CREATE YOUR LEGACY
ACADEMICS “ RICH IN HISTORY AND TRADITION, WE TAKE PRIDE IN EDUCATING YOUNG ADULTS
during these critical high school years. Our graduates embody the characteristics found in the four pillars of our mission: Scholarship, Service, Spirit and Unity. Confident in who they are and what they have learned, they go on to make a positive difference in our world.” DENNIS MORAN, PRESIDENT
“ OUR STUDENTS MEET THE CHALLENGES OF A DEMANDING AND INNOVATIVE CURRICULUM.
They excel both in and out of the classroom. They have a deepened awareness of the presence of God in their lives. And most of all, our students are happy. They fully embrace their high school experience and are fully prepared for their next academic step. A Nazareth Academy education is the best possible investment you will ever make in your child’s future.” DEBORAH TRACY, PRINCIPAL
As a college preparatory high school, the curriculum of Nazareth Academy is geared to prepare all students for college. Courses are offered at college prep, honors and advanced placement levels. Freshmen typically begin with algebra, English, foreign language, physics, religion and western civilization with optional fine arts electives. Proficiency exams allow students who are accelerated in mathematics or language to begin at the sophomore level in those classes.
NAZARETH’S AVERAGE ACT SCORE IS 25.2. ALL NAZARETH JUNIORS TAKE THE ACT. THE TOP QUARTER OF THE CLASS OF 2013 AVERAGED 30.8.
College Prep All of Nazareth Academy’s courses in English, foreign language, mathematics, science and social studies, as well as courses in fine and practical arts are college preparatory. Students who satisfy Nazareth Academy’s graduation requirements are well prepared for succeeding in the four-year college of their choice.
Honors Honors level courses are offered in English, foreign language, mathematics, science and social studies. Qualified students may pursue honors courses in any or all disciplines. Freshman students who score sufficiently high on the HSPT entrance exam and whose 7th and 8th grade report cards indicate good study habits will be invited into honors courses. An additional quality point is given for courses taken at the honors level.
Advanced Placement The Advanced Placement Program enables students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school. An additional quality point is given for courses taken at the advanced placement level. Based on their performance on the College Board AP Examinations, students can earn college credit and advanced placement in college courses. Students at Nazareth Academy successfully pass AP exams in each academic discipline. This past year, 67 students took 99 exams in 11 different areas.
2013-2014 COURSE OFFERINGS
All courses are 1.0 credit unless otherwise listed
Algebra 1 Algebra 1 Honors Geometry Geometry Honors Algebra 2 Algebra 2/Trig Honors Functions, Statistics & Trig Pre-Calculus Honors AP Calculus AB AP Calculus BC Computer Science 1 AP Computer Science
Intro to Catholicism Christian Morality Church History Gospel Service Old Testament New Testament World Religions Peace and Justice
Physics w/lab Physics Honors w/lab Chemistry w/lab Chemistry Honors w/lab Biology w/lab Biology Honors w/lab Environmental Science w/lab AP Biology AP Chemistry AP Physics
Physical Ed (.25) Health (.25) Team Sports (.5)
Social Studies Western Civilization Western Civilization Honors U.S. History w/Const. Exam U.S. History Honors w/ Const. Exam AP U.S. History Psychology (.5) Economics (.5) American Government (.5) Contemporary World Issues Contemporary World Issues Honors
English English 1 English 1 Honors English 2 English 2 Honors Contemporary Literature (.5) Creative Writing (.5) Literature and Film (.5) American Literature American Literature Honors AP English Language & Comp. World Literature World Literature Honors AP English Literature & Comp.
