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Aquinas offers a variety of extracurricular activities. Our award-winning programs are viewed as an extension of the classroom. We encourage each student to participate in extra-curricular as we believe this helps them become connected to their school.  We are proud of our students' achievements.

Aquinas High School students serve community needs through the National Honor Society and IMPACT, a student-created and student-led service organization. 

 

Aquinas High School students donate more than 7,500 hours of community service annually.

 

  • Agencies & Causes Benefitted:

  • Wafer

  • Salvation Army

  • Casa Hogar Orphanage (Peru)

  • Santa Cruz Mission (Bolivia)

  • La Crosse Area YMCA

  • La Crosse County Elderly Nutrition Program

  • Boys & Girls Clubs

  • Catholic Charities

  • Children's Museum

  • Riverfront

  • Goodwill

  • American Red Cross

  • Clare Bridge Cottage

  • La Crosse Life Chain

  • Birthright

  • Place of Grace

  • Mothers Club International

  • Catholic Relief Services

  • Habitat for Humanity

  • and more....

Mass & Sacraments

Weekly Mass
8:40am Tuesday
 

The Aquinas High School chapel is open throughout the day for reflection and prayer as well as optional daily morning liturgies.


Reconciliation 
Reconciliation is celebrated during the seasons of Advent and Lent.  Aquinas High School students may also receive the sacrament from the Chaplain upon request.

Special Masses
An All-School Mass is held for all students of Aquinas Catholic Schools on the Feast Day of St. Thomas Aquinas (January 28).

The Golden Mass is celebrated by the middle and high school students on the last day of school before Christmas.

PARENT INFO

Dress Code

The purpose of the dress code is to ensure that the students have a clean, well-groomed, modest and neat appearance. Students are to comply with the dress code throughout the school day, in the building and on field trips unless specifically excused by the administration. The administration reserves the right to determine whether or not a student’s appearance is acceptable. Violations of the dress code may result in detention or may require a student to be sent home to change. Students are encouraged to keep an extra dress code top and pants in their lockers in case of emergencies so students will not miss valuable class time and parents won’t have to make an extra trip to school. Students will be counted as unexcused during the time out of school and no credit will be granted during the time of absence.
 

What you may wear on a regular School Day.

  • Any solid colored polo with a collar, buttons, and sleeves.

  • Any solid colored non-denim pants.

  • Any shoes attached to the foot.

  • Any solid colored sweatshirt/sweater or Aquinas only logo sweatshirt over your polo. 

What you may wear on for Fall and Spring Shorts

  • Any solid colored polo with a collar, buttons, and sleeves.

  • Any solid colored non-denim dress shorts to the knee

  • Any shoes attached to the foot

  • No shorts on Mass days

What you may wear on a Spirit Day

  • Any Aquinas top

  • Any clean solid-colored denim pants with no holes or tears

  • Any shoes attached to the foot

What you may wear on a Charity Dress Down Day

  • Any modest top with sleeves

  • Any clean jeans with no holes or tears

  • Any shoes attached to the foot 

What you may wear on a Dress-Up Day

  • Any solid colored dress shirt or blouse that is buttoned up and tucked in.

  • Any professional dress or skirt that is to the knee in length

  • Any solid colored loose dress pants with a belt

  • Any tie or scarf with the shirt or blouse.

  • Any shoes attached to the foot

Your hair

  • Clean natural colored hair for boys cut above the collar in back, above the earlobes and above the eyebrows in front

  • Clean natural colored hair for girls

Your face

  • Boys clean shaven

  • Girls subtle colored makeup​

What is not permitted on any School Day

  • No facial, nose, neck, eyebrows, lips, or tongue piercings, or ear gauges

  • No excessive ear piercings (limit 2 per ear)

  • No Mohawks, spiked hair, unnatural colorings or designs

  • No tattoos displayed in school or at any Aquinas function home or away

  • No hats or headgear in school

  • No leggings, jeggings, sweatpants, athletic pants, or wind pants

  • No stretch or spandex clothing

  • No political signs/logos, commercial signs/logos, or group signs/logos

  • No shells, sheer or see-thru materials

  • No mustaches, beards, or long sideburns

  • No chains or long ropes

  • No beachwear

  • No strapless or backless clothing

 

