Welcome to Ascent Classical Academy of Douglas County, a tuition-free classical charter school!
We are excited to have your family join our community and we look forward to providing your child a robust classical education that combines the pursuit of knowledge with the development of virtue.
This Parent’s Guide includes important information to prepare you and your child for a successful year at Ascent Classical Academy.
After Accepting an Offer
Once you have accepted an offer for your child, we will begin the process of transferring your child’s records and enrollment to Ascent Classical Academy. You may receive a call or email from your child’s previous school to verify the transfer. You may verify your child’s enrollment or waitlist status at anytime through our online application and enrollment system.
If your child has any special needs, we will follow up with you to ensure we have any additional information and existing plans to ensure we’re prepared to serve your child.
Your child will be given his or her teacher assignments close to the beginning of school.
As a charter school, Ascent Classical Academy manages its own calendar, while ensuring it meets state requirements for student contact days. The 2020/2021 calendar is available on our website under the Current Families tab.
The first day of school will be August 31, 2020 and will conclude the Friday before Memorial Day in May 2021.
Our holidays roughly mirror those of other Douglas County Schools though there are minor differences to note.
Part of our mission is to ensure a disciplined and orderly environment in which kids can learn. Ascent Classical Academy has a uniform policy to help achieve this. Detailed information about our uniforms is found on our uniform page. All items with a logo must be ordered through Lands’ End, our uniform provider. Other items, such as pants and white shirts may be purchased from local vendors as well.
Castle Rock families will have the option of signing up for our bus that will transport their children to and from school each day. The school is working with WayToGo and their SchoolPool service to help connect families to arrange carpools to school. Click here to learn more.
Teachers and Staff
Teachers and staff will report on August 17 and begin intensive training led by Hillsdale College and the Barney Charter School Initiative.
We always appreciate parent help with organizing events. Please contact the office if you would like to volunteer to support the school.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
We are bringing on more staff as the school year gets closer. Please feel free to visit our Frequently Asked Questions section or contact us with other questions.
We look forward to serving your family this upcoming school year!