Upcoming College Visits

The following college representatives will be visiting AHS in the cafeteria during both A and B lunch. If you are interested in attending any of these colleges, please stop by and speak with these representatives.

  • Scott Community College – November 11, 2019
  • Truman State University – November 12, 2019
  • University of Wisconsin, Platteville – November 13, 2019
  • Central College – November 18, 2019
  • Scott Community College – December 9, 2019

Internet Safety and Cyber Crimes Presentation – October 17 – 6:30 PM – Carroll Lab

Please see the attached flyer for information on “Internet Safety and Cyber Crimes”. This will be presented by Cpl. Hank Jacobsen – Davenport Police Department.  It is being sponsored by the Scott County Catholic Counselors, and will be held on October 17 at Assumption High School.  It will be held in the Carroll Lab starting at 6:30 p.m.

If you would like to RSVP, you may do so by emailing Kelly Bush at: kelly.bush@assumptionhigh.org, but all are welcome!

Parent University Flyer – October 17, 2019

HDC Student Job Openings

RECEPTIONIST: We have one part-time position responsible for answering phones, greeting visitors, typing, and performing related office duties. Hours will be: Tuesday, Thursday 4:30 pm-8:00 pm and Saturday 1:00 pm-8:00 pm. Will be required to have the ability to lift 50lbs.

RESIDENT ASSISTANT: If you are looking to get away from the typical after school job pushing carts or dropping fries HDC just might be the fit for you. HDC is looking for High School students who are outgoing, creative and have a desire to help people. We offer a Resident Assistant position where you will get hands on training and learn valuable skills that you will be able to take with you. You will work directly with residents providing them with personal care and helping them learn new skills. No uniforms here, this is a casual environment where we like residents to feel at home. Hours will consist of 2nd shift and 1st or 2nd on weekends.

Please contact Emily White at:

EmilyWhite@hdcmail.org

563-391-4834, ext. 101

Glynn Minority Graduate Scholarship

The Fellowship is for graduate study for a female or male member of a minority group, who is a resident of Scott County, Iowa.  The recipient of the Fellowship must be deemed most deserving and one will continue to promote human relations and welfare regardless of race, creed, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, or class.

Deadline:  February 28, 2020

Click here for application

PSAT/NMSQT

The PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) tests will be given at Assumption High School on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.  If you are interested in taking the PSAT tests, please register by Tuesday, October 1, 2019 by paying the $17 registration fee in Student Services and pick up a PSAT Guide.  (Checks can be made out to Assumption High School)

WHAT IS THE PSAT?

The PSAT is a two-hour test given once a year in October. Many students take the PSAT, not only as preparation to take the SAT, which is widely used as a criterion for college admissions, but also to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Competition.

As with the SAT, the PSAT has separate math and verbal sections and a third section testing English grammar. Each subject is scored on a scale of 20 to 80 and these scores are combined to create the National Merit Scholarship selection index.

Though it is only the scores from the PSAT taken in your junior year that are considered for the National Merit Scholarship competition, some students will take the PSAT when they are sophomores to get a feel for the test.

This scholarship competition awards approximately 8,200 scholarships annually. The selection process starts with the choosing of National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalists and Commended Scholars. Cutoffs vary from state to state but typically Semi-Finalists score in the top one percent of students in their state and Commended Scholars between the top one to four percent. Most of the approximately 16,000 Semi-Finalists become Finalists, and half of those ultimately receive National Merit Scholarships.

The most common reasons for taking the PSAT/NMSQT are:

  • To receive feedback on your strengths and weaknesses on skills necessary for college study. You can then focus your preparation on those areas that could most benefit from additional study or practice.
  • To see how your performance on an admissions test might compare with that of others applying to college.
  • To enter the competition for scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (grade 11).
  • To help prepare for the SAT. You can become familiar with the kinds of questions and the exact directions you will see on the SAT.
  • To receive information from colleges when you check “yes” to Student Search Service.

For more information on the PSAT/MNSQT test, visit their website at www.collegeboard.org/psat.