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Summer Academic Programs

SUMMER AT NOTRE DAME

Summer Programs at Notre Dame High School in Lawrenceville, NJ offer a variety of opportunities, including Academic Courses for credit, Enrichment Classes and Athletic Camps. 

Located on 100 beautiful acres in Central New Jersey, just across the river from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Notre Dame High School offers a wireless environment, new science labs, turf playing field with track, newly renovated basketball court and strength and conditioning facilities.

For questions on any of the summer offerings at ND, please contact Sean Clancy at 609.882.7900, ext. 160 or email summer@ndnj.org.


First Year Student Academic Preparedness Program

The Academic Support program is designed for incoming first year students to facilitate the development of the academic skills and habits that foster independent thinking and academic success in our college preparatory environment. Students who have a demonstrated commitment to learning coupled with the need for additional academic skill acquisition should consider the Academic Support Program.
 
The program begins in the summer of before Freshman year with a five week program designed to reinforce the academic, organizational and behavioral skills needed for success in a college preparatory high school environment. Students will begin with an introduction to the six core academic subject areas that make up a Notre Dame education – math, science, language, English, social studies and religion coupled with time management and classroom expectations. Next the students will participate in introductory science program in the morning followed by a for credit class focused on technology and academic writing.
 
School Year Supports
During the school year Notre Dame Students have access to a number of academic supports. These supports include:
  • Academic strength and conditioning program
    • The program provides students with homework assistance, organization and planning. The program runs 2:45 PM to 4:45 PM with humanities assistance available Monday & Wednesday, Science on Tuesday and Math on Thursday. An additional fee is associated with this program.
  • Activity period extra help available with classroom teachers
    • Notre Dame Teachers often provide additional academic support to students at activity period. Some also have before school and after school support.
  • Before school academic check in
    • Available Monday and Thursday before school to help keep students organized and on task. An additional fee is associated with this program.
  • Evening study in the library, open until 6 PM
    • Our library is staffed until 6 PM each evening for study. 

Summer Academic Preparedness Program for the Class of 2021

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  • Freshman Integrated Computers and Foundations of Writing (Grade 9)

    Student Advantage:  All freshmen are required to take Integrated Computers and Introduction to Writing.  By taking the course over the summer students will have both the computer skills and academic writing skills needed to be successful at Notre Dame before the fall semester begins. Taking this course in the summer will give freshmen the opportunity to include more electives in their first year of study.
    Course Description:  (Course 309S/809S) 2.5 credits (60 hours) This is a required course for all freshmen. Students obtain a basic understanding of technology for learning. This includes word processing, use of spreadsheets, presentation software, research databases and the operation of Notre Dame’s LAN. Students also study and practice the basics of good writing. Teachers will review grammatical structures, the development of thesis statements and essay writing for a variety of purposes.
     
    Dates:  Monday, July 10 - Friday, July 28
    Time:   12:45 AM to 4:45 PM
  • Mathematics of Science

    Student Advantage: This class is designed to further develop the computational skills and conceptual understanding needed to undertake and be successful in college preparatory science curriculum with confidence.
    Course Description: Students who have been accepted at Notre Dame looking for a stronger understanding of mathematical concepts as they apply to the Notre Dame Science curriculum will find this program helpful. Students will develop the skills needed for completing algebraic manipulation, solving for probability, data mapping, scientific graphing and trend analysis. The program will include hands on learning group projects.
    NOTE: Math department will place some students in a math foundation class that will take the place of Mathematics of science. This adjustment is through department placement
     
    Dates:  Monday, July 17 - Friday, July 28
    Time:  7:45 AM to 11:45 AM
  • Summer Academic Preparedness Program for the Class of 2021


    Dates: Monday, July 5 - Friday, July 28
    Time: 7:45 AM to 3:30 pm 7/5 to 7/ 7
    7:45 AM to 4:45 PM 7/10 to 7/28
    Tuition for full Program: $1499.00
    Lunch add $35 per week
    Each program and class in the Summer Academic Preparedness program can also be taken individually. They are listed below.
  • Summer Jump Start to Success

    The program provides students with a chance to familiarize themselves with the academic requirements of the high school experience with emphasis on high school preparedness for STEM, World Language, Algebra, Religion, English and Social Studies. Study skills, organization and classroom behavior will also be emphasized.

