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, culture and the arts as well as community service are integral to success in high school and beyond, Seneca High School offers students a wide range of programs to meet every students 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. In the 2010/2011 school year, the school had its fourth student in four years attend a military academy with a graduate accepted to the Air Force Academy. Seneca now has two graduates at the Air Force Academy and two at the Coast Guard Academy. Also during the school year, Seneca had its first student score a perfect 800 on the writing section of the SAT.
One of Senecas 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. Examples of such programs include a Learning Pond, which is a microcosm of the surrounding Pinelands environment, a Poetry Festival, Brain Day, World Language Symposium, and World Cultures Day.
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 an 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 Appointment With Death, and spring musical On The Town to sold out performances. Students with an interest in technology have the opportunity to participate on the robotics team, the Iron Devils, which is comprised of students from Seneca and Shawnee High Schools.
Senecas athletic program continued to prove itself as an athletic powerhouse through command performances, which have earned its second state championship in baseball and an individual state championship in the pole vault. One Seneca graduate was a first round draft pick of the Toronto Blue Jays.
Building a strong sense of community both within the school and beyond the Seneca campus is an integral part of the schools success. Staff and students participate in the Medford-Vincentown Rotarys 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 Senecas athletic events. The Senior Day of Service was introduced at Seneca with over 90% of the senior class giving a day to local community service.
Senecas newly developed Air Force JROTC program was also quite successful in its first year presenting the nations colors at football and basketball games, and numerous township events.