Extended Study Program

Description:  The Notre Dame High School Extended Study Program provides an opportunity for all seniors to acquire first hand experiences in a job and complete an extended service project before graduation. The student participates six hours a day, five days per week, for approximately three weeks from Monday, May 2 to Friday, May 20.  Each individual's program is developed between the placement site and the student.  While in this program, regular academic classes are suspended for the student.  A program cannot be developed at an institution where a student is already employed.
This program is an excellent way to gain insight into your own future career path and decisions.  Students enrolled in Advanced Placement courses will be required to return to school and complete the AP Exams on the assigned dates.  The placement site should be made aware of this testing in advance in order to accommodate scheduling.
1. All seniors who have an average of 80 and no course failures for senior year will be eligible to participate
2. Seniors who are not on academic or disciplinary probation.  Any senior who is on probation may at this time apply in writing to the principal requesting to be removed from probation.  If a senior is granted permission to be removed from probation they may then apply for Extended Study.
3. Seniors who violate the school attendance policy and/or have more than 4 tardies per term are not eligible to participate.
4. Seniors must complete an Extended Study Application (application linked to the right) and be granted permission to participate by the Assistant Principal.
5. Seniors cannot receive any payment for their work in the program.                       
6. All financial obligations to Notre Dame High School must be met prior to the program.     

Extended Study Video Reflections

Notre Dame caught up with five members of our graduating class following their extended study experience.

Tyler Daddio — UConn

Luke Sofair — Yale Hospital


Colton Kopcik — State of CT Judicial Branch


Eddie Falcigno — Northwestern Mutual


Gabe Sparks — Bridgeport Bluefish