Application Information 2019-2020

FRESHMAN APPLICATION PROCESS

Application for Admission: Complete the Assumption High School Application for Admission online at apply.assumptionhigh.org. Applications for the upcoming school year can be submitted online beginning January 16, 2019.

Application Fee: Pay the $50 Application Fee (discounted fee through February 15, 2019). Online applications submitted after February 15th are certainly welcome with the standard fee of $75. The fee can be paid online, turned in at the 8th grade parent/student meeting on January 16th from 6:30-7:30 PM in the AHS auditorium, mailed to: Assumption High School, ATTN: Admissions, 1020 W. Central Park Ave., Davenport, IA 52804, OR dropped off at the AHS front office.  A student’s application cannot be processed until the application fee is received.

Course Selection: Upon receipt of a student’s completed application and application fee, an email will be sent to the parent(s)/legal guardian(s) containing JMC login credentials and information on how to select freshmen courses online. Please view the enclosed Course Selection materials for more details.  Course selections received by March 15th will qualify for guaranteed preferred course scheduling.  For any questions regarding course information or class schedules, please contact AHS Student Services at (563)326-5313 ext. 237.

Health Forms: Freshmen will be required to submit the following health forms at Registration in August:

  • Certificate of Dental Screening
  • Heads Up Concussion Form (only required if participating in athletics)
  • Athletic Physical Form (only required if participating in athletics)

The Admissions Department will be in ongoing contact with registered students about a few events throughout the spring/summer: 8th Grade Dance, Fresh Start Picnic, 9-12th Grade School Registration, and Freshmen Orientation.

For any questions regarding the application process, please contact AHS Director of Admissions, Kris Thomas, at (563) 326-5313 ext. 230 or kris.thomas@assumptionhigh.org

TRANSFER STUDENTS

Any student interested in transferring to Assumption High School should contact the Admissions Office at (563)326-5313 ext. 230 to schedule an appointment to meet with the Director of Admissions.

Application for Admission and Transcripts: Complete the Assumption High School Application for Admission online at apply.assumptionhigh.org. Please also scan and email a copy of the student’s transcripts to AHS Director of Admissions, Kris Thomas, at kris.thomas@assumptionhigh.org.

Transfer students will be required to:

  • Complete the online Application for Admission.
  • Provide official transcripts.
  • Meet with Student Services to review transcripts and solidify course selections.
  • Pay a $75 Application Fee.

Transfer students may be accepted, accepted with conditions or denied admission. Any student transferring from within the area wishing to participate in Varsity athletics will be ineligible to compete for (90) consecutive school days. The period of ineligibility applies ONLY to varsity level contests and competitions.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Assumption High School works with placement agencies approved by the Diocese of Davenport. International students interested in attending Assumption High School should contact the Admissions Office at (563)326-5313 ext. 230 to meet with the Director of Admissions. 

International students will be required to:

  • Complete the Assumption online Application for Admission.
  • Provide a copy of the Agency Application Materials (inclusive of ELTiS score and transcripts).
  • Pay a $150 non-refundable Application Fee.
  • Conduct an interview via Skype or QQ with members of AHS Administration to ensure student’s English proficiency is acceptable.

Any student that is accepted into Assumption High School will be provided an official Acceptance Letter. The student is then required to proceed with completing the Diocese of Davenport’s Application Requirements.

Annual tuition for international students must be paid in full prior to attendance.

PSAT/NMSQT

The PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) tests will be given at Assumption High School on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 8:00 AM  If you are interested in taking the PSAT tests, please register by Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by paying the $16 registration fee in Student Services and picking up a PSAT study guide.  (Checks can be made out to Assumption High School) For more information on the PSAT/MNSQT test, visit their website at www.collegeboard.org/psat.

Reminder – School Registration Information 2018 – August 6th

We are excited as we prepare to bring students back for the fall 2018 semester!  Please see below for a variety of forms and supplemental school year information.  Reviewing these items and completing forms will save time and effort when families come for drop-in school registration on  Monday, August 6th, between 10am and 1pm in the AHS cafeteria.  If you still have questions after reviewing the information provided, please contact the school as we are happy to assist you.  We pray that you have a blessed and joyful remainder of this summer with your families!

Please be sure to complete the online JMC update for all students prior to attending school registration. Please be sure to update all information (make, model, and license plate) for any vehicles your student(s) may wish to park in the Assumption parking lot during school hours.

CLICK HERE to complete the required Student Registration Information Update

 

Please print and complete the necessary forms and bring them with you to school registration:

Fees Dues and Donations Form (required annually for all families)

Certificate of Dental Screening (required for all freshmen)

Athletic Physical (required annually for all student athletes)

Concussion Awareness Form (required annually for all student athletes)

School Picture Order Form

 

Please also review the following items for informational purposes:

Registration Letter 2018

Dress Code

Bell Schedule

Yearbook, Class Ring, and Cap and Gown Information

Assumption High School Technology Agreement

Fee Information Sheet

Annual Asbestos Update

Common New Student Questions

 

Thank you, and have a blessed day!

