Seneca 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 the relevance and application of the curriculum across subject areas. This is highlighted by the school’s One Book One School initiative. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins took over the school with two academic pep rallies that revolved around the book. In addition to the One Book One School, Seneca High School hosted a First Robotics competition spotlighting the engineering, math and science programs of the school and district. More than twenty robotics programs participated.
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 girls’ track team has developed and cultivated a friendship with the Camden High School girls’ track team, allowing the teams to jointly participate in teambuilding and field day events and engage in discussions about urban and suburban school settings.
The Seneca High School performing arts program continued to shine as the curtain rose for the fall drama It’s a Wonderful Life, and spring musical Aida to sold out performances. Seneca’s athletic program continued to prove itself as an athletic powerhouse winning its first ever South Jersey Championship in girls’ basketball.
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 Senior Day of Service was introduced at Seneca with over 95% of the senior class giving a day to local community service.
Seneca’s newly developed Air Force JROTC program was also quite successful in its second year presenting the nations’ colors at football and basketball games, and numerous township events.