Fine Arts Intro Art (.5) Two-Dimensional Design (.5) Three-Dimensional Design (.5) Photography (.5) Studio 1, 2, 3, 4 (.5) Speech (.5) Acting 1 Advanced Acting Acting 3 Intro to Music (.5) Concert Band Percussion Ensemble Wind Ensemble Concert Choir
Foreign Language Chinese 1, 2, 3, 4 French 1, 2, 3 French 2 Honors French 3 Honors French 4 Honors AP French Language Italian 1, 2, 3 Italian 2 Honors Italian 3 Honors Italian 4 Honors Spanish 1, 2, 3, 4 Spanish 1 (accelerated) Spanish 2 Honors Spanish 3 Honors Spanish 4 Honors Spanish 5 Honors AP Spanish Language
NAZARETH ACADEMY OVERVIEW OF COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES American University Arizona State University Auburn University Augsburg College Augustana College Ball State University Barry University Baylor University Bellarmine University Belmont University Benedictine University Boston College Boston University Bradley University Butler University California State University Carleton College Carnegie Mellon University Carthage College Catholic University Central Michigan University Clemson University Coastal Carolina University Coast Guard Academy College of Charleston College of the Holy Cross College of Wooster Colorado State University Columbia College/Chicago Concordia University Creighton University DePaul University
Nazareth strives to educate the whole person
Graduation Requirements (credits) 4.0 English 4.0 Religion 3.0 Math (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2) 3.0 Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) 3.0 Social Studies (Western Civilization, U.S. History, World Issues) 2.0 Foreign Language 1.0 Fine Arts 1.0 Physical Education/Health 2.0 Elective
23.0 TOTAL CREDITS 2
Denison University Dominican University Drake University Duke University Duquesne University Eastern Illinois University Eckerd College Elmhurst College Embry Riddle University Flagler University Florida A&M Fordham University George Washington University Georgetown University Grand Valley State University Hofstra University Hope College Illinois Institute of Technology
Illinois State University Illinois Wesleyan University Indiana State University Indiana University/Bloomington Iowa State University James Madison University John Carroll University Kansas State University Knox College Lake Forest College Lawrence University Lehigh University Lewis University Loras College Loyola Marymount University Loyola University/Chicago Loyola University/New Orleans Manchester University Marquette University Marymount University Marymount Manhattan Miami University (Oxford) Michigan State University Mount Holyoke College National University of Ireland/Galway New Mexico State University New York University North Central College Northern Illinois University Northern Arizona University Northern Michigan University North Park University Northwestern University Norwich University Occidental College Ohio State University Ohio University Ohio Wesleyan University Pacific University Penn State University Princeton University Providence College Purdue University Regis University Roosevelt University Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Saint Ambrose University Saint Joseph College Saint Louis University Saint Maryâ€™s College/Minnesota Saint Maryâ€™s College/Notre Dame Saint Norbert College Saint Xavier University Salve Regina University Santa Clara University Seton Hall University Southern Illinois Univ/Edwardsville Southern Illinois Univ/Carbondale Spring Hill College
Stonehill College Stony Brook University Syracuse University Texas A&M Texas Christian University Tulane University United States Air Force Academy United States Coast Guard Academy United States Military Academy United States Naval Academy University of Alabama University of Albany University of Arizona University of California/Irvine University of California/San Diego University of Central Florida University of Chicago University of Colorado/Boulder University of Dallas University of Dayton University of Denver University of Illinois/Urbana University of Illinois/Chicago University of Illinois/Springfield University of Indianapolis University of Iowa University of Kansas University of Louisville University of Maryland/College Park University of Michigan University of Minnesota/St. Paul University of Missouri/Columbia University of Nebraska University of New Hampshire University of Notre Dame University of Oregon University of Pennsylvania University of Pittsburg University of Rhode Island University of St. Thomas University of San Diego University of San Francisco University of Texas/Austin University of Vermont University of Wisconsin/Madison University of Wisconsin/Stevens Point University of Wisconsin/Whitewater Valparaiso University Vanderbilt University Villanova University Virginia Military Institute Webster University Western Illinois University Valparaiso University Western Michigan University Williams College Wittenberg University Xavier University Youngstown State 3
FAITH & MINISTRY Campus Ministry Integrating learning with Christian values and faith, Nazareth provides each student with opportunities necessary to become a mature Christian person. In addition to the curriculum, liturgical and personal prayer, retreat participation and service opportunities all contribute to the continued development of one’s faith. The Campus Ministry Department empowers students in the areas of service, retreats and prayer. Throughout the school year students generously support Thanksgiving, Christmas and Lenten collections. Students also have the opportunity to
participate in several different summer service trips. Day retreats are offered at the freshman and sophomore level. Juniors are required to attend an overnight retreat at LaSalle Manor Christian Brothers Retreat Center in Plano, IL. Seniors may attend the Kairos Retreat, the premier nationally recognized retreat program founded in the Jesuit tradition. Eight all-school liturgies provide celebration of Holy Days of Obligation as well as major school events throughout the year. Students plan and participate in all prayer experiences. Students may also choose to be trained as Eucharistic Ministers.
