Student/Parent Handbook & Policies

Student/Parent Handbook

Alleman High School is a Catholic educational community which strives to teach as Jesus taught. By our actions, values, and modeling, we exemplify a caring atmosphere in a faith-lived community.

Alleman High School, being mindful of the uniqueness of individuals and appreciative of the differences among us, provides the academic atmosphere and promotes educational experiences needed for each student to meet his/her potential.

Alleman High School, strives to provide a foundation for the religious, moral, intellectual, emotional, and social development of each individual. Alleman High School is determined to produce a catalyst for change and for growth in the Catholic community as well as in the society.

Alleman High School develops a faith-lived community by exemplifying gospel values through Catholic education.

To develop a faith- lived community through excellence in Catholic education, exemplifying gospel values.

To enable students and faculty to develop a respect for the uniqueness of each person.

To develop in the students foundational knowledge and higher-order thinking skills.

To develop awareness and acceptance of social and civic responsibilities.

To provide a program of studies and activities reflecting Catholic philosophy through which students acquire knowledge and develop attitudes essential for Catholic living.

To develop moral integrity.

To develop Catholic relations based on mutual respect, trust and caring.

To develop a sensitivity to, and a tolerance of ethnic, social and academic back-grounds.

To develop positive attitudes toward intellectual activities and intellectual curiosity for further learning.

CATHOLIC SCHOOL STATEMENT OF PURPOSEFrom the first moment that a student sets foot in a Catholic school, he or she ought to have the impression of entering a new environment, one illumined by the light of faith and having its own unique characteristics, an environment permeated with the Gospel spirit of love and freedom.... ”

The Religious Dimension of Education in a Catholic School, #25 Catholic schools in the Diocese of Peoria are established to assist the Bishop and Pastors in the transmission of the Faith to the young people of the diocese. We welcome non-Catholic students into our schools who wish to take advantage of the opportunities provided by Catholic education. Every school must have as its main goal to help each student develop a personal and ecclesial relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ, who is “the Way, the Truth, and the Life” (John 14:6). The principles, practices, and beliefs of the Catholic Faith must be fully integrated throughout the school’s curricula, service projects, co-curricular activities, and culture.

Students in our Catholic schools are reminded of their dignity as children of God through the study of Catholic doctrine, frequent opportunities for personal and communal prayer, and active participation in the sacramental life of the Church. Together with parents, the primary educators of their children, our Catholic schools pursue academic and spiritual excellence by helping students to develop their intellectual abilities, foster wholesome friendships, practice discipleship, strengthen their daily prayer life, grow in virtue, and become leaders through serving others.

All personnel that work in our Catholic schools must have at heart the promotion of the educational mission of the Church, and live as visible role models of faith within the parish/school community. Catholic doctrinal, moral and social teaching is an integral part of each school. Therefore, all faculty, staff, administrative, and volunteer personnel must support the teachings of the Church, actively practice their faith in daily life, and be loyal to the Church’s Magisterium. Our Catholic school personnel share this educational mission and its various commitments and responsibilities with parents and the local Church communities.

“It is crucial that the policies and procedures of Catholic schools reflect that primary purpose and that the Catholicity of the school and its faithfulness to the teaching authority of the Catholic Church (Magisterium) are not compromised. ”

- Sister Mary Angela Shaughnessy, SCN, J.D., Ph.D.


  • Main School Office/Attendance (Week Days)  7:15 - 3:30

  • All other Offices (Week Days)   8:00 - 3:15

CODE NUMBER for ACT and SAT Tests    143720


ALLEMAN HIGH SCHOOL admits Rock Island Catholic Vicariate students of all socio-economic family backgrounds. The school admits students of any race, color, sex, national origin or ancestry to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin or ancestry in administration of its educational policies, scholarships and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs. (D-111.0.1; Policy Alleman Board of Trustees)

Circumstances may arise in which Alleman High School determines that changes are required in these guidelines and procedures. For this reason, Alleman High School reserves the right, at any time, to modify, terminate, rescind or supplement any or all of the guidelines or procedures contained herein, and to take actions which may be contrary to guidelines, benefits, or procedures set forth in this Handbook.

Every reasonable effort shall be made to employ teachers who live and share the Catholic faith and believe in the philosophy of the school. Teachers of other faiths may be employed if they support the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and believe in the philosophy of the school. Catholic schools shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or physical handicap in hiring of teachers. (Diocesan policy C-111)

All full-time and part-time teachers in Catholic elementary and secondary schools of the diocese shall have a college degree and with the exception of high school teachers who teach theology exclusively, an Illinois state teaching certificate. This certificate shall be identified as valid and active as defined by the Illinois State Board of Education. Certification from another state that has a program of reciprocity with Illinois shall be accepted as meeting the requirements of this policy. High school faculty members who teach two or more theology education classes shall have at least 18 credit hours or their equivalent in Catholic theology and/or religious education. Exceptions to these requirements may only be made by the Diocesan Superintendent of Schools. (Diocesan policy C-113).

