Summer Programs 2018

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 an 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 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. 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 p.m.
    • Our Library is staffed until 6 p.m. each evening for study.

Registration Information

Coming Soon! Registration for all Summer Programs will be available by the end of February. Registration for all Summer Programs is completed online and credit card or e-check is accepted.

Blended Learning Courses

Notre Dame High School offers blended 5-credit courses for the summer of 2018. 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 June 10, 2018.
  • For students who do not attending Notre Dame, academic credits can be awarded through the online platform, Educere. Please check with your school. Notre Dame will provide a transcript with a 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.

Academic Credit Course Offerings

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  • Art & Design

    Dates: Monday, July 9-Friday, July 27 Time: 12:45 - 4:45 p.m.
    Fee: $720 
    Credit value: 2.5 Students: 7 – 12th Grade
    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 9-Friday, July 27
    Time: 7:45 to 11:45 a.m.
    Fee: $720
    Credit value: 2.5 Students: 7 – 12th Grade
    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 9-Friday, July 27
    Time: 7:45 to 11:45 a.m.
    Fee: $720
    Credit value: 2.5 
    Students: 10th Grade
    Pre-Requisites: None
    Open to the Public: Yes

    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 9-Friday, July 27
    Time: 12:45 to 4:45 p.m.
    Fee: $720 
    Credit value: 2.5    Students: 7 - 9th Grade
    Pre-Requisites: None
    Open to the Public: Yes
     
    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 & Health for Grade 9

    Dates: Thursday, June 14-Thursday, August 23
    Time: Weight room is open Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Scheduled Health classroom hours: Monday, July 9-Friday, July 13, 12:15 to 2:15 p.m. and Monday, July 16-Friday, July 20, 12:15 to 2:15 p.m.
    Fee: $720 Credit value: 2.5 Students: 9th Grade Pre-Requisites: None
    Open to the Public: Yes

    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: Thursday, June 14-Thursday, August 23
    Time: Weight room is open Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Scheduled First Aid classroom time: Monday, July 9-Friday, July 13, 12 to 2:15 p.m. and Monday, July 16-Friday, July 20, 12-2:15 p.m.
    Fee: $720 Credit value: 2.5 
    Students: 10-12th Grade
    Pre-Requisites: None
    Open to the Public: Yes

    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: Thursday, June 14-Thursday, August 23
    Time: Weight room is open Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Fee: $720
    Credit value: 2.5 
    Students: 10 – 12th Grade Pre-Requisites: None
    Open to the Public: Yes

    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 three times a week.
  • Public Speaking

    Dates: Monday, July 9-Friday, July 27 Time: 7:45-11:45 a.m.
    Fee: $720 Credits: 2.5 Students: 7–12th Grade      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 9-Friday, July 27   Time: 12:45 to 4:45 p.m.
    Fee: $720 Credits: 2.5 Students: 7 – 12th Grade 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, August 6 - Friday, August 10
    Time
    : 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Fee: $360 
    Credit value: 1.25   
    Students: 7 – 12th Grade
    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).

Enrichment Offerings

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  • Freshman Jump Start to Success

    Dates: Monday, June 25-Friday, June 29 and Monday, July 2, Tuesday, July 3
    Time: 8 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
    Fee: $395
    Students: 9th Grade
    Pre-Requisites: None
    To add Lunch: $40
    Open to the Public: NO

    The program will provide the incoming ND freshman a jump start to the academic expectations of the high school experience along with social and behavioral acclimation game plans for a successful high school transition. Academically there is an emphasis on High School preparedness, STEM, Language, Algebra, Religion, English, History, written and oral expression.  Proven study skills and test taking strategies geared to each specific content area will be provided. For transition to high school students will be equipped with an understanding of transitional social skills, mindfulness, behavioral expectations, and taught appropriate high school classroom conduct.  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, Pre-STEM Program

    Dates: Monday, July 9-Friday, July 20 
    Time: 7:45 to 11:45 a.m.
    Fee: $480   
    Students: 9th Grade
    Pre-Requisites: None
    Open to the Public: NO

