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NDP Grading Scale...

Notre Dame Prep determines the Grade Point Average of its students using a traditional 4.00 system. 

NUMERICAL
VALUE
College Prep
 
Honors
 
Advanced Honors/
Advancement
Placement
97-100 4.00 4.50 5.00
93-96 3.75 4.25 4.75
90-92 3.50 4.00 4.50
87-89 3.25 3.75 4.25
83-86 3.00 3.50 4.00
80-82 2.70 3.20 3.70
77-79 2.35 2.85 3.35
73-76 2.00 2.50 3.00
70-72 1.70 2.20 2.70
67-69 1.35 1.85 2.35
65-66 1.00 1.50 2.00
0-64 0 0 0 Failing; no 
grade or credit
achieved

The entire program of studies at Notre Dame Preparatory School is college preparatory. The Phasing System which is basic to this program enables each student to work at her own level of ability in each subject. Below is the detailed explanation of the Phasing System.

Phase 5 - Advanced Honors/Advanced Placement
Phase 4 – Honors Level
Phase 3 - College Preparatory
Phase 2 - College Preparatory, requires strengthening in specific areas

School policy precludes reporting rank in class. Course selection, phase level and the grade earned provide a comprehensive assessment of a student's high school performance.

helpful links

To assist you with the college application process, check out these helpful sites:

COALITION APPLICATION
http://www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org/

COLLEGE BOARD ON-LINE 
www.collegeboard.org 
For SAT calendar and registration information; College Search and Information; and Financial Aid Information

COMMON APPLICATION 
www.commonapp.org 
Accepted by more than 300 colleges and universities

CSS PROFILE
https://student.collegeboard.org/css-financial-aid-profile

PETERSON'S 
www.petersons.com 
One of the most complete sources for comparative college information

FAFSA 
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ 
For information regarding the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

KAPLAN TEST PREP
http://kaplan.com/

NAVIANCE
http://connection.naviance.com/notredameprep

NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER
http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/future/eligibility-center

WORK PERMIT FOR A MINOR 
https://www.dllr.state.md.us/childworkpermit/

guidance timetable

FRESHMAN YEAR

  • Meet with personal counselors in guidance classes throughout the year
  • Explore test-taking techniques, organization and time management, and study skills
  • Become familiar with phasing system, course offerings and extracurricular opportunities
  • Discuss positive decision making and problem solving
  • Complete learning style inventory and freshman resume through Naviance
  • Create a four-year academic plan

SOPHOMORE YEAR

  • Take PSAT in October at NDP
  • Register for Mock SAT-ACT administered at NDP
  • Complete Interest Inventory in Naviance (provides college and career choices)
  • Attend Charting your Course College Night (parents and students)

JUNIOR YEAR

  • Attend three college fairs:  The Baltimore National College Fair, the Calvert Hall College Fair in the fall and the Association of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS) in the spring
  • Take the PSAT/NMSQT in October at NDP
  • Register for the Mock SAT or ACT administered at NDP
  • Register for the SAT or ACT in the winter and spring along with various College Board subject tests required by individual institutions
  • Meet with counselors each week during 3rd quarter guidance classes
  • Attend Junior College Night for Junior Parents (parents only)
  • Schedule college conferences during 4th quarter (parents and students)

SENIOR YEAR

  • Attend three college fairs:  the Baltimore National College Fair, the Calvert Hall College Fair in the fall and the Association of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS) in the spring
  • Meet frequently as needed with college counselor during college process and first quarter senior guidance classes
  • Meet with admissions representatives from more than 100 colleges and universities at NDP
  • Receive two excused absences for college visits
  • Receive email and EBulletin updates on scholarships, internships, college rep visits and open house programs
  • Attend essay-writing seminar in the fall
  • Attend a Financial Aid Forum at NDP, presented by a Financial Aid Director from a local university (parents only)
  • Attend College Night for Senior Parents (parents only)