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2017-2018 Seneca High School Profile

 

School District and Community

Seneca is a small rural town located about 75 miles southwest of Chicago, ILSeneca Township High School is a high school district – District #160 – and is fully accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education.

Seneca High School is a four-year comprehensive high school with an enrollment of about 450 students.  Seneca High School is part of the Interstate Eight Conference, and students from the high school attend either Joliet Junior College or Illinois Valley Community College for a 2-year college.  The high school operates on an 8-block scheduling system.  Classes are 80 minutes in length and meet on an alternating day basis.  Semester courses run for 18 weeks and year courses for 36 weeks.  Typically, 70% of graduates continue their education at a post-secondary institution – 30% at a four-year college or university and 40% at a two-year community or junior college.

 

Graduation Requirements for Class of 2018

Twenty-four (24) units of credit are required to graduate from Seneca Township High School.  Required courses for graduation are:

            English                        4 Credits

(which must include one-half credit in Public Speaking)

            Mathematics               3 Credits

            Science                        2 Credits

(1 credit in life science and 1 credit in physical science)

            Social Science              3 Credits

(which must include one credit in U.S. History, and one-half credit each in American Government and Economics– in which students must receive a passing grade on both the U.S. and Illinois Constitution tests)

            Health                         ½  Credit

            Driver’s Education     ½  Credit

            STEP                           1   Credit

            Electives                      10 Credits

                        (includes P.E.)

 

 

 

Special Recognitions:

11 Illinois State Scholars in the class of 2017

 

Grade Point Average/Class Rank

The Grade Point Average (GPA) is computed by assigning quality points for completed courses. All subjects and grades (except Student Aide, START, and Special Education Classes) are used in the calculation of GPA.  Class rank is derived from the cumulative grade point average.  Seneca High School did not have weighted grades or weighted GPA prior to the 2013-2014 school year, but now we have weighted AP, honors, and dual credit classes.

 

Weighted Classes

Seneca High School offers the following weighted classes:  A.P. English, A.P. U.S. History, College Algebra, College Trigonometry, Calculus I, and General Psychology.  Seneca High School will calculate the grades for all weighted classes on a 5 point scale

   

Grading Scale

Grade Points:

Non-Weighted

Grade Points:

Weighted

A  93-100 A - 4 A - 5
B  85-92 B - 3 B - 4
C  77-84 C - 2 C - 3
D  70-76 D - 1 D - 1
F  0-69 F - 0 F - 0

   

Seneca High School Information from the “ACT High School Profile Report”

Class of:

Number

Composite

Illinois

2013

108

19.5

20.6

2014

106

20.6

20.7

2015

115

19.2

20.7

2016

127

19.7

20.8

2017

63

22.4

21.4

CEEB/ACT Code: 143-865

Core Class Offerings by Subject Area Listed on Back

For Further Information Please Contact

Students A-K   Kirk Houchin, Counselor 815-357-5018

Students L-Z    Chris Jackson, Counselor 815-357-5019

Guid. Office     Karen Ruder,    Secretary 815-357-5040

 

 

Core Classes Offered by Department

* Indicates NCAA Clearinghouse Approved Core Class

 

ENGLISH

  English IA

*English I

*English II

*English III

*English IV

*English Lit & Comp (Weighted)

*American Humanities

*The Holocaust in Literature

*Public Speaking

*Speech (SPH 1001) (Weighted)

*Creative Writing

  Broadcast Journalism

 

MATHEMATICS

 General Math

*Algebra I

*Geometry

*Algebra II

*Algebra III

*Pre-Calc/Trig

*Calculus

*College Algebra (Weighted)

*College Trigonometry (Weighted)

*Calculus I (MTH 2001) (Weighted)

 Honors Calculus (Weighted)

 

SCIENCE

*Introduction to Lab Science

  Applied Biology

*Biology I

*Chemistry I

*Honors Chem I (Weighted)

*Chemistry II

*Honors Chem II (Weighted)

*Physics

*Anatomy/Physiology

  Adv Anatomy/Physiology

*Environmental Problems

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

*World Geography

*World History

*U.S. History

*A.P. U.S. History (Weighted)

*American Government

*Economics

*Current Issues

*World Studies

*General Psychology (Weighted)

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

*Spanish I

*Spanish II

*Spanish III

*Spanish IV

 

FAMILY & CONSUMER SCI

Intro to Family & Consumer Sci

Foods/Nutrition I

Early Childhood Ed

Early Childhood Ed II

Early Childhood Ed Admin

Headstart

 

HEALTH OCCUPATIONS

Health Occupations

Nurse Assistant

Allied Health

 

BUSINESS

Accounting I

Accounting II

Accounting III

Webpage/Media I

Webpage/Media II

Business Concepts

S.T.E.P.

 

PE/HEALTH/DR. ED.

Physical Education

Health Education

Drivers Education

Athletic PE

Dual Credit Athletic PE

 

ART

Art I/II/III/IV

Photography

Graphic Design

 

MUSIC

Band

Chorus

Music Appreciation

Class Guitar

Exploration of Am Music

 

INDUSTRIAL ARTS

Video I/II

Intro to Tech

Drafting I/II

Architectural Drawing

Drafting III (CAD)

Woods I/II/III

Engineering Graphics I & II

 

AGRICULTURE

Introduction to Agriculture

Agriculture Science

Agriculture Mechanics

Agriculture Management

Introduction to Horticulture

Ag Construction

Ag Welding I & II

 

AUTO

Introduction to Auto

Vocational Auto I/II/III

 

 

 

Seneca High School profile is for your information and the profile is also sent out with college applications. Click on the Hyperlink to print a paper copy or view.

2017- 2018 School Profile

 

Seneca High School307 East Scott StreetSeneca, IL  61360

815-357-5000Fax: 815-357-5050

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