Tell me and I'll forget. Show me and I may remember.

Involve me and I'll understand.

The Texas Panhandle's only private college preparatory school for students in grades 6 through 12



Achievement Awards:

Achievement Awards are given annually to Ascension students only and are based on excellence in the current academic year.  Achievement Awards are given to students with exemplary academic, extra-curricular and conduct records in the current academic year at Ascension.  These awards are decided in the spring by a committee consisting of the Head of School, the school counselor, and selected middle and high school faculty.  All Achievement Awards are credited to tuition regardless of any tuition variance a student may receive.


Scholarship Awards:

Current students who have maintained their position on the A Honor Roll for two of the first three grading periods are eligible to participate in the annual scholarship exam given each spring,  The top two students from each grade level receive a scholarship toward tuition for the following academic year.  The amount of these awards is determined annually and the student must remain enrolled for the upcoming year in order to be eligible.



Named Awards: 

The Bishop Matthiesen Awards:

  • $500 awards given to the most outstanding Middle School students (4 awards).

  • $500 awards given to the most outstanding High School students (4 awards).

In honor of the donor, preference will be given to a student of the Roman Catholic faith to one middle school and one high school award recipient.

The Billie F. Norman Award:

  • $250 award given to the most improved student in Middle School.

The Dee Gill Science Awards:

  • $250 award given to the outstanding High School Science student.


Ascension Academy provides students with an exemplary college preparatory education in a challenging, faith-affirming environment to maximize the potential of every student.

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9301 Ascension Parkway    Amarillo, TX 79119

PO Box 50729

Amarillo, TX 79159-0729