School Profile

Founded in 1988

Administration

Ms. Donna Bridickas, President
Ms. Lauren Urban, Dean of Academics

Religious Affiliation

Daughters of Charity and School Sisters of Notre Dame
Seton Keough High School is an Archdiocesan Collaborative School

Accreditation

  • Accredited by AdvancED
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement
  • Fully approved by the Maryland State Board of Education
  • Member of the National Catholic Education Association

Seton Keough High School Mission Statement

The Seton Keough High School is a Catholic college preparatory school dedicated to promoting excellence in education and developing leadership in young women. We welcome and embrace a diversity of culture, faith and ability while fostering a communal Christian spirit.

Belief Statements

  • We believe that every student at Seton Keough is a unique and gifted young woman.
  • We believe that Seton Keough fully embraces its Catholic Identity and encourages each student to explore, develop, and share her faith in God.
  • We believe that it is important for each student to develop a value system that reflects the social teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
  • We believe that a young woman's ability to reach her academic and leadership potential is greatly enhanced in a single-sex environment.
  • We believe that Seton Keough seeks to maintain high educational standards and expectations while honoring and celebrating the academic diversity of its student body.
  • We believe that each student at Seton Keough should develop into an active learner who takes the initiative to assume an increasing responsibility for her education.
  • We believe that spiritual, emotional, and social development complement scholarship in the education of the total person.

Instructional Days

Total number of instructional days: 179 minimum; 4 snow days.

Graduation Requirements

All students graduating from Seton Keough must satisfy the credit requirements listed below.  A minimum of seven credits must be taken each semester.  Students must also complete 45 hours of service learning as a graduation requirement.

Required Subjects: 
CoursesCredits
Religion
4
English4
Mathematics
4
Science4
Social Studies3
Foreign Language2
Physical Education
½ Health and ½ P.E.
Fine Arts (Art/Dance/Music/Theatre)1
Electives3 (minimum)
* Minimum requirements may vary for students enrolled in the Marillac program.

Grading Scale

Seton Keough operates on a two-semester system using letter grades:
A (92-100), B+ (90-91), B (83-89), C+ (80-82), C (73-79), D+ (70-72), D (65-69), F (below 65).

Grade Point Average

The GPA is computed on a 4-point scale and is based upon the final grade for each course the student has taken. The transcript reflects a weighted GPA. Points are assigned for each letter grade: A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1; Honors courses are weighted an additional .5; AP (advanced placement) courses are weighted one additional point.

GradeAPHonorsStandard
A5.04.54.0
B+4.54.03.5
B4.03.53.0
C+
3.53.02.5
C
3.02.5
2.0
D+2.5
2.0
1.5
D
2.0
1.51.0

Rank

Class rank is based upon a student’s Quality Point Average, which is essentially a weighted GPA.  The level of the course influences the Quality Point Average. Points are assigned based on the level of the course and grade earned.

Honor Societies

Students may earn the right to be inducted into the National Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Mathematics Honor Society, Art Honor Society, the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica Spanish Honor Society, and the Dance Honor Society.
 

Academic Information

All courses offered at The Seton Keough High School are college preparatory courses. Students are encouraged to select a solid program of academic coursework throughout their four years of high school.  A standard college preparatory curriculum includes 4 credits of English, 2 credits of Foreign Language (3 recommended), 4 credits each of Math and Science and 3 credits of Social Studies.

Advanced Placement Program: AP courses are highly demanding and represent the highest level of course work available to students.  These courses are indicated on the transcript by the appearance of (AP) next to the course title:

AP Calculus AB and BCAP BiologyAP US History
AP StatisticsAP Environmental ScienceAP Government and Politics
AP Literary Seminar 
AP Physics B
AP French
AP Language and Composition
AP Studio Art (Photography)

Honors Courses:  The following courses are designed for the student with superior ability.  Honors courses are indicated on the transcript by the appearance of an (H) after the course title:

French III (H)Genres of Literature and Composition I (H)World History (H)
French IV (H)American Literature (H)U.S. History (H)

Spanish I (H)British Literature Seminar (H)American Govt./Econ. (H)
Spanish II (H)
World Literature and Composition IV (H)Biology (H)
Spanish III (H)Algebra 1 (H)Chemistry (H)
Spanish IV (H)
Geometry I (H)
Physics (H)
Spanish V (H)
Algebra II (H)
Anatomy & Physiology (H)
Computer Science (H)
Pre-Calculus (H)
Concert Choir (H)
Intro. to Java (H)
Intro. to Statistics (H)
A Cappella Choir
PLTW * (H)
Criminology (H)
Concert Band (H)
Shakespeare in Films (H)
  
Project Lead the Way (PLTW): The PLTW curriculum has two tracks:  Engineering and Biomedical.  Admission to the program is selective.  Due to the challenging nature of these courses, each course is weighted as an honors course.  Engineering Curriculum is as follows:  Introduction to Engineering Design, Principles of Engineering, Digital Electronics, and Engineering Design and Development.  Biomedical Curriculum includes:  Principles in Biomedical Sciences, Human Body Systems, Medical Interventions and Biomedical Research. Members of the Class of 2012 were Seton Keough’s first students to complete this program.

Marillac Services

Marillac services are designed to accommodate the educational needs of students with mild learning difficulties in the areas of reading, math or written expression.  Special classes and individualized support are an integral part of this program.

Testing

Freshmen: PACT
Sophomores: PSAT, AP
Juniors: PSAT/NMSQT, AP
Seniors: SAT, ACT, and AP

School Year

The Seton Keough school year is divided into two semesters with two quarters per semester. Students may take up to eight classes. The eighth period rotates throughout the seven-day school cycle.

Service Learning

Students are required to have completed 45 hours of Service Learning by the end of their Junior year.

Non-Discrimination Policy

The Seton Keough High School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion and/or national ethnic origin in the administration of its education or admissions policies, scholarships or student aid programs, athletic or other school administered programs. The school reserves the right to deny attendance to anyone whose behavior is contrary to the teachings and ideals of the school, or whose behavior or attitude is disruptive to the function of the student body. 


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The Seton Keough High School is a Catholic college preparatory school dedicated to promoting excellence in education and developing leadership in young women.

2015-16 School Year

Enrollment:
200 Students
Average class size: 12
Student/Faculty ratio: 11:1

Class of 2016

  • Over $4.5 Million in Scholarships
  • 100% Acceptance into College
  • Accepted into 150 colleges and universities
  • 58% Received Scholarships
  • 65% will attend 4-year colleges; 35% will attend 2-year colleges
  • 4,546 community service hours to the community