ACT Test Date/Registration

The next ACT test date is scheduled for December 11, 2021 with a registration deadline of November 5th.  (Late Fee registration period is November 6th – 19th) I have attached the ACT registration flyer, giving you instructions on how to register, as well as the preparation booklet.

Click here to register

  • ACT CLUB: Why not build your ACT knowledge, confidence, and understanding a little bit each week instead of cramming right before the test? ACT club takes only twenty minutes, and we finish so early, you won’t even have to miss practice! Testing is timed, and students are assisted in improving their testing speed. When time is up, either Mrs. Smyth, Mrs. Wallace, or Mr. Buchanan is available to answer questions and help students analyze their answers. ACT club meets TUESDAYS from 2:50 to 3:10. It is important to show up to ACT Club as frequently as possible before you take the ACT test.
First Tuesday English/Reading (Mrs. Smyth’s Room)
Second Tuesday Math (Mr. Buchanan’s Room)
Third Tuesday Science (Mrs. Wallace’s Room)
Fourth Tuesday English/Reading (Mrs. Smyth’s Room)
Fifth Tuesday English/Reading (Mrs. Smyth’s Room)

2021-2022-ACT-test-dates 21-22 Preparing-for-the-ACT.pdf

College Visits

The following college representatives will be visiting Assumption High School during student’s lunch hour. Please take advantage of visiting with these representatives.

  • Tuesday, October 26th – Western Illinois University
  • Wednesday, October 27th – University of Iowa
  • Friday, October 29th – Xavier University
  • Monday, November 8th – Scott Community College
  • Tuesday, November 9th – Kirkwood Community College

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship

High school seniors nationwide who demonstrate leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship are invited to apply for the 2022 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program. This program annually provides college-bound students with $10,000 renewable scholarships – up to $40,000 total per recipient – and supports them as they lead and serve in college and beyond.

Deadline: January 6, 2022

Click here for application


If your student is going to college next year, there are some important dates coming up in the near future that you need to be aware of. The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) becomes available on October 1st. This is an important step in the financial aid process that gives students access to federal student loans, grants, and work-study opportunities in college.

To get ready to file the FAFSA, both you, the parent, and your student should set up a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID). This is a username and password that you will use to fill out and sign the FAFSA form. Visit to set up your ID, and don’t forget to write it down! You’ll use the same FSA ID every year to file the FAFSA. If you have an older student that you’ve filed the FAFSA for in the past, you may already have an FSA ID. You will use the same ID for each student’s FAFSA.

Assumption High School’s ICAN Student Success Advisor, Ms. Lupe Hernandez will be doing a state-wide virtual Financial Aid Presentation this Thursday, September 30th, at 6 pm. It’s free and open to everyone who’s interested.  Please click here:

The following college/universities have early FAFSA priority dates.  If your student is considering any of the these schools, you should file the FAFSA soon after October 1st: Iowa State University (Dec 1), University of Iowa (Dec 1), Grinnell College (Nov 15) and Morningside University (Dec 1).

If you have questions about paying for college, or would like free help filing the FAFSA, ICAN is offering virtual and in-person appointments this year. If you would like to set up an appointment with Ms. Hernandez, please contact her at 319-423-7702 or send her an email at

U.S. Service Academies






Every year, as a company commander who served over 23 years in our nation’s military, and as the mother of a West Point cadet, I am honored to nominate Iowa students for admittance to our U.S. Service Academies.





Click HERE for more information on how to apply.

U.S. service academies—including the Military Academy at West Point, Air Force Academy, Coast Guard Academy, Naval Academy, and Merchant Marine Academy—allow young people the opportunity to serve our country while receiving a full four-year scholarship from some of our nation’s finest institutions of higher learning. Senators do not appoint to the Coast Guard Academy.

To seek a nomination, Iowa applicants must download and complete an application HERE. For Iowans seeking to attend an academy for the 2022-2023 school year, the deadline to complete and submit an application is October 20, 2021.

Don’t delay. Apply to attend a U.S. Service Academy today!

Fleet Reserve Association – American Essay Contest

​FRA sponsors an annual essay contest to promote the spirit of Americanism and patriotism among our country’s youth. FRA’s Americanism Essay Contest is open to all students, grades 7 through 12, including those who are home schooled.  Students are invited to submit a 350-word essay through an FRA member or local FRA branch before the December 1st deadline.  Local winners are forwarded for competition at the regional level and regional winners compete for national prizes.

The grand national winner will receive $5,000, with additional prizes for the top three essays in each grade category ($2,500 for first place, $1,500 for second place, and $1,000 for third place).  Each national winner will receive an attractive plaque citing his/her achievement, and every entrant judged at the national level receives a certificate of recognition. Additional prizes may be awarded to students winning at local and regional levels of competition.

Click here for application

2022 Page Program- Iowa Senate, House of Representatives, Legislative Services Agency

The Iowa Senate, House of Representatives, and Legislative Services Agency invite Iowa high school juniors and seniors to apply for Page positions for the 2022 session of the Iowa General Assembly.  Serving as a legislative page is a great opportunity for students.

Included in this email is a link to the online application.  The application forms can be found here:

Please note that living arrangements for Pages are not supervised or provided.  We ask parents/guardians to carefully consider this aspect of the program.

The deadline for receipt of applications is,  October 8, 2021.

If you have questions regarding the program, please contact one of the persons listed below.


Charles Smithson                                                                                Meghan Nelson

Secretary of the Senate                                                                       Chief Clerk of the House