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Six Reasons Why Singapore Math Might Be The Better Way

Ascent Classical Academy will use Singapore Math.  Singapore Math is a cohesive, deep, and focused mathematics curriculum, for Kindergarten through Seventh Grade, with the goal of developing algebraic thinking. Algebra is a systematic approach to describing patterns...

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Latin, Dead or Alive

Thomas Jefferson, in proposing a course of study for the state of Virginia, wrote this of Latin: I thank on my knees, him who directed my early education, for having put into my possession this rich source of delight, and I would not exchange it for anything which I...

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The Liberal Arts Path to Excellence in STEM

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, or Simply, STEM, is all the rage in education circles these days. STEM schools are thought to be a sure route to obtaining “21st Century Skills” leading to a good job, and parents are demanding more of the specialty...

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A Call to Reinvent Liberal Arts Education

The Founders of America believed a liberal arts education is that worthy of free people. Free people must have a broad education in the World of Man, including history and literature, the World of Nature, to include math and the natural sciences, and the intersection...

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Penmanship for the 21st Century

Many schools no longer teach penmanship and cursive, believing these are obsolete skills in the era of technology and keyboarding. The Ascent Classical Academy believes there are many benefits to cursive and handwriting, among them an acknowledgement of the power of...

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