    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 28 - Thursday, August 31
    Time: 5 to 7:30 p.m. each weeknight
    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. Knowing how difficult it can be to maintain private lessons throughout the year, this summer program can better equip our Band members for the school year. To our incoming freshman class, this is a great opportunity to work with our Band directors and to get to know our upperclassmen that are in the program. For 6th – 8th grades this is a great opportunity to work on a high school level!  If you have any questions please call 609.882.7900, ext. 149 or email gibiliscol@ndnj.org.
  • Performing Arts: Summer Session

    Week 1:  July 9 to July 13
    Week 2:  July 16 to July 20
    Week 3:  July 23 to July 26 (no Friday session)
    $135 for one week
    $375 for all three weeks
     
    Each student will receive an hour of voice training, dance and acting daily from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. We will be working on the scenes, music and dances from next year’s musical. Tarzan, The Wizard of Oz, and Mary Poppins are at the top of the list! To our incoming freshman class, this is an excellent opportunity to work with our Performing Arts staff and to get to know our upperclassmen. For 6th – 8th grades, this is a great opportunity to work on the high school level.

    If you have any questions, please call 609.882.7900, ext. 149 or email
    gibiliscol@ndnj.org.

  • Summer Art Camp

    Dates:  Monday, August 6-Friday, August 10
    Time9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fee:  $360, for lunch to be included add $40
    Open to the Public: Yes   Students: 3rd to 9th Grade – 25 total campers
    Pre-Requisites:  None
    With imagination, materials and guidance each camper’s art can come alive at the Notre Dame Summer Art Camp!
     
    Campers will explore a number of illustration styles using a variety of materials (all provided).  Elements of composition and design will
    be discussed and applied including color, value and shading as well
    as poses and proportion. Among the illustration styles to be explored will
    be comic book illustration with panel presentation, the unique
    qualities of manga and how lines, space, color and value are used to create
    an interesting and original work of art. Throughout the course, students will create their own unique characters and end the course with a finished comic.

    Fun and free expression will be a focal point of camp with color
    theory and mixing helping campers to better understand how colors can
    change when paired together.  Don’t forget the opportunity to work in
    both 2-D and 3-D.  Artists of all abilities are welcome, from the
    beginner to the advanced art student.
  • Summer Reading in the Classroom

    Dates: Monday, July 23-Friday, July 27
    Time: 7:45 to 11:45 a.m.
    Fee: $255 
    Students: 9 to 12th Grade
     
    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.
  • TV Production Summer Camp

    Dates:  Monday, July 30 - Friday, August 3     Time:  9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Fee:  $360    Lunch: Add $40
    Students:  7-12th Grade – 15 total campers  Pre-Requisites:  None
    Open to the Public:  Yes

    Student Advantage:
      Create and shoot your own material, scripts, shows and more at our TV production summer camp!  Notre Dame runs its own television studio and production facility.  Students have the opportunity to experience all phases of television and video production

    Course Description:
    Students will work within the school’s TV studio.  They will learn the basics of the three-camera shoot, working on both sides of the camera.  They will discover how critical lighting and sound are to a quality production.  They will mix sound, create innovative transitions, and use the editing console to learn nonlinear editing.

Athletic Camp Offerings

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  • Baseball Camp for Boys and Girls Grades 3-9

    Dates: Monday, July 16 - Friday, July 20 Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Fee: $255 For lunch to be included, add $40
    Students: 3rd to 9th Grade Boys and Girls
    Questions: joedirish@comcast.net
    For a Fee: Pre-care: 7:30 to 9 a.m. After care: 3 to 5:30 p.m.

    Coach Joe Drulis, one of the winningest coaches in high school baseball, invites all baseball players to attend his Mighty Irish Baseball Camp for boys and girls grades 3-9. Camp will focus on throwing, fielding, hitting, bunting, sliding and pitching. Incoming Notre Dame Freshman baseball players should attend this camp.
  • Basketball Camp for Girls and Boys Grades 3-9

    Dates: Monday, June 25 -Friday, June 29
    Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Fee$255, add an additional $40 for lunch
    Students:  3rd-9th Grade Boys and Girls
    Questions: roche@ndnj.org
    For a Fee:  Pre care: 7:30-9:00 a.m. After care, 3-5:30 p.m.
     
