Ascension Academy provides its students with an exemplary college preparatory education in a faith-affirming environment. The school helps develop in its students those intellectual, ethical and interpersonal qualities that support a life of intellectual growth, civic leadership and community service. Developing the minds, spirits and bodies of students in grades 6-12, Ascension Academy inspires young people to embrace the school’s motto, Veritas et Virtus as they prepare for lives that are both successful and significant.
Ascension Academy exists to serve those students in the Panhandle whose intellectual readiness and motivational inclinations permit them to work independently and successfully in a rigorous college prep curriculum.
The teaching and learning moment is best served in classroom settings with fewer than 20 students/class, with 15 being an optimum number to enhance student participation and teacher effectiveness.
A rigorous college-prep education must expose students to higher order thinking while training them in those academic disciplines (mathematical computation, problem solving, writing, research, communication) necessary for achievement in college and career.
Constructive socialization for adolescents in schools is critically important to the practice of good citizenship when they are adults. Students and faculty at Ascension are expected to demonstrate respect for self and others as seen in healthy, civil and cooperative attitudes and conduct.