LENAPE REGIONAL (05-2610-070)

Seneca High School

SENECA HIGH SCHOOL (05-2610-070)
Principal - Jeffrey Spector
110 Carranza Road
Tabernacle, NJ 08088-9377

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ATTENDANCE AREA: Shamong, Southampton, Tabernacle and Woodland Townships

Seneca High School opened in 2003 as the fourth high school in the Lenape Regional High School District, to accommodate the growing communities of the Pinelands.

Recognizing that academics, athletics, and the arts as well as community service, are integral to success in high school and beyond, Seneca offers students a wide range of programs to meet every student's talents and interests.

Seneca High School students excel academically as measured by assessments such as SATs, High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) and graduation rates, which are consistently above state and national averages and reflective of the district as a whole. One of Seneca's hallmarks is interdisciplinary instruction. This innovation is a way to promote creativity, collegiality and collaboration among teachers. More important, it is viewed as a way to help students connect the dots as to relevance and application of the curriculum across subject areas. This is highlighted by the school's One Book One School initiative. Boy 21 by Matthew Quick took over the school highlighted by an academic pep rally that revolved around the book. In addition to the One Book One School, Seneca High School continues to host a FIRST Robotics competition spotlighting the engineering, math and science programs of the school district. More than thirty robotics programs participated. Seneca is excited with its partnership with Lockheed Martin creating a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) classroom and its focus on Environmental Sustainability. PLTW is the nation's leading provider of science, technology, engineering and math STEM programs.

Students participate in peer mentorship programs within the school and with the local sending district schools. Programs include anti-drug and alcohol messages for parents and students as well as bullying prevention programs. Students participate in Cultural Interaction Days, a day in the life program to foster understanding among different cultures. The school also immersed itself in The No Place for Hate campaign, a program dedicated to increase appreciation for diversity and build communities of respect. The Seneca High School performing arts program continued to shine as the curtain rose for the fall drama Get Smart and spring musical The Big Fish.

Building a strong sense of community both within the school and beyond the Seneca campus is an integral part of the school's success. Staff and students participate in the Medford-Vincentown Rotary's annual Halloween Parade through the heart of Medford, volunteer with Special Olympics, and participate in yard cleanups in Leisuretown. Also notable is the participation of athletic teams and clubs in a volunteer program to support the Food Bank of South Jersey as well as partnering with local recreation athletic teams by hosting "rec nights" at Seneca's athletic events. The annual Senior Day of Service was held at Seneca with over 95% of the senior class giving a day to local community service.

Seneca's Air Force JROTC program continues to be a success presenting the nation's colors at school and community events.