FAQs

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How do I apply for scholarships?

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Academic Scholarships:
Academic Scholarships are based on the High School Placement Test (HSPT), which will be taken on Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 9 a.m. to noon and teacher/principal recommendations. No formal application needs to be submitted.

Please visit the Money Matters web page and click on the "Scholarships" tab to learn more about all the scholarship opportunities available:
» Money Matters

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What do I need to do to apply to Seton Keough High School?

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To apply to Seton Keough, fill out an application form and send it to the Seton Keough Office of Admissions with a $40 non-refundable application fee. If you are not attending an Archdiocese of Baltimore Catholic elementary school you must sign the Release of Records and Recommendation Form and mail it to the applicant’s current school. All incoming students must take the HSTS High School Placement Exam.

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What is the Project Lead the Way and Focus on the Arts Application Procedure?

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In order to be accepted into the Engineering or Biomedical program at Seton Keough a separate application is needed. Included in the application is the opportunity to apply for a scholarship. Also, students are required to get a separate recommendation form filled out by their teachers. For the Focus on the Arts program students are asked to fill out and submit the audition forms for music or dance. These forms are in addition to the regular application and recommendation form. Please see the Apply to Seton Keough web page to download the appropriate forms.

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When is the next Open House?

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Seton Keough will hold an Open House on Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 1 to 3 p.m. This is a great opportunity to learn more about Seton Keough, meet the faculty, and see firsthand what we have to offer to potential students. This event will include an exhibit hall featuring informational displays from all academic departments and school clubs. Teachers and students will be available to answer questions about any of our various programs. For more information contact the Office of Admission at 410-646-4444, ext. 3248.

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How can we arrange a visit to Seton Keough?

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Students can arrange a special visit to sit in on classes, eat lunch in the cafeteria and get to know students and teachers. Parents and students are welcome to tour our school any time by appointment. Visits can be arranged through our Office of Admission by calling (410) 646-4444.

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How hard is it to get into Seton Keough?

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Admission into Seton Keough is competitive. Admission is based on transcripts from 6th, 7th, and 8th grades indicating positive conduct, attendance, and academics, satisfactory scores on the HSPT High School Placement Test, completion of the Seton Keough application, and an entrance interview. Candidates should have a willingness to work to their full potential, and a strong desire to come to Seton Keough.

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What classes do freshman students take?

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At Seton Keough, freshman have the opportunity to explore a wide variety of their interests while still pursuing a rigorous college preparatory course load.

Sample College Prep Schedule:

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Sample PLTW® STEM Schedule:

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Sample Focus on the Arts Schedule:

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Sample Combined PLTW® STEM and Focus on the Arts Schedule:

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Sample Marillac Schedule:

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What are the transfer procedures?

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Students are admitted as sophomores and juniors as space permits. Admission as a transfer student is based on recent grades, academic transcripts and performance on standardized tests.

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Where is Seton Keough located?

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The campus is located in southwest Baltimore at the intersection of Caton Avenue and Interstate 95 just inside the Baltimore City line. It is an easy drive from Anne Arundel, Howard, Montgomery, and Prince George’s Counties. Public bus service is available from Baltimore and points north.

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Are there any transportation options?

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Car Pools
Seton Keough offers a ride sharing program by providing a list of students who live in the same or adjoining zip codes. You will be given a car pool interest form with the registration materials.

Private Vehicles
The school provides parking for 200 cars with no parking fee.

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Where do I purchase books and uniforms?

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Uniforms must be purchased through Flynn O’Hara Uniforms Inc., www.flynnohara.com. To see what the Seton Keough uniform looks like and to read about the uniform policies please see the Uniform Policy web page.

You may order your books online through the Seton Keough online bookstore provider: Follett: www.follett.com.

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How Do We Apply for Financial Aid for the 2016-17 School Year?

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Seton Keough is now using FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment for 2016-2017, and the financial aid application may be accessed by going to www.factstuitionaid.com. You may begin applying for financial aid on Nov. 1, 2015.

Families of students applying to enter Seton Keough in 2016-2017 must complete the FACTS application by January 15, 2016 and provide their 2015 tax return and earnings documentation.

Families of current students who wish to be considered for aid may begin their FACTS application at any time, but their 2015 tax return and earnings documentation is required for the application to be complete. The FACTS application with all required documentation must be submitted by February 28, 2016.

Parents can contact FACTS Management regarding tuition accounts by calling 1-866-441-4637; Accounts can also be accessed on the sign-in page of the FACTS website.

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