ACADEMICS

 
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Guidance

Notre Dame High School offers comprehensive guidance services for our students from
individual pre-high school informational meetings to college counseling. The Guidance Department works with students, bringing valuable insight and experience to the college counseling process, while guiding them as they transition through high school.

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Academic Handbook

In order to graduate from Notre Dame High School, each student is required to successfully complete courses mandated by the Board of Regents of the State of New York, as well as additional requirements mandated by the school. A complete record of achievement in these courses, as well as in elective courses selected by the student, is maintained in the form of an official transcript

 

Course Offerings

Notre Dame offers a rich and challenging curriculum, including 9 AP and ACE courses, earning college credit through Corning Community College. 

Notre Dame students can graduate with any of the following diplomas: 

  • Notre Dame High School Diploma (Non-regents)  

  • New York States Regents Diploma 

  • New York State Regents with Honors Diploma 

  • New York State Regents with Advanced Designation Diploma 

  • New York State Regents with Advanced Designation with Honors Diploma 

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Accreditation

Notre Dame High School is accreditated through the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Notre Dame has been a member of the Middle States Association since 1960. For more information, please click here . 

As a Catholic educational institution committed to excellence, Notre Dame High School continuously assesses their abilities and effectiveness in regards to fostering the ethical, spiritual and academic growth of their students. Part of this process, for the last 50+ years, has involved Middle States Accreditation. 

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Library Services

The Sister Mary Walter Hickey Library is located on the second floor of Notre Dame above the Main Office.  It is available to all Notre Dame students and their families, faculty, and staff during school hours.  

 

The library houses over 7,000 cataloged print titles which include current fiction, classics, graphic novels, DVDs, audiobooks, biographies, literary criticisms, and other non-fiction materials to support the curriculum.  We also have access to a number of ebooks, online encyclopedias, and electronic databases that are available through the library portal both on campus and remotely (with provided passwords). 

 

Students are welcome to come before or after school to borrow materials, do homework or research, or just sit and relax.  They may also use the library during the school day during study halls unless it is reserved by a classroom teacher.  There are 6 Windows machines available for student use, and students may also utilize the printer for their classwork. 

 

The library is staffed by a full-time certified School Library Media Specialist who is available to assist students with research, discuss and recommend books, and instruct students on technology use where needed.