These electives do not meet CSU/UC requirements.

Interscholastic Athletics

Dance Program Offerings

Elected/Selected Leadership

Music Program Offerings

Robotics

Speech & Debate

Theater Program Offerings

#2755 INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETICS ~ CO-CURRICULAR 
Prerequisite: This 2.5 Co-Curricular Credit is available to any student athlete who competes on a Notre Dame Interscholastic Team.
Does not meet CSU/UC requirement.

To qualify for credit, student athletes must meet the following criteria:

  • Participate in one full season on a freshman, junior varsity or varsity team at Notre Dame.
  • Meet daily attendance guidelines for practices and competitions as established by the coach/athletic director.
  • Adhere to team rules and guidelines established by the coach.
  • Adhere to athletic policies as stated in the Notre Dame Athletic Handbook.

#2575 REGENT COLLECTIVE DANCE COMPANY    
2.5 credits - Grade(s) All
Prerequisite:  Audition
Does not meet CSU/UC requirement

The Regent Collective Dance Company is a union of dancers in alignment with the Visual & Performing Arts endorsed diploma, seeking the further pursuit of dance. By audition, students will be selected to be a part of this dance collective with the intention of building technique and repertoire. Students will be placed in Varsity and Junior Varsity, based on audition. Students will gain professional work and performance experience in collaboration with other artists. In addition to the physical aspects of the dance company, students will be provided with mentorship and resources to better prepare them for auditions and portfolio development. Reliant on audition, academic and social conduct, students can participate up to 4 years.

#2565 DANCE TEAM ~ CHEERLEADING         
2.5 credits per semester – yearlong class - Grade(s) All
Prerequisite: audition 
Does not meet CSU/UC requirement

The Notre Dame ASB Cheerleaders consists of 7 individuals from each class. This co-curricular leadership position is for students with dance experience, displaying good citizenship, school spirit, and are living examples of the mission of Notre Dame. Students are required to attend weekly leadership meetings, all team rehearsals, meet deadlines for calendared events, organize and promote student, class and school participation and have fun! Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA and cannot hold an ASB or class office.

#8200 ELECTED AND SELECTED LEADERSHIP OFFICERS     
2.5 credits (per semester) - Grade(s) All
Prerequisite: None    
Does not meet CSU/UC requirement

Elected: Associate Student Body (ASB) School Council, Class Council, Homeroom Representative, Class Cheerleader
Selected: Peer Ministry Leadership Team (PMLT), Student Life Committee (SLC) Teaching, Advising and Serving our Community (TASC), Core/Service Reps

To qualify for a 2.5 co-curricular credit, students in both elected and selected leadership positions must the following criteria:

  • Attend mandatory meetings as scheduled.
  • Hold a 2.5 or better GPA, and maintain the eligibility requirements during the academic year they are holding office
  • Adhere to the Leadership Code of Conduct.
  • Students must be current and up-to-date with all service requirements and be in good standing with the director of student life.
  • Each elected/selected position has different mandatory meeting and training requirements.  Students interested in applying for leadership positions should check the leadership page of the Notre Dame website for more details.

#6300 REGENT HARMONIES CHOIR
2.5 credits - Grade(s) All    
Prerequisite: None
Does not meet CSU/UC requirement    

Regent Harmonies is a large, non-auditioned, treble choir open to all ND students.
Fun, engaging for all levels of learning, Regent Harmonies focuses on basic vocal technique, music reading and aural skills, music from ALL times and places- Renaissance to Pop, and beyond! Regent Harmonies performs 2 formal concerts per year, 1 festival, occasional liturgy singing, and several small performances as opportunities arise throughout the year. 

#6301 ND/BCP PERFORMANCE CHOIR
2.5 credits - Grade(s) All    
Prerequisite: Audition
Does not meet CSU/UC requirement 

As a part of our program with community partners, the Notre Dame and Bellarmine Performance Choir consists of both ND and BCP students who audition each year. This choir is directed by Mrs. Gina Adams and participates in events at Bellarmine, Notre Dame as well as at other community events. All students must audition at the beginning of the school year and will be considered based on range, technique and current choir personnel.

