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Discover Yourself at Seton Keough High School

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100% Acceptance into College 5th Year of Project Lead the Way 30 Virtual High School Offerings 1:1 Curriculum-Based iPad Program 90% Teachers Hold Advance Degrees Focus on the Arts: Fine and Performing Arts 11:1 Student to Teacher Ratio 30 Clubs and Activities $4 Million: Class of 2013 Scholarships Become Part of a Sisterhood Priority on Service Throughout Campus Faith-Filled Daily Life 30-Acre Campus: OnSite Athletic Facilities State-of-the-Art Science Labs Join one of 18 teams in 12 sports Sending Forth Women of Honor Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter @setonkeoughHS

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School is located Seton Keough High enue, Exit 50–B, off I-95 at Caton Av more Beltway. just inside the Balti Baltimore, It is short drive from ge’s, Anne Howard, Prince Geor omery counties. Arundel, and Montg Seton Keough is located minutes from downtown Baltimore. Across the street from St. Agnes Hospital. Next to the former Cardinal Gibbons campus, which is now owned by St. Agnes Hospital. Annapolis.......................................... 30 minutes Arbutus.............................................. 7 minutes Burtonsville....................................... 25 minutes Carroll County.................................. 25 minutes Catonsville........................................ 10 minutes Clarksville.......................................... 25 minutes Columbia........................................... 20 minutes Dundalk ............................................12 minutes Eldersburg......................................... 30 minutes Elkridge.............................................10 minutes Ellicott City.......................................15 minutes Glen Burnie.......................................16 minutes Halethorpe........................................ 10 minutes Lansdowne........................................ 20 minutes Laurel................................................. 25 minutes Milford Mill...................................... 20 minutes Owings Mills..................................... 20 minutes Roland Park...................................... 20 minutes Rosedale............................................ 18 minutes Severn................................................ 20 minutes Severna Park..................................... 25 minutes Towson............................................... 35 minutes

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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.

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The History of Seton Keough T he Seton Keough High School opened in September, 1988, with the merger of Seton High School and Archbishop Keough High School. Seton Keough is named in honor of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton and Francis Patrick Keough, who was the Archbishop of Baltimore from 1947 to 1961. Seton Keough’s mission and belief statements are based upon the Charism of its founding orders: The Daughters of Charity and the School Sisters of Notre Dame. Both orders believed in transforming the world through education, with a special focus on the education and formation in faith of young women. Seton Keough builds on a tradition of Catholic education for young women in Baltimore. In 1865, the Daughters of Charity opened St. Joseph School of Industry at Carey and Lexington Streets. This first school trained needy girls between the ages of 12 and 21; they learned such trades as dressmaking, sewing, tailoring, stenography, and typing. In addition, they studied religion, composition, history, mathematics, and reading. Saint Joseph School of Industry moved to a new location, at 28th and Charles Streets, in 1907. When it became apparent the Diocese needed a central high school, Archbishop Curley asked the Daughters of Charity to expand the school. In 1926, the name of the school was changed to Seton High School, and the curriculum changed to emphasize a strong academic and business program. As enrollment at all Catholic high schools increased, by the mid-sixties it became evident a new school was needed on the southwest side of the city. The School Sisters of Notre Dame responded to this need, and in 1965, Sr. Mary Virginia Connolly became the founding principal of Archbishop Keough High School. The school was built on 30 acres of land on Caton Avenue, and was structured as an Archdiocesan High School. Archbishop Keough High added one grade a year; the first commencement took place in June, 1969. The school flourished; in 1987, it was named an exemplary school by the U.S. Department of Education. Although both Seton and Archbishop Keough had enrollments exceeding 1100 in the mid-sixties, by the mid-eighties enrollment patterns had changed. In the summer of 1987, the boards of Archbishop Keough and Seton began to meet to explore the possibility of a merger. The need for a strong new school which combined the best of both schools—facilities, faculties, students, and equipment—to assure the future of Catholic secondary education for women in the Archdiocese of Baltimore became apparent. On June 15, 1988, after a year of joint planning, Seton High School moved out of its location on North Charles Street and into the Caton Avenue building with Archbishop Keough High School. The names of both schools changed to form The Seton Keough High School. The colors of both schools changed to green and gray: gray for the shared color, and green as a sign of hope for the future. Seton Keough’s curriculum includes a dynamic college-preparatory program in all academic subjects, Project Lead the Way biomedical and engineering track, as well as the Focus on the Arts fine and performing arts program, which allows students the opportunity to explore their gifts in fine arts, music, and dance. The school offers honors and AP level classes in all academic subjects.

