Ascension Academy

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: (806)342-0515
  • Ascension Academy's mission is provide exemplary college preparatory education in a safe, nurturing, faith-affirming environment.
  • It's philosophy is 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 Affiliation Other
Grades Offered Grades 6-12
Year Founded 2000

Student Body

Total Students 194 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 35%
Students by Grade Ascension Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 10 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP 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 score 1320
Average ACT score 25
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Apr. 1 / Jun. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost $11,000
Tuition Notes Ascension utilizes the FACTS online financial aid resource to help families who require financial assistance (30% of our families do).
% on Financial Aid
35%
Average Financial Aid Grant $2,500
Acceptance Rate
85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Mrs. Kathryn Engler
Endowment Size 0.200 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Golf, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
FencingGolf,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Beginning and Advanced Band, Cardinal Chronicles, Cardinal Classics Club, Chess Club, Community Service, Debate Club, MS and HS Choirs, MS and HS Science Bowl, MS and HS Theater, Orchestra I, II and III, Spanish Club, Student Council Chess Club, Debate Club, Spanish Club, Beginning and Advanced Band,
Cardinal Chronicles,
Cardinal Classics Club,
Community Service,
MS and HS Choirs,
MS and HS Science Bowl,
MS and HS Theater,
Orchestra I, II and III,
Student Council,

School Notes

  • Ascension Academy's mission is provide exemplary college preparatory education in a safe, nurturing, faith-affirming environment. It's philosophy is 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 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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