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!…

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…

College Prep: Spiritual Preparations

The most important final preparation for college lies in seeing to your continued spiritual health once you are away from home and on your own.  The basics are quite clear, of course.  Your strong participation in the sacramental life of the Church obviously must continue without interruption…

College Prep – Final Academic Preparations

You’ve finally just about completed everything for your long- anticipated diploma. There is still the fourth quarter Government test, one English essay, and a Religion test. Summer is just around the corner. The weather is beautiful. Your friends want you to join them for a good hike or a pick-up baseball game. Why not relax a bit? DON’T DO IT!!…

College Prep – Homeschoolers and Military Service Academies

On December 31, 2011, a new law was signed into existence, the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012,” otherwise known as H.R. 1540. Section 532 of this act deals with military enlistment of high school graduates…