As a charter public school in Colorado, Ascent Classical Academy Douglas County (ACAD) is required to administer the state required assessments annually. Parents are able to opt their children out of this state testing.  Below are links to our state assessment calendar and relevant information pertaining to these state requirements.

Ascent Classical Academy Assessment Calendar 2019-2020

Opting-Out:  ACAD parents who choose to opt their children out of the state assessments may use this opt-out form and return to the front office.

Opt-Out Form

Please note the school also administers other assessments, to include the Iowa Assessments, for internal use only. All students are expected to participate in these internal school assessments, which are more aligned to our academic program and help us evaluate and refine our program and identify other needs your child may have.

Assessment Format:  ACAD School Policy AP-13.0 (as listed in the Family Handbook) states that the format for state assessments will be administered using a paper-and-pencil format.  This policy will be regularly reviewed by the Principal, in consultation with the Board, and updated  as determined appropriate by the Board.

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