Summer School

Questions about summer school? Contact Mrs. Dragonetti,
assistant principal of student services. 

 

Notre Dame Preparatory

2023 Summer School Information


Summer school registration for current 9th – 11th grade students begins March 3, 2023
Summer school registration for incoming freshmen (current 8th-graders) begins March 23, 2023

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Summer School is an extension of the school’s regular academic program designed to provide students with opportunities to gain academic credit, receive enrichment or remediation, and explore new interests. Incoming freshmen are strongly encouraged to consider enrolling in summer school as it facilitates the adjustment and transition to high school. Summer school runs from May 31 - June 29.  Most of our summer staff members are selected from our talented Notre Dame Preparatory teachers. Students are held to the same rigorous academic standards at Summer School as they are during the regular school year. Courses taken for credit meet all the standards necessary to meet graduation requirements.

TUITION

  • Tuition for summer enrichment courses is $310
  • Tuition for .5 credit courses is $515
  • Tuition for 1.0 credit courses is $825. 
  • Refunds are not given for cancellations after May 31, 2023.

REFUNDS
All fees will be refunded if a course is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. Summer school is self-supporting. Courses will be offered only if a sufficient number of students register. No refunds will be issued after the summer semester begins.

COURSE AVAILABILITY
All courses will be delivered in person except for the SAT/ACT English Course.  All courses listed as summer school offerings require a sufficient number of student registrants to run. If there is not sufficient interest in a particular course, it will not be provided during summer school.

EXPECTATIONS FOR STUDY
Approximately one week’s study in the regular school year is covered each day of summer school, requiring a considerable amount of study at home each day. Work missed due to absence must be made up within three school days after returning to school.

ATTENDANCE
Arizona State Law and the NDP Student/Parent Handbook requires that students are present for 90% of the course to receive credit. For year-long courses, students may miss no more than two class days (or a total of 11 hours) to earn credit. For semester-long courses, students may miss no more than one class day (or a total of 5.5 hours) to earn credit. Due to the short and intensive nature of the summer term, class attendance is absolutely critical, so please schedule doctor’s appointments/family gatherings/vacations outside of the summer school session.

RULES AND GUIDELINES
All rules and guidelines as listed in the Notre Dame Preparatory Parent/Student Handbook and Program of Studies will be followed.  Classroom rules regarding student conduct will be established by the teacher. Students removed from class as a consequence for misbehavior will be charged with an absence and may be withdrawn from the summer session. 

FINAL EXAMS AND GRADING
Final course grades will be determined by assigning twenty percent to the final examination and eighty percent to all course work. Attendance is mandatory on the last day of each semester, as final exams are scheduled for that day. Final exams will not be given early. If a student is absent from the final exam in a course, a grade of “F” will be recorded for the exam and averaged into the student’s grade for the course. 

For Incoming 9th Graders:

Families will be notified if the courses below are required.  Those required to be in these courses will be automatically enrolled when choosing to attend NDP.

 

Course Name

Dates

Time

Credit

 Price

English Prep*

5/31-6/29

11:15 am-

12:30 pm

P/F

 $310

5/31 - 6/29

  12:45 pm-

2:00 pm

 P/F

$310

Math Prep*

5/31-6/29

11:15 am-

12:30 pm

P/F

$310

5/31 - 6/29

    12:45 pm -   2:00 pm

P/F

 $310

St. Gonzaga Program*

(Includes Digital Painting Option from 11:15-2:00)

5/31-6/29

 

8:00 am-

2:00 pm

 P/F

+

(0.5 for tech elective)

$825 for Gonzaga + painting

 

$310 for Gonzaga only

*Not for credit; placement determined by admissions profile

For Incoming 9th Graders:

Digital Photography

5/31-6/29

8:00 am -

10:45 am

0.5

 $515

 Algebra 1 Honors Review

5/31-6/29

8:00 am-

2:00 pm

1.0

$825

Honors World Geography & Cultures

5/31-6/14

8:00 am-

2:00 pm

 0.5

$515

World Geography

5/31-6/29

 

8:00 am-

10:45 am

0.5

$515

5/31-6/29

 

11:15am-

2:00 pm

0.5

 $515

 

Health and Wellness

5/31-6/29

 8:00 am-

2:00 pm

1.0

 $825

Becoming a Saint: Intro to Catholic Life

5/31-6/29

 

8:00 am-

10:45 am

0.5

 $515

5/31-6/29

 

11:15am-

2:00 pm

0.5

 $515

Only for students who have taken Algebra 1 but did not test into Geometry Honors. Students must pass the course with a B or higher to go into Geometry Honors.

For Incoming 10th Graders:

Biology

5/31-6/29

 

 8:00 am-

 2:00 pm

1.0

 $825

World History

5/31-6/29

 

 8:00 am-

2:00 pm

1.0

$825

 

Honors Argumentation and Rhetoric

 

 5/31-6/14

8:00 am-

2:00 pm

0.5

$515

6/15-6/29

   8:00 am –
2:00 pm

0.5

$515

SAT/ACT English

5/31-6/29

Asynchronous

0.5

$500

✣Only for students who have taken Algebra 1 but did not test into Geometry. Students must pass the end-of-course exam in Algebra 1 to enroll in Geometry (regular) and must pass the exam in Honors Algebra 1 to pass into Honors Geometry. These courses may be taken for elective credit but do not replace a year of math for students. 

 

For Incoming 11th Graders:

US History

 

5/31-6/29

 8:00 am-

 2:00 pm

1.0

$825

Honors Argumentation and Rhetoric

 

5/31-6/14

 8:00 am-

 2:00 pm

0.5

 

$515

6/15-6/29

  8:00 am-

2:00 pm

0.5

$515

SAT English Prep

 

5/31 - 6/29

   Asynchronous

 

0.5

 

$515

 

For Incoming 12th Graders:

 

Economics

 

5/31-6/14

   8:00 am-

 2:00 pm

0.5

$515

Economics

6/15-6/29

    8:00 am-

  2:00 pm

0.5

$515

  US Government  

(Includes DC Trip) *

5/31-6/14

     8:00 am-

  2:00 pm

0.5

$515

(Plus, the cost of the trip)

  College Application

   Bootcamp+

6/15-6/21

    8:00 am-

   12:00 pm

NC

$310

*Information regarding the DC trip will be sent to all junior families.  Those interested in this course will be required to go through an application process.

For Students in Any Grade:

Urban Plunge*

5/31-6/14

     8:00 am-    2:00 pm

NC

Student receives service hours

$515

*The Urban Plunge course will satisfy one year’s worth of required service hours. Space is limited to 13 students.

Important Information:

  • All classes will be capped at 24 students. Please email rcochran@ndpsaints.org or call 480-634-8238 to be placed on a waiting list.
  • The cafeteria will be open for students to purchase snacks during lunch.
  • Students are required to be in uniform with NDP polo, plain white polo, or NDP spirit t-shirt with uniform bottoms.
  • Due to the abbreviated nature of the summer school session, it is essential that students are in classes each day to earn credit for their courses. For year-long courses, students may miss no more than two class days (or a total of 11 hours) to earn credit. For semester-long courses, students may miss no more than one class day (or a total of 5.5 hours) to earn credit.