    Dates:
    Wednesday, July 5-Friday, July 7 and Monday, July 10-Friday, July 14 Time: 7:45 AM to Noon

    Academic schedule: Students will be assigned to group A or B, and the academic schedules will rotate on a daily basis. For example, Group A will have schedule I on Monday and then Schedule II on Tuesday. This rotation will continue for the duration of the program.
    Schedule I
    Schedule II
    8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Language 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Religion
    8:55 AM – 10:15 AM Math8:55 AM – 10:15 AM English/Writing
    10:25 AM - 11:45 AM STEM
    10:25 AM - 11:45 AM Social Studies
    11:50 – Noon Activity
    11:50 – Noon Activity
     
  • Time Management, Test Taking and Learning Strategies

    Students will improve their time management, organize their study habits, develop positive test-taking strategies, and determine their most productive learning style. Students will be provided with a toolbox of strategies and plans that will enhance academic performance when implemented.
    Dates:  Wednesday, July 5 - Friday, July 7
    Time:  1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Enrichment Offerings

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  • Comic Book Art

    Dates: Monday, July 24-Friday, July 28
    Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    Fee: $295  
    Students: 6th to 12th  
     
    Welcome to the exciting world of comic book art!  Students will learn techniques that will add a professional touch to today’s most popular comic books.  We’ll explore the principles of composition and narration through a series of fun exercises.  Finished projects will include a character design, an illustrated story and a full-page illustration.  Previous drawing experience is not required. 
  • Freshman Jump Start to Success

    Dates: Wednesday, July 5-Friday, July 7 and Monday, July 10-Friday, July 14
    Time: 7:45 AM to Noon
    Fee: $305  
    Students: 9th
    Pre-Requisites: None
    To add Lunch $55
     
    The program will provide the students a jump start to the academic requirements of the high school experience with emphasis on High School preparedness, STEM, Language, Algebra, Religion, History, written and oral expression.  Study skills, organization and classroom behavior will also be emphasized.  The program will be open to all interested incoming Notre Dame Freshman students.  Homework and assessments will be given.  This course will be taught by six members of the Notre Dame faculty.
  • Mathematics of Science

    Dates: Monday, July 10 - Friday, July 28 
    Time: 7:45 AM to 11:45 AM
    Fee: $460   
    Students: 9th   
    Pre-Requisites: None

    Student Advantage
    : This class is designed to further develop the computational skills and conceptual understanding needed to undertake and be successful in college preparatory science curriculum with confidence.

    Course Description
    : Students who have been accepted at Notre Dame looking for a stronger understanding of mathematical concepts as they apply to the Notre Dame Science curriculum will find this program helpful. Students will develop the skills needed for completing algebraic manipulation, solving for probability, data mapping, scientific graphing and trend analysis. The program will include hands on learning group projects
     
  • Performing Arts: Instrumental Session

    Dates:  Monday, August 21-Thureday, August 24
    Time: 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    Fee: $ 150
     
    Attention brass, woodwind, percussion and keyboard players. The camp will be concentrating on individual technique, tone, pitch, and blending within the section. Band music for the Florida trip will be introduced to get a jump on the school year.
  • Performing Arts: Summer Session

    Week 1:  7/10 To 7/14
    Week 2:  7/17 To 7/21
    Week 3:  7/24 to 7/27 (no Friday session)
    $130 for 1 week          $370 for all 3 weeks
     
    Each student will receive an hour of voice training, dance and acting daily from 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM. We will be working on the scenes, music and dances from next year’s musical.  Shrek the Musical, Guys and Dolls, and Annie are at the top of the list!
  • Pre-Algebra 2

    Dates: Time: Monday, July 17-Friday, July 21
    Time: 9:30 AM TO 11:30 AM
    Fee: $150  
    Students: 9th to 12th  
    Pre-Requisites: Scheduled for Algebra 2 or Algebra 2 Honors for 2017-2018
  • Pre-Geometry

    Dates: Time: Monday, July 17-Friday, July 21
    Time: 1 PM to 3 PM
    Fee: $150  
    Students: 9th to 12th  
    Pre- Requisites: Scheduled for Geometry or Honors Geometry for 2017-2018
  • Summer Reading in the Classroom

    Dates: Monday, July 24-Friday, July 28
    Time: 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    Fee: $150
    Students: 9th to 12th  
     
    Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to work on their summer English reading assignments in this program. Teacher guided instruction will provide students help with their summer reading for English along with accompanying summer packet assignments. Students are required to provide the required text and this information can be found on the ND website.
  • Time Management, Test Taking and Learning Strategies

    Dates: Wednesday, July 5-Friday, July 7
    Time: 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Fee: $150  
    Students: 9th to 12th  
    Pre-Requisites: None
     
    Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors are invited to improve their time management, organize their study habits, develop positive test-taking strategies, and determine their most productive learning style.  Students will be provided with a toolbox of strategies and plans that will enhance academic performance when implemented.  Mr. Sean Clancy, a Guidance Counselor and Social Studies teacher at Notre Dame, will guide students in an investigation of healthy and productive habits for scholars.

