Math

In The Classroom

Seton High School’s Mathematics department offers a challenging sequence of courses that meet the needs of students with varying talents and abilities.

Technology is integrated into the mathematics courses. Students effectively use their tablet PCs to enhance their learning with software such as ALEKS, Math XL, and the TI-Nspire CX student software.

Flexible Credit Opportunities

Seton High School offers students who have studied a full year of Honors Algebra 1 in their eighth grade the opportunity to earn early high school credit for Algebra 1 by passing a math placement test. The math placement test is given after school on a weekday in mid-April.

See the curriculum guide for more information.

Electives

The state of Ohio requires every student to take 4 units of mathematics in high school. AP Statistics and Computer Science courses are offered for students to earn one unit in mathematics for each class.

Advanced Placement Offerings

Seton High School’s mathematics department offers three Advanced Placement mathematics courses. See the curriculum guide for more information. 

  • Advanced Placement Statistics
  • Advanced Placement AB Calculus
  • Advanced Placement BC Calculus

Early College Credit Enrollment with Mount St. Joseph University

Students have the opportunity to sign up for early college credit enrollment with Mount St. Joseph University. If a student earns an average of 85% or above for the year in AB Calculus or BC Calculus, the student will earn four credit hours for the course MTH 191 or MTH 192 respectively at Mount St. Joseph University. Students will be asked to sign up for the early college credit enrollment during the first three weeks of school. The cost is $200.

Mathematics Department Activities and Clubs

  • STEAM Club – The mission of the STEAM club is to offer various engineering-oriented activities in which students can choose to participate. For the 2016-17 school year the STEAM club offers the following activities:
    • TSA-TEAMS Competition at the University of Cincinnati Tuesday, February 28, 2017
    • Coding with Candice – Candice McCarthy works with students on a project teaching the fundamentals of coding
    • CANstruction sculpture – Students design and build a sculpture out of cans. The cans are given to a food pantry after the sculpture is taken apart.
    • Students are given a choice of several different field trips to engineering companies to make the students aware of career options.
    • INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati – Students compete in the Tech Olympics in February and learn the basics of robotics.
    • The STEAM club sets up shadowing or internship opportunities with engineering companies for students considering a career in engineering. 

Math Department Members

Scott Brauch
Scott Brauch
Math Department
Math Teacher, Emmits House Dean
Lois Childers
Lois Childers
Class of 1977
Math Department
Math Teacher; Department Chair
childersl@setoncincinnati.org
(513) 471-2600 ext. 2229
Mary Johnson
Mary Johnson
Class of 1998
Math Department
Math Teacher
johnsonm@setoncincinnati.org
(513) 471-2600 ext. 2230
Gina Rider
Gina Rider
Math Department
Math Teacher
riderg@setoncincinnati.org
(513) 471-2600 ext. 2232
Noelle Schwarz
Noelle Schwarz
Class of 2010
Math Department
Math Teacher
schwarze@setoncincinnati.org
(513) 471-2600 ext. 2231

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