Ascension Academy

  • Ascension Academy provide 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.
  • 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.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other special emphasis association(s)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious AffiliationOther
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Year Founded2000

Student Body

Total Students194 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
25%
State avg.: 35%
Students by GradeAscension Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size14 students
Number of AP Courses13 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus-AB, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Government, AP Latin, AP Physics, AP US History, English IV (Dual Credit), Government (Dual Credit), Life Science (Dual Credit), Precalculus (Dual Credit), U. S. History (Dual Credit)
Average SAT score1320
Average ACT score25
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$11,000
Tuition NotesAscension utilizes the FACTS online financial aid resource to help families who require a tuition variance (30% of our families do).
% on Financial Aid
35%
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,500
Acceptance Rate
85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorKaty Engler
Admissions AssociateAshley Walton
Endowment Size$0.200 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Golf, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
FencingGolf,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Chess Club, Spanish Club

Club or Organization:
Cardinal Chronicles, Community Service, Debate Club, MS and HS Science Bowl, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Beginning and Advanced Band, MS and HS Choirs, MS and HS Theater, Orchestra (I,II and III)

School Notes

  • Ascension Academy's mission is to provide exemplary college preparatory education in a safe, nurturing, faith-affirming environment.  The school helps develop in its students those intellectual, ethical and interpersonal qualities that support a life of personal growth, civic leadership and community service. Ascension Academy inspires young people to embrace the schools motto, veritas et virtus, as they prepare for lives that are both successful and significant.
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School Reviews

5  5/17/2016
Ascension puts academics first. There are sports and student organizations, but they do not overshadow academics. Students are held to a high but reasonable standard of academic performance and discipline. Students are polite and respectful. Creativity is valued. It's a small, close-knit school community. Teachers know who all the students are, even students who are not in their classes. Parent involvement is encouraged, but volunteer hours are not required (nor is donation in lieu of volunteering). I am a parent volunteer, helping weekly at the lunchtime snack bar, interacting with students and seeing their good behavior firsthand. All races, religions, and income levels are welcome (there is financial aid for low-income students).
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