Assumption expands college course offerings

Student Amanda Banas, right, works on a math problem with teacher Bridget Murphy.

Assumption High School is continually evaluating some aspect of the school’s academic programs including grading scales, grade point average and class rank, as well as the depth, breadth and sequencing of available coursework. The school board is keenly interested in knowing that students at all achievement levels are being appropriately resourced.  

 “Assumption has offered in-house AP (Advanced Placement) courses for many years, and three years ago, added several online AP courses through the Belin-Blank Academy,” said AHS Principal Andy Craig. “These AP options combine to provide wonderful opportunities for Assumption’s top student achievers.”

In recent years there has also been an emphasis on providing students with opportunities for college credit coursework. Assumption has gradually increased its college course offerings and now some students graduate with a full semester of college completed. Courses are taught by AHS faculty — approved as adjunct faculty of Scott Community College in Bettendorf. College course offerings tend to have a broader student audience, and there is no additional fee for the coursework.

Assumption also offers a Learning Resource Center (LRC) for students that find one or more subject areas especially challenging. The LRC also assists students with general organizational issues. The center benefits more than 30 students each year, many of whom are ensuring their smooth transition from grade/middle school to high school.


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