#6320 CHAMBER ENSEMBLE & PIANO COLLABORATIVE
2.5 credits - Grade(s) All    
Prerequisite: None
Does not meet CSU/UC requirement 

Chamber Ensemble/Piano Collaborative is a community of instrumental musicians of all levels and styles- classical to jazz and more.  This community of instrumental musicians focuses on  growing their skills, their musicality, and their friendships with others who share their passion for performing and exploring music.  This is a flexible, collaborative group of students who are dedicated to making music together in rehearsal, performance, and in masterclasses with professional musicians. 

#6305 MUSIC MINISTRY
2.5 credits - Grade(s) All    
Prerequisite: Audition/Permission by Director
Does not meet CSU/UC requirement    

Music Ministry team  prepares and performs music for our monthly liturgies. All students are invited and encouraged to participate. Students serve as music ministers and provide musical leadership during liturgies. Sight reading, professionalism, leadership, solo and ensemble skills combine to create this mostly self-directed ensemble. Open to all students, vocal and instrumental. 

#8325 ROBOTICS TEAM
5 credits - Grade(s) All [2.5 credits per semester]          
Prerequisite: None
Does not meet CSU/UC requirement

Students will learn the basics of building structures, simple machines, use of gears and torque, motors, pneumatics, various sensors, electric circuits, and programming through the afterschool program. These basic concepts will be applied to building robots in small teams to complete various challenges. Students will apply principles of engineering and design as they work to build robots for competition. This is an after school class that meets Tuesday and Thursday in 2-hour sessions.

#1044 SPEECH AND DEBATE                                                                                 
2.5 credits (per semester) - Grade(s) All
Prerequisite:  None
Does not meet CSU/UC requirement

This course is designed for the student who is interested in joining and competing for the Notre Dame Speech & Debate Team.  The student will gain valuable skills in oral delivery, critical thinking, analysis of current events, and teamwork.  Students may choose to compete in one or more state and national Individual Events, or one of four national debate formats. The purpose of this course is to give the competitive speech and debate student the opportunity to improve her communication skills through actively competing in local and state tournaments.  Students will learn to research and create speeches and arguments on various topics, including politics and social justice issues. 

Students enrolled will be expected to prepare their own speech piece, or research and prepare their own debate arguments, attend weekly meetings, practice with the team at least twice a week (more during weeks before tournaments), compete in a minimum of one tournament per semester, assist their teammates in tournament preparation, and turn in assignments related to their events.  This course is offered as a 9th period class after school through the speech and debate program.

#6313 THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE
2.5 credits - Grade(s) All    
Prerequisite: Audition(s)
Does not meet CSU/UC requirement  

Students who are cast in a Theatrical Production, such as the Fall Play or Spring Musical,  will develop skills in script analysis, character development, acting and performance based terminology. When applicable, students will also learn how to apply themselves in learning dialogue, songs and dances.  They will learn how to operate within a strict rehearsal regimen and to collaborate with their fellow actors. Students need to commit to a full rehearsal schedule and participate in all tech rehearsals and performances.

#6312 TECHNICAL THEATER
2.5 credits - Grade(s) All   
Prerequisite: None
Does not meet CSU/UC requirement  

This is an afterschool technical training for interested students within the context of crewing a live theatrical performance.  Students will focus on the technical aspects of theater including set building, painting, props, marketing, costuming, hair and makeup, lights, sound and stage crew with the course culminating in class members “crewing” a live production which will be presented before an audience.  This opportunity is offered in the fall and spring.

#6316 THEATRICAL DESIGN
2.5 credits - Grade(s) All    
Prerequisite: Audition(s)
Does not meet CSU/UC requirement                                                                                                                          

This design work is training for interested students within the context of designing for a live theatrical performance. Students will read, re-read, and discuss the script with regards to designing for the director’s concept. Preliminary drawings will be reviewed and revised and students will create full designs and models for the lights, sounds, properties, and costumes of a show.  This opportunity is offered in the fall and spring.

#6317 THEATRICAL LEADERSHIP
2.5 credits - Grade(s) All 
Prerequisite: None
Does not meet CSU/UC requirement      

Students with technical training within the context of crewing a live theatrical performance have the opportunity to serve in leadership roles during a production. Students will focus on the management aspects of theatre, including creating calendars, managing budgets, and delegating tasks. Students take on roles of stage managers, production managers, directors, choreographers, etc. and direct and instruct fellow students to create a piece of theatre. Members of Notre Dame’s chapter of Thespians International are required to contribute their leadership throughout the school year.   This opportunity is offered in the fall and spring