COUNSELING RESOURCES

Forms

Parent-Override-Form
NDA-Schedule-Change Form
NDA-Credit-Flex-Form
NDA-Proof-of-Credit-Form
Parent Brag Sheet
The Green Sheet
The Pink Sheet
Senior Fact Sheet

Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Resources:
Suicide Prevention Line: 1.800.784.2433
Bullying Prevention: http://www.stopbullying.gov
Testing Resources:  http://thesophiacenter.org
Learning Specialists, Armus, Alexander & Associates: http://www.jeanarmus.com

Intervention Services

Mrs. Tami Garno, Intervention Services is responsible for the coordination and implementation of intervention services for students who need a little extra support, such as Minor Adjustment Plans, or those who have disability determinations, are on Individualized Education Programs or Individualized Service Plans. NDA’s ultimate goal is to provide the intervention services and direct specialized instruction necessary for differently abled learners to grow and succeed within the college prep curriculum and to provide a learning environment that promotes growth through the differentiation of instruction and UDL so that all learners, regardless of individual learning needs, can access the curriculum and achieve to their fullest potential. Programs for special educational needs are available as Notre Dame Academy is a Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Provider. For more information on Intervention Services, please contact: Tammy Garno, Intervention Services Coordinator, 419-725-6204, tgarno@nda.org

College

NDA School Profile 20-21

COLLEGE RESOURCES

NACAC Guide
Senior Parent College Night
NDA School Profile 20-21
The Common Application

COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES

www.studentaid.ed.gov/sa/resources
www.FAFSA.com
www.princetonreview.com
www. collegeboard.com
www.collegeconfidential.com
www.collegeprofiles.com
www.cappex.com
www.bestcolleges.com
www.bestcolleges.com
www.welcometocollege.com
www.campustours.com
www.collegeresults.org
www.securityoncampus.org

NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP WEBSITES

www.scholarships.com
www.fastweb.com|
www.cappex.com
www.finaid.org

PROSPECTIVE COLLEGE ATHLETES

NCAA Clearinghouse
NAIA Clearinghouse

International Study

www.collegeboard.org
www.studyabroad.com
www.studyincanada.com
www.studying-in-the-uk.org

College Credit Courses

COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS

College Credit Plus (CCP) is a program sponsored by the state of Ohio for high school students who are U.S. Citizens and OHIO RESIDENTS in grades 7-12. Through the CCP program, NDA students are permitted to apply for participation in early college course options by taking coursework from colleges located within a 30- mile radius of the NDA campus.

Notre Dame Academy partners with the University of Toledo and Owens Community College to provide the majority of CCP courses. However, students do take courses from other higher educational providers in the Northwest Ohio region.

Students who wish to participate in College Credit Plus (CCP) early college options must attend a mandatory student & parent meeting in January and complete an Intent to Participate form. The Intent to Participate form must be submitted to Mrs. Desmond no later than April 1st. Students are also responsible for creating a SAFE Account through the Ohio Department of Education and must complete all accompanying application forms, attend meetings and registration training sessions. Additionally, students are subject to admission guidelines established by each participating college or university. Failure to meet deadlines will disqualify any student from participating in the CCP program.

Students who opt to take CCP courses are encouraged to take 100% asynchronous on- line courses that occur during the school day to allow students maximum flexibility with their scheduling needs, but also allow them the benefit of enjoying their high school experience. Students’ grades are weighted 1.0 and applied to their G.P.A. College Credit Plus participation and course selections are not guaranteed. For more information and possible pathways, please reference college CCP websites.

COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS DOCUMENTATION AND FORMS

CCP Information for Student and Families
CCP Information for Non- Public School Families
CCP Parent Meeting Presentation
CCP Letter of Intent to Participate (Must be submitted by April 1st)
CCP SAFE Application Manual (Must be completed by April 1st 
Ohio ID Parent Portal
CCP Required Test Scores for Participation
CCP Course Eligibility
CCP Grades and Tuition
CCP Probation

COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS PARTNERS

University of Toledo – College Credit Plus Website
Owens Community College – College Credit Plus Website

COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS COURSE OPTIONS

University of Toledo College – Credit Plus Courses
Owens Community College – College Credit Plus Courses
OHSAA – Guidelines for Student Athletic Eligibility

