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Pre-Career Programs

Elizabeth Seton is proud to offer its students pre-career programs of study that provide them with the opportunity to test their interest and aptitude. In diverse internship experiences, Seton’s LEAD and Pre-Law students receive the opportunity to “test-drive” their skills and knowledge. Our Pharmacy and Hospitality programs require students to complete work experience hours, all of which help students gain real-world experiences, establish relationships with mentors and acquire new skills.

Agnes M. Brown Law Academy

Seton offers the only high school law program in the Archdiocese of Washington. The Law Academy offers students an opportunity to develop and strengthen critical analysis skills while exploring issues relating to law, the legal profession, the court systems, and individual rights.

This multi-year program begins in the freshman year with an overview of the law and the legal profession and includes learning basic analytical writing skills. Subsequent courses stress the history of legal developments, the issues of contemporary importance, and the function of law and government in the United States.

In addition to coursework, there are internships offered to students, which include the offices of the State Attorney, public defender, county and circuit judges, and private attorneys. These experiences lend students unique insight into the legal system.

Director: Alyssa Doherty, JD, Quinnipiac University School of Law

adoherty@setonhs.org, 301. 864.4532 x7325

Learning Engineering and Design (LEAD)

Elizabeth Seton High School leads the way in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) instruction. This program adopted the curriculum model, Engineering by Design, developed by The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association’s STEM Center for Teaching and Learning. This is a standards-based national model built upon Standards for Technological Literacy (ITEEA), Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (NCTM), and Project 2061, Benchmarks for Science Literacy (AAAS). LEAD has the unique advantage of providing both an introductory level of engineering and design and a full four-year successive course structure for those who wish to deepen their understanding and experience.

For more detailed information and how to apply, click here.

Director: JoEllen Gray, '86

jgray@setonhs.org, 301.864.4532 x7320

Pharmacy Technician Program

Elizabeth Seton is the only college preparatory high school in Maryland that is officially approved by the Maryland State Board of Pharmacy for its Pharmacy Technician program.

Available to senior students who have completed Seton’s Health Sciences course as a prerequisite, this year-long program provides students with basic knowledge and practices in pharmacology and the roles and responsibilities of a pharmacy technician in both community-based and hospital pharmacies. Students complete 160 hours of work experience as externs with community-based and hospital pharmacies and upon completion of externships, students are eligible to apply for Maryland State licensure as a Pharmacy Technician

Director: Dr. Barbara McHenry, University of Baltimore, PharmD.

bmchenry@setonhs.org, 301.864.4532 x7163

Hospitality and Tourism Management

The Hospitality and Tourism Management program is designed in partnership with the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute to prepare students to enter and succeed in the hospitality and tourism industry through classroom learning and work experience. The academic component includes two year-long courses and 100 hours of work experience in industry internships. Students who successfully complete the program will be eligible for globally-recognized certifications with industry credentials.