Integrating Learning with Christian Values
“ THE ALL SCHOOL MASSES ARE AN EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY FOR ME TO EXPRESS MY FAITH.
I am not questioned for my participation; I am encouraged and supported. The energy from the music and the clapping along from students and faculty really make you feel a part of one family, the Nazareth family.” TOM KELLY, 2014 ST. FRANCIS XAVIER
“ MY JUNIOR YEAR I DECIDED THAT I WANTED TO BECOME MORE INVOLVED WITH THE CHURCH
and develop a closer relationship with God. Through my training as a Eucharist minister, I learned more about myself as a Catholic and the importance of helping my school community. My stronger faith with God helps me have hope for the future and live each day to the fullest.” ANNIE GUSTAFSON, 2014 ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS
“ BEING A STUDENT ATHLETE AT NAZ HAS TRULY BEEN A PRIVILEGE AND HONOR.
I have had the opportunity to work with some great coaches, play alongside my closest friends and represent the amazing family of Nazareth Academy in a positive way. Nazareth’s athletic programs have helped shape me into the man that I am today and have given me the tools that I will need to succeed in the future.”
Nazareth is committed to athletic and academic excellence while integrating learning and competing with Christian values and faith. Participation in interscholastic athletics can make a material difference to the development of young adults. Athletics is a process that can be used to cultivate leadership skills and an attitude of achievement that can be beneficial for a lifetime. This process is best accomplished within the Nazareth framework of Scholarship, Service, Spirit and Unity. Nazareth supports the policies of the Illinois High School Association. In doing so, Nazareth Academy may not promise or offer athletic scholarships of any kind. Violations may result in loss of eligibility for the student, coach and/or school.
JAKE BARTELS, 2014 WESTCHESTER MIDDLE SCHOOL
INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS OPPORTUNITIES ARE OFFERED TO STUDENT-ATHLETES AT NAZARETH ACADEMY
Opportunities for Excellence On and Off the Field
Baseball Basketball Cross-Country Football Golf Hockey Lacrosse Soccer Tennis Track and Field Volleyball Wrestling
Basketball Cheerleading Cross-Country Golf Lacrosse Pom and Dance Soccer Softball Tennis Track and Field Volleyball
FINE ARTS & ACTIVITIES
“ I MOST ENJOYED THE FAMILY CREATED WITHIN THE THEATRE PROGRAM AT NAZARETH.
Memories made on the stage will be forever remembered. The Fine Arts teachers and classes challenged me to push myself beyond what I personally thought I could ever accomplish. I was able to embrace new opportunities, learn valuable lessons and fulfill my goals. Nazareth theatre has enabled me to open myself up, find a passion and ultimately the path for what I want to do for the rest of my life.” AILEEN O’CARROLL, 2013 ST. PATRICIA
It’s All About Being Involved and Developing Friendships Art Club Astronomy Club Chess Club Class Boards Drama: Fall and Spring Musical Economics Club Environmental Advocates FISH (Friends In Service and Hospitality) Health Careers Club Hodgkins Tutoring Just Us Language Honor Societies Math Club Model UN National English Honor Society
OF NAZARETH’S STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Fine Arts The popular Nazareth Academy Fine Arts program, filled with opportunities for the creative mind to grow and excel, offers academic courses in art, band, choir, drama and speech. Students enhance these classroom experiences by participating in multiple bands, chorus, color guard, the fall play and the spring musical. Come add your creativity and talent to Nazareth!
