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Graduation Requirements and Academic Honors

Nothing excites us more than to see our students achieve the highest academic success and go beyond what they thought was possible. 

Below are the criteria for earning academic honors. 

Graduating with Distinction

Requirements:

 

Summa Cum Laude

Magna Cum Laude

GPA- weighted, cumulative

4.0

3.85

Credits

32

32

World Language 4th level 4th level

 

GPA will be checked for students eligible to Graduate with Distinction on March 1 (or the closest school day after). The final GPA check will occur on April 1 (or the closest school day after).

The Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the graduating class are determined by weighted grade point average beginning sophomore year through first semester of senior year. To be eligible, transfer students must be enrolled by the first semester of their sophomore year at NDP.

To receive a Notre Dame Prep Diploma, a student must complete up to thirty (30) credits. The required courses for all students are:

Graduation Requirements for Class of 2026 and beyond

  • Theology - 4 credits
  • English - 4 credits
  • Mathematics - 4 credits
  • Science - 4 credits
  • Social Studies - 4 credits
  • Foreign Language (Must be sequential and in same language) - 3 credits
  • Fine Arts (Two courses must be sequential and in same discipline) - 2 credits
  • Technology - 0.5 credits
  • Personal Fitness - 1 credit
  • Health - 0.5 credits
  • Elective Courses - 1 credits
  • Christian Service - 2 credits


Graduation Requirements for Class of 2023 to 2025

  • Theology - 4 credits
  • English - 4 credits
  • Mathematics - 4 credits
  • Science - 3 credits
  • Social Studies - 4 credits
  • Foreign Language (Must be sequential and in same language) - 3 credits
  • Fine Arts (Two courses must be sequential and in same discipline) - 2 credits
  • Technology - 0.5 credits
  • Personal Fitness - 1 credit
  • Health - 0.5 credits
  • Elective Courses - 2 credits
  • Christian Service - 2 credits