LOURDES SCHOLARS

NDA is proud to present the return of the Lourdes Scholars program. Through this program, NDA teachers with advanced degrees are recognized by Lourdes University to teach approved DUAL ENROLLMENT courses on the NDA campus. Dual enrollment courses are content area courses that meet criteria established by Lourdes in which students can earn high school and college credit at the same time. Students who wish to receive college credit may do so by enrolling in the Lourdes Scholars program and paying an additional fee. Minimum test scores and GPA may be required for participation in the Lourdes Scholars program. Contact Career Counselor, Mrs. Anastasia Desmond at Adesmod@nda.org for more information.
2019-2020 Courses:
  • NDA AP Psychology = Lourdes PSY 110
    1.0 weighted GPA, Year-long course
    3 college credits, $225 fee required for credit
  • NDA AP U.S. History = Lourdes HST 121, HST 122
    1.0 weighted GPA, Year-long course
    6 college credits, $225 fee required for credit
  • NDA Physics (Honors) = Lourdes PHS 201
    1.0 weighted GPA, Year-long course
    3 college credits, $225 fee required for credit
  • NDA AP Government = Lourdes PSL 122
    Next offered in 2019/20 School Year
    1.0 weighted GPA, Year-long course
    3 college credits, $225 fee required for credit

CREDIT FLEX

Credit Flexibility Application

Online Course Options for the University of Toledo for Notre Dame Academy as part of College Credit Plus program

Brigham Young University (BYU) High School Online Options 

Supplemental Information for Students enrolling in BYU classes

Owens Community College option $41.56 per credit hour for Catholic high school students only (plus cost of textbooks)

Career Resources

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS LAB

NDA is pleased to announce the implementation of the Professional Skills Lab.  At the Professional Skills Lab, students can come during flex time on PLC Wednesdays to receive assistance from the Career Counselor with the following services:

  • Resume Building/Writing
  • Drafting Cover Letters
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Networking & Etiquette Strategies
  • Creating and Maintaining a Linked In Profile *(mandatory for all seniors)
  • Assistance With Completing Job Applications
  • Job/Intern Searches
  • Naviance Navigation and Research

CAREER WEEK

Each year, Notre Dame plans an exciting and engaging Career Week for the students. The week commences with a theme and surprise “kick-off” video that inspires the students to reflect thoughtfully about their future. Then over 30 renowned professionals who represent various industries from throughout the Toledo area come and present specific criteria about their personal journey to professional advancement. They detail specifics about their daily duties and provide data about income potential and the occupational outlook for their field. Finally, visiting speakers provide valuable advice about the importance of perseverance, networking, follow through and other vital soft skills that will enable students to advance in the working world as authentic Women of Vision.

Career Week ends with interactive activities where students put what they have learned into practice. Activities are based on professional skills and are broken down by grade level:

Grade 9 – How to Build a Resume
Grade 10  – The Art of Writing a Cover Letter
Grade 11 – Interview Simulation
Grade 12 – Business Dining Etiquette and Networking Boot Camp

ANNUAL CAREER AND NETWORKING EVENTS

An Evening of Engineering (every other year w/St. Francis)
An Evening of Medicine (every other year w/ St. Francis)
UT Engineering Symposium
UT Accounting Symposium
UT Law Symposium
BGSU Midwest Pre-Health (Medical) Symposium

SENIOR PROJECT

The Senior Project is the capstone project that provides NDA students the opportunity to shadow 1 to 3 careers of their choice for a total of 25 hours.  Seniors complete research and secure the scheduling of the location, dates and times for the shadowing experience.  Shadow site sponsors complete a contract and evaluation of the student’s performance. Students reflect upon their experiences and complete a journal documenting their participation and share the finished product with their fellow students in dynamic groupings.  All seniors (except full diploma IB students) are required to complete a Senior Project as part of their high school graduation requirement at NDA. The Senior Project generally is completed in the second week of May; although, some students complete the project as early as the summer of their junior year.

