Course Catalog and Requirements | Seton Catholic Preparatory

Course Catalog and Requirements

For the 2017-2018 Course Catalog, click here.

Academic Program

Academic excellence is a trademark of Seton Catholic Preparatory.  Because we are committed to providing the necessary preparation for higher  educational success that our students seek, our graduation requirements are more demanding than those of most schools.  It is Seton Catholic Preparatory’s  intention that each student has the opportunity to be prepared for college.

Graduation Requirements

Class of 2018 and Class of 2019

The SCP curriculum should be viewed as a four-year experience during which the student must accumulate a minimum of 27.5 credits to graduate. Based on Arizona Regents requirements, North Central Association requirements, and the mission and philosophy of the school, Seton Catholic Prep has established the requirements listed below. Electives are chosen if needed to maintain 6 credits per year.

Business/Technology Elective.5 credit
English4 credits
Fine Arts1.5 credits
Freshman Computing.5 credit *
Health.5 credit *
Interdisciplinary Prep, Geo and Sp..5 credit *
Lab Science3 credits
Mathematics4 credits
Physical Education.5 credit*
Social Studies3.5 credits **
Theology4 credits
World Language2 credits ***
General Electives2.5 credits

* Interdisciplinary Prep and Speech, Freshman computing, health, and physical education are typically completed during the 9th grade year.
** .5 credit in economics is a social studies graduation requirement.
*** World language requirement is fulfilled by earning two credits in the same world language at Seton in consecutive years.

Class of 2020 and Subsequent Years

The SCP curriculum should be viewed as a four-year experience during which the student must accumulate a minimum of 27 credits to graduate. Based on Arizona Regents requirements, North Central Association requirements, and the mission and philosophy of the school, Seton Catholic Prep has established the requirements listed below. Electives are chosen if needed to maintain 6 credits per year.

Business/Technology Elective.5 credit
English4 credits
Fine Arts1.5 credits
Freshman Computing.5 credit *
Health.5 credit *
Interdisciplinary Prep, Geo and Sp.1 credit *
Lab Science3 credits
Mathematics4 credits
Physical Education.5 credit
Social Studies3 credits **
Theology4 credits
World Language2 credits ***
General Electives3 credits

* Freshman Computing, health and Interdisciplinary Prep and Geography classes are usually completed in the freshman year.
** .5 credit in economics is a social studies graduation requirement.
*** World language requirement is fulfilled by earning two credits in the same world language at Seton in consecutive years.

Course Load Requirements

All students are automatically scheduled for a class or activity (study hall and/or as a teaching assistant) during each of the seven periods in the school day.  Students who are lacking any credits in any given school year due to failure may not return to Seton Catholic Preparatory the following fall semester  unless deficient credits are completed during the summer.  Students who do not repeat these courses during summer school will not be readmitted.  It is the student’s obligation to request that a transcript be sent from the summer school to Seton Catholic Preparatory before school opens in August.

Summer School and Off-Campus Courses

Summer courses may be taken at any accredited high school or through an approved summer school option. Students must first secure the necessary forms from the Counseling Office before enrolling for any summer school courses. Credit for enrichment courses during the summer may be accepted at the discretion of the Assistant Principal. Students should discuss such plans with the Assistant Principal to be assured that this credit is accepted at Seton Catholic Prep. In general, the policy is to permit supplemental courses for the following reasons: 1) the student cannot fit this course into his/her schedule 2) the course is not offered at Seton Catholic Prep.

Course Selection Changes and Drops

Choosing an appropriate program of studies is an important part of each student’s high school responsibilities. Parents are encouraged to participate in the yearly process of selecting courses that meet the needs of their son/daughter. Alternate courses should be selected in case the administration finds it necessary to cancel courses and replace them with others. After a student has been registered and has received his/her schedule, he/she may not change the schedule without approval of the Assistant Principal. Because great care is taken to correctly place and register students, schedule changes or course drops are permitted only as an exception when one of the following criteria is met: 1) teacher recommendation based on student ability 2) desire to take a heavier academic load (if space is available) 3) misplacement in a course. All schedule changes require approval of teacher and parent/guardian, and must be done within the 1st week of each semester. Year-long courses may not be dropped at the semester. Requests for reasons of teacher preference will not be honored.All requests to change or drop a course must be submitted on a Schedule Add/Drop form according to the above norms. 


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