OVER 25 YEARS OF BLOCK
In 1996, Assumption leaders knew that we wanted a schedule that would help us achieve our three critical academic goals.
First, that we maximize our opportunities to increase students ability in the 21st century skills of collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity; second, that we wanted to maintain our wealth of elective offerings while we achieved our third and most significant goal—adding a third science requirement because we recognized how critical study of science was well before the significance of STEM. Research showed us that block would help us achieve all three of these goals for our students, and so we thoughtfully made the move.
Assumption’s unique rotation of classes means your daughter is able to experience courses at her peak times for study, allowing your daughter to maximize her individual academic potential.
Additionally, the schedule provides the opportunity for students to begin making choices about their courses as freshmen, and for students who are ready to take an AP course at this time, this is an option as well, potentially resulting in some students earning college credit before they begin their sophomore year of high school.
What is most important for you to consider for your daughter is that our teachers use block scheduling extremely well, incorporating proven techniques acquired through professional development to maximize student learning. Assumption faculty combine direct instruction with a variety of student-centered teaching strategies. Students use what they are learning and receive feedback in the classroom, creating a learning environment is that is both active and engaging.