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Core Classes Offered by Department

* Indicates NCAA Clearinghouse Approved Core Class



ENGLISH

English IA

*English I

*Honors English I (Weighted)

*English II

*English III

*English IV

*A.P. English (Weighted)

*American Humanities

*The Holocaust in Literature

*Public Speaking

*Creative Writing

*Drama (Starting Class of 2017-is not an approved core class)
MATHEMATICS

General Math

*Algebra 1A

*Algebra 1B

Applied Geometry

*Algebra I

*Geometry

*Algebra II

*Algebra III

*Pre-Calc/Trig

*Calculus

*College Algebra (Weighted)

*College Trigonometry (Weighted)
SCIENCE

*Introduction to Lab Science

Applied Biology

*Biology I

*Chemistry I

*Honors Chemistry I (Weighted)

*Chemistry II

*Physics


*Anatomy/Physiology

*Environmental Problems

*Biotechnology

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


HEALTH OCCUPATIONS

Health Occupations

Nurse Assistant

Allied Health


BUSINESS

Computer Skills

Computer Concepts

Software Applications

Accounting I

Accounting II

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
MUSIC

Band


Chorus

Music Appreciation

Class Guitar
INDUSTRIAL ARTS

Video I/II

Intro to Tech

Drafting I/II

Architectural Drawing

Drafting III (CAD)

Woods I/II/III

Building Trades


AGRICULTURE

Introduction to Agriculture

Agriculture Science

Agriculture Mechanics

Agriculture Management

Introduction to Horticulture


AUTO

Introduction to Auto

Vocational Auto I/II/III




School District and Community

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:



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:

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.


Weighted 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



Grading Scale Grade Points: Grade Points:

Non-Weighted 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

2011

112

20.4

20.9

2012

100

19.3

20.9

2013

108

19.5

20.6

2014

106

20.6

20.7

2015

125

19.5

20.2

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




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