...educating its students in mind, body, & soul with the love of Jesus, the discipline of Joseph, & the faith of Mary.

Curriculum

The courses which are offered at Notre Dame fulfill the requirements of the Louisiana State Department of Education for graduation. The courses  also provide a challenge to a fairly wide range of student abilities. To graduate with a Notre Dame diploma will require more work than the State  minimum requirements. Eight courses will be taken each year that a student is enrolled at Notre Dame. To be eligible for a Notre Dame diploma a student must accumulate 28 credits.

MANDATED COURSES OF STUDY

Credits Required

Required Subject Area

Course Name

4 Religion I, II, III, IV
4 English  I, II, III, IV
4 Math  Algebra I Part I,  Algebra I Part II, Geometry, Algebra II OR Financial Math
3 Science Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry OR Environmental Science
3 Social Studies World Geography, American History, Civics
2 Health/Physical Education I, II

ELECTIVE COURSES OF STUDY

Subject Area

Course Name

Agriscience  I, II, III, IV
Business/Computer Accounting, Computer Technology
Family and Consumer Sciences FACS I, FACS II, Food & Nutrition, Clothing & Textiles, Adult Responsibility
Publications Yearbook I, II
Foreign Language French I, II or Spanish I, II
 Arts Media Arts, Fine Arts Survey, Speech, Theatre
Health and Physical Education III, IV
Math Advanced Math I, Advanced Math II, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Financial Math
Science Biology II (Human Anatomy & Physiology), First Responder, Environmental Science, Physics, Forensics
Dual Enrollment Courses Course Offerings are posted yearly

FOUR YEAR PLAN OF STUDIES WILL FOLLOW THIS BASIC PATTERN:

Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Religion I Religion II Religion III Religion IV
English I English II English III  English IV
Basics of Algebra Foreign Language I Foreign Language II Civics
AlgebraI Geometry Algebra II Advanced Math
Pre-calculus or Calculus (Honors)
World Geography Algebra II (Honors only) Advanced Math (Honors only) Physics  or Human A & P
Physical Science   Biology Chemistry
Health & Physical Education Health & Physical Education American History
Computer Technology Arts Elective or Equivalent  Electives of Choice to make 8 classes  Electives of Choice to make 8 classes

*All students undergo individual advising on a yearly basis.  During this meeting, TOPS and Board of Regents requirements as well the student’s interests and future plans will be addressed.

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