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Starting the 5th year of Project Lead the Way: biomedical and engineering tracks Enhanced Focus on the Arts coursework in Visual Arts, Music (instrumental and vocal), Theatre, or Dance, and Mac Lab to augment Visual Arts studies 1:1 comprehensive, curriculum-based iPad program Virtual High School elective courses Member of the IAAM league, fielding 18 competitive teams in 12 sports and playing on our 30-acre campus

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Seton Keough High School: Sending Forth Women of Honor

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your faith Faith in Action FOR OVER 25 YEARS, SETON KEOUGH HAS BEEN A PLACE OF FAITH, inclusion, and academic success, Seton Keough graduates are well prepared for their futures. Learning in an all-girls Catholic environment, Seton Keough students develop leadership skills and integrity encompassing the teachings of the Catholic faith and the charisms of the Daughters of Charity and the School Sisters of Notre Dame. At Seton Keough the emphasis has always been on helping our students realize their potential, grow in their faith, and learn how their gifts may make a difference in the lives of others. Four years of religious education, annual retreats, campus ministry, and community-service activities enable Seton Keough students to become active participants in their faith development. The school’s most sacred trust is heart work—the formation of compassionate, faith-filled, Women of Honor. Religious Studies Daily Prayer Seton Keough Offers: • • • • • • Four years of religious studies Daily prayer in the school chapel Prayers at the beginning and conclusion of each school day School-wide Masses and prayer services Class retreats every year for each class Social justice activities to serve the poor and needy in our community, at My Brother’s Keeper and Jenkins Senior Living Community. Service Clubs: Serving and Leading Teens and Vincentian Outreach Service Projects: Such as an annual walk-a-thon for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and “Play 4 The Cure” games that raise money for breast cancer research Class Retreats School-Wide Masses and Prayer Services • • Service Learning www.setonkeough.com

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your passion to learn College Preparatory SETON KEOUGH PROVIDES A FIRST-CLASS, COLLEGE PREPARATORY education and allows all students ample opportunities to explore their own individual strengths and interests. The school offers both Advance Placement (AP) and Honors courses that challenge students. Virtual High School (VHS) offers junior and senior students independent, challenging and engaging coursework. These courses, such as JAVA Programming, AP French V, and Video Game Design and Development, provide options that appeal to a variety of interests. Online programs such as VHS teach students to use technology in more productive and thoughtful ways, with the added benefits of engaging with classmates and teachers from diverse demographic backgrounds. All VHS courses are monitored regularly and adhere to NCEA course guidelines for high quality on-line courses. The Marillac Program is available for students who welcome the challenge of a collegepreparatory program and have a learning difference that compromises their ability to access curriculum in a conventional way. Graduation Requirements Religion 4 English 4 Mathematics 4 Science 4 Social Studies 3 Foreign Language 2 Phys. Ed./Health 1 Fine Arts (Art/Music) 1 Electives 3 Total Credits 26 AP Courses Virtual High School allows unlmited access to AP classes. In addition Seton Keough offers: Literary Seminar Language and Composition Calculus AB and BC Statistics Biology Physics B Environmental Science US History Government and Politics French Studio Art (Photography) Engineering and Biomedical Science Seton Keough offers both the engineering and biomedical tracks of Project Lead the Way (PLTW), a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education program. Now in its fifth year, Project Lead the Way is housed in the school’s state-of-the art science laboratories. These rigorous programs begin during freshman year and build to a senior capstone project in either engineering design and development or biomedical science research. The curriculum complements but does not replace the core mathematics and science course requirements. College credit can be achieved through the successfull completion of this program. Learning with State-of-the-Art Technology In the fall of 2012, a one-to-one, curriculum-based student iPad program was launched. School leadership had the vision to enhance Seton Keough’s already strong foundation of academic excellence by innovating in a dynamic and exciting way. The iPad allows even more interactive learning. The new realities of electronic texts allow students to not only read about a subject, but also explore it in a variety of exciting ways. Students will be able to take notes, create learning guides, complete assignments, and interact with teachers and fellow students. Honors Courses Over 30 courses are taught at the honors level including classes in every academic subject. The courses in PLTW science and engineering track are honors-level courses. www.setonkeough.com

