At NDP, we believe the greatest service we can provide our students is to instill in them a love of learning and to provide them with the necessary skills to pursue their dreams in college and beyond. NDP offers a comprehensive college preparatory curriculum designed to prepare young men and women for the rigors of the collegiate world. Click here for the course description guide.
|Course Of Study|
|Social Studies||4 credits|
|World Langauage (must be sequential & in same language)||3 credits|
|Fine Arts and Electives||1.5 credits|
|Elective Courses||1.5 credits|
|Personal Fitness||1 credits|
|Life Management Skills-Health||.5 credits|
A student who transfers to Notre Dame Preparatory from another school must take Theology every semester in attendance at Notre Dame Prep and still must earn 28 total credits. Only courses taken at NDP will be averaged into the GPA of each student.
Admission to Advanced Placement (AP) courses is determined by student performance and teacher recommendations. Advanced Placement courses are college level courses for academically capable students. At the end of each course, students sit for an exam written by The College Board. College credit or placement may be awarded depending upon the college or university a student attends. AP courses are weighted an extra point toward GPA. College preparatory, honors and AP levels are offered in most academic disciplines.
English, Fine Arts, Theology and World Language courses are numbered sequentially. For example, English 1, English 2, English 3 and English 4.
Math Sequence The Math sequence is: Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus and Calculus. Students may accelerate through the program by taking summer school.
Physical Education Sequence
The Physical Education sequence is Physical Education and Health.
The Science sequence is as follows:
- Physical Science, Biology and Chemistry, plus an elective.
- Biology, Chemistry and Physics, plus an elective.
The Social Studies sequence is: World Geography, World History, U.S. History, Government and Economics. Different levels are available.
Summa Cum Laude
Requires students to complete 30 credits while maintaining a 4.0 or greater grade point average, as well as completing additional rigorous, required honors courses and completing the fourth year or beyond of a foreign language.
Magna Cum Laude
Requires students to complete 30 credits while maintaining a 4.0 grade point average.
Requires students to complete 30 credits while maintaining a 3.75 grade point average.