Academic Honors

Summa Cum Laude plus

  • Focus Seminar Honors
  • Focus Research Honors
  • Philosophy Honors
  • Argumentation and Rhetoric Honors
  • Rising seniors are considered to have met the Graduate with Distinction language requirements if they have completed a 4th level of world language at NDP. For example, if a current junior successfully completes Spanish IV, that student need not take another Spanish class to fulfill the requirement. 

GPA of 4.0 Magna Cum Laude
GPA of 3.75  for Cum Laude

Class of 2020

31.5 credits, GPA of 4.0 for Summa Cum Laude plus

  • Focus Seminar Honors
  • Focus Research Honors
  • Philosophy Honors
  • Argumentation and Rhetoric Honors
  • Rising seniors are considered to have met the Graduate with Distinction language requirements if they have completed a 4th level of world language at NDP. For example, if a current junior successfully completes Spanish IV, that student need not take another Spanish class to fulfill the requirement. 

GPA of 4.0 Magna Cum Laude
GPA of 3.75  for Cum Laude

Class of 2021

32 credits, GPA of 4.0 for Summa Cum Laude plus

  • Focus Seminar Honors
  • Focus Research Honors
  • Philosophy Honors
  • Argumentation and Rhetoric Honors
  • Rising seniors are considered to have met the Graduate with Distinction language requirements if they have completed a 4th level of world language at NDP. For example, if a current junior successfully completes Spanish IV, that student need not take another Spanish class to fulfill the requirement. 

GPA of 4.0 Magna Cum Laude
GPA of 3.75  for Cum Laude (Cum Laude will be phased out after 2021)

Class of 2022

32 credits, GPA of 4.0 for Summa Cum Laude plus

  • Focus Seminar Honors
  • Focus Research Honors
  • Philosophy Honors
  • Argumentation and Rhetoric Honors
  • Rising seniors are considered to have met the Graduate with Distinction language requirements if they have completed a 4th level of world language at NDP. For example, if a current junior successfully completes Spanish IV, that student need not take another Spanish class to fulfill the requirement. 

GPA of 3.85 Magna Cum Laude
 

GPA will be checked for students eligible to Graduate with Distinctionon 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.

Eugene M. Sweeney, Ph.D.
Principal
gsweeeney@ndpsaints.org
(480) 634-8201 

Tracey Heisler, M.Ed.
Assistant Principal for Student Learning
theisler@ndpsaints.org
(480) 634-8362 

Lisa McMorrow, M.Ed.
Director of Counseling
St. George House
Class of 2023 (A - D)
STA Cohort 2026
lmcmorrow@ndpsaints.org 
(480) 634-8240 
calendly.com/lmcmorrow

Deanna (Duermit) Larson, M.Ed.
Counselor
St. Michael House
Class of 2023 (E - J)
STA Cohort 2024
dlarson@ndpsaints.org 
(480) 634-8242 
calendly.com/deanna_larson

Liz Barnes, M.A.Ed.
Counselor
St. Blaise House
Class of 2023 (R - Z)
STA Cohort 2025
ebarnes@ndpsaints.org 
(480) 634-8223
calendly.com/ebarnes2

Cal Beneze, M.Ed.
Counselor
St. Ignatius House
Class of 2023 (K - Q)
rbeneze@ndpsaints.org 
(480) 634-8215
calendly.com/rbeneze

Kelly Benitez, M.S.
Counselor
St. Teresa House 
St. Francis House (A - F)
kbenitez@ndpaints.org
(480) 634-8219
calendly.com/kbenitez1
 
Paige Peters, M.S.
Counselor
St. Maximilian Kolbe House 
St. Francis House (G - O)
ppeters@ndpaints.org
(480) 634-8220
calendly.com/pfpeters
 
Twila Walker, M.A., M.S.
Counselor
St. Patrick House 
St. Francis House (P - Z)
twalker@ndpsaints.org
(480) 634-8217
calendly.com/twalker2022
 

Lindsay Cusano
Administrative Assistant
College Visit Coordinator
lcusano@ndpsaints.org 
(480) 634-8239