
    Fee:  $720     Credits:  2.5     
    Students:  7-12Grade     
    Pre-Requisites:  None
    Open to the Public:  Yes
    Student Advantage:  Students will be able to complete a for credit class in creative writing during the summer session.  Academic preparedness and scheduling flexibility is the key advantage to this summer offering.

    Course Description:
    (Course388) 2.5 credits (60 hours) Students who have a serious interest in writing creatively will approach writing as a process. They will write daily, analyze the styles of accomplished writers, draw conclusions about the effects of various writing techniques, consider the importance of audience, practice the steps of the process (thinking, reflecting, organizing, writing, and rewriting), and engage in peer editing.
  • Summer Film Experience

    Dates: Monday, August 6 - Friday, August 10     
    Time:  9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Fee:  $360  
    Credit:  1.25     
    Students:  9-12 Grade     
    Pre-Requisites:  None
    Open to the Public:  Yes
     
    Student Advantage:  Students will be able to complete a for credit class in film studies and production during the summer session. This course does not preclude students from taking film production or film studies courses during the traditional school year.

    Course Description: (Course 795) 1.25 credits (30 hours) Summer Film Experience is a course that allows students to experience a blend of the Film Studies and Film Production courses offered during the year. Students will learn basic filmmaking terminology and film analysis techniques, as well as gain exposure to the digital filmmaking process. This course will be tailored to accommodate different levels of previous experience and is recommended for students who have never taken a film class, or for students who have taken several film classes. (Movies with a PG-13 rating will be included in screening list.)

Questions?

Notre Dame High School
Sean Clancy
Principal, Summer Programs   
 

College Application Program

Summer Reading

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  • 9th-12th Grade Notre Dame Students

    Dates: Monday, July 23 - Friday, July 27    
    Time:7:45 to 11:45 a.m.
    Fee:  $ 255     
    Students:  9-12 Grade     
    Pre-Requisites:  None
    Open to the Public: No

    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. There is no academic credit for this program.

Drivers Ed

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  • Grade 10 - Open to the Public

    Dates: Monday, July 9 - Friday, July 27
    Time:  7:45 - 11:45 a.m.
    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 924S) 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.

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.