College Application Program

Summer Camp Over Time Program

 
Use the Notre Dame Sports Camp Over Time Program on a regular basis or as a remedy to needs that arise.  Drop off as early as 7:30 AM and pick up as late as 5:30 PM.  Campers will enjoy a variety of activities in the Notre Dame gym such as sports, movies, games and art.  An afternoon snack will be provided.  Arrangements for the Over Time Program can be made when registering online or by mail.

Available July 10 through July 28
Mornings: $15 a day, drop off as early as 7:30 AM
Afternoons: $15 a day, pick up by 5:30 PM
Both mornings and afternoons: $25 a day


 

Academic Credit Course Offerings

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  • Art and Design

    Dates: Monday, July 10-Friday, July 28 Time: 7:45 AM to 11:45 AM
    Fee: $690
    Credit value: 2.5 Students: 9th – 12th
    Pre-Requisites: Approval of the Art Teacher
    Open to the Public: YES
     
    Student Advantage:  Students will be able to complete a for credit class in art during the summer session.  Academic preparedness and scheduling flexibility is the key advantage to this summer offering.

    Course Description:  (Course) 2.5 credits (60 hours) Art & Design is a foundations summer course designed for all grade and skill levels. The primary focus of the course is the Elements of Art & Principles of Design as well as media exploration; two critical components in creating and appreciating art. This course is project oriented with units of study exploring art production, art history, art appreciation and analysis, as well as content area study in 2-Dimensional Art, 3-Dimensional Art and Graphic Design.
  • Cross Platform Mobile Application Development

    Dates: Monday, July 10-Friday, July 28
    Time: 7:45 AM to 11:45 AM
    Fee: $690
    Credit value: 2.5 Students: 9th – 12th
    Pre-Requisites: none
    Open to the Public: YES
     
    Student Advantage:  Students will be able to complete a for credit class in computer cross platform application development during the summer session. 

    Course Description:  (Course 838S) 2.5 credits (60 hours)   Cross-platform Mobile Application Development, is a programming course in which students will develop two mobile applications. Students will become skilled in HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript. In addition, students will create a stand-alone website. Students will not need to purchase any software or textbooks for this course, except for those students who want to program a mobile application for an Apple device. Those students will need to purchase a developer's license ($90), if they want to upload their applications to their mobile devices): https://developer.apple.com/programs/. This is not a requirement to take the course.
  • Drivers Education for Grade 10

    Dates: Monday, July 10-Friday, July 28
    Time: 7:45 AM to 11:45 AM
    Fee: $690
    Credit value: 2.5
    Students: 10th 
    Pre-Requisites: none
    Open to the Public: NO

    Student Advantage:
      All students are required to take 15 credits of PE while attending Notre Dame High School. Students can take Drivers Education over the summer and earn 2.5 credits toward the PE requirement.

    Course Description:
      (Course 924S) 2.5 credits (60 hours) This course is designed to produce safe, efficient and defensive drivers. Students will be graded on written tests, projects, quizzes and completion of the required state driver examination.
  • Freshman Integrated Computers and Foundations of Writing

    Dates: Monday, July 10-Friday, July 28
    Time: 12:45 PM to 4:45 PM
    Fee: $690
    Credit value: 2.5 Students: 9th
    Pre-Requisites: none
    Open to the Public: NO
     
    Student Advantage:  All freshmen are required to take Integrated Computers and Introduction to Writing.  By taking the course over the summer students will have both the computer skills and academic writing skills needed to be successful at Notre Dame before the fall semester begins. Academic preparedness and scheduling flexibility is the key advantage to this summer offering.

    Course Description:  (Course 309S/809S) 2.5 credits (60 hours) This is a required course for all freshmen. Students obtain a basic understanding of technology for learning. This includes word processing, use of spreadsheets, presentation software, research databases and the operation of Notre Dame’s LAN. Students also study and practice the basics of good writing. Teachers will review grammatical structures, the development of thesis statements and essay writing for a variety of purposes.
  • Physical Education and Health for Grade 9

    Dates: Tuesday, June 20-Thursday, August 31
    (Closed Friday, June 23-Tuesday, July 4)
    Time: Weight room open Monday to Friday 7 AM to 5 PM

