You could not pick a better school to send your child to. AHS has diverse and challenging class as well as a fair number of co-credit classes. The class as a whole is small (graduating seniors had 94 total) but creates a great community environment. Transferring was the best decision I've made.
Anyone wishing to teach, stay away from Assumption. The building itself is not up to code (asbestos, pest problems, etc.), the staff who do teach there mostly leave after one year (or less!) and except for a handful of students who are gifted, there are many, many students who are very rude and arrogant. I used to teach there...and I wouldn't go back there even if I was offered a million dollars.
a great school. great academics, and extra-curricular activities. the staff are caring and good. my children got a wonderful education in a good christian school. the studnets pray daily, before class, and can go to Mass weekly - as a class, or as a team, or on their own. i recommend to everyone, including students of all faiths
Assumption is a great school to send your kids too. I have 2 kids there right now and they could not love it anymore. They are extremely involved with the school. I have a junior and about half of the junior class is involved in National Honor Society. The classes are challenging but with such a low student to teacher ratio the kids can ask for help anytime they need it and still get the personal one-on-one attention as if they were with a tutor. Assumption is a very family-oriented school, everyone has the chance to be successful.
Have 2 children at AHS. The senior is prepared to enter an ivy league level school. Has been challenged by the honors/AP coursework and has enjoyed the very dedicated teachers. Extra activities include drama and band,including experiences at the All-State level. Second child, a freshmen, is stepping-up to the college-prep coursework and is loving the sports activities. Can't say enough about positive impact on the students available because religious values are integrated into the daily classroom. AHS is becoming more available to all economic levels because of more scholarships and Embracing Your Future aid. Good things are happening at this school!
The education is expensive, but worth it. The students are challenged to aim high and given the tools to make their goals.The band and theatre programs are flourishing, while the vocal program needs some spark. This is a college prep program, exclusively. Being a small school, the greatest negative is class rank. The Iowa regent schools allow any student in the upper 50% of his class admittance, despite actual grade point or ACT score. At Assumption, a 3.3 - 3.5 grade point may not be in the top 50%. The attention to ethics, theology, and apologetics makes this high school a bargain.
...also in response to Feb 04 review.....it is evident that the reviewer does not have first hand knowledge. I have a child-at-risk at Assumption and receive weekly updates from ALL teachers and school counselor. 'Trashing' Catholic schools has always been a popular sport in Davenport, especially Assumption High School. And as far as academics, the students consistently rank among the best in the state. Get the facts.
Assumption is a great school. The safety and discipline great. I strongly agree with the uniform policy and having religion in school. I truly wish our public schools would adopt some of these policies. We need to get back to the basics of family and God being #1.
Parents should know that overall curriculum for this school is extremely week. During the 2003/2004 School year, 36 seniors were denied admission to the University of Iowa due to the curriculum. Examples of classes include 'Crossword Puzzels and Word Games' and 'Black jack'!!! No Special Ed or assistance to students at risk exist. Primary emphasis is on sports. The Music program is suffering. Enrolment has dropped way below 500.