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Academics

Academics

At NDP, we believe the greatest service we can provide our students is to instill in them a love of learning and to provide them with the necessary skills to pursue their dreams in college and beyond. NDP offers a comprehensive college preparatory curriculum designed to prepare young men and women for the rigors of the collegiate world. Our course description guide.

Using an eight-period day, students graduate with 28 credits and 125 hours of service to the community.

The required course of study includes:

Course Of Study
Theology4 credits
English4 credits
Mathematics4 credits
Science4 credits
Social Studies4 credits
World Langauage (must be sequential & in same language)3 credits
Fine Arts and Electives1.5 credits
Elective Courses1.5 credits
Personal Fitness1 credits
Life Management Skills-Health.5 credits
Technology.5 credits

A student who transfers to Notre Dame Preparatory from another school must take Theology every semester in attendance at Notre Dame Prep and still must earn 28 total credits. Only courses taken at NDP will be averaged into the GPA of each student.

Advanced Placement Courses
Admission to Advanced Placement (AP) courses is determined by student performance and teacher recommendations. Advanced Placement courses are college level courses for academically capable students. At the end of each course, students sit for an exam written by The College Board. College credit or placement may be awarded depending upon the college or university a student attends. AP courses are weighted an extra point toward GPA. College preparatory, honors and AP levels are offered in most academic disciplines.

Course Progression
English, Fine Arts, Theology and World Language courses are numbered sequentially. For example, English 1, English 2, English 3 and English 4.

Math Sequence The Math sequence is: Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus and Calculus. Students may accelerate through the program by taking summer school.

Physical Education Sequence
The Physical Education sequence is Physical Education and Health.

Science Sequence
The Science sequence is as follows:
  1. Physical Science, Biology and Chemistry, plus an elective.
  2. Biology, Chemistry and Physics, plus an elective.
Different levels are available and students may accelerate through the program by taking summer school or placing into higher levels by standardized test scores.

Social Studies
The Social Studies sequence is: World Geography, World History, U.S. History, Government and Economics. Different levels are available.

Summa Cum Laude
We proudly offer a special four-year accelerated academic program for academically advanced students.

Strengthening minds, bodies and souls

  • Notre Dame Preparatory High School
  • 9701 East Bell Road
  • Scottsdale, AZ 85260
  • 480.634.8200
  • info@ndpsaints.org
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