Recommended Course Schedule

Recommended Course Schedule

Seton has Subject Credit Requirements for each diploma option which present the total courses needed by the end of High School, but in order to give you a better idea of what each of your years with Seton might look like, we have the Recommended Course Schedules below. When you enroll, you would select which courses you want to do this year. As part of the enrollment process, one of our High School Counselors will review your selections to make sure you are on the path to completing the diploma requirements.

There are many factors which should help shape your course list. Which diploma (General, Academic, or Advanced Academic), whether you are new to Seton, and which High School level courses you have already taken. The lists below are recommendations to help guide your decision.

Courses listed as “required” need to be completed in order to graduate, but do not necessarily need to be taken in the exact grade level presented below. Seton does require that all fully-enrolled students take a Theology course each year.

Returning Student / Academic Diploma

9th Grade (5 credits)

  1. English (English 9 – required)
  2. Mathematics (Algebra 1 – required)
  3. Science (Physical Science – recommended)
  4. Theology (Catholic Doctrine – recommended)
  5. Elective* (World Geography – recommended)

10th Grade (6 credits)

  1. English (English 10 – required)
  2. Foreign Language (Latin I – recommended)
  3. Mathematics (Geometry – required with the Houghton-Mifflin version recommended)
  4. Science (Biology – required, with the Online version recommended)
  5. Social Studies (World History – required)
  6. Theology (Understanding the Scriptures – recommended)

11th Grade (6 credits)

  1. English (English 11 – required)
  2. Foreign Language (e.g. Latin II)
  3. Mathematics (Algebra II – recommended)
  4. Science (Chemistry – recommended)
  5. Social Studies (American History – required)
  6. Theology (Understanding the Scriptures – recommended)

12th Grade (5 credits)

  1. English (English 12 – required)
  2. English (American Literature – required)
  3. Social Studies (American Government – required with the Online version recommended)
  4. Social Studies (1/2 credit) (Economics – required with the Online version recommended)
  5. Theology (Catholic Apologetics – recommended)
  6. Elective (1/2 credit) (Logic – recommended)

*Electives can be taken from any course Seton offers or through Independent Study.

Returning Student / General Diploma

9th Grade (5 credits)

  1. English (English 9 – required)
  2. Mathematics (Algebra 1 – required)
  3. Science (Earth Science – recommended)
  4. Theology (Catholic Doctrine – recommended)
  5. Elective* (1/2 credit) (Keyboarding – recommended)
  6. Elective (1/2 credit) (Logic – recommended)

10th Grade (6 credits)

  1. English (English 10 – required)
  2. Mathematics (Geometry – required with the Houghton-Mifflin version recommended)
  3. Science (Biology – required, with the Online version recommended)
  4. Social Studies (World History – required)
  5. Theology (Understanding the Scriptures – recommended)
  6. Elective (World Geography – recommended)

11th Grade (6 credits)

  1. English (English 11 – recommended)
  2. Mathematics (Consumer Math – recommended)
  3. Science (Health and Nutrition – recommended)
  4. Social Studies (American History – required)
  5. Theology (Understanding the Scriptures – recommended)
  6. Elective (1/2 credit) (Accounting – recommended)
  7. Elective (1/2 credit) (Introduction to Computers – recommended)

12th Grade (5 credits)

  1. English (World Literature – recommended)
  2. Social Studies (American Government – required with the Online version recommended)
  3. Social Studies (1/2 credit) (Economics – required with the Online version recommended)
  4. Theology (Catholic Apologetics – recommended)
  5. Elective (Computer Programming – recommended)
  6. Elective (1/2 credit) (Mechanics of Composition – recommended)

*Electives can be taken from any course Seton offers or through Independent Study.

Returning Student / Advanced Academic Diploma

9th Grade (6 credits)

  1. English (English 9 – required)
  2. Foreign Language (Latin I – recommended)
  3. Mathematics (Algebra 1 – required)
  4. Science (Physical Science – recommended)
  5. Social Studies (World Geography – required)
  6. Theology (Catholic Doctrine – recommended)

10th Grade (7 credits)

  1. English (English 10 – required)
  2. Foreign Language (Latin II – recommended)
  3. Mathematics (Algebra II – required)
  4. Science (Biology with lab – required, with the Online version recommended)
  5. Social Studies (World History – required)
  6. Theology (Understanding the Scriptures – recommended)
  7. Elective* – (Honors World Literature – recommended)

11th Grade (7 credits)

  1. English (English 11 – required)
  2. English (American Literature – required with Honors recommended)
  3. Foreign Language (Latin III – recommended)
  4. Mathematics (Advanced Math I – recommended)
  5. Science (Chemistry with lab – recommended)
  6. Social Studies (American History – required)
  7. Theology (Understanding the Scriptures – recommended)

12th Grade (6 credits)

  1. English (English 12 – required)
  2. Mathematics (Advanced Math II – recommended)
  3. Science (Physics with lab – recommended)
  4. Social Studies (American Government – required with the Honors version recommended)
  5. Social Studies (1/2 credit) (Economics – required with the Online version recommended)
  6. Theology (Catholic Apologetics – recommended)
  7. Elective (1/2 credit) (Logic – recommended)

*Electives can be taken from any course Seton offers or through Independent Study.

New Student / Academic Diploma

9th Grade (5 credits)

  1. English (English 9 – required)
  2. English (1/2 credit) (Fundamentals of Grammar – required)
  3. Mathematics (Algebra 1 – required)
  4. Science (Physical Science – recommended)
  5. Theology (Catholic Doctrine – recommended)
  6. Elective* (1/2 credit) (Western Geography – recommended)

10th, 11th, and 12th Courses for new students are going to depend upon which courses they had taken at their previous High School or homeschool. Seton does require all fully-enrolled students to have one Theology course, and for new students, we would recommend the Catholic Doctrine course for all grade levels.

*Electives can be taken from any course Seton offers or through Independent Study.

New Student / General Diploma

9th Grade (5 credits)

  1. English (English 9 – required)
  2. English (1/2 credit) (Fundamentals of Grammar – required)
  3. Mathematics (Algebra 1 – required)
  4. Science (Physical Science – recommended)
  5. Theology (Catholic Doctrine – recommended)
  6. Elective* (1/2 credit) (Western Geography – recommended)

10th, 11th, and 12th Courses for new students are going to depend upon which courses they had taken at their previous High School or homeschool. Seton does require all fully-enrolled students to have one Theology course, and for new students, we would recommend the Catholic Doctrine course for all grade levels.

*Electives can be taken from any course Seton offers or through Independent Study.

New Student / Advanced Academic Diploma

9th Grade (6 credits)

  1. English (English 9 – required)
  2. English (1/2 credit) (Fundamentals of Grammar – required)
  3. Foreign Language (Latin I – recommended)
  4. Mathematics (Algebra 1 – required)
  5. Science (Physical Science – recommended)
  6. Theology (Catholic Doctrine – recommended)
  7. Elective* (1/2 credit) (Logic – recommended)

10th, 11th, and 12th Courses for new students are going to depend upon which courses they had taken at their previous High School or homeschool. Seton does require all fully-enrolled students to have one Theology course, and for new students, we would recommend the Catholic Doctrine course for all grade levels. For students taking the Advanced Academic diploma, we also recommend the Honors level courses where available (Honors World Literature, Honors American Literature, and Honors American Government).

*Electives can be taken from any course Seton offers or through Independent Study.