Mission & Philosophy
Ascension Academy provides an exemplary college preparatory education in a challenging, faith-affirming environment to maximize the potential of every student.
Ascension Academy helps develop in its students those intellectual, ethical and interpersonal qualities that support a life of intellectual growth, 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 motivation allow them to learn and grow in a challenging college prep curriculum centered on the foundational pillars as Scholars, Artists, Athletes, and Leaders.
As a proven college-prep education, Ascension exposes students to critical thinking and collaboration while training them in academic disciplines necessary for success in college and career. Ascension provides many opportunities for students to grow in leadership, resilience, creativity, confidence, and self-advocacy in all areas of academics, athletics, leadership, and fine arts.
Ascension is structured for teaching and learning in small classroom settings with talented faculty to enhance student participation, collaboration, and individual attention. The assignment of regular homework is an important component of a college prep education that helps students develop organizational and time management skills while giving them experience working independently. A well-rounded education should not only ground students in the core disciplines, and Ascension provides many diverse opportunities for students to expand their talents and find their passions.
Building a sense of community in schools is critically important to the practice of good citizenship. Students and faculty at Ascension are expected to demonstrate respect for self and others with healthy, civil and cooperative attitudes and conduct. An Ascension Academy education is open to students of all religious faiths. Collaborative exposure to other faith backgrounds invites them to deepen their knowledge and spiritual awareness of their particular religious tradition while developing an appreciation and respect for people of all faiths.
The assignment of regular homework is an important component of a college prep education that helps students develop organizational and time management skills while giving them experience working independently. As well, 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 by demonstrating healthy, civil and cooperative attitudes and conduct.
Uniforms are part of the Ascension culture. Ascension believes that there is a positive correlation between how students dress for school and the intentional care they apply to their school work, their classmates, their teachers and their campus.
Ascension Academy understands that young people develop in the most constructive ways when actively engaged in extracurricular activities that help them develop their talents, learn about teamwork and cooperation, and challenge them to become leaders in service to others in the campus community and beyond.