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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...

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...

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...

Classical Education: The Importance of Literacy in the Early Years

Many parents look at a classical curriculum and instinctively focus on one or two aspects – high school literature and Latin. Precisely because these two areas of study are so peculiar in a classical school, they garner the most attention. Students in typical public...

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Ascent Classical Academy of Douglas County is submitting an application to Douglas County Schools to become a charter public school, with an expected opening in Fall 2018.  Ascent Classical is replicating highly successful classical schools currently operating in...

Traditional, Liberal Arts Education as the Most Daring Reform of All

In the era of thinking public schools should be focused on "21st-century-skills" and preparing American students to be "college and career ready," Diana Senechal writes true education reform should be a return to a traditional approach to education, without adopting...

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