Alleman High School does not disclose a student’s discipline history on the college application.

Registration at Alleman High School constitutes a voluntary contract recognized by the law between parents and the school. Parents and students assume responsibility for all obligations — religious, academic, and financial — resulting from this contract.

Alleman High School was established to serve the educational needs of Rock Island Vicariate students and, space permitting, other Catholic and non-Catholic students in that order (D-111.0.2/P-AHS). Most students enter Alleman High School at the start of their ninth grade year. Some students may transfer and still others may seek readmission. Guidelines for each of these situations are identified below.

If demand exceeds the space available, preference in admission will be given to four categories of students: 1) families with students already enrolled at Alleman; 2) Catholic families whose students are enrolled in Catholic elementary/junior high schools; 3) eligible transfers from other Catholic high schools who are moving into the Rock Island Vicariate; 4) other parish affiliated families.

The principal and administration of Alleman High School reserve the right to refuse to admit or readmit any student at any time if they think that doing so is in the best interest of the student or of Alleman High School. A student who has been expelled from or asked to leave another high school will not be considered for admission to Alleman High School during the same school year. A student who was expelled from his/her junior high school, but who seeks to become a freshman in good standing at Alleman must first have successfully completed the eighth grade and avoid major disciplinary infractions throughout his/her first year of high school. In all cases of admission or transfer, Alleman High School will request a copy of a student’s school records. It is the responsibility of the parents to inform Alleman High School about any special circumstances (medical, educational, psychological, etc.) which apply to the student.

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The Parent Volunteer Program is an opportunity for all Alleman parents to become actively involved in the life of their children through 1) strengthening the support system for the faculty and staff, which relieves them of many time-consuming tasks and allows more planning and preparation time; 2) providing resources of time, talent, and treasure which add to the quality of education for the students of Alleman High School; and 3) further developing the ”sense of community” among the students, parents, faculty and administration within the school.

Together with parents, Alleman High School staff members work to maintain the health, safety, and well-being of all students and employees in the school. At any given time, a parent may possess information which could have an impact on the health, safety, or well-being of someone in the school. A phone call to the parents of the person involved may be the best response. If this response is not appropriate, concerned parents are encouraged to call the principal or assistant principal. The call may contain information of which the school is already aware or it may be new information which prompts a quick investigation on our part. School personnel know many things about students and their behaviors, but certainly do not pretend to know everything. Regardless, we would prefer that you get in touch with us. All such calls are private and will be handled with professional discretion. Information regarding the topic reported will be released only on a need to know basis. Examples of several things that could prompt parents to give us a call are:

  • Your student is worried about a friend who is threatening harm to self or others.

  • You have overheard something about a party at a hotel or at a home while parents are out of town.

  • Any mention of a weapon.

  • You know that a student is in a potentially harmful situation outside of school. 

  • Anything else which leaves you with a lingering concern about the well-being of one or more students.

Parental Cooperation is essential for the welfare of students. If, in the opinion of the administration, parent behavior seriously interferes with the teaching/ learning process, the school may require parents to withdraw their children and sever the relationship with the school.

Alleman High School is a partner with parents in their children’s education. We notify parents of concerns about student life or behavior, even when off campus.


  1. Completion of school placement test. (In certain cases, a comparable standardized test of recent date may be supplied by a student’s parents.)

  2. Teacher recommendations.

  3. Completion of mandatory health records. (See ”Immunizations”)

  4. Students from outside the Illinois Quad-Cities Catholic school system must meet with an Alleman administrator or counselor prior to registration.

  5. Any student who has previously been expelled from a school, asked to leave a school, or left a school to avoid expulsion shall not be admitted into Alleman without written permission from the Superintendent of Schools.


  1. Candidates for transfer to Alleman High School must meet with an Alleman administrator or counselor prior to registration.

  2. The student must be able to transfer enough credits to satisfy Alleman High School graduation requirements.

  3. Transfers must be approved by the Principal or Assistant Principal.

  4. Approved transfers usually take place at the end of a semester. (Exceptions may be granted by the principal.)

  5. A transfer student must maintain an acceptable academic standard.

  6. All transfer students will be on at least a one semester probationary period.

  7. A transfer student must maintain an acceptable attendance record.

  8. In special cases a transfer student and his/her parents may be required to sign a student performance contract.

  9. All transfer students must pass the drug screening test as a condition of attendance.

A student who has left Alleman High School and wishes to return must apply for readmission. Readmission is allowed only with the approval of the principal and in most cases will only occur at the beginning of a semester. A student’s academic, attendance, and disciplinary records will be carefully examined to determine whether or not he/she will be readmitted. In the case of a student who was previously excluded from Alleman, the Superintendent, the president of the Pastors’ Board, and the principal join in the decision making.