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NDA at a Glance

2016-17 SCHOOL PROFILE



1699 Hilton Drive, Park Hills, KY 41011
Phone: 859-261-4300 Fax: 859-292-7722
CEEB Code: 180575

webpage: www.ndapandas.org

President:  Laura Koehl, Ed.D.

Principal: Jack VonHandorf

Assistant Principal: Amber Grayson, M.S.
School Counselors: Kelly Burgei, M.A., Academic Counselor
Christine Monohan, M.Ed., Academic Counselor 
Kathy Hildreth, M.A., Personal Counselor
Erin Maggard, M.A., Personal Counselor

Introduction

Notre Dame Academy provides an excellent environment for young women growing into adulthood. They are given a strong spiritual and academic foundation, enhanced by an array of extra-curricular and athletic opportunities.  Notre Dame prepares its students for the demands and challenges they will face in the future.  Some fo the academic advantages at Notre Dame Academy include:
 
United States Blue Ribbon School of Excellence: 1996, 2012
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council: 2013-2018


Profile

  • Single-gender college preparatory school (9th-12th grades)
  • Approximately 595 students 
  • 14:1 Student-Teacher ratio
  • 44 Faculty and 72 Staff Members (82% have a Masters degree or higher)
  • 1 Campus Minister and 1 Chaplain
  • 2 full-time Academic Counselors and 2 part-time Personal Counselors
  • 1 full-time Intervention Specialist
  • 1-to-1 Computing and flipped classroom instruction
  • 7 Dual-Credit Courses taught at NDA by our own teachers (Partner colleges: Thomas More College, University of Cincinnati)
  • AP Courses Offered: 11 (3 offered Junior year; 8 offered to Senior year)
    Maximum number of AP Courses that can be taken: 7 (due to scheduling constraints)
    AP Courses Offered by Grade Level:
    - 11th Grade: Biology* / English Language / United States History
    - 12th Grade: Calculus AB / Chemistry / English Literature / European History
    French Language & Culture / Physics 1*/ Spanish Language & Culture/ Studio Art
    *Course Requires 2 Lab periods per week in addition to 5 Lecture periods per week

Class of 2016 Statistics

  • Students in Notre Dame Academy’s Class of 2016: 122 Students • Graduation Rate: 100%
  • College Acceptance & Enrollment Rate: 100%
  • Enrolled in 4-year College/University: 120
  • Enrolled in 2-year College: 2
  • Graduates enrolled in Kentucky Colleges/Universities: 65 (53% of Class)
  • Graduates enrolled in out-of-state colleges or universities: 57 (47% of Class)
  • Average Cumulative Weighted GPA: 3.570
  • Average Cumulative Unweighted GPA: 3.463
  • 346 Scholarships offered to 96 seniors (79% of Class), valued at over $12.3 million (This is not including KEES Scholarships)
  • 123 Scholarships accepted by 77 seniors (63% of Class), valued at $4.3 million
  • Average ACT Composite: 26.2
  • Average SAT Scores: (Verbal/Math: 720/640.9) (Composite: 2065.7)
  • National Merit Finalists: 4
  • National Merit Commended Students: 4
  • National AP Scholars: 1 (Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams)
  • AP Scholars with Distinction: 7 (Received an average score of at least 3.25 or higher on all AP Exams taken, & scores of 3 or higher on five or more exams)
  • AP Scholars with Honors: 9 (Received an average score of at least 3.25 or higher on all AP Exams taken, & scores of 3 or higher on 4 or more exams)
  • AP Scholars: 10 (Scored 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams)\
  • Kentucky Governor’s Scholar Recipients: 7
  • Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts Recipients: 3
  • Kentucky Governor's School for Entrepreneurs Recipients: 2


Academic Curriculum Guide

The core program required of each student and the electives offered on the various grade levels are listed below. Twenty-six and a half credits are required for graduation from Notre Dame Academy. The courses consist of the following:

  • Religion………………………….4.5 credits
  • English …………………………..4 credits
  • Mathematics ……………...…….3 ½ - 4 credits 
  • Science……………………...…..3 credits
  • Social Studies…………….....….3 credits
  • World Language…………...……2 credits
  • Fine Arts………………………....1 credit
  • Information Technology……...…1 credit
  • Health……………………………1/2 credit
  • Physical Education ………….....1/2 credit
  • Electives…………………………3 ½ - 4 credits

GPA Scales

NDA GPA Scale Level 3
College Prep Level:
95 -100% 4.00
93 - 94% 3.67
90 - 92% 3.33
87 - 89% 3.00
85 - 86% 2.67
82 - 84% 2.33
79 - 81% 2.00
77 - 78% 1.67
75 - 76% 1.33
72 - 74% 1.00
70 - 71% 0.67
< 70% 0.00


NDA GPA Scale Level 4
Honors Level:
95 -100% 4.50
93 - 94% 4.17
90 - 92% 3.83
87 - 89% 3.50
85 - 86% 3.17
82 - 84% 2.83
79 - 81% 2.50
77 - 78% 2.17
75 - 76% 1.83
72 - 74% 1.50
70 - 71% 1.17
< 70% 0.00


NDA GPA Scale Level 5
College / AP Level:
95 -100% 5.00
93 - 94% 4.67
90 - 92% 4.33
87 - 89% 4.00
85 - 86% 3.67
82 - 84% 3.33
79 - 81% 3.00
77 - 78% 2.67
75 - 76% 2.33
72 - 74% 2.00
70 - 71% 1.67
< 70% 0.00


A Notre Dame Education

INSTRUCTIONAL LEVELS OFFERED at NDA: College Prep, Honors, Advanced Placement (AP), Dual-Credit

SCHEDULE UTILIZED: Notre Dame runs on a semester system and there are seven, 45-60 minute classes each day. All 1.0 credit classes meet the entire year. The 1⁄2 credit classes are either one-semester in duration or meet 3-days a week the entire year.

SCIENCE RESEARCH: Science Research is a 1⁄2 credit elective that takes place outside of the school hours. Students conduct independent science projects and present at regional, national and international competitions. Students are required to log 144 hours of work per year.

WORK-STUDY PROGRAM at NDA: Notre Dame’s Work-Study Program makes it possible for families to receive financial assistance to subsidize their tuition. Eligible families are assigned jobs to assist in the cleaning of our facilities. Participation in work-study can reduce a student’s tuition significantly. Currently, 1 out of 6 Notre Dame families participate in the Work Study Program.

ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT AND FINE ARTS OPPORTUNITIES:

• Language Immersion Study Abroad Trips

• Domestic and Abroad Mission Trips

• Academic Team

• Speech and Drama Team

• Foreign Language Festival Competitions

• Visual Art Shows

• Theatre/Performing Arts Program

• Marching Band, Pep Band, and Orchestra

ATHLETICS: Notre Dame offers 13 sports (Archery, basketball, bass fishing, bowling, cross-country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball,
swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, and volleyball).



  • 1 Campus Minister and 1 Chaplain