Ascent Classical Academy


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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Nosce Latine, Nosce Te Ipsum

In one way or another, therefore, our country, our sciences, our literature, our arts, and our faith all have roots in Latin. That is to say that without the Latin language we would not live how we live, know what we know, read what we read, find beautiful what we find beautiful, or believe what we believe – and it is, I think, the sum of those things that make us who we are. It is our shared Western Heritage.

Congratulations to the Guardians Class of 2022!

Ascent Classical Academy of Douglas County graduated its second class on May 28, 2022. The ceremony celebrated the academic success of the Class of 2022, including Valedictorian John Fleischer, Salutatorian Eli Rogers, Alex Guerrero, Cecilia Igielinski, Olivia...

Annual Notice of Proposed School Budgets (2022-2023)

Annual Notice of Proposed School Budgets (2022-2023) Pursuant to C.R.S. 22-44-109 and guidance from the schools’ authorizer CSI, the proposed 22-23 budget is being kept on file in the admin offices at 4690 Table Mountain Drive, Suite 100, Golden CO 80403 10004 Park...

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...

Read What Our Parents Are Saying About Ascent Classical Academy

Are you interested in enrolling your child in Ascent Classical Academy for the 2023/2024 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...