Course catalog, requirements & grading

Helping her discover her passions, interests, and skills!

The NDA Course Catalog is developed and reviewed annual to ensure that our students to meet their academic, personal, college, and career goals! Your Notre Dame Academy (NDA) six-year, college prep course of study will meet or exceed state graduation requirements and is exceptional preparation for college. Click the following link for a printable PDF version:  Course Catalog 2019-20

7th & 8th grade requirements

By entering NDA as a 7th or 8th grader, you have the opportunity to take a wide range of electives and the option of taking high school level courses, including your choice of four foreign languages.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Area of study Annual credits 7th grade course options 8th grade course options
English 2 English 7 English 8
Math 2 Math Fundamentals, Math Foundations Math Foundations, Honors Math I
Theology 2 Theology 7 (includes prayer service) Theology 8 (includes prayer service)
Science 1 Science 7 Science 8
Social Studies 1 Ancient Civilizations U.S. History
Fine & Performing Arts 1 7th & 8th Grade Choir, Beginning Strings, 7th & 8th Grade Orchestra, Exploratory Speech & Drama, Introduction to Visual Arts 7th & 8th Grade Choir, Beginning Strings, 7th & 8th Grade Orchestra, Exploratory Speech & Drama, Introduction to Visual Arts
Physical Education 1/2 Physical Education Physical Education
Elective 1/2 Exploratory Journalism, Play Production, Chinese I, Honors Chinese I, French I, Honors French I, Spanish I, Honors Spanish I, Latin I, Honors Latin I Exploratory Journalism, Play Production, Advanced Introduction to Visual Arts, 3-D Art, Chinese I, Honors Chinese I, French I, Honors French I, Spanish I, Honors Spanish I, Latin I, Honors Latin I

High school requirements

A Notre Dame Academy gives you excellent preparation for college. We require two majors and two minors:
Majors: 3 credits in one subject area, e.g. 3 credits in English, 3 credits in Social Studies.
Minors: 2 credits in one subject area, e.g. 2 credits in French, 2 credits in Business.
This minimum core curriculum will ensure unconditional admission to any State university in Ohio.

NDA requires 23 credits for high school graduation

Theology  4 credits

English  4 credits

Social Studies  3 credits

World History  1 credit

United States History  1 credit

United States Government  1/2 credit

Electives  1/2 credit

Math  4 credits

Science  3 credits

Biology  1 credit

Chemistry  1 credit

Electives  1 credit

Foreign Language (in same language)  2 credits minimum

Financial Literacy (online)  1/4 credit

Fine/Performing Arts  1 credit

Physical Education  1/2 credit

Health  1/2 credit

Computer Applications  1/2 credit

Senior Project  1/4 credit

100 Accumulated Hours of Service  1/4 credit

One Retreat per Year

Annual Retreat each year

Your schedule will be customized to you. Below is a typical four-year program for a Notre Dame Academy student. We have an eight-period schedule. These lists account only for six periods. The remaining period can be used to take a study hall or an extra class.

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

Theology I Theology II Theology III Theology
English I English English English
Mathematics Mathematics Mathematics Mathematics
Foreign Language I Foreign Language Foreign Language Foreign Language
Health Chemistry Science elective U.S. Government
Physical Education I Physical Education II Social Studies elective Science elective
Computer Applications I,II U.S. History Fine Arts and/or electives Fine Arts and/or electives
World History
Biology
Fine Arts or elective Fine Arts or elective

New Graduation Requirements Class of 2018 and Beyond (ODE)

Notre Dame Academy Four Year Planning Reference and Graduation Requirement Guide 

End of Course Exams Passing Score/Equivalency Criteria (ODE)

Grading

First Honors 4.0 +
Second Honors 3.5 – 3.99
Third Honors 3.0 – 3.49
A+ 100-99 C+ 84-83
A 98-95 C 82-79
A- 94-93 C- 78-77
B+ 92-91 D+ 76-75
B 90-87 D 74-72
B- 86-85 D- 71-70

The following courses are not counted for honors or included in the GPA:
Link Crew
Applied Dance
Office Assistant
Physical Education Physical
Education Assistant
Technology Assistant Senior Project
Music Assistant Performing Art Assistant
All other courses are counted for honors and in the GPA. Any courses (required or not by NDA) taken in summer school are not counted for honors or the GPA