High School Information

High School Information


Seton Home Study School, a Catholic school located in the Diocese of Arlington, is accredited by the AdvancED Worldwide Accreditation Commission. Seton is a member of the Virginia Council for Private Education. We accept students from all states and countries across the world.

Counseling Services

Academic counselors are available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Seton counselors can help you with questions about your studies as well as help you to plan your courses. A counselor is as close as your telephone or e-mail. With Seton, you are never alone. We are with you every day, every step of the way.

Guidance Counselors

Guidance counseling is available for all enrolled high school students. Seton will initiate a counselor call for new students when test scores indicate the necessity, or when courses requested on the application are out of sequence.

Non-Diploma Students

If you are enrolling only for supplemental courses, or do not intend to receive a diploma through Seton, please let us know at the time of enrollment. You can change your status at any time by speaking to a high school counselor.

College Application Tip

Based on accreditation requirements, Seton aligns our diploma options closely to the standards set by the Commonwealth of Virginia. For college application purposes, remember to check with the colleges you may be interested in attending, as their requirements for admission may vary. Please contact the Guidance Department should you have any questions.

Admission Requirements

For admission to the high school diploma program, Seton requires the following:

  • completing Seton assessment tests, and
  • a transcript of any previous high school courses.


Official Transcripts with Application

Students transferring into Seton are required to submit a transcript of previous high school courses. This helps the counselors determine the proper courses needed for graduation. If you do not have an official transcript, a report card or homeschool transcript will suffice. At the time of enrollment, transcripts can be e-mailed to transcripts@setonhome.org or faxed to 540-322-2311.

Theology Credits Required

As a Catholic school in the Diocese of Arlington, we require students who are enrolled full-time to enroll in one religion/theology course during each year they attend Seton.

Transferring Outside Credits to Seton

Seton generally accepts transfer credits from other schools, though not all credits may apply towards specific graduation requirements. A high school counselor will evaluate submitted transcripts after you enroll to determine which courses will transfer.

Transfer of Credits from Seton

Since Seton is an accredited school, any future school should accept our credits. However, it is up to you to seek approval from any high school you may attend.

Credits Needed for Transfer Students

To comply with our accreditation requirements, students must take at least 25% of Seton’s required credits to receive a diploma, regardless of the amount of credits earned from other schools. This would be a minimum 5.5 credits for the Academic and General diplomas, and 6.5 for the Advanced Academic Diploma.

Beginning Mid-year

Students may enroll at any time of the year. We accept half-credits, but we do not accept one-quarter credits. Students with only one quarter of work will need to start at the beginning of the Seton course. Contact a Seton Admissions Representative to help determine which courses are acceptable.

Obtaining Transcripts

Requests for Seton high school transcripts (for students currently or formerly enrolled in Seton) should be made through the online transcript request form under the RESOURCES section of your My Seton account. A minimal transcript fee may apply. Usually, transcripts will be sent within one week of your request, but please give us two weeks’ notice.

Grading Policy

Certain assignments must be sent to Seton to be graded. These are indicated in the lesson plans, and are summarized in part B of the Quarter Report Forms near the end of the lesson plans. All of these assignments must be completed to earn a Seton grade. Many courses provide the opportunity for parents to submit their own grades. These are strictly optional, but when submitted, parent grades will be averaged with the Seton grades for 25% of the final grade for each quarter.

Dual Enrollment

Seton accepts dual enrollment credits from community colleges. As with all transfer credits, there are some courses which may not apply towards the Seton graduation requirements. Contact the Guidance Counselor to help you determine which courses are acceptable.

ACT and SAT Tests

Please contact the college of your choice, in your sophomore year of high school if possible, to determine which test they require. Seton’s high school guidance counselors can help you with any questions you have about college, vocational schools, technical schools, and military enlistment. The major testing companies, such as those that administer the ACT and SAT, also maintain websites which can help you. Please use Seton’s CEEB code when registering for either test. Contact the guidance department to obtain the code. SAT website: www.collegeboard.org ACT website: www.act.org

Special Services

A student with special needs or attention problems may need some modification to a standard curriculum. An individualized curriculum which works with the student’s strengths is the best teaching approach for a student with learning difficulties.

Click here for more information about our Special Services Department.