Technology

 
Whether through smart boards in classrooms, computers in the Media Center, or required e-Portfolio creation and PowerPoint presentations, each Notre Dame student becomes proficient not only in the use of technology, but in determining which sites offer valid information for accurate research. The school has more than 200 computers available for students to access before, during, and after school, both in classrooms, technology labs, or the Media Center.

During the 2012-13 academic year, we became a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) school. Students will be allowed to bring in their own devices to be used in the classrom under the direct supervision of the clasroom teacher or supervisor. This policy does NOT require students to have a device in order to successfully complete a task or course. A detailed usage policy is available in the Student Handbook.

Parents have daily access to an online Parent Portal through which they can check on their son’s homework assignments, grades, and progress reports.

Electives

Notre Dame's trimester system creates the flexibility to explore new interests, and many students do. Examples of one-semester electives include Forensic Science, Marine Ecology, Web Design I & II, Entrepreneurship, Principles of Law, Consumer Finance, Black & White Photography, Music Appreciation, Literature Into Film, The Holocaust: Facing History & Ourselves, American Trials, and Africa: 1800 to Present. 

In addition, through Notre Dame’s participation in the Virtual High School program, online courses are available to students. With approval, they may choose from among 200-plus courses not in our catalog, creating options for more in-depth study or for exploring new interests. 
 

Virtual High School

Notre Dame participates in an accredited Virtual High School program that makes more than 200 courses (including A.P.) not listed in our catalog available to students online. With approval, students may choose from these courses, thereby creating options for more in-depth study or for exploring new interests.