    Irish Basketball Camp for both boys and girls. Camp will focus on perimeter moves, ball handling, post moves, shooting, defense and much more.
  • Basketball Camp for ND Incoming Class of 2022 - Boys and Girls

    The 2022 Notre Dame Incoming Freshman Boys and Girls Basketball Camp is open to student/athletes currently enrolled to start their freshman year at Notre Dame next Fall. 

    Time:  Monday and Wednesday nights (10 in total) from 6:30 – 8 p.m.
    Dates: June 25, 27
    July 2, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30
    Fee:  $199
    Questions: roche@ndnj.org
  • Boys Lacrosse Camp for Boys Grades 3-9

    Dates: Monday July 23-Friday, July 27 
    Time:  9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Fee: $255. For lunch to be included, add $40   Students: 3rd-9th Grade
    Questions: Anderson@ndnj.org 
    For a Fee: Pre care 7:30 to 9 a.m. After care 3 to 5:30 p.m.

    Coach Anderson invites all lacrosse players to attend his Irish Boys Lacrosse Camp for boys in grades 3-9. Camp will focus on fundamental skills and techniques while advancing the players understanding of game concepts and team play. Incoming Notre Dame Freshman Lacrosse players should attend this camp.
  • Boys Soccer Camp for Grades 3-9

    Dates:  Monday, July 16  - Friday, July 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Fee:  $255, for lunch to be included add $35.
    Questionsleedom@ndnj.org
    For a Fee:  Pre care, 7:30-9 a.m., and after care, 3-5:30 p.m.

    Camp will focus on fundamental, technical, and tactical skills: speed, agility, side games, competitions and guest  speakers. Incoming Notre Dame Freshman Boys Soccer players should attend this camp.
  • Cheer Camp for Grades 1-9

    Dates: Monday, July 9-Friday, July 13 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Fee: $180    Students: 1st to 9th Grade
     
    Youth Cheer Camp for grades 1-9. The camp will focus on strong jumps, stunting, dance, strong and sharp motions and painting banners. Incoming Notre Dame Freshman Cheer athletes should attend this camp.
  • Cross Country/Track Camp for Grades 3-9

    Dates:  Monday, August 6-Friday, August 10 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Fee:  $130         Students:  3rd-9th Grade
    Questions: ndsummer@ndnj.org
    Pre care and after care are not available for this camp

    Cross Country/Track Camp is for grades 3-9. Camp will focus on warm up exercises, running, and cool down techniques. Incoming Notre Dame freshmen cross country/track runners should attend this camp.
  • Football Camp for Grades 3-9

    Dates: Monday, July 9 to Friday, July 13   Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Fee: $255, add lunch for $40    Students: 3rd-9th Grade
    For a fee: Pre-care 7:30-9 a.m. After care 3- 5:30 p.m.
    Questions:  Lordi@ndnj.org

    Coach Lordi invites all youth players to learn the fundamentals of football including safe tackling, blocking, passing, running and catching. Learn from current and former ND players and coaches. Incoming Notre Dame Freshman football players should attend this camp.
  • Girls Soccer Camp for Grades 3-9

    Dates: Monday, July 16-Friday, July 20   Time:  9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Fee: $255 add lunch $40  Students: 3rd-9th Grade
    Questions: camera@ndnj.org
    For a Fee: Pre care 7:30 to 9 a.m. After care 3 to 5:30 p.m.

    Girls Soccer Camp is for grades 3-9. Camp will focus on fundamental, technical, and tactical skills:  speed, agility, side games, competitions and guest speakers. Incoming Notre Dame Freshman Girls Soccer players should attend this camp.
  • Girls Softball Camp for Grades 3-9

    Dates: Monday, June 25 to Friday, June 29   Time:  9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Fee: $255, add lunch $40   Students: 3rd to 9th Grade
    Questions: oreilly@ndnj.org
    Pre care and after care are not available for this camp

    Irish softball camp for girls grades 3-9. Camp will focus on throwing, fielding, hitting, bunting, sliding and pitching. Individual instruction from Division 1 and 2 players along with guest speakers from the Newtown Rock Gold. Incoming Notre Dame Freshman softball players should attend this camp.
     
