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About

Helping young women reach their maximum potential is our focus at Assumption High School. We strive to give every student an individualized education to meet her needs, while challenging her academically to help her grow. With a highly trained faculty who genuinely care about each student's success, our student to teacher ratio is 10:1 (one of the lowest in the area). Small class sizes, averaging 18 students, also strengthens Assumption's ability to provide a high quality, customized learning environment. 
Assumption Required Credits for Graduation

Class

Credits

Comments

Theology

4

Must be taken all four years.

English

4

Must be taken all four years.

Math

4

Must be taken all four years.

Science

3

Foreign Language

2

World Civilization

1

U.S. History

1

Government

1/2

Geography

1/2

Fine or Performing Arts

1/2

Choice of Art, Drama, or Music - See Notes Below

Humanities

1/2

See Notes Below

Public Speaking

1/2

Health

1/2

Physical Education

1/2

Electives

5 1/2

Total Credits

28

Notes
  1. A full credit in AP Art History or AP Music Theory may replace Humanities and/or Fine/Performing Arts requirements
  2. Choice of Art, Drama, Music; a full credit in AP Art History or AP Music theory meets the Fine Arts requirement, three full credits in fine arts exempts a student from the Humanities requirement

Assumption versus Kentucky Credit Requirements 

Class

KY Credits

AHS Credits

English

4

4

Math

3

4

Theology

0     -

4

Social Studies

3

3

Science

3

3

Foreign Language

2

2

Fine Arts

1/2

1/2

Humanities

1/2

1/2

Health

1/2

1/2

Physical Education

1/2

1/2

Public Speaking

0

1/2

Electives

5

5 1/2

Course Selection Policy

Each spring, students select courses for the next school year with the help of their teacher advisor, the dean of studies, the guidance counselors, and teachers. Students are responsible for noting the prerequisites for courses, if any, and obtaining the necessary signatures on the on-line registration form. The printed AHS on-line registration form, signed by the parent/guardian and including any necessary teacher signature(s), the tuition selection form, and a $200 registration fee are due to the school office by the March deadline. Registration forms turned in after that deadline will be assessed a $250 fee. Registration forms turned in much later than the deadline will not be guaranteed placement.

Once a student submits her course selection form and fee, every effort is made to accommodate her requests and the master schedule is developed. For this reason, a student who changes her original schedule is assessed a $20 course change fee.

The school reserves the right to cancel a course for insufficient enrollment.

Block Scheduling

In 1996, Assumption implemented an innovative block schedule that effectively enhances classroom instruction and learning. Block scheduling provides students with opportunities for more in-depth study, better preparation for college and career, and greater academic success. This scheduling also allows time for more student-centered teaching methods, interactive lectures, and simulation labs.

Academic Levels

Courses are leveled according to the degree of difficulty and the depth of subject matter as well as the requirements of the course. All levels are part of a pre-college curriculum.

Advanced Placement (AP): College Board-approved course; students prepare to take AP exams to earn college credit.

Dual Credit (DC): Dual credit college-level course; credit may be earned through the University of Louisville or Western Kentucky University. 

Advanced (AD): The most advanced high school level course available to students; accelerated college preparatory course which requires students to independently analyze and synthesize curriculum.

Honors 1 (H1): College preparatory course requiring in-depth consideration of concepts; independent study, analysis, and research; material is presented at an accelerated rate.

Honors (H): College preparatory course based on standard high school curriculum which requires in-depth consideration of concepts and independent study and research.

Academic (AC): College preparatory course for freshman and sophomore students requiring greater emphasis on basic skills.

Advanced Placement Courses

Assumption offers more AP courses than any other girls' high school in Louisville. With 22 Advanced Placement (AP) courses available to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors who meet the criteria required for this college level program. The College Board established the AP program in 1955 to encourage students capable of college level work. Students who participate in AP courses prepare for the College Board exams. College credit can be earned based on a student's performance on these exams. Assumption offers the following AP courses.

AP Art History
AP Biology
AP Calculus AB/BC
AP Chemistry
AP English Language
AP English Literature
AP Environmental Science
AP French Language
AP Government & Politics
AP Human Geography
AP Music Theory
AP Physics
AP Principles of Computer Science
AP Psychology
AP Spanish Language
AP Spanish Literature
AP Statistics
AP Studio Art: 3-D Design
AP Studio Art: 2-D Design
AP Studio Art: Drawing
AP U.S. History
AP World History
 
Each year, approximately 20% of Assumption students have taken an AP exam.  In the past five years, students have taken 1459 AP exams with a 78.9% pass rate.  This compares to the national pass rate of 58.9%.