The Achievement Center (AC) at Assumption is available to every student at all grade levels to provide both long-term and “just in time” support in all content areas. The AC also aides in skill development including time management, organizational and study skills, and research and test-taking skills.
Staffed by full-time teachers, Pam Conway and Angela Renz, part-time teacher Aricka Prentice, and rotating English teachers for the writing center, the AC located in the Media Center, is open to students before, during, and after school to accommodate busy schedules and individual academic needs. Here are just a few things your daughter will come to know and love in the AC:
One-to-One Assistance: Students may utilize the Achievement Center during their study hall blocks to work with Mrs. Conway and/or Ms. Prenctice for short-term assistance with content or for development of learning strategies and skills that are key to their success. Students are often referred to the AC by their counselors, dean of studies, or parents, but students also may self-refer as needed.
Peer Tutors: The Achievement Center works to pair peer tutors for additional academic support. These peer tutors are students who excel in particular classes/content areas. Tutors are paired based on similar learning styles and also assist with study and organizational skills.
Study Groups: Throughout the academic year, especially during midterms and finals, the AC hosts a variety of study groups before and after school to support students as they prepare for tests and exams. Study groups for Advanced Placement (AP) courses are also established prior to AP exams to prepare for the college level assessments.
Work it Wednesdays: On Wednesdays, Assumption has a late opening and begins the school day an hour later. On most Wednesdays throughout the year, the AC hosts Work It Wednesdays so that students may arrive at “normal” time and spend an hour with their peers and the AC staff enjoying breakfast snacks and working on assignments or studying for tests.
In her words…
“I use the AC all the time! Mrs. Conway and Ms. Prentice are an amazing resource when struggling with homework, or even with focusing during study. They are the sweetest and smartest ladies ever and have helped me with essays, math problems, and Spanish. They also let me know about new opportunities and scholarships that I can benefit from.”
– Cailey W. ’24