Location / Affiliation
Seton Catholic Central High School is located at 70 Seminary Avenue in Binghamton, New York. (map). Seton is a member of the Catholic Schools of Broome County educational experience. This system is part of the Diocese of Syracuse.
Seton Catholic Central High School is chartered by the New York State Board of Regents and is a member of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Our Intrim Principal, Dr. John Colligan, is a member of both the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the Catholic School Administrators Association of New York State.
The placement examination is a standardized tool used for course placement at SCCHS. Incoming 9th graders in our Catholic school system take this exam. If you are new to the Binghamton area or the Broome County Catholic Schools system, you must send a copy of your child’s most recent report card, transcripts, and standardized test scores to our Guidance Office. After receipt of these materials, arrangements may be made for a school tour, an interview, and a “shadowing day”. To schedule a visit, please contact the Guidance Secretary, Mrs. Mathis, at (607) 723-5307, ext. 118.
Our school bookstore is run by Mrs. Reichlen. The store is open every day both before and after school. School supplies, snacks, Seton souvenirs and clothing, calculators, and books are all available in the bookstore. Price lists for class books and Seton specialty items are available on the Bookstore page.
Varies; most classes range from 20-27 students
Code of Conduct
Spiritual unity is evident in the celebration of the Eucharist. The SCCHS community pray together at the start of each day, in classes, on retreats, and in the school chapel. These activities promote an attitude of respect and concern for one another. SCCHS strives to create an environment that is structured and conducive to learning. Our rules are based on Christian values and beliefs. The rules are established to protect the academic and philosophical mission of Seton Catholic Central High School and, therefore, must be obeyed and supported.
- 7:30 AM Daily Mass
- 8:15 AM Homeroom
- 8:36 AM First period begins
- 3:00 PM School is dismissed
- There are nine 42-minute periods each day. The lunch period is 30 minutes in length.
Deans, Counselors, Moderators, and Homeroom Teachers
There are many faculty members who do double and triple duty, but the SCCHS faculty go way above and beyond the call of duty!! Most serve as club or organization moderators, four serve as Class Moderators, and four serve as Class Deans.
For faculty list, click here.
SCCHS views the dress code as an integral part of the disciplinary training. A personal sense of pride and worth are key to success at SCC. The dress code is in effect throughout the day. A complete description of the dress code can be found here, but overall we expect our students to be dressed neatly and modestly.
Grades 9-12, approximately 400 students
Faculty and Staff
Both religious and lay people compose our full and part-time staff. All of our faculty have Bachelors Degrees; the predominant number have Masters Degrees or above and are New York State certified in their academic areas. For faculty list, click here.
Annual Medical Examination – The New York State Education Law requires a physical for each new student and all 10th grade students. Parents have the option of using their family physician or the school’s physician. A sports physical is also acceptable. If the physical exam form is not turned in by October 1st, a school physical will be scheduled. Physical exam forms are available in the Health Office. The school should be notified of any known student health problems or any changes in information previously submitted. Scoliosis screenings will be done annually for students under the age of 17 who have not had a physical. Vision screenings are performed on students annually. Hearing screenings are performed on all 10th grade students.
Administration of Medicine If a student must take any medication during school hours, the school will require:
1. A written request from the parent/guardian.
2. The written order of the prescribing physician indicating the name, purpose and dosage requirements of the medication.
3. The appropriate form requesting medications to be given in school can be obtained in the Health Office. It is acceptable for the physician to write the medication order on their prescription sheet instead.
4. All medication is to be dropped off and picked up by the parent/guardian at the beginning and end of the prescription period.
5. All medication must be in the original container. Ask your pharmacist for a double label for the school time doses.
The Catholic-based learning environment at Seton Catholic Central High School is inspired by our ever-present teacher, Jesus Christ. Our students are encouraged to develop a love of learning, which will serve them throughout their lives. Our mission is tot meet each student’s needs – spiritual, academic and emotional – through a fiscally responsible program that recognizes the importance of stewardship in all its forms.
The Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Syracuse commit themselves to a continued policy that there will be no discrimination because of race, color, gender, national origin, an individual’s disability or age. SCCHS is open for admission to students of all faiths.
“Be it known to all who enter here that Christ is the reason for this school. He is the unseen but ever present teacher in its classes. He is the model of its faculty and the inspiration of its students.”
Saintly Grounds Café
The Saintly Grounds Café offers a variety of beverages and snacks in a relaxed setting. Saintly Grounds is open from 3:00 to 4:15 PM each school day, during dances, and at other special events.
All area public school districts in New York and Pennsylvania provide transportation to SCCHS. Bus passes are issued at Binghamton High School for those students riding our local public transportation system.
Tuition and Tuition Assistance
Tuition at Seton Catholic Central H.S. for 2009-2010 is set for the first child if the student’s family is affiliated with a local parish, and (coming soon)if non-affiliated. (Second and third students from the same family get a price break.) There are three tuition payment option available, along with tuition assistance in the form of scholarships. Application must be made for tuition assistance. For further information, contact the Catholic Schools Office (723-1547) and/or the main office at SCCHS (723-5307).