    Health classroom time: 7/10 to 7/14 and 7/17 to 7/21 12:15 PM to 2:15 PM
    Fee: $690 Credit value: 2.5 Students: 9th Pre-Requisites: none
    Open to the Public: NO
    Student Advantage:  All freshmen are required to take Physical Education and Health.  Academic and scheduling flexibility is the key advantage to this summer offering.
    Course Description:  (Course 913S) 2.5 credits (60 hours total, divided into 40 hours of PE and 20 hours of classroom Health curriculum)  Physical Education activities include: weight training, running, and team activities. Health provides information on health related problems facing society with emphasis on those areas of immediate importance to the student.  Students will be required to complete 60 hours on an individually tailored schedule.  There are boys’ lifts and girls’ lift classes scheduled 3 times a week
     
  • Physical Education and First Aid for Grades 10, 11 and 12

    Dates: Tuesday, June 20-Thursday, August 31
    (Closed Friday, June 23-Tuesday, July 4)
    Time: Weight room open Monday to Friday 7 AM to 5 PM
    First Aid classroom time: 7/10 to 7/14 and 7/17 to 7/21 Noon to 2:15 PM 
    Fee: $690 Credit value: 2.5
    Students: 10 – 12 
    Pre-Requisites: none
    Open to the Public: NO
    Student Advantage:  All upper class students are required to take Physical Education and First Aid.  Academic and scheduling flexibility is the key advantage to this summer offering.
    Course Description:  (Course 934S) 2.5 credits (60 hours total, divided into 40 hours of PE and 20 hours of classroom First Aid curriculum)  Physical Education activities include:  weight training, running, and team activities.  Health provides information on health related problems facing society with emphasis on those areas of immediate importance to the student.  There are boys’ lifts and girls’ lift classes scheduled 3 times a week.
  • Physical Education for Grades 10, 11 and 12

    Dates: Tuesday, June 20-Thursday, August 31
    (Closed Friday, June 23-Tuesday, July 4)
    Time: Weight room open Monday to Friday 7 AM to 5 PM
    Fee: $690
    Credit value: 2.5

    Students
    : 10 – 12th Pre-Requisites: none
    Open to the Public: NO

    Student Advantage:
      All students are required to take 15 credits of PE while attending Notre Dame High School. Students can take PE over the summer and earn 2.5 credits toward the PE requirement. Academic and scheduling flexibility is the key advantage to this summer offering.
    Course Description:  (Course 936S) 2.5 credits (60 hours)  Physical education activities will be tailored to each student’s schedule and may include such activities as:  weight training, running, and team activities. Students will be required to attend 60 hours on an individually tailored schedule.  There are boys’ lifts and girls’ lift classes scheduled 3 times a week.
  • Public Speaking

    Dates: Monday, July 10-Friday, July 28 Time: 12:45 PM to 4:45 PM
    Fee: $690 Credit value: 2.5 Students: 9th – 12th Pre-Requisites: none
    Open to the Public: YES
    Student Advantage: Students will learn the skills and techniques to master the art of public speaking. Yes you can be a great public speaker!
    Course Description (Course) 2.5 credits (60 hours)
    This class is designed to help the student develop the skills necessary for confident, independent public speaking. Students learn the rudiments of effective speech, articulation, projection, rhythm, pace, expression and posture.
  • Summer Creative Writing

    Dates: Monday, July 10-Friday, July 28 Time: 12:45 PM to 4:45 PM
    Fee: $690 Credit value: 2.5 Students: 9th – 12th Pre-Requisites: none
    Open to the Public: YES
    Student Advantage:  Students will be able to complete a for credit class in creative writing during the summer session. Academic preparedness and scheduling flexibility is the key advantage to this summer offering.
    Course Description:  (Course) 2.5 credits (60 hours)
    Students who have a serious interest in writing creatively will approach writing as a process.  They will write daily, analyze the styles of accomplished writers, draw conclusions about the effects of various writing techniques, consider the importance of audience, practice the steps of the process (thinking, reflecting, organizing, writing, and rewriting), and engage in peer editing.
  • Summer Film Experience

    Dates: Monday, July 31-Friday, August 4 
    Time
    : 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    Fee: $345 
    Credit value: 1.25   
    Students: 9th – 12th 
    Pre-Requisites: None
    Open to the Public: YES

    Student Advantage:  
    Students will be able to complete a for credit class in film studies and production during the summer session.  This course does not preclude students from taking film production or film studies courses during the traditional school year. 

    Course Description:  
    (Course 795S) 1.25 credits (30 hours)  Summer Film Experience is a course that allows students to experience a blend of the Film Studies and Film Production courses offered during the year.  Students will learn basic filmmaking terminology and film analysis techniques, as well as gain exposure to the digital filmmaking process.  This course will be tailored to accommodate different levels of previous experience and is recommended for students who have never taken a film class, or for students who have taken several film classes.
    (Movies with a PG-13 rating will be included in screening list).

