The following qualities are the ideals that we encourage our students to develop during the six years of their journey shared with us here at Seton Catholic High School. Each student has been provided with and, hopefully, generously responded to, the challenge to become a young man or woman who is:
Open to Growth: The Seton Catholic High School student at the time of graduation has matured as a person – emotionally, intellectually, physically, socially, religiously – and assumes responsibility for his or her personal growth. The graduate is reaching out in his or her development, seeking opportunities to stretch his or her mind, imagination, feelings, and religious consciousness.
Intellectually Competent: The Seton Catholic High School graduate is keenly aware that learning is a lifelong enterprise, and is ready to make a successful transition to college, vocational school, or work experience. The graduate utilizes his or her critical thinking, problem-solving, and technological skills. The graduate exhibits an appropriate mastery of the fundamental tools of learning and is honing emerging intellectual skills for more advanced levels of learning.
Religious: The Seton Catholic High School graduate has developed an awe and reverence for God. The graduate is very adept at reading and reflecting on the Word of God as found in the Bible. The graduate has a basic knowledge of the major doctrines and practices of the Roman Catholic Church. The graduate has also examined his or her personal feelings and beliefs with a view to choosing a fundamental orientation toward God and a relationship with a religious tradition and/or community.
Loving: The Seton Catholic High School graduate has established his or her own identity. The graduate is able to move beyond self-interest or self-centeredness in relationships with significant others. In other words, the graduate is able to risk some deeper levels of relationship in which one can disclose self and accept the mystery of another person and cherish that person.
Committed to Serving Others: The Seton Catholic High School graduate has gained specific knowledge of the many needs of local and wider communities and is preparing for the day when he or she will take a place in these communities as a competent, concerned and responsible member. The graduate has demonstrated respect for the dignity and worth of others. The graduate is committed to building up God’s Kingdom by sharing his or her spiritual gifts with others. The graduate has acquired the skills and motivation necessary to live this commitment. Having gained extensive experience in Christian service throughout his/her high school years, the graduate possesses empathy, awareness, and a strong desire to help others.
Strives for Wellness of Mind and Body: The Seton Catholic High School graduate has grown in his or her appreciation of physical activity, interpersonal skills, wellness, and creativity. The graduate has acquired knowledge, confidence, courage and hope in order to make healthy life decisions. The graduate has participated in co-curricular activities with an understanding of mind/body wellness. The graduate has had opportunities to participate in and/or value the creative arts. He or she has learned the importance of collaborative teamwork.