Student Activities Students are highly encouraged to choose from a wide range of clubs and activities to complement varied interests. Organizations meet on a specific day of the week during the Activity Period (3:00-3:30 p.m.). Athletic practices do not begin until 3:30, allowing those interested in participating in both athletics and extra-curriculars to do so successfully.
National Honor Society Newspaper: The Announcer Peacebuilders Outreach Quill and Scroll (Honorary Scholastic Journalism Society) Roadrunner Club Science & Engineering Club Service Team SMILE Snowball Student Council Technology Club World Languages Club Yearbook: Alexine Youth Initiative
“WHEN I WAS IN THE PROCESS OF LOOKING AT POTENTIAL HIGH SCHOOLS, IT WAS CLEAR
Nazareth had everything I was looking for: a challenging academic environment, a wide range of extracurricular activities, and a dedication to serving the community. It’s been 6 years since I graduated from Nazareth, but when I go back, teachers and staff still remember my name. Even though the school has changed a lot since I graduated in 2007, what made me love my time there as a student continues to remain the same.
A competitive entrance exam (HSPT) is administered to eighth grade students on Saturday, January 11, 2014. Nazareth accepts only those students capable of succeeding in its college preparatory curriculum, giving priority to those who test at Nazareth. With an enrollment of 800 students, a high level of student-teacher interaction is ensured. TEST DATE: JANUARY 11, 2014, 8:00 a.m.
Tuition and Fees 2013-2014 1 student in family: $11,250 2nd student in family: $11,000 3rd student in family: $10,750 Books and fees: approximately $900 Tuition can be paid annually, semi-annually or monthly.
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Tuition and fees subject to annual review
Financial Assistance The commitment to a Nazareth education is an investment in your child’s future. In an effort to assist with the cost of tuition, Nazareth Academy distributes financial aid and named scholarships to families who qualify for assistance. Applications for financial aid are available on the Nazareth website beginning mid January.
Helping students and their families every step of the way Academic and Leadership Scholarships Over 40 Unity and CSJ Scholarships were awarded to the Class of 2017. CSJ scholarships are awarded to the top test takers on the Nazareth Entrance Exam. Recipients are awarded a $5,000 or $3,000 renewable scholarship toward tuition. Unity Scholarships are awarded to those incoming freshmen who exhibit strong scholarship, service and leadership during their years of elementary education. Recipients are awarded a $1,000 renewable scholarship toward tuition. Unity applications are distributed the day of the Nazareth Entrance Exam.
Campus Nazareth Academy is set on over 20 acres of land. Academic buildings, a beautiful auditorium and multiple athletic venues are some of the highlights. Throughout the campus ample and secure parking is available to junior and senior students, as well as guests.
Dress Code Nazareth Academy believes school uniforms celebrate our school identity and unity. Girls wear the uniform skirt or pants with the uniform polo shirt. Boys wear solid black, navy or tan full-length dress pants with the uniform polo shirt. A uniform sweatshirt or fleece pullover is optional. Solid black dress shoes and solid color socks are also worn.
Parent Pledge Program As a Catholic, Christian community we believe by helping each other, we all grow and prosper. The Parent Pledge Program supports all who benefit from the Nazareth experience. Nazareth Academy encounters significant challenges as we set tuition each year while confronting rising operating costs. We strongly encourage your participation in the Parent Pledge Program to help pay the difference between tuition and what we actually spend to educate your child at Nazareth. This program provides a variety of ways for every family, regardless of their financial circumstances, to help above and beyond tuition. The results are amazing! 11
COME VISIT US!
Computer Lab, Library and Computer Science
The Nazareth Academy Shadow Program is a wonderful experience. Spend one day at Nazareth and you’ll know why every day is a great day to be a Roadrunner!
The Computer Lab has 60 Apple iMac computers available to all students. The Library has 20 wireless Lenovo i5 tablets and 3 iMac computers available for student use. A student ID is required to checkout a laptop. Three workstations are available to facilitate research. On-line periodical databases and other Internet resources are available.
What occurs on a shadow day? You will “shadow” your host throughout his or her day of classes and get a feel for the academic and social aspects of Nazareth Academy. Experience why Nazareth is a great place to be.
The Computer Science classroom has 25 Daktech laptop computers for the instruction of computer programming.
