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The curriculum sequence outlined on the linked pages indicates typical course progressions for students. A number of courses have prerequisites, all of which are outlined on individual department pages. Beyond the required subjects, students enjoy great freedom in choosing appropriate electives. For more detailed information please click the link below. Many students elect to continue their education during the summer, choosing from several offerings here at The Prep. See Summer Programs for more details.

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  • National Merit Scholarships

    We are incredibly proud to share with you that we have learned from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation that 22 of our young men have been recognized as National Merit Semi Finalist or Commended Students. Of the 1.5 million students who sat for the PSAT last fall, some 50,000 with the highest PSAT/NMSQT® Selection Index scores qualify for recognition in the National Merit®Scholarship Program. Commended Students are named on the basis of a nationally applied Selection Index score that may vary from year to year and is typically below the level required for participants to be named Semifinalists in their respective states. About 16,000 students, or approximately one-third of the 50,000 high scorers, are notified that they have qualified as Semifinalists. To ensure that academically talented young people from all parts of the United States are included in this talent pool, Semifinalists are designated on a state-representational basis. They are the highest scoring entrants in each state.

    This year Brandon Wang has been designated as a Semi Finalist, and we are more than hopeful that by maintaining his academic performance level he will be designated a Finalist.

    Additionally, the following students have been designated as Commended Students:Liam Bartie, Matthew Brennan, John Caramichael, Austin Chin, Ryan Compoli, Joseph Donahue, Bruno Fernandes, David Fleurantin,, Ron George, William Grabas, Karlis Kancans, Vincent Miller, Henry Mitsch, Daniel Nolan, Ian O'Hara, Daniel Quinn, Brett Rojas, Roy Samuel, David Truesdell, Adam Yawdoszyn, Jack Young
  • Advanced Placement Recognition

    Every year a large number of students take AP classes and sit for exams. Typically, if a student scores 3 or better (out of 5) on the exam, he is eligible for anywhere between 3 and 6 college credits. Many of our seniors graduate and begin college with advanced standing as a result of their work here at The Prep. The College Board also recognizes special achievement in a number of categories. Here is a brief description:
    • AP Scholar: Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams. The Prep had 35 of these.
    • AP Scholar with Honor:Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. The Prep had 18 of these.
    • AP Scholar with Distinction:Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. The Prep had 46 of these.
    • National AP Scholar:Granted to students in the United States who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. The Prep had 7 of these.
    Last year, 84.2% of students at The Prep passed their exams, as compared to 73% of New Jersey students, and 61% of students nationally. Last year 303 students sat for 648 exams in 22 areas. Higher achievement is truly the norm here at The Prep.
  • Graduate Profile

    As an academic community rooted in the Catholic tradition, we have a shared commitment to provide the programs, environment, and resources to enable each of our students to graduate successfully from Seton Hall Prep. By success we mean that the graduate of Seton Hall Preparatory School will be well prepared for college and the challenges of life beyond because he will have developed into a mature young man who has incorporated into his own life the things that this community cherishes.
    • He is deeply rooted in a knowledge of and appreciation for the Catholic tradition. He is able to articulate fundamental truths of the Catholic faith, is familiar with the truths of scripture and tradition, is committed to the dignity of every human person, and respects the sacramental aspects of life, prayer, and nature.
    • He values the promotion of the common good, appreciates a diversity of philosophical, cultural, historical, aesthetic, and linguistic expressions, including those that differ from his own, and is ready to assume his position as a citizen of his local community, the state, the nation, and the world.
    • He appreciates the development of the democratic tradition and is able to work with others for the good of the whole, with a special concern for the poor and marginalized in society.
    • He accepts responsibility for his decisions at both a personal and a social level. He knows how to balance the requirements of personal growth and of relationships, the demands of work, and of recreation. He consciously deals with issues of time and stress management.
    • He can articulate his own thoughts well both orally and in written forms. He is a critical thinker, capable of logical analysis, unique synthesis, and problem solving. He is comfortable using a variety of technologies to research, construct, and present his work.
    • He is an independent learner, self motivated in the pursuit of knowledge and the love of truth. He exercises personal integrity with reference to his work and his dealings with others, and appreciates his own responsibility for working to create a more just society.
    • He develops all aspects of his person, and values the pursuit of beauty and goodness along with the pursuit of truth. He is committed to the ideal of a sound mind in a sound body, and makes life choices consistent with that ideal.
    • He seeks his own growth within the context of service to others and is true to his family within the context of the entire human family. He values the insights of the Catholic tradition, as well as those of other faith communities, and seeks to promote harmony and mutual understanding. He is committed to the human dignity of all people, regardless of creed, class, gender or ethnicity.
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