Ascension Academy
College preparatory school

School News and Accolades

Capstone Diploma Announced

June 01, 2020

Amarillo, TX -  Ascension Academy is one of approximately 1,800 schools worldwide to implement the AP Capstone™ Diploma program―an innovative program that allows students to develop the skills that matter most for college success, such as research, collaboration, and communication. The program consists of two courses taken in sequence: AP® Seminar and AP Research.

New Head of School Announced

February 24, 2020

Ascension Academy and the Ascension Academy Board of Regents are pleased to announce the hiring of Tim Oditt as Head of School effective July 1, 2020. Mr. Oditt will join the school's leadership team continuing the focus on a tradition of excellence embodied here at Ascension. Mr. Oditt will assume the position that is currently held by Dr. William Summerhill who is retiring at the end of the 2020 school year after 12 years at Ascension.
Ascension is excited to welcome the Oditt family to Amarillo. Tim and his wife, Jennifer, a native Texan, have a daughter, Julianna enrolled at Miami University (Ohio) and a son, Miles, who will be attending Ascension in the fall as a 7th grader.

Ascension Academy Joins Cum Laude Association

January 29, 2020

We are proud to announce that Ascension Academy has been accepted into The Cum Laude Society, an association that is dedicated to honoring scholastic achievement in secondary schools. There are 382 other schools that have been accepted with approximately two dozen as public schools and the remaining being independent schools. “Being accepted into the Cum Laude Society is another mark of distinction that the faculty and students of Ascension Academy have earned through their commitment to academic excellence, making us the only school in the Panhandle qualified to so honor our top graduates with this universally recognized and respected honor,” said Dr. Bill Summerhill, Head of School.