Summer Knights

Enrichment Courses Grades 9-12

Summer Knights Enrichment Courses

Our Summer Knights Enrichment offerings portray our commitment to educating hearts and minds at Notre Dame.  We are excited to offer courses that will accomplish this goal while providing an exciting and engaging experience for students.  

While these courses do not offer academic credit, they are wonderful opportunities to enrich their learning journeys.

We also have online asynchronous courses available for enrichment and career development opportunities. Scroll toward the bottom of the page for more information.

Some courses have special notes or material requirements.  Please read the descriptions carefully.

To explore the many exciting options available, click on the program you are interested in for your student.  Then, click below to visit our registration page.

Before registering for any programs, please review the online registration policies and procedures for important dates and details.

Join us this summer by registering today!
WEEK 1 JUNE 21-24
*Please note that this is a four-day week as we will be observing the federal holiday Juneteenth on June 20.
9:30 AM - 11:45 AM

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  • Spanish Skills Workshop

    Instructor: Jorge Guillen

    Are you looking to advance in your Spanish studies?  This one-week boot camp will equip you with the essential skills to move forward with ease. This is geared towards students who are moving into their second, third, or fourth years of Spanish language study.
  • Career Exploration

    Instructor: Jessica Lopez

    What are your interests and how can we link them to potential career paths? Do you need help with building your resume and preparing for an interview? This course will assist you to do some self-exploration (interests, personality styles, skills) through self-assessments and how they align to potential career paths. You will develop skills to locate career information, be exposed to resume writing and develop interview strategies through mock-up interviews. Further, learn about average salary information, education requirements and skills for your career.
    Note: This course will run from 9:30-11:30 each day
    Course materials: Students will need to purchase a book for this course.  The book can be found here.

Once again we are offering the very popular College Essay Bootcamp as well as a new online workshop in partnership with The College Essay Guy.  See below for full details on these exciting options.

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  • College Essay Writing

    Is your teen is applying to the UC system and/or Top 100 colleges?
    Is your teen unsure about which topic to choose for his/her college essay? 
    Does your teen want to leverage the summer and get those college essays done?

    If you answered YES, College Essay Bootcamp is a must!  

    We’ve teamed up with the NDHS College Counselors to personally guide and coach you to write YOUR best college admission essays THIS summer!

    In College Essay Bootcamp, your teen will get 20 hours of guided instruction, an assigned essay coach, focused writing time, clarity on what to write, daily personalized feedback, and 4 core essays done and ready to retweak and repurpose again and again. 

    1 - The OVERACHIEVER who will go for perfection over process (and spend 2x or 3x longer writing than s/he needs to).
    2 - The DOER who wants this done already. (Teens will spend as much time as you give them to complete any task - just get it DONE)
    3 - The DREAMER who wants to stand out among thousands applying to Top 100 colleges.
    4- The PROCRASTINATOR with smart PARENTS who don't want to nag and worry for six months.
    Need More info? No Worries, we got you.
    Begin by watching THIS Essay Mini Training. This will walk you through everything you need to know about essay camp and WHY it is key to gaining admission to top colleges. Everything you need is in this training, including the 2022 essay camp dates, free sample essays and a brainstorm worksheet. NDHS is hosting the week of June 6-10 (5-Day camp) and August 7-10 (4-Day camp) 

    2 - Schedule an appointment with Dr. C.
    4 - NOTE -  Registration opens April 11 and we will have an early bird special at the 2021 prices. Be sure to complete the Essay Bootcamp Application to receive notification in April and to make sure you get a spot. Spots are limited. We will have a coupon code for all NDHS families!

    College Essay Guy Virtual Workshops
    Notre Dame is partnering with College Essay Guy this year to offer you free virtual workshops for the college essays (Common Application Personal Statement and UC Personal Insight Questions).  Ethan Sawyer's College Essay Guy program is well-regarded in the college admissions community. These Essay Boot Camps are live, but recordings will also be sent to students who sign up, so they can watch on their own time or reference back. Once signed up, you will receive an email closer to the time of your selected dates with further details about the webinar and what to expect. You are welcome to sign up for either or both session types.  
    The dates for live webinars are as follows.  
    • Personal Statement Boot Camp (May 30th-June 3rd)
    • Personal Statement Boot Camp (June 13th-June 17th)
    • Personal Statement Boot Camp (August 1st-August 5th)
    • How to Answer the UC Personal Insight Questions Boot Camp (August 15th-August 19th)
      • More dates will be offered in the fall 
    To sign up, please complete the Google Form below. This form will close on Monday, May 16th. If you have questions, please email Mrs. Stratton ( 
The following asynchronous online courses are available for enrichment and career development through our online partners.  Add this course to your cart, complete payment and required forms, and our online partners will reach out to you with further details.

Courses Available:
Principles of Architecture
Art History
Explorations in Arts Careers
Financial Literacy
Introduction to Business 
Personal Finance
Startups and Innovation
Child Development
Introduction to Education and Teaching
Augmented and Virtual Reality Applications 
Fundamentals of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency
Renewable Energy