  • Strength and Conditioning Orientation for the ND Class of 2022

    Session 1, June 25 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.        
    Session 2, June 25 from 5-8 p.m.
    Session 3, June 26 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.     
    Session 4, June 26 from 5-8 p.m.
    Session 5, June 27 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Session 6, June 27, from 5 -8 p.m.
    Session 7, June 28 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Session 8, June 28, from 5-8 p.m.
    
    Fee
    : $55 per session
    Questionsmckenna@ndnj.org
     
    The Class of 2022 students are invited to learn healthy habits for growing in flexibility, strength and speed. Mr. John McKenna will direct this orientation to the ND Weight Room. Once they have completed this orientation, students are welcome to workout throughout the summer. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet new classmates!
  • Tennis Camp for Boys and Girls Grades 3-9

    Dates: Monday, July 16-Friday, July 20
    Time:  9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Fee: $255 add lunch $40   Students: 3rd-9th Grade  
    Questions: graham@ndnj.org
    For a Fee: Pre care 7:30 9 a.m. After care 3 to 5:30 p.m.

    Coach Graham invites all tennis players to attend his Irish Tennis Camp for grades 3-9. Campers will have the opportunity to hit hundreds of balls, improve their technique, and be challenged by players in the same peer group. Come work hard and make friends along the way. Incoming Notre Dame Freshman and JV Tennis players should attend this camp.

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 a.m. and pick up as late as 5:30 p.m. 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.

Available June 25 through June 29 and July 9 through July 27
Mornings: $15 a day, drop off as early as 7:30 a.m.
Afternoons: $15 a day, pick up by 5:30 p.m.
Both mornings and afternoons: $25 a day

Questions: ndsummer@ndnj.org

College Application Program

Summer Academic Preparedness Program for the Class of 2022

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  • Summer Academic Preparedness Program for the Class of 2022

    Dates: Monday, June 25-Friday, June 29
    Monday, July 2, Tuesday, July 3
    Time: 8 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
    Dates: Monday July 9–Friday July 27
    Time: 7:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m. July 9-27
    Tuition: $1560
    Lunch can be added for an additional $40 per week

    This 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 9th grade 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.

    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 from 2:45-4:45 p.m. with Humanities assistance available Monday & Wednesday, Science assistance on Tuesday and Math assistance 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.
    • Evening study in the library, open until 6 p.m.
      • Our library is staffed until 6 p.m. each evening for study.
    Each program and class in the Summer Academic Preparedness program can also be taken individually (see Enrichment Offerings)

    Academic Credits: 2.5

Enrichment Offerings for Grade Levels

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  • Art & Design

    Dates: Monday, July 9-Friday, July 27 Time: 12:45 - 4:45 p.m.
    Fee: $720 
    Credit value: 2.5 Students: 7 – 12th Grade
    Pre-Requisites: Approval of the Art Teacher; sending school transcript
    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 9-Friday, July 27
    Time: 7:45 to 11:45 a.m.
    Fee: $720
    Credit value: 2.5 Students: 7 – 12th Grade
    Pre-Requisites: Sending school transcript
    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.
  • Integrated Computers & Foundations of Writing

    Dates: Monday, July 9-Friday, July 27
    Time: 12:45 to 4:45 p.m.
    Fee: $720 
    Credit value: 2.5    Students: 7 - 9th Grade
    Pre-Requisites: Sending school transcript
    Open to the Public: Yes
     
    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.
  • Public Speaking

    Dates: Monday, July 9-Friday, July 27 Time: 7:45-11:45 a.m.
    Fee: $720 Credits: 2.5 Students: 7–12th Grade
    Pre-Requisites: Sending school transcript
    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.
  • Service Camp/Confirmation Preparation (7th & 8th Grade Students)

    Dates: Monday, July 30 - Friday, August 3     Time:  9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Fee:  $255  Lunch: Add $40
    Students:  Confirmation preparation -  25 total campers
    Open to the Public: Yes