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your future possibilities Over 13,000 combined alumnae live across the US and throughout the world. They are entrepreneurs, lawyers, artists, scientists, educators, journalists, military officers, members of religious orders, and physicians, to name but a few vocations. They have achieved great things, but no matter where they end up in life, our graduates know that they are always a part of the ever-growing Seton Keough family. Research Scientist, Dianne Botta, S’73 I am a research scientist for the University of Washington in Edmonds, WA. In sophomore biology class we dissected frogs and I was fascinated to think that what I saw in my hand was similar to the beating heart inside of me. Senior year there were no science classes so a few of us were given the opportunity to create our own science-based course. My favorite topic was the brain. I earned a B.S. in Zoology from the University of Washington. I am lucky to work in a basic research lab studying the adverse effects of environmental toxins for the past 25 years. Physician Forest Grove, OR Rancher Cody, WY National Park Ranger Torrey, UT Performer Las Vegas, NV Educ Para Judge, Jennifer Anderson S’77 I graduated from Seton in 1977 and then went to Mount Saint Mary’s University and Catholic University Law School. I was nominated to the District of Columbia Superior Court by President George Bush in 2004 and confirmed by the United States Senate in 2006. I credit the wonderful education I received at Seton as one of the reasons for my success. Many of my college English classes were easier than those taught by Anne Higgins and Elizabeth Sweeney! Most importantly, however, the values I learned in my four years at Seton continue to play a part in my daily living. Engineering Professor, Mary Leigh Wolfe K’77 I am an engineer and a university professor. My strong education in math and science at Keough prepared me academically to pursue college degrees in engineering. I also had strong role models who reinforced that girls and women could be successful in any field we pursued. I am head of the Department of Biological Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech. Seton Keough High School: Sending Forth Women of Honor

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Naval Surface Warfare Officer, Becca Conti-Vock SK’04 I’m a US Navy Surface Warfare Officer, currently assigned to OPNAV N96 as an Action Officer working in the Pentagon. During my time at SKHS, I learned many valuable lessons about collaboration and effective communication, especially about how differences in opinions and perspectives can be incredibly valuable to reaching team goals. U.S. Army Military Intelligence Officer, Sarah Triplett SK’09 I am a Military Intelligence officer with the US Army 3rd Infantry Division out of Fort Stewart, GA. I was commissioned out of James Madison University Army ROTC in Harrisonburg, VA and will take command of an intelligence platoon upon arriving to Ft. Stewart, GA. My time at Seton Keough helped me to develop confidence in my leadership ability and critical writing skills, both of which are essential in my day-to-day responsibilities as an officer in the US Army. Computer Animator Norwalk, CT Pharmacist Mt. Pleasant, IA Lobbyist Manassas, VA President of Mother Seton Academy Baltimore, MD cator achute, CO Software Development Manager – Chicago, IL Budget Analyst Lawton, OK Accountant Ridgeville, SC Author Atlantic, VA TV Anchor WBAL, Lisa Robinson K’82 I anchor 11 News Weekend Today on Saturday and Sunday mornings. When I am not doing that, I am reporting for the 11 News I-Team. I love what I do and find it very rewarding when journalism does what it is supposed to do: make people laugh, informed or moved and angry enough to call for change. Archbishop Keough High School helped shape my social desire to help others and have empathy. I was also able to hone my writing and speaking skills with the leadership of AKHS’s great teachers. Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Atlanta, GA Copy Editor Satellite Beach, FL Catholic School Teacher Sarasota, FL www.setonkeough.com

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your gifts SETON KEOUGH’S FOCUS ON THE ARTS CURRICULUM ENCOURAGES students to concentrate their studies in four specific fine or performing arts areas: Visual Arts, Music (instrumental and vocal), Theatre, and Dance—or to combine Music, Theatre, and Dance. In addition to the courses that are part of a student’s graduation requirements, students “Focusing on the Arts” will take two classes in their areas of concentration. “ Knowing and practicing the arts disciplines are fundamental to the healthy development Dance In fall 2013, the dance curriculum was augmented by adding Dance II and The Dance Company (by audition) along with Dance I, which offer both experienced and novice dancers the opportunities to explore movement, technique, and history, and also to work together on performances. Classes meet in a dedicated dance studio in the athletic wing. and spirit. Music The Music Department offers courses for experienced musicians and students with no musical background. The performing units include the concert band, A Cappella and concert choirs, and the hand bell choir. Year after year Seton Keough’s band and choirs receive top awards in competition. Due to the increased demand for music and piano lessons, Seton Keough has added a state-of-the-art piano lab. Theatre The Theatre Department presents three productions per year: a fall play, a variety show, and a spring musical. These performances offer students with a range of theatrical interests the option to participate in acting, singing, dancing, music, lighting and sound production or set design and construction. The Focus on the Arts program has expanded with the addition of dance offerings, a dedicated dance studio, and a new Mac Lab. Fine Arts The Art Department includes classes from basic drawing and design to advanced photography, ceramics, and honors and AP Fine Arts studio for students who wish to study art in college. The Art Department has two large studios and a drawing room plus a new Mac Lab to supplement visual arts studies. In conjunction with the English Department, students may take a class in publication design that prepares and produces the school yearbook, The Phoenix. Focus on the Arts Scholarships Seton Keough offers dance, music, choral, and art scholarships. Please contact the Admissions Department for information on all available scholarships. www.setonkeough.com “ of the mind

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