Who can shadow at Nazareth?
MS Office 2013 Professional Plus is installed on each device to allow students to efficiently complete homework assignments and gain experience using word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation applications.
We encourage all 7th and 8th grade students to spend the day at Nazareth. 8th grade students may schedule a visit beginning in September and 7th grade students may schedule a visit beginning in mid-January.
Kaspersky Labs virus scanners are used throughout the LAN to prevent any potential virus outbreaks and to block Spyware and Adware. Barracuda Web Filters are used to block inappropriate web content, viruses and spyware.
How do I schedule a shadow day? Schedule a shadow day any day of the week school is in session. Please call Mr. John Bonk at 708.387.8538 a minimum of two full days in advance to schedule your visit. Call soon as certain dates fill up fast.
iPad Lab (iLAB) Nazareth Academy has created an interactive iPad lab available for use as a classroom. The lab consists of 30 3rd generation Apple iPads.
Whom will I shadow during my visit to Nazareth? Our goal is to help you have the best day possible. Your host for the day will be either a freshman or sophomore who has interests and academic goals similar to yours. Know a current Nazareth student you would like to shadow? We will make every effort to accommodate your request.
Technology opportunities for tomorrow’s leaders Faculty Technology Nazareth Academy provides each faculty member with a Lenovo i5 tablet and a 3rd generation Apple iPad.
EDLINE Nazareth Academy uses Edline as the portal to allow students and parents to access personalized information created just for them. The Edline service is available to each student and parent through any web browser, anywhere. Edline is a time saver, allowing students and parents to receive grade reports, lost or missing homework assignments, billing invoices, calendar events and the latest Nazareth news. The Interactive Classroom feature set adds exciting new tools and features for faculty and students.
New features include: Online discussions, interactive assignments, electronic homework hand-in, and flexible online tests and quizzes.
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Students may bring their own electronic devices to school, allowing them to access classroom related material throughout the school day. In addition, a limited number of courses offer electronic textbook options. Participation in BYOD for 2013-2014 is optional. Students and their families hold full responsibility for the safety and security of these items. Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, all incoming freshmen will be required to purchase an iPad for daily use throughout their four years of high school. The vast majority of classroom textbooks will be offered electronically.
Where and when should I arrive?
“ WHEN I FIRST GOT TO THE SCHOOL, I WAS REALLY NERVOUS
because I didn’t have anybody I knew with me. But when the day started I realized that I would be okay; it was a great way to figure out where I wanted to go to school next year. I am really glad I took the time to shadow at Naz.” KATIE STEWART, 2016 ST. DANIEL THE PROPHET
Please come to the main office on the west side of the building between 7:30-7:45 a.m. Mr. Bonk will meet you and introduce you to your Nazareth host. School begins at 7:55 a.m. with shadow pick up at 3:00 p.m. Please arrange for pick up at the main office at the conclusion of the school day.
What should I wear? Dress pants (or skirts for the girls), a collared shirt or sweater and dress shoes. Please do not wear jeans or gym shoes.
What else do I need to know? You need not bring anything with you for the day. Nazareth will provide you with a folder and writing utensil, as well as a lunch voucher valued at $6.00. You may want to bring an extra dollar or two just in case! For further information or to schedule your visit, please contact: Mr. John Bonk Recruitment Coordinator 708.387.8538 firstname.lastname@example.org
TRANSPORTATION Nazareth Academy offers several transportation options to each family. Four bus routes with centralized pick ups are available for a roundtrip yearly fee of $745.00.