Detentions will be issued for each violation.  On the third dress code violation the student will be placed on in-school suspension until parents bring a change of clothes. This will be done for each violation until the end of the semester

AHS Report Card

The Department of Public Instruction releases public reports for all public and choice schools and requests that all schools display these report cards on their websites. Below is an example of the 2016-2017 information that the report cards provide. Please note that Aquinas Catholic Schools and all private schools are currently NOT rated. The information listed below is only an example of what will be available for public release beginning in the 2017-2018 school year. The student achievement scores listed below are actually the average state scores for 2016-2017. Feel free to go to the site listed below to see the standings of all public and choice schools throughout Wisconsin. https://apps2.dpi.wi.gov/reportcards/

Safe Environment

Every threat to human dignity and life is felt in the Church’s very heart.  It affects us at the core of our faith and requires strong preventive steps and responsive actions. 

 

Bullying policy

Aquinas Catholic Schools strives to provide a safe, secure and respectful learning environment. We will consistently and vigorously address bullying, including cyberbullying, to maintain the standards of a Christian community. Policies and procedures are described in our student/parent handbook.

 

Drug policy

The presence and use of drugs and alcohol present a clear and present danger to the health, safety, and welfare of all pupils and we take action to protect students from the dangers of drugs and alcohol.  Our drug policy is described in detail in our student/parent handbook.

Lunch Menu

Parent Organizations

Music Parents Association
Contact: Lori Weber

mail: lssweber@hotmail.com

Parents Association
Contact: 

Email: 

Booster Club
Contact: Matt Cambio
Email: 

Snow & Inclement Weather Procedures

Should weather conditions require the cancellation of school or bus routes, information will be relayed to parents and staff through the following media:

Television

  • Channel 8 WKBT (CBS)

  • Channel 13 WEAU (NBC)

  • Channel 19 WXOW (ABC)

  • Channel 25 WLAX (FOX)​

Website

Radio

  • 93.3 FM Z-93

  • 94.7 FM KCLH

  • 95.7 FM WRQT

  • 98.3 FM KQYB

  • 100.1 FM Classic Rock

  • 102.7 FM Eagle 102.7

  • 104.9 FM Magic 105

  • 106.3 FM CC 106.3

  • 580 AM WKTY

  • 1410 AM WIZM

  • 1490 AM WLFN

School Bus Routes

Local Routes: Public school bus routes for residents of the School Districts of La Crosse, Onalaska, and Holmen will continue to operate when ACS and the public school districts remain open.

Routes 90 (Ridge Route), 42 (St. Elizabeth Ann Seton) and 76 (Genoa) with direct service to Aquinas: These routes are chartered by ACS and will continue to operate when ACS is in session. Route 42 is an ACS route, even though some riders transfer at Luther High School, and will run when ACS is in session.

Bus routes that transfer at Luther High School (Routes 37 to Sparta/Tomah, 76 to La Crescent, 9 to Centerville/Galesville, 20 to Dakota/Nodine): Even if ACS is in session, there may be times when weather conditions do not allow the operation of these outlying bus routes. In those events, media will be asked to list ACS as open, but a school status of “Snow Routes” or “Buses on Main Roads Only” means that chartered routes that transfer through Luther High School will NOT operate that day. Parents should examine road conditions and determine if and when it is safe to consid-er alternative transportation. Absences and tardies due to the cancellation of bus routes will be considered excused. In the unlikely event that severe weather forces these chartered afternoon bus routes to begin early, students will be excused from classes in order to ride the bus. The school will contact parents, or the emergency contact provided by parents, to notify them if afternoon buses are running early.

Please keep this information handy for snowy mornings!

FACTS Financial Aid Application

Application and income documentation is required for the Aquinas Catholic Schools Tuition Assistance Scholarship. FACTS Management works with schools to create a custom application and collect financial data so schools can make accurate award decisions based on financial need. You may log into your FACTS user account to review the status of your application. Please allow at least two weeks for processing.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Contact ACS

Address

315 11th St S 

La Crosse, WI 54601