NEW THIS YEAR!

Notre Dame High School is offering blended 5 credit courses for the summer of 2017. Blended classes in the Notre Dame Summer Programs consist of both online independent learning and supplemental classroom instruction. These classes are open to any student from Notre Dame or the wider community that can demonstrate mastery of the prerequisite course work as noted in the course descriptions. Students will be expected to attend all classroom sessions with a maximum of two absences permitted.

Students will have 49 calendar days to complete the course and will work with the instructor to create a timeline for completion. Classroom time will be used for instruction, assessments, review, and completion check-in. Students who are not motivated to complete the material or struggle with task completion management may not be a good fit for a blended learning classroom.

• Students who do not attend Notre Dame must provide a raised seal transcript no later than 6/16/2017.
• For students not from Notre Dame academic credits can be awarded through the online platform Educere. Please check with your school. Notre Dame will provide a transcript with grade.
• Students will be expected to follow all rules and regulations of Notre Dame while attending summer sessions.
• Uniforms are not required.
• For Notre Dame Students these course credits will be applied to the Notre Dame transcript.

Blended Learning Classes

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  • Blended College Preparation Pre-Calculus

    Dates: 6/22/, 7/5, 7/6, 7/11, 7/13, 7/18, 7/20, 7/25, 7/27, 8/1, 8/3,
    Review and final assessments: 8/7, 8/8, 8/9
    Time: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
    Fee:  $1100;
    Credit value: 5

    Students
    : 9th – 12th

    Course Description
    : This is a course with a graphing approach that provides the essential mathematical background needed for Calculus.

    Student Advantage: 
    Students will be able to complete a for credit class in Pre-Calculus during the summer session. 
    Pre- Requisites:  C (70) or better is high school Algebra 2 and the completion of high school Geometry.

    Additional Requirement:  Notre Dame Students this class must be approved by the math department Chair in writing by 6/15/2017.
    Open to the Public: YES
  • Blended College Preparatory Physics

    Dates: 6/22/, 7/5, 7/6, 7/11, 7/13, 7/18, 7/20, 7/25, 7/27, 8/1, 8/3,
    Review and final assessments: 8/7, 8/8, 8/9
    Time: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
    Fee: $1100
    Credit value: 5
    Students: 9th – 12th
    Pre-Requisites: Completion of high school Geometry
    Open to the Public: YES

    Student Advantage: 
    Students will be able to complete a for credit class in Physics during the summer session. 

    Pre-Requisites: Completion of high school Geometry

    Course Description This course is designed to present a meaningful approach to the study of basic concepts of physics as they apply to matter and energy. The course focuses on Newtonian mechanics, waves, sound, electricity, and if time permits, electricity. There is a strong correlation between the grades earned in Geometry with the grade earned in Physics. This is a math intensive course; students that have struggled with geometry tend to continue to struggle with Physics. Past data has shown that a Geometry grade of 80 or above tends to yield a Physics grade of equal weight. 
  • Blended Honors Pre- Calculus

    Dates: 6/22/, 7/5, 7/6, 7/11, 7/13, 7/18, 7/20, 7/25, 7/27, 8/1, 8/3,
    Review and final assessments: 8/7, 8/8, 8/9
    Time: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
    Fee:  $1350
    Credit value: 5
    Students: 9th – 12th
    Course Description: This is a course with a graphing approach that provides the essential mathematical background needed for Honors Calculus.

    Student Advantage: 
    Students will be able to complete a for credit class in Honors Calculus during the summer session. 

    Pre- Requisites
    :  A B (80) or better in high school Honors Algebra 2 and the completion of high school Honors Geometry.

    Additional Requirement:  Notre Dame Students this class must be approved by the math department Chair in writing by 6/15/2017.
    Open to the Public: YES
  • Blended Italian Language 1,2,3 and Honors 3

    Dates: 6/22/, 7/5, 7/6, 7/11, 7/13, 7/18, 7/20, 7/25, 7/27, 8/1, 8/3,
    Review and final assessments: 8/7, 8/8, 8/9
    Time: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
    Fee: College Preparation $1100; Honors level $1350
    Credit value: 5
    Students: 9th – 12th

    Course Description
    : these classes will provide the needed content to advance in the study of the Italian language and culture.
    Student Advantage:  Students will be able to complete a for credit class in Italian during the summer session. 

    Pre-Requisites
    : Satisfactory completion (75/C+ or higher) of the high school level of course work that proceeds the course being taken. For example Italian 2 would require the satisfactory completion if Italian 1. Additional Requirement:  Notre Dame Students this class must be approved by the Language department in writing by 6/15/2017.

    Open to the Public:
    YES
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