has been prepared carefully and thoughtfully for you as aguide in planning your courses for the next academic year and the remainder of your high school career. The curriculum at Notre Dame Academy, in accord with the basic philosophy of the school, has been designed with the particular intellectual thrust of preparing itsstudents for college. As you study the course offerings, remember that your highschool years should be profitable, productive years of preparation for your future.Let your academic needs and preferences govern your choices. Before making finaldecisions about your courses for next year, you should consult your parents. Selectyour courses thoughtfully and carefully, building a solid schedule for yourself.One of the most valuable outcomes of educational and career planning is theparticipation and growth of the student in the decision-making process. For thisreason, great emphasis is placed on the careful projection of curriculum offerings,the student course selection process each spring and the general policy of non- withdrawal from classes. The parents and students should understand that NotreDame is out of necessity a tightly-scheduled school. Therefore, the individualstudent may not change a class unless there has been incorrect placementrecognized as such by the teacher and/or the administration. All courses begunshould be completed. If a course does not meet the needed number of students,the course will not be offered.
1. Discuss your college and career plans with your academic advisor who will be ableto assist you in thoughtful course selection. Check the requirements for the collegeor university you plan to attend and the preparation necessary for the career youare interested in pursuing.2. Study the graduation requirements.3. Study the course offerings for 2010-2011 on the Course Selection Worksheet.Check the
at www.ndala.com to see if you have the prerequisitesyou need for certain courses.
Permanent records are also checked to confirm eligibility.
If your eligibility rests (with teacher approval) on your June grades orsummer school, you must be extremely careful to get the grades you need.Otherwise, your schedule may be adjusted after the end of second semester.4. With the help of your parents, complete the Course Selection Worksheet.
Your choices are expected to be permanent.
The only schedule changes made at the beginning of the school year arethose initiated by teacher recommendation or administrative necessity.5. Log onto your PowerSchool account (you will find the link on the www.ndala.com website), select Class Registration, then fill out the online form according to your worksheet. Be sure to submit your final choices.6. Meet with your academic advisor to discuss any difficulties you may encounter.