The Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Center of Academic Excellence

The Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Center of Academic Excellence at Holy Spirit Prep serves academically gifted students in first through sixth grades. Enrollment in the Seton Center is elective and complementary to an enhanced range of academic enrichment opportunities provided to all students through the school’s differentiated learning program. 

Eligibility

Participation in the Seton Center requires a student to have earned a total composite score at or above the 95th percentile on a grade-level standardized achievement test or a mental ability test taken within the past year. Recommendations from the student’s homeroom teacher and the Seton Center teachers are additional criteria for ongoing participation in the program. Students who qualify in grades 1 and 2 must requalify to continue the program in grade 3. 

Eligibility for enrollment in the Seton Center is an honor and indicates outstanding intellectual ability. Enrollment carries a responsibility to participate in and complete the academic enrichment challenges that are offered. On occasion, Seton Center students are committed to additional academic work outside of school.

Benefits

Students enrolled in the Seton Center benefit from:

  • Individual and group research and writing projects during Seton Center classes
  • The use of individual Chromebooks and other cutting-edge classroom technology
  • STEAM lab activities
  • Quarterly book club meetings
  • Field trips to cultural events offered in the city of Atlanta
  • Group service projects 

The Seton Center learning modules run approximately nine weeks in length, and include a separate book club component. Learning modules are concentrated on science and social studies topics. Students participate in 45-60 minute grade-level classes once a week.

Tuition for Seton Center students in grades 3-6 is $550 per academic year. 

For additional information regarding the Seton Center, please contact Mary Kenny at mkenny@holyspiritprep.org or at 404.255.0900.

Mary Kenny
Seton Center Coordinator
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