Your Questions Answered: What is Seton’s Redo Policy for high school tests?
Seton Magazine
by Contributing Writers
1M ago
SummaryWhat is Seton’s Redo Policy for high school tests? Can junior high students take high school courses for credit? Your answers from Seton Counselors. What is Seton’s Redo Policy for high school tests? Students can redo multiple-choice questions with five answers; if the questions have only four answers, you may only redo the test if you fail it (below 70%). True/false questions or questions with only two answers cannot be retaken. However, most fill-in-the-blank tests can be redone if the grade is below 85%. You may also redo written work and translation tests. Sean O’Connor, Academic C ..read more
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Dr. Mary Kay Clark Assumes New Role
Seton Magazine
by Contributing Writers
1M ago
SummaryDr. Clark, one of the most influential American Catholic educators of the last half-century, has assumed the role of Seton’s Director Emeritus. Mary Ellen Barrett, Chairman of the Board of Seton Home Study School, announced that as of April 20, 2024, Dr. Mary Kay Clark assumed the role of Director Emeritus of Seton. Anne Carroll founded Seton Home Study School in 1982 as an extension of Seton School in Manassas, Virginia, with Thomas Vander Woude, Sr., as the initial part-time Director. It was soon decided that a full-time Director was needed, and Dr. Clark assumed that role in 1983. D ..read more
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The Most Important Question For Parents
Seton Magazine
by John Clark
1M ago
SummaryDiscover this treasure for Catholic homeschooling parents based on a brilliant real-life study of how to raise a child to become a saint. It’s fair to say that all the thousands of questions of Catholic theology come down to one essential question: Who is God? All the questions of Catholic homeschooling form an interesting parallel. For the past four decades, parents have called Seton with thousands of questions like: Which Algebra text should my daughter use? Should my son take the online American Government course or the print version? Can my daughter skip kindergarten and start in f ..read more
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End-of-Year Assessments and How They Help Plan the Future
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by Mary Ellen Barrett
1M ago
SummaryThis assessment is more relevant to homeschooling objectives, takes less time than you imagine, and is very helpful in planning the new year. Spring is here, and summer is coming up quickly. With that come thoughts of loose schedules and some time to relax. Before you don those swimsuits and dive into the pool, may I suggest that you spend some time reviewing the year and assessing some key indicators? Nine states require year-end assessment: Hawaii, Maine, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia (check with your local school district or H ..read more
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Seton Course Favorites from Catholic Harbor Students
Seton Magazine
by Contributing Writers
1M ago
SummaryHere’s a sampling of favorite courses from Seton’s Catholic Harbor members, the student-moderated community of Seton students and grads. Since the school year is ending for many families, we thought it would be fun to ask our Catholic Harbor students, “What is your favorite high school course and why?” Here is what they said: One of my favorite high school courses Seton offers is Economics Online. I found it to be one of the most comprehensive and in-depth subjects they offer and, paradoxically, one of the most approachable. I found myself truly enjoying a subject that I had always ex ..read more
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Seton Gives Us the Resources to Stay on Track
Seton Magazine
by Contributing Writers
1M ago
SummarySeton teaches us so much about the richness and beauty of what we believe and why and gives me the resources I need to stay on track. In a world where educational choices often define the trajectory of a child’s future, the Thomas family’s story stands as a beacon of determination, faith, and success. Jani Thomas, a single mother driven by a desire for stability and a quality education for her children, recounts their remarkable journey with gratitude and conviction. “I’m a convert and came into the Faith after a long journey. Although my parents were schoolteachers, I knew I didn’t w ..read more
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Guiding Families Interested in a U.S. Service Academy
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by Deacon Eugene McGuirk
1M ago
SummaryThrough U.S. Service Academy visits and interviews, I learned how their admissions policies work, and I want to help you through the process. Gene McGuirk, Seton’s Director of Academic Counseling, is motivated to help students and families make good academic and career decisions. He is especially enthusiastic about providing guidance when the Armed Forces are involved. Gene’s reasoning is, “It is important to have leaders with good moral formation in the armed services. That’s why I’m driven to support high-quality Seton students who wish to pursue such service to our country.” He’s al ..read more
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Ask the Experts: What are Your Housekeeping Routines and How do the Children Help?
Seton Magazine
by Contributing Writers
1M ago
SummaryThe Seton Experts offer family-friendly solutions to everyday problems that are simple, practical, and tempered by love. A Cleaning Schedule Helps… I have a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly cleaning schedule. Here are the nuts and bolts of it: 1. Find a routine that works for you. For me, that means daily: kitchen cleaned, bathrooms given a quick wipe down, floor swept, etc. On Mondays, all beds are stripped and linens washed. On Tuesdays, bathrooms are deep cleaned and mopped. On Wednesdays, we dust and vacuum. On Thursdays, the kitchen is deep cleaned, the fridge is cle ..read more
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Your Questions Answered: Does Seton Offer Dyslexia Evaluations?
Seton Magazine
by Contributing Writers
3M ago
SummaryFeaturing Seton Special Service answers on dyslexia evaluations, accommodations for unique needs, and curriculum designed for each student. What if my child needs more time for high school-level coursework? Homeschooling allows parents to make several accommodations more flexibly than in a classroom setting. For example, you can give your student extended time to complete assignments, use visual/audio aids and learning tools such as calculators and speech-to-text, and arrange your child’s workspace and schedule to fit his needs and abilities. Our Special Services Department can further ..read more
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Secrets to Getting It All Done
Seton Magazine
by Contributing Writers
3M ago
SummaryHomeschooling mom of eight shares her list of simple, down-to-earth success strategies developed over her 28 years of homeschooling with Seton. This is the time of year when we start to see many comments and questions from moms, especially moms of large families, who seem overwhelmed and worried that they are getting behind. They may have started out okay, but as the school year progresses, they find that they are getting behind–or what they consider behind. It may be that their students are moving along okay in the books but haven’t done the tests or papers that need to be turned in ..read more
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