FOUR MILLION SCHOLARSHIP DOLLARS
EARNED BY OUR 2015 GRADUATES!
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS & COURSE CATALOG
Notre Dame H.S. offers an array of courses to meet the diverse interests of our small student population. Students study theology in addition to the NYS diploma requirements and student-chosen electives earning a Buffalo Diocesan Diploma as well as a NYS Regents Diploma. The course catalog is dictated by student interest and, therefore, changes accordingly each year.
Students have the opporutinty to earn college credit while attending NDHS through our partnership with Alfred State and Genesee Community College's Accelerated College Enrollment (ACE) Program. Currently, students can choose from 16 college credit courses.
Students are required to take a minimum of six courses, totaling six credits.
Language other than English
Art or Music
26 total credits
Comprehensive Senior Assessment:
All seniors must demonstrate mastery in each of the following areas: writing, speaking, reading, researching, creative thinking, problem-solving, working as part of a team, and computer skills. The assessment requires individual presentations, as well as group problem-solving presentations to a panel of independent judges.
Christian Community Service:
*As part of the theology course requirements each student is required to complete a minimum number of approved Christian Community Service hours each year: 9th grade - 10 hours, 10th grade - 12 hours, 11th grade - 15 hours, 12th grade - 20 hours
Required Exams for Regents Diploma:
Math - 1 passing Regents Exam Score (Integrated Algebra)
Science - 1 passing Regents Exam Score
Global History and Geography (taken in January of 10th grade)
English Comprehensive Exam (taken in January of 11th grade)
U.S. History (taken at end of U.S. History class - 11th grade)
Required Exams for Regents Diploma
with Advanced Designation
Regents requirements at left, PLUS:
Math – 3 Regents (Geometry and Algebra 2/Trigonometry)
Science - 2 Regents (must have 1 physical and 1 biological science)
Foreign Language Regents (LOTE) - taken after 3 years of Spanish
Descriptions of the most current course offerings are listed here.