At Ascent Classical Academy, the senior thesis is the culmination of a student’s classical education and a rite of passage to a life of virtue and self-government.
The student’s thesis is focused on a book from the curriculum and serves as a capstone project, one which brings together the things a student has learned during his or her time at the school. Each student writes, orally delivers, and defends a topic of his or her choosing that emerges from the curriculum. Each student adapts his or her paper into a speech that is delivered publicly and defended to a panel of faculty members. A satisfactory performance on the writing and presentation of the thesis is required for graduation.