Late & Missed Assignments
It is the responsibility of students to provide evidence of their learning within established timelines set by the teacher. It is never acceptable to hand in work late, unless, in consultation with the teacher, an alternate date has been set. If an assignment is late or missing, the teacher will set up a student contract (oral or written) which includes an appropriate closure date for submission of the missing evidence of learning. Students and parents/guardians will be kept informed of incomplete, late, and non-submitted assignments that are having a significant impact on a student’s reported grade. Failure to submit work, after interventions have taken place, can result in the assignment of zero.
Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism
Students must understand that the tests/exams they complete and the assignments they submit for evaluation must be their own work and that cheating and plagiarism will not be condoned. Students are expected to seek clarification from teachers about what constitutes plagiarism; seek remediation when their research skills are deficient; ensure that all their work is original and that they cite sources accurately and consistently. If students do not meet the expectation of academic honesty, the teacher, in consultation with administration, may assign a grade penalty up to the full value of the assignment. The student’s parents/guardians will be informed by the teacher of academic dishonesty or plagiarism.
Examinations and Culminating Tasks
Final examinations and culminating tasks are held near the end of the semester for each course. If a student misses an examination due to illness, a medical certificate must be submitted to the school administration in order to schedule an alternate date for writing the examination. If a student is absent from the examination and does not submit a medical certificate, the examination may not be rescheduled and a mark of zero (0) may be assigned.
Students are required to write examinations and participate in culminating tasks as scheduled. It is the responsibility of parents, guardians, and students to plan vacations and employment so they do not conflict with culminating tasks or examination days.
Report Cards and Marks
During the course of the school year parents or guardians of each student will be informed of their son/daughter’s progress as follows:
- Progress Report October
- Parent/Teacher Interviews October
- Mid-term Report November
- Semester I Final Report February
- Progress Report March
- Parent/Teacher Interviews March
- Mid-term Report April
- Semester II Final Report June
Field Trips, Excursions, Sports
It is the responsibility of students to inform their teacher of their involvement in out of school activities.
Retreats and School Liturgies
By choosing to attend Assumption Catholic Secondary School, a student accepts various religious activities, including school liturgies, retreats or other special events, as a compulsory component for everyone in our community.
The Library is open daily from 7:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Resources available in the library include:
- Computers for student use in completion of school assignments
- An extensive reference collection that can be used in the library
- A number of full text databases where students can access scholarly magazine and journal articles
- A photocopier -students will be charged a nominal fee
Chaplaincy is one of the resources available to students of Assumption. The school chaplaincy leader welcomes your input and support in the preparation of school liturgies and other service projects that signify we are a Catholic Christian Community. Get to know your school chaplaincy leader by dropping into the office for a visit or by volunteering your talents for one of the school projects. Social justice issues such as homelessness, pro life, and environmental causes are a few of the many projects the chaplain oversees. The chaplaincy leader is available for personal, confidential counselling and for spiritual guidance.
The Student Services Department is there to help students learn how to assess their own competencies, characteristics and aspirations. With the assistance of qualified counsellors, students will explore a broad range of work, learning and community-life options. Courses offered through the Department will allow the students to acquire an understanding of the changing nature of work and of the challenges and opportunities that they may encounter in the modern economy. Counsellors will assist students in developing learning skills and strategies they can use in secondary and post-secondary education.
Special Education Department
The Special Education Department recognizes that education must address the unique strengths and needs of all students. It is, therefore, understood that all students have the right to quality education and to develop to their fullest potential. Our Special Education Programmes are totally integrated into all aspects of the school environment. The resource teachers work collaboratively with staff members in a variety of ways:
- assisting with program modifications and accommodations;
- providing in-class support;
- developing individual educational plans;
- supporting the inclusion of exceptional pupils within the classroom.
It is the role of the Special Education support services to empower and encourage the school community to meet the individual needs of all identified students.
As part of the Special Education Department, we have the service of a Youth Counsellor. This support staff member at Assumption Catholic Secondary School encourages the healthy development of our students through confidential individual counselling or group work. Our goal is to provide assistance with social and emotional issues. Through the support and guidance that we offer, we believe this will foster the student’s personal development to ensure academic success.