    Camp Description
    : At the camp, students will work with Notre Dame service leaders to help plan micro projects each day that serve different communities in the area. The students will work on five different service projects that touch the lives of unique communities in need. Each student will also have the opportunity to fulfill their Parish specific service requirement. Students who attend will earn 30 hours of service while experiencing what a service learning program can be. The Notre Dame service camp is for 7th and 8th grade students working toward their confirmation service hours.
  • Summer Art Camp

    Dates:  Monday, August 6-Friday, August 10
    Time:  9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fee:  $360, for lunch to be included add $40
    Open to the Public: Yes Students: 3rd to 9th Grade – 25 total campers
    Pre-Requisites:  None
    With imagination, materials and guidance each camper’s art can come alive at the Notre Dame Summer Art Camp!
     
    Campers will explore a number of illustration styles using a variety of materials (all provided).  Elements of composition and design will
    be discussed and applied including color, value and shading as well
    as poses and proportion. Among the illustration styles to be explored will
    be comic book illustration with panel presentation, the unique
    qualities of manga and how lines, space, color and value are used to create
    an interesting and original work of art. Throughout the course, students will create their own unique characters and end the course with a finished comic.

    Fun and free expression will be a focal point of camp with color
    theory and mixing helping campers to better understand how colors can
    change when paired together.  Don’t forget the opportunity to work in
    both 2-D and 3-D.  Artists of all abilities are welcome, from the
    beginner to the advanced art student.
  • Summer Creative Writing

    Dates: Monday, July 9-Friday, July 27   Time: 12:45 to 4:45 p.m.
    Fee: $720 Credits: 2.5 Students: 7 – 12th Grade
    Pre-Requisites: Sending school transcript
    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, August 6 - Friday, August 10
    Time
    : 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Fee: $360 
    Credit value: 1.25   
    Students: 7 – 12th Grade
    Pre-Requisites: Sending school transcript
    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).
  • TV Production Summer Camp

    Dates:  Monday, July 30-Friday, August 3     Time:  9:00 AM-3:00 PM
    Fee:  $360 Lunch: Add $40     Students:  7-12th Grade – 15 total campers  Pre-Requisites:  None
    Open to the Public:  Yes

    Student Advantage:
      Create and shoot your own material, scripts, shows and more at our TV production summer camp!  Notre Dame runs its own television studio and production facility.  Students have the opportunity to experience all phases of television and video production

    Course Description: 
    Students will work within the school’s TV studio.  They will learn the basics of the three-camera shoot, working on both sides of the camera.  They will discover how critical lighting and sound are to a quality production.  They will mix sound, create innovative transitions, and use the editing console to learn nonlinear editing.

Blended Learning Classes

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  • Blended College Preparatory Biology

    Dates: June 21, 26, 28
                July 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31
                August 2
    Review and final assessments:  August 6, 7, 8
    Time:  8 to 10 a.m.
    Fee:  $1400     Credits:  5     Students:  9-12th Grade
    Pre-Requisites: Successful completion of Chemistry
    Open to the Public:  Yes

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

    Course Description
    This course includes the study of the structure and functions of living things and their interrelationships. The course will focus on general principles in modern biology. Emphasis is placed on molecular and cellular biology, introductory biochemistry, evolution, and basic ecological principles. Laboratory investigations reinforce concepts presented in the lecture.
  • Blended College Preparatory Physics

    Dates: June 21, 26, 28
                July 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31
                August 2
    Review and final assessments:  August 6, 7, 8
    Time:  8 to 10 a.m.
    Fee:  $1400     Credit:  5     Students:  9-12th Grade
    Pre-Requisites: 
    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 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

    DatesJune 21, 26, 28 July 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31 August 2
    Review and final assessments:  August 6, 7, 8
    Time:  8-10 a.m.
    Fee:  $1400     Credits:  5     Students:  9-12th Grade
    Pre-Requisites:  AB (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 June 14, 2018.
    Open to the Public:  Yes

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

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

Notre Dame High School

Located on 100 beautiful acres in Central New Jersey, Notre Dame High School, founded in 1957, is a college preparatory school for grades 9 - 12, preparing young men and women for lives of purpose, built upon a foundation of Catholic faith, with a commitment to academics, co-curricular activities and service to others.