Program Offerings

5 credits - Grades 12 
Prerequisite: Advisor approval, department chairperson approval, discussion with the counseling department 
Does not meet CSU/UC requirement 

The Senior Independent Study Project is a course of independent study designed for academically motivated seniors who have exhausted the curricular offerings in a particular academic department.  The students must design semester courses of study (Art, English, Modern Language, Social Studies) for themselves, outline a written project and procure a project advisor.  The advisor must approve the course of study and the final project in advance. This course allows time for the serious student to pursue areas of interest in depth and for academic credit.  

  • Students may complete a Senior Independent Study Project only if they have successfully completed all of the available courses in a given department.
  • Students who wish to complete an independent study project must first identify an advisor, provide a written description of the project, and submit the advisor-signed proposal to the department chairperson and counseling for approval.
  • If the advisor is no longer available to oversee a project when school begins the following year, the student must identify another advisor.
  • No projects should begin without prior approval.
  • All projects must be approved by May 1st of 11th grade.

5 credits - Grade(s) 11, 12
Prerequisite: Department Approval
Does not meet CSU/UC requirement

Each department uses teacher assistants in a variety of ways.  Generally, a teacher assistant helps with sorting and preparation of course work.  The students also assist the teachers with classroom activities. Attendance will be taken - students are expected to report to their assigned teacher each time the block period meets. A student may be a teacher's assistant for only one semester each year.  Teacher assistants are NOT permitted to grade course work for teachers.

Teacher assistants are used in the following areas:

  • Associated Student Body (ASB)                                                                                                          
  • Campus Ministry                                                                                 
  • Counseling                                                                                             
  • English                                                         
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Language
  • Performing Arts
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Studies
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Technology
  • Visual Arts

10 credits - Grades (all) [5 units per semester]
Prerequisite: Arrangements made through the career and life success program coordinator
Does not meet CSU/UC requirement

Notre Dame High School offers the opportunity for students to explore career interest areas, develop professional skills, and experience unique work environments within departments and programs on-campus.   Students seeking a position as an on-campus intern must be in good academic standing and meet the minimum time requirements of each internship for the duration of the school year.  Position descriptions are posted on the career and life success page of the Notre Dame website and the application for next year’s internships will become available in April. The selection and notification process is facilitated by the career and life success program coordinator.  

On-Campus Internships for 2021-22

  • Admissions
  • Athletics
  • Campus Ministry
  • Career & Life Success Program
  • Communications: Public Relations
  • Development: Community Outreach and Events
  • Educational Innovation & Digital Resources
  • Global Education
  • Marketing: Videography
  • Marketing: Writing
  • Math
  • Science
  • Speech & Debate