SetonOnline: Digital Courses for High School
These new courses combine the traditional homeschooling experience with cutting-edge online tools that deepen and enrich homeschooling for both students and parents.
SetonOnline digital courses harness the latest technology to make homeschooling more engaging and effective for Seton high school students.
American Government | 1 Credit
Computer Programming | 1 Credit
High School Economics | 1/2 Credit
English 9 | 1 Credit
Coming Soon: Religion 9 | 1 Credit
Seton is working to create digital versions of all existing high school course offerings to families desiring this more interactive format. Because these courses will completely align with the print-based lesson plans, as new online courses become available, students will be able to switch over to the online format smoothly. Switching can be done without interruption to their progress in the course.
Seton is committed to continual improvement of our existing print-based course offerings, as well as our new online offerings.
We will send out emails to enrolled families whenever a digital course is made available, with instructions on how to activate it for their students.
During its introductory phase, we will be offering SetonOnline courses at no additional charge to students enrolled with Seton. Your feedback is crucial in helping us improve and refine the SetonOnline learning experience, especially as we prepare a release of exciting new offerings from Seton.
“My son loves the new SetonOnline course. He can’t wait to start his homeschool day by logging on and continuing the course. We can’t wait for more!”
With the new SetonOnline digital courses, multimedia is integrated directly into course materials. Each week begins with a Seton-produced video introduction to review concepts and introduce students to upcoming materials. Images, audio files, or videos (produced by Seton, or embedded from third-party sources) are provided throughout the lessons to give students the best learning experience possible.
Seton has developed an attractive and easy-to-use design for daily lessons. Each lesson is organized in color-coordinated sections that are designed to help the student mentally organize and process the day’s material. The design easily accommodates text, images, videos, audios, and interactivities, bringing all elements together in a unified and consistent presentation.
Interactive Lessons Plans & Materials
The SetonOnline learning environment guides students through their coursework on a day-to-day basis. Course content and course instructions are integrated into one unified presentation. Students simply follow the interactive instructions to complete their coursework, and as they do so, they are given visual cues that help them easily gauge their progress in the course.
Throughout the digital courses, students have frequent opportunities to take interactive quizzes to reinforce materials learned and provide an idea of how well the student understands the material. While these self-checks do not contribute to the student’s overall grade, they do provide a pressure-free way for students to test their knowledge and prepare for upcoming assignments.
Adaptive Lesson Delivery
In some courses, students have multiple study options. In English, for example, a student can choose between several books for book reports.
With new digital courses, once a student indicates his or her choice, the weekly and daily plan will adapt, with resources and lesson material relevant to that specific student choice automatically integrated into the lesson content.
Powerful Parent Tools
With these new digital courses, the learning management system provides powerful tools to help parents stay connected to their student’s education. Parents will be able to preview all lesson content, even before the student progresses through the course and gains access to those materials. Additionally, there is a control panel that allows parents to review student statistics and see helpful information, such as how much time a student has spent on each lesson.
How much do SetonOnline Digital Courses Cost?
As this is our first year offering SetonOnline digital courses, we are treating the 2016-2017 school year as a beta test year. For this test year, we will be offering SetonOnline courses at no additional charge to students enrolled with Seton.
Your feedback is crucial in helping us improve and refine the SetonOnline learning experience, especially as we prepare a release of exciting new offerings from Seton.
What courses are currently available?
As of August 2016, High School Economics and American Government are complete. Several other courses are in active development, and we hope to release these in the Fall.
Over the next few years, Seton plans to create SetonOnline versions of all high school offerings. Courses will be released as they become available.
Can I switch to a digital course if one is released after my student starts a paper-based course?
In most cases, it will be easy for your student to switch over to a digital course. Most upcoming SetonOnline courses are based on existing print-based offerings, with assignments and readings in alignment.
Upcoming courses like English 9 or American History will have an easy transition tool built-in, to make it simple and seamless to switch to the SetonOnline version. An exception would be courses that are entirely new offerings that do not correspond to an existing course offering. For instance, the new online Economics and American Government courses are entirely new and do not correspond to existing courses.
Do SetonOnline Digital Courses Require Internet Access?
Yes, SetonOnline digital courses require internet access. To access the SetonOnline interface, an internet connection and internet browser is required. Parents should be aware that some courses feature links to external sites or incorporate third-party embedded videos (from EWTN, YouTube, C-Span, etc.) that complement the lesson material being studied.
Are there any print textbooks for SetonOnline Digital Courses?
Some SetonOnline courses are entirely online (such as High School Economics). Other courses will, however, include textbooks or works of literature. In these cases, the digital courses provide directions, multimedia aids, and other useful helps in understanding the readings assigned.
Are SetonOnline Courses taught by a live instructor? Is there a required start date?
SetonOnline courses do not have a live instructor, so you are not bound by any specific start dates or attendance schedules. Each SetonOnline course offering has multimedia features with an instructor to help the student with the course material. As with our print-based courses, students may contact our academic support staff at any time via email or by phone during normal business hours.
Are SetonOnline Courses flexible?
SetonOnline digital courses are completely flexible. You may start whenever you like and proceed according to your own pace. All courses have a recommended daily and weekly schedule, but students are free to progress more quickly, or take more time as their needs and schedule require.
Does Seton grade all assignments?
SetonOnline operates just like typical Seton courses. Seton grades the quarterly tests and compositions, but in many courses, parents are expected to provide a home grade for other assignments. Answer keys or grading guides for these assignments are provided.
“Very good! I am enjoying this course a great deal!”
“The interactive reviews really helped me prepare for tests and to know what is important to memorize. The course is really fun, and also challenging.”
“I am really enjoying this course so far…thank you so much!”
“My son loves the new SetonOnlne course. He can’t wait to start his homeschool day by logging on and continuing the course. We can’t wait for more!”
“We are enjoying the course immensely!”
“I like the way the course is set up very much. It is very easy to use!”