SummaryThis year Seton is beginning to roll out interactive digital courses that combine the traditional homeschooling experience with cutting-edge online tools.
- Introducing SetonOnline!
- Course Availability
- Will print-based courses still be available and maintained?
- How much do SetonOnline Digital Courses Cost?
- What courses are currently available?
- Can I switch to a digital course if one is released after my student starts a paper-based course?
- Do SetonOnline Digital Courses Require Internet Access?
- Are there any print textbooks for SetonOnline Digital Courses?
- Are SetonOnline Courses taught by a live instructor? Is there a required start date?
- Are SetonOnline Courses flexible?
- Does Seton grade all assignments?
Seton is excited to announce that this year we are beginning our roll out of interactive digital courses.
These digital courses combine the traditional homeschooling experience with cutting-edge online tools that deepen and enrich homeschooling for both students and parents.
As this is our first year, we are treating it as a year for testing so that we can get your feedback and input.
During this testing period, there is no additional course fee associated with SetonOnline digital courses. Your feedback is very valuable to us, especially as we prepare a full release of these exciting new offerings from Seton.
Currently, High School Economics and American Government are available for enrollment.
Both of these courses are entirely new courses that teach the subject matter in an academically rich and thoroughly Catholic manner.
Starting in Fall 2016, we will begin rolling out digital versions of our existing course offerings to families desiring this more interactive format. Because these courses will completely align with the print-based lesson plans, as new online courses become available, students will be able to switch over to the online format smoothly. Switching can be done without interruption to their progress in the course.
We will send out emails to enrolled families whenever a digital course is made available, with instructions on how to activate it for their students.
“My son loves the new SetonOnline course. He can’t wait to start his homeschool day by logging on and continuing the course. We can’t wait for more!”
“I like the way the course is set up very much. It is very easy to use!”
“The interactive reviews really helped me prepare for tests and to know what is important to memorize. The course is really fun, and also challenging.”
“I am really enjoying this course so far…thank you so much!”
“Very good! I am enjoying this course a great deal!”
“We are enjoying the course immensely!”
Will print-based courses still be available and maintained?
Yes! Seton remains committed to maintaining and improving the traditional print-based courses. These print-based courses will still be available to families. The new SetonOnline courses are offered as an option to families who would like to make use of an online and interactive format for their courses.
How much do SetonOnline Digital Courses Cost?
As this is our first year offering SetonOnline digital courses, we are treating the 2016-2017 school year as a beta test year. For this test year, we will be offering SetonOnline courses at no additional charge to students enrolled with Seton.
Your feedback is crucial in helping us improve and refine the SetonOnline learning experience, especially as we prepare a full release of exciting new offerings from Seton.
What courses are currently available?
As of August 2016, High School Economics and American Government are complete. Several other courses are in active development, and we hope to release these in the Fall.
Over the next few years, Seton plans to create SetonOnline versions of all its high school offerings. Courses will be released as they become available.
Can I switch to a digital course if one is released after my student starts a paper-based course?
In most cases, it will be easy for your student to switch over to a digital course. Most upcoming SetonOnline courses are basedon existing print-based offerings, with assignments and readings in alignment.
Upcoming courses like English 9 or American History will have an easy transition tool built-in, to make it simple and seamless to switch to the SetonOnline version. An exception would be courses that are entirely new offerings that do not correspond to an existing course offering. For instance, the new online Economics and American Government courses are entirely new and do not correspond to existing courses.
Do SetonOnline Digital Courses Require Internet Access?
Yes, SetonOnline digital courses require internet access. To access the SetonOnline interface, an internet connection and internet browser is required. Parents should be aware that some courses feature links to external sites or incorporate third-party embedded videos (from EWTN, YouTube, C-Span, etc.) that complement the lesson material being studied.
Are there any print textbooks for SetonOnline Digital Courses?
Some SetonOnline courses are entirely online (such as High School Economics). Other courses will, however, include textbooks or works of literature. In these cases, the digital courses provide directions, multimedia aids, and other useful helps in understanding the readings assigned.
Are SetonOnline Courses taught by a live instructor? Is there a required start date?
SetonOnline courses do not have a live instructor, so you are not bound by any specific start dates or attendance schedules. Each SetonOnline course offering has multimedia features with an instructor to help the student with the course material. As with our print-based courses, students may contact our academic support staff at any time via email or by phone during normal business hours.
Are SetonOnline Courses flexible?
SetonOnline digital courses are completely flexible. You may start whenever you like and proceed according to your own pace. All courses have a recommended daily and weekly schedule, but students are free to progress more quickly, or take more time as their needs and schedule require.
Does Seton grade all assignments?
SetonOnline operates just like typical Seton courses. Seton grades the quarterly tests and compositions, but in many courses, parents are expected to provide a home grade for other assignments. Answer keys or grading guides for these assignments are provided.