High School Academics
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Twelve academic departments in the high school are staffed by 56 faculty members.
The student-teacher ratio is approximately 9 to 1.
High School Administration
President: Judith A. Dwyer, Ph.D.
Principal: Ms. Eileen Wilkinson
Director of Counseling: Mrs. Jan Janosik
Academic Dean: Mrs. Jacqueline Coccia
Director of Admissions: Mrs. Diane Sander
High School Course Offerings
Each student must earn a minimum of 24 units in order to graduate. In addition to meeting academic requirements, forty (40) hours of social service are required for graduation.
Advanced Placement courses are offered in the following areas:
|Government and Politics: United States
||Government and Politics: Comparative
|United States History
|Studio Art - Drawing
||English Literature and Composition
|English Language and Composition
Notre Dame offers 19 AP courses in seven disciplines. In 2013-2014, 177 students took 341 examinations. 84% of students scored 3 or higher, including six National AP Scholars who took eight or more tests and scored a 4 or higher.
Honors Courses are offered in the following areas:
- Calculus II
- Honors British Literature
National Honor Society
Inclusion in the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur Chapter of the National Honor Society is offered to junior and senior students who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.90 for four semesters (juniors) or six semesters (seniors). To be included in NHS, students must also demonstrate leadership, scholarship, service and character, be active in at least three activities/sports, and live the spirit of the Honor Code. Learn more about the National Honor Society.
Archdiocesan Scholars Program
Four students are selected by a faculty committee to take one course each semester at a neighboring college during their senior year. Selection is based on the students' academic records, essay applications and two faculty recommendations.
Members of the senior class who are not involved with the current three-day Kairos retreat spend two days at an off-campus site, learning about careers that interest them. They return to school on the third day to share their experiences.