Seneca is a small rural town located about 75 miles southwest of Chicago, IL. Seneca 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 455 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 2016
Twenty-four (24) units of credit are required to graduate from Seneca Township High School. Required courses for graduation are:
(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
9 Illinois State Scholars in the class of 2015 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, 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.
Seneca High School offers the following weighted classes: A.P. English and A.P. U.S. History, Honors English I and Honors Chemistry I, College Algebra and College Trigonometry, and General Psychology. Seneca High School will calculate the grades for all weighted classes on a 5 point scale