College: Culture Matters!

There is an old joke that young women go to college in pursuit of the MRS degree. Of course, this is not entirely true. Women obviously have an interest in their own intellectual development! Still, there is a certain truth in the saying. Probably a majority of young people meet their future spouses at college, and this would point to an important consideration in one’s choice of school…

College Prep: The College Fine Arts Requirement

More colleges are adding a fine arts requirement for high school applicants. In addition, many states now require fine arts in order to attend in-state institutions. There are a few ways Seton students can fulfill this requirement. Right now, this would need the Seton Independent Study system…

College Prep: Diploma Names

For some time now, Seton has been offering our graduates the option of having their Confirmation names on their diplomas as well as the given names. Although this is not standard practice in the academic world, a Confirmation name is certainly an integral part of a Catholic identity; the opportunity to recognize one’s special patron is a step many of our students find valuable to them personally…

College Prep: College Isn’t for Everyone

Seton is clearly a rigorous academic program, designed to enable students to excel in college. But, for any number of good reasons, many Seton graduates do not continue their studies after high school. Truth to tell, a liberal arts college education really is not mandatory for success in life or salvation; students who choose to enter the work force or the trades after high school are not therefore second-class citizens!…

Choosing the Right College

How do I begin to figure out financing for college?

College is one of the most expensive investments in life. Whether the student or the parents foot the bill, rather large sums are involved. One of the most important steps in financing college begins by talking to the college financial office. They would be able to give information on available scholarship money and the qualifications, work-study programs, and grants…

A Letter Home from College after Homeschooling

You were my only teacher in high school, but I couldn’t have asked for a better one. You taught me more than you’ll ever know and much more than I could ever ask for. By homeschooling me, you changed the very core of my being from a lost and bewildered little girl into the strong woman I am proud to be. It was through your example and growth that I have become the only thing I have ever wanted to be – I have become me…

College Prep: Going into Highways and Byways

During the past several months, Pope Francis has insisted that priests and religious should go into the streets and do some heavy lifting in evangelization. Workers in the Lord’s vineyard cannot allow themselves to become complacent, but should seek out difficult tasks in the real world. The words were addressed to consecrated religious, but Catholic lay people must not exempt themselves from the pope’s call to duty!…

College Prep — Ready, Set…Wait a Minute!

Your books have arrived, the kids are eager to begin, the family energy level is high and prayers for the help of all the educator saints have been fervently said. Ready, set…hold on just a minute!…

College Prep – Making the Break

Suddenly it hits you: within a very few weeks, for the first time in your life, you are going to be more or less on your own, away from your family and in a totally new and unfamiliar situation. The normal reaction is a curious mixture of exhilaration and terror. Just how does one survive life without immediate family support?…

College Prep: Private Graduations

Graduation from high school is a big deal. Earning the diploma is a real rite of passage in a young person’s life and should be recognized by great celebration. Although our graduation ceremony in May continues to grow in size each year, the majority of our seniors are still unable to participate in Seton’s own corporate gathering. However, there are other options…