Catholic Homeschool Curriculum

High School Science

Faith and reason exist in perfect harmony. Indeed, the study of the natural sciences help us understand the beauty and order of God’s creation and can help confirm us in our Faith. Our task in teaching science is two-fold. Firstly, we need to provide a thorough understanding of both the basic and more advanced scientific concepts that every student needs to know in order to become a well-educated adult. Secondly, we want to inspire a love of science and encourage students to embark on a life-long interest that will enrich their lives, or to enter into careers in the sciences.

Course Offerings

Science Department

Seton Staff

Deacon Gene McGuirk

Deacon Gene McGuirk

Counseling

I am the Director of Academic Counseling. I coordinate the activities of the academic counseling staff for both the elementary and secondary levels. I am the father of four children, all of whom were home schooled with Seton for at least part of their pre-college educations. I have a B.A. from Queens College, NY, an M.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, an M.B.A. from Adelphi University, Long Island, and 18 credits toward a masters degree in Theology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville. I have teachings licenses from New York, North Carolina, and California. I ordained a deacon in the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in 1988.

It has been my great pleasure for over fifteen years to be helping families provide an excellent education, both secular and Catholic, to their families. It is my way to help build the Body of Christ throughout the country and the world. I help families develop the curriculum for their students, and I specifically help with high school counseling. If you or your friends would like to learn about Seton home schooling, please give me a call.

Manuel Vicente

Manuel Vicente

Academic Counseling Team

Manuel Vicente joined Seton as an Admissions Counselor in March of 2003 and is presently does junior high and high school counseling for math, science, and Spanish. He is the father of four children, all of which have homeschooling with Seton. He graduated with a B.S. in meteorology from Florida State University and has worked as a forecaster with the U.S Air Force and as a Spanish-language forecaster on radio and T.V. in Miami. He has coordinated education programs in Florida’s prison system for several years and is a certified math teacher. Manuel has recently been involved in Seton curriculum development projects in science and foreign languages and actively promotes Seton homeschooling in South America and the Philippines.

Thomas Herlihy

Thomas Herlihy

Counseling

Tom Herlihy answers your questions regarding High School Math and Physics. He received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College and has home schooled his four children.

Curriculum Contributors and Consultants

Dr. Raymond Scheider

Manuel Vicente

Deacon Gene McGuirk

Dr. Kenneth Stein

Dr. Ronald Occhiogrosso

Don Valaike

Dr. Gregory Townsend

Leigh Blankenburg

Matthew McGuirk

The Value of Your Enrollment

Your enrollment provides you with much more than just a box of books. It provides an accredited education, a strong support system, and a community of staff and homeschoolers who are in your corner. It provides access to academic and support counseling, grading and record keeping, and a solid Catholic curriculum that promotes strong Catholic values in each and every subject.

CATHOLIC MATERIALS

All of our books and materials are thoroughly Catholic, from beginning to end.

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LESSON PLANS

Your enrollment includes daily lesson plans that are detailed but entirely flexible.

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ONLINE RESOURCES

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ACADEMIC COUNSELING

Enrolled families can call or email our academic counselors for homeschooling help.

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GRADING & RECORDS

Your enrollment includes grading services, academic record keeping, and more.

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ACCREDITATION

Families can rest assured knowing that Seton is nationally accredited through AdvancED.

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