Student Acceleration

A seventh or eighth grade student entering Notre Dame may qualify for the accelerated program in math and science. The student is considered for acceleration if the following criteria are met:

1. Recommendation by the sixth grade teacher or administrator.
2. Fifth and sixth grade report card marks of A or the equivalent in math, science and reading.
3. Scores of at least 4 on both the NYS ELA and Math Tests.

A student who accepts the invitation to participate in the accelerated program will do course work in math and science that is one year above grade level. To remain in the accelerated program all students must maintain an over all minimum average of 85 in the accelerated math or science course as well as achieve a minimum of 85 on final examinations or regents. If these are not achieved, the student will be placed in grade-appropriate courses.