Welcome to NDHS Counseling

The Notre Dame High School Counseling Department is part of a community based on Holy Cross values of achievement, service, and respect.

Our mission is to develop self-awareness, critical thinking and responsibility, as well as to encourage continued growth in these areas throughout life. We believe that this mission is a partnership between students, parents, counselors, teachers, and administrators, and results in helping students reach their individual potential in academics, service and the social areas of their lives.

News from the Counseling Office

Important Information about AP Testing Schedule for In-Person & Digital Exams 
Below is the testing schedule for AP classes.  The end times are estimates.  Each exam will have different timing, and start times are absolute. If your child is testing online from home, please be advised that he or she will need a reliable Internet connection, a laptop or desktop computer with a power cord, and a space where they can work uninterrupted for approximately 3 ½ hours. If you anticipate having some difficulty in arranging these accommodations, please reach out to your child’s teacher as soon as possible so that we can assist you. Your student’s teachers will provide more details on their exams for both in-person and digital exams. A letter will also be sent home to parents in the next week describing the AP testing protocols in more detail.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Kearns at or (818) 933-3644.  
AP Testing Schedule for In-Person Exams:  
5/21  8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.   Japanese, Latin, & Spanish Language
         12 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.   Chinese, French & Music Theory 
5/24  8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.     Calculus AB & BC
          12 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.    Physics 1
5/25   8 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.    Chemistry
           12 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.    Statistics & Physics 2
AP Testing Schedule for Digital Exams at Home: 
5/18   9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.    English Literature
           1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.     Computer Science A
5/19    9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   European History & US History
5/20    9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   US Government & World History
            1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.    Psychology
5/26     9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   English Language
             1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.    Computer Science Principles & Seminar
5/27     9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   Biology
             1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.    Environmental Science
5/28     9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   Human Geography
             1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.    Microeconomics

College Counselors

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Academic Counselors

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  • Martine Abdaem

    Director of Counseling
    Freshman Counselor (P-Z)
    Sophomore Counselor (Se-Z)
    Junior Counselor (R-Z)
    (818) 933-3643
    Full Bio
  • Steve Mejia

    Freshman Counselor (A-C)
    Sophomore Counselor (A-G)
    Junior Counselor (A-C)
    (818) 933-3647
    Full Bio
  • Bill Kearns

    Freshman Counselor (D-Ki)
    Sophomore Counselor (H-Mc)
    Junior Counselor (D-K)
    (818) 933-3644
    Full Bio
  • Jessica Lopez

    Freshman Counselor (Ko-O)
    Sophomore Counselor (Me-Sc)
    Junior Counselor (L-Q)
    (818) 933-3695
    Full Bio

Athletic Liaison

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  • Dustin Snyder

    Athletic Liaison to the Counseling Department
    (818) 933-3600 Ext. 301
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