INTERNSHIP, WORK, AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Some NDA girls pursue the option of connecting “now experiences” with what they want to eventually do for their career. They take advantage of and benefit from opportunities that allow them to gain experience about fields of interest and build relationships with local businesses prior to college.  Here are a few opportunities that NDA girls have participated in:

  • Charles E. Boyk Law Firm (Marketing/ Social Media Internship)
  • First Solar Engineering Internship ( STEM)
  • ProMedica Summer Youth Employment Program (Medical)
  • Cassandra’s School of Ballet (Performing Arts/Maintenance)
  • Senator Rob Portman’s Fall Internship (Political Action, Marketing & Event Planning)
  • University of Toledo Medical Center (UTMC-Medical)
  • ProMedica Toledo Hospital (Medical)
  • Grove Patterson Academy (Education)
  • Universal Health Aid (Non-Profit Business)
  • 5/3 Field Toledo Mudhens (Sales/Service/Hospitality)
  • Imagination Station
  • Carpets by Otto (Sales)
  • Inverness Country Club (Caddy)
  • Libbey Glass (Sales/Retail)
  • The Andersons (Business/Retail)
  • Toledo Zoo (Zoo Teens-Education)
  • Toledo Metro Parks- Manor House (Public Relations)
  • HOSTS program with the Sisters of Notre Dame (Migrant Educational Ministries)
  • Sylvania Veterinary Hospital (Veterinarian Services)
  • Camp Daggett (Counseling)
  • M.C.A. (Activities, Leadership)
  • Ragazza Boutique (Fashion)
  • Schumaker, Kendrick & Loop (Accounting/ Law)
  • Laurel Lovitt’s Princess Parties (Event Planning & Performance)
  • 4-H Camp Palmer (Counseling)
  • The Sylvania Advantage (Columnist)
  • Springer’s Way L.L.C. (Business)
  • The Padua Center (Education)
  • Matthew’s Church (VBS-Education)
  • Rose Catholic Church (VBS-Education)
  • Aloysius Catholic Church (VBS-Education)
  • Toledo Christian (Invention Camp Counselor)
  • Maumee Bay Resort (Hospitality)
  • Oscar Night @ Owens (Public Relations/ Hospitality)

SUMMER CAREER ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES

NDA encourages students to further explore and investigate careers on their own through the offerings of the Notre Dame Summer Academy and higher educational providers who offer fruitful and enriching experiences.

Some of our students have participated in opportunities like:

  • University of Toledo Pharmacy Camp
  • University of Toledo Engineering Camp
  • University of Toledo REACH
  • UTMC Camp Medical
  • University of Toledo Project Seed
  • University of Toledo STEM Camp
  • University of Toledo Summer Scholars
  • Hillsdale Molecular Biology Camp
  • Hillsdale Chemistry and Physics Camp
  • Hillsdale Math Camp
  • Illinois Institute of Technology: Pre-Law, Engineering & Design, Psychology, Freelance Coder Camp, Robotics, Computer Discovery Camp
  • American University Women & Politics Institute
  • University of Notre Dame Summer Scholars: Archeology, Astronomy, Film Production, Entrepreneurship
  • Miami University (Oxford) Summer Scholars Program: Architecture
  • NDA Summer Academy: Girls Code!, 3D Printing, Lego Mindstorm
  • New York Open Jar Performance Institute
  • Georgetown American Politics Institute
  • Emerson College Political Communication, Advocacy, and Leadership Institute
  • American University National Student Leadership Conference on Political Action and Public Policy
  • FBI Camp: Future Agents in Training (FAIT) FBI Cleveland Field Office
  • National Student Leadership Conference (Chicago) offers the following interests: Theatre/Acting, Biotechnology, Business & Entrepreneurship, Engineering, Entertainment Management, Environmental Science & Sustainability, Forensic Science, Game Design (Architectural Illustration), Intelligence & National Security/Diplomacy/Public Policy, Journalism/Film/Media Arts, Medicine & Health, Psychology & Neuroscience, Sports Medicine
  • Toledo STARS
  • Upward Bound
  • Toledo Youth Forum

DINE & DO LUNCH SERIES

At NDA, all students in grades 7–12 are invited to attend free luncheons where guest speakers come and dialogue with students in a small group setting.  While the students Dine, speakers share exactly what it is that they Do for a career. Speakers provide students with great insight on particular steps that they took to get to where they are today.  Moreover, students are able to have candid discussions with presenters and direct questions to real professionals while on the NDA campus.

WOMEN IN STEM

Senior Claire Hoyt created this document with information about women in STEM and career options in STEM as part of a Girl Scout Take Action Project