Senior Grandparent Slideshow

On Friday, April 27, we were blessed to share Mass as a school community.  Students welcomed Grandparents and guests to this special annual opportunity in the Assumption auditorium.  Families of seniors had the option to submit photos of their students with his/her grandparents.  Please enjoy the attached slideshow that was shared before and after the Mass.

Grandparents Slideshow 2018

2-Hour Early Release Due to Weather

Due to pending weather conditions, we will be dismissing school 2 hours early today (Thursday, January 11).  All evening activities are cancelled, and optional activity/sport practices will be concluded by 2PM. The following bell schedule will be implemented for the remainder of the school day:

Period 4: 10:05-10:30

Period 5: 10:35-11:05

Period 6: 11:10-11:40

Period 7: 11:45-12:15

Period 8 12:20-12:50

**Optional pizza lunch will be available in the cafeteria following the 8th period class.

 

God bless, and be safe!

Mrs. Bridget Murphy

Featured Alumnus – Jennifer Weber Erich

Jennifer Weber Erich

Jennifer Weber Erich – Class of 1991

In a series of interviews with notable alumni about their experiences at Assumption, we recently caught up with 1991 graduate Jennifer Weber Erich, Strategic Relationship Manager at ExxonMobil.

What are you doing now?
I’ve been a geologist for ExxonMobil searching the globe for oil and gas. Now I am in my dream job, the Strategic Relationship Manager for ExxonMobil’s Exploration Company. It’s a focus on networking externally with other oil companies and host governments in order to partner with them in new opportunities. I am one of the more extroverted people in my company, so this is a natural fit for me.

How did you land your current job at ExxonMobil?
I got two degrees in Geology, my Bachelor of Science at Northern Iowa, and then my Masters at the University of Iowa. While I was wrapping up my thesis at Iowa, the Exxon recruiter came to campus and so I decided to sign up for an interview. I was then offered an internship in the spring of 1999, and then a full-time position a year later. Now I help with recruiting and go out to universities to interview students, so I completely understand the position that they are in!

What made you want to go into Geology?
When I was a kid, my family went camping a lot, so to me, hiking and rock collecting was really fun! Then as I progressed through school, I always had really high grades in math and science. When I took Sr. Donna’s earth science class, all the kids wanted to be my lab partner since I was the top student in the class. I figured that a Geology degree would be the best fit for me, since I had the skills. My Dad told me to do whatever I loved the most, and success would follow – and I loved Geology the most.

What is a typical day like for a Geologist?
There are many different types of jobs for Geologists: environmental, mining, government work, construction, teaching, park service, etc. I chose to be a Petroleum Geoscientist because the technology was really advancing and I could travel all over the world. So, in my world I have a team that I work with every day in the office to look at data and make maps to explore for oil and gas. It is mostly computer and office based, although sometimes we have to go out to the sites for additional data.

What do you enjoy most about your career as a Geologist
In my mind, it is the top science. It incorporates all the sciences; so you have to know chemistry, physics, biology, computer science and advanced mathematics. I also love to travel the world. I’ve been to over 30 countries and counting!

What are some of the things you learned at Assumption?
Of course I learned a lot about academics and my Catholic faith, but I matured a lot while I was there. I was an awkward, science and theatre nerd. But I learned how to shake off the drama, focus on school and just be kind to people. That’s really how people remember you.

What are a few of your favorite memories from your time at Assumption?
I was in KKD for three years, and was captain my senior year. I loved making up routines and teaching the other girls. But my favorite routine was the one I taught the senior guys to dance for the Homecoming Pep Rally. No one had ever done that before, but I wanted to have a little fun and do something different for my last year in high school. So I picked the most fun/cool guys from my senior class and secretly taught them a hysterical routine. I was so proud of how well they did!

Looking back on your time at Assumption, what are some of the experiences that helped prepare you for what you’re doing now?
One of my best “life skills” I learned was in Mr. Watson’s drama classes. I was in all the high school plays and musicals. I loved singing and dancing on stage. It helped me so much with my confidence in public speaking, when I present to presidents or foreign oil ministers, I never get nervous because it’s just like a performance.

Who were some of the biggest influences during your time at Assumption?
Definitely Sr. Donna and Mr. Watson! I also loved Mr. Wolfe’s way of teaching; he was hysterical and really challenged us in math. He would yell “2 points!” at us if we answered correctly.

What suggestions or advice do you have for students who may want to pursue a career in Geology?
Take all the math and science classes you can! Learn calculus! While I don’t use it in “real life”, I certainly needed to pass it in college. So learn it early and take the highest levels you can. Also, get outdoors as often as you can. Take trips to the National Parks. Immerse yourself in amazing geologic landscapes, and then you will be familiar with the concepts when you take the classes.

Do you have any last words of encouragement for the Class of 2018?
If you still don’t know what you want to be when you grow up, don’t worry! Take a variety of classes and follow your best grades. Challenge yourself; don’t just take the easy classes. But my father was right, follow your passion and no matter what you do you will be successful. Then work doesn’t feel like work!

Thanks, Jennifer. We appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule for the interview.  Congratulations on all the great work you’re doing!