Ascent Classical Academy

OF DOUGLAS COUNTY

Ascent Classical Academy of Douglas County trains the minds and improves the hearts of young people through a classical, content-rich education in the liberal arts and sciences, with instruction in the principles of moral character and civic virtue in an orderly and disciplined environment.

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About Ascent Classical Academy
of Douglas County

Ascent Classical Academy of Douglas County develops the moral and intellectual skills, habits, and virtues upon which independent, responsible, and joyful lives are built, in the firm belief that such lives are the basis for a free and flourishing republic.

Why Ascent Classical Academy?

Ascent’s dedication to Wonder is one of our distinct characteristics. We aim to preserve a love of learning that will last a lifetime. We all know the joy a child experiences when acquiring a new skill or learning a new song. We see in them what we know is true: learning is delightful! Being filled with wonder at the beautiful world we live in is exhilarating.

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Rising Above the Prevailing Culture

Enrollment season provides a chance to meet prospective parents, answer their questions, and get to know what they are looking for in a school. I always enjoy these sessions as I get a chance to brag about what we do and why we do it. I am constantly impressed by the...

Ascent and Beyond; Enriching the Lives of Our Students

As our students are getting ready to participate in state mandated testing and parents and students alike are making plans for next school year, it seemed like an appropriate time to communicate about the purposes of education, the effects of educational choices, and...

What are the Liberal Arts and Why is this Education Indispensable for Our Children and Country?

Translated from the Latin, artes liberals, the liberal arts are those subjects or skills that in classical antiquity were considered essential and worthy for a free man in order to take an active part in civic life. This time-tested and traditional view stands in...

Counting Our Blessings

At a time when good news seems hard to come by, I want to take a moment to highlight a few of the positives that we, as a classical learning community, can hold on to and cherish even during this difficult time. While this is not how any of our students and families...

The Pursuit of Truth at a Time of Unrest

As a nation, our conscience was pricked by the horrific death of George Floyd and the collective outrage of American citizens speaks well of us as a country. History has many examples of countries, governments, and citizens which do not regard human suffering as...

Teaching History

Dear Golden View Classical Academy supporter,   A typical and sadly misguided criticism of classical education, and really any education that is serious about civic knowledge, comes in the form of a question. Sarcastically, and with a superior air, the critic...

Read What Our Parents Are Saying About Ascent Classical Academy

Are you interested in enrolling your child in Ascent Classical Academy for the 2019/2020 school year?  Read these parent testimonials, then fill out an application to reserve your spot!   “My son and daughter both attend Ascent Classical Academy and let me...

Stanford CREDO Study Finds CMO Charter Schools Have Positive Impact on Student Performance

A recently released report from CREDO at Stanford University looks at the effects of charter public schools associated with a charter management organization (CMO), a relationship used with Ascent Classical Academies and the recently approved charter school in Douglas...

Classical Schools Model Still Among the Best Overall and in STEM

The US News and World Report recently released its 2017 rankings of the top schools in the United States and classical and liberal arts schools retain a strong showing in Colorado, demonstrating the success and strength of the classical model. Among the Top 10 schools...

Why Kids Should Learn Cursive (and Math Facts and Word Roots)

Time Magazine published a piece several years ago about the benefits of classical teaching methods and “old-fashion” skills like penmanship and learning multiplication tables, as many schools today are abandoning these basics. The article begins with the perspective...