Preparing for High School

Preparing for the transition into high school can stir up many emotions for students and parents, ranging from excitement and eagerness to fear and stress. The staff at our 11 schools embrace these emotions by guiding students and their families throughout the entire high school process. Our main goal at Seton Catholic Schools is to prepare students for high-performing high schools. To ensure our students receive every opportunity to do so, four of our schools have opened their doors this fall, inviting parents and students to join them at their high school fairs. Here, students and families can network with high school representatives from the area and learn more about their opportunities to pursue their God-given potential.

Earlier this month, students and parents gathered in the gym at Prince of Peace to network with high school representatives and learn about each of the schools. Jacqueline Itzelfrheosocolchedo, an eighth grader at Prince of Peace, was beyond grateful for the opportunity to attend the high school fair.  “I would have been stressed trying to research schools on my own,” she said.  Likewise, eighth grade classmate, Jair Lopez, said he was able to learn what these high schools offer and decipher which school would be the best fit for him. Jair is thankful for Prince of Peace and all that they have done for him. “They really prepare you for high school.”  Both Jair and Jacqueline have been at Prince of Peace since K4 and although they are excited to graduate, they are sad to be leaving their friends that over time, have become their family.

Thomas Llaurado, Dean of Students at Prince of Peace, is eager to set kids up for success and expose them to the many great opportunities that high schools have to offer.

Llaurado shared that this event is one of his favorites because he begins to see eighth graders beyond the classroom and as active members of society. Llaurado encourages his students to never settle for mediocrity. “I hope they leave eighth grade with a fire in them to change the world around them. ”