Ascension Academy

We are Scholars Artists Athletes Leaders 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.
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.

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Ascension Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Texas for:

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
163 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
37%
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
Ascension Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size
14 students
Number of AP Courses
13 courses
List of Courses Offered
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
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Relaxed and formal uniform attire)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Variable Tuition is available for families who apply. The Variable Tuition range for 2019-2020 is $5,500-11,000.
% on Financial Aid
60%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$2,500
Acceptance Rate
85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Katy Engler
Endowment Size
$0.300 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
19 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Spanish Club

Club or Organization:
Community Service, Debate Club, Junior Classical League, Key Club, Latin Club, Math Counts, Model United Nations, MS and HS Science Bowl, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, Robotics Club, Student Council, TAME, TAPPS Academic Competition

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.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
Ascension Academy is the best school in the Panhandle. The students have so many opportunities to not only participate but also to excel in all areas of academics, sports and the arts. The class size is small and the teachers really care for each of their students. They work really hard to make sure that their students are challenged, but they also make sure that they understand and learn the material. When they graduate and go onto college, the students are extremely well prepared academically. They also teach the students how to be true leaders so they can become the best version of themselves.
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5  
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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