GUIDANCE Academic Support • Assist with adjustment to high school • Identify academic goals and strategies to meet them • Recommend courses and level placement
• Teach study and organizational skills
Goodrich School-Woodridge, St. Patrick-Lemont, St. Joseph-Downers Grove, St. Mary of Gostyn-Downers Grove, Holy Trinity-Westmont, Our Lady of Peace-Darien, Clarendon Hills Middle School, Notre Dame-Clarendon Hills, St. Isaac Jogues-Hinsdale
• Collaborate with teachers and parents
• Interpret standardized test results • Host parent-teacher conferences
Personal Support Red Route St. Agnes of Bohemia-Chicago, St. Mary of Czestochowa-Cicero, St. Bernardine-Forest Park, St. Odilo-Berwyn, St. Leonard-Berwyn, Heritage Middle School-Berwyn, St. Mary-Riverside, St. Barbara-Brookfield
Green Route Visitation-Elmhurst, St. Domitilla-Hillside, Divine Providence-Westchester, Divine Infant-Westchester, St. Louise de Marillac-La Grange Park
All counselors are professionally trained to assist students by offering one or more of the following: • Individual support through additional appointments • Coping and conflict resolution skills • Crisis counseling
St. Mary Star of the Sea-Chicago, St. Symphorosa-Chicago, St. Jane de Chantal-Chicago, St. Daniel the Prophet-Chicago, St. Joseph-Summit, St. Patricia-Hickory Hills, Archer & Vana-Willow Springs, St. Cletus-La Grange, St. John of the Cross-Western Springs
Nazareth also offers shuttle bus service from the La Grange-Hillgrove stop for students who take PACE or METRA, as well as the METRA stop at Archer Avenue and Willow Springs Road for a roundtrip yearly fee of $220.00.
• ACT/SAT preparation integrated into the English, Math, Science and Social Studies curriculum • Additional on-site test prep classes for ACT • Quarterly parent presentations on current trends, adolescent issues, standardized testing, college advising, etc. • Over 70 college representative recruitment visits during lunch periods • Publication of a scholarship newsletter for college applicants • Personalized college advising appointments for students and parents preceding senior year
• Referral to community agencies
• Assistance in securing merit-based college scholarships for students
• In-house support groups based upon student need
• Review and processing of all college applications
College Advising The following services are made available to every student: • Comprehensive testing program (Plan and PSAT) to help prepare for ACT and SAT
• Introduction to a college search program during freshman year
• Mock PSAT available to freshmen and sophomores to enhance performance
• Spring Seminar Series offering juniors and their parents an overview of the college application process as well as presentations given by college admissions representatives • Beginning freshman year the resource of Naviance, a computer program to aid in the college search and application process • Summer workshops on resume preparation and college essay writing
Supporting students in academics, faith and relationships “ A HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS AND THE HEART
of Nazareth is the people here. Everyone at Nazareth, staff and students, truly put their hearts into everything. I will always bring Nazareth with me wherever I go because it is a piece of my heart. It is my home.” KAITLYN YARKA, 2014 OUR LADY OF THE SNOWS
IMPORTANT DATES 2013-2014
YOUR PATH TO BECOMING A ROADRUNNER STARTS HERE!
Sunday, November 10 PRESENTATIONS AT 1:00 AND 2:00 P.M.
Thursday, December 5
PRESENTATION AT 7:00 P.M.
Saturday, January 11, 2014 8:00 A.M.
PARENT INFORMATIONAL MEETING (OPTIONAL) 8:15-9:15 A.M. DINING HALL
LOMBARD GLEN ELLYN
CHICAGO OAK BROOK
HONORS & AP OPEN HOUSE
Wednesday, April 6, 2014 7:00 P.M.
GRADE SCHOOLS AND 53 COMMUNITIES THROUGHOUT CHICAGO AND THE WESTERN SUBURBS ARE SERVED BY NAZARETH
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2013-2014 Recruitment Calendar of Events BAND-O-RAMA (6TH- 8TH GRADE)
Saturday, October 5 HOMECOMING GRADE SCHOOL TENT
Saturday, October 5 Noon-2:00 p.m. 8TH GRADE SCHOLASTIC BOWL
Wednesday, October 30 OPEN HOUSE
Sunday, November 10 Presentations at 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. 8TH GRADE MATH CONTEST
Monday, November 18 OPEN HOUSE
Thursday, December 5 7:00 p.m. 8TH GRADE ENTRANCE EXAM
Saturday, January 11 8:00 a.m. 7TH GRADE SCHOLASTIC BOWL
Thursday, February 6 7TH GRADE MATH CONTEST
Monday, March 17 HONORS/AP OPEN HOUSE
Wednesday, April 9
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