ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS

"Our students want to learn. It is one of the great things I find at Ascension: our students are always asking for more in different ways because the learning process is important to them."

Elisa Johnson, Dean of Academics

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ENGLISH

Courses Offered


  • MS Public Speaking
  • HS Communication
  • Communication Theory (COMM II)
  • Speech and Debate
  • Yearbook
  • Journalism
  • Senior Seminar




Middle School Overview


Students learn appropriate verbal and nonverbal communication skills through interpersonal situations. By learning to research ideas and topics accurate information in order to organize, prepare, and present a variety of speeches. Students will develop an understanding of oral and written communication to express themselves and build self confidence.




High School Overview


Students develop intellectual curiosity, communication proficiencies, social science inquiry methods, and critical thinking skills to become balanced individuals who are prepared to be responsible, engaged members of the community.





MATHEMATICS

Courses Offered


  • AP Seminar
  • AP Research




General Overview


In this challenging program, students learn how to research using academic databases and journals; ascertain the credibility and accuracy of source material; cite sources accurately and credibly; integrate and synthesize complicated information; and write for an academic audience. Students also learn to collaborate with a team to write an argument and present information in an engaging way. To finish the program, they complete an independent research project that deeply explores an individual area of passion or interest.




Overall Department Goal


Young women and men who complete the Capstone Program surpass their peers in college and post-college readiness as they are skilled in engaging in open and thoughtful discussion, writing academically using complex and credible textual evidence, accepting and applying constructive feedback, and collaborating effectively with a team.





SCIENCE

Courses Offered


  • AP Seminar
  • AP Research




General Overview


In this challenging program, students learn how to research using academic databases and journals; ascertain the credibility and accuracy of source material; cite sources accurately and credibly; integrate and synthesize complicated information; and write for an academic audience. Students also learn to collaborate with a team to write an argument and present information in an engaging way. To finish the program, they complete an independent research project that deeply explores an individual area of passion or interest.




Overall Department Goal


Young women and men who complete the Capstone Program surpass their peers in college and post-college readiness as they are skilled in engaging in open and thoughtful discussion, writing academically using complex and credible textual evidence, accepting and applying constructive feedback, and collaborating effectively with a team.





HISTORY

Courses Offered


  • AP Seminar
  • AP Research




General Overview


In this challenging program, students learn how to research using academic databases and journals; ascertain the credibility and accuracy of source material; cite sources accurately and credibly; integrate and synthesize complicated information; and write for an academic audience. Students also learn to collaborate with a team to write an argument and present information in an engaging way. To finish the program, they complete an independent research project that deeply explores an individual area of passion or interest.




Overall Department Goal


Young women and men who complete the Capstone Program surpass their peers in college and post-college readiness as they are skilled in engaging in open and thoughtful discussion, writing academically using complex and credible textual evidence, accepting and applying constructive feedback, and collaborating effectively with a team.





WORLD LANGUAGES

Courses Offered


  • AP Seminar
  • AP Research




General Overview


In this challenging program, students learn how to research using academic databases and journals; ascertain the credibility and accuracy of source material; cite sources accurately and credibly; integrate and synthesize complicated information; and write for an academic audience. Students also learn to collaborate with a team to write an argument and present information in an engaging way. To finish the program, they complete an independent research project that deeply explores an individual area of passion or interest.




Overall Department Goal


Young women and men who complete the Capstone Program surpass their peers in college and post-college readiness as they are skilled in engaging in open and thoughtful discussion, writing academically using complex and credible textual evidence, accepting and applying constructive feedback, and collaborating effectively with a team.





TECHNOLOGY

Courses Offered


  • AP Seminar
  • AP Research




General Overview


In this challenging program, students learn how to research using academic databases and journals; ascertain the credibility and accuracy of source material; cite sources accurately and credibly; integrate and synthesize complicated information; and write for an academic audience. Students also learn to collaborate with a team to write an argument and present information in an engaging way. To finish the program, they complete an independent research project that deeply explores an individual area of passion or interest.




Overall Department Goal


Young women and men who complete the Capstone Program surpass their peers in college and post-college readiness as they are skilled in engaging in open and thoughtful discussion, writing academically using complex and credible textual evidence, accepting and applying constructive feedback, and collaborating effectively with a team.





COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA

Courses Offered


  • MS Public Speaking
  • HS Communication
  • Communication Theory (COMM II)
  • Speech and Debate
  • Yearbook
  • Journalism
  • Senior Seminar




Middle School Overview


Students learn appropriate verbal and nonverbal communication skills through interpersonal situations. By learning to research ideas and topics accurate information in order to organize, prepare, and present a variety of speeches. Students will develop an understanding of oral and written communication to express themselves and build self confidence.




High School Overview


Students develop intellectual curiosity, communication proficiencies, social science inquiry methods, and critical thinking skills to become balanced individuals who are prepared to be responsible, engaged members of the community.





AP CAPSTONE

Courses Offered


  • AP Seminar
  • AP Research




General Overview


In this challenging program, students learn how to research using academic databases and journals; ascertain the credibility and accuracy of source material; cite sources accurately and credibly; integrate and synthesize complicated information; and write for an academic audience. Students also learn to collaborate with a team to write an argument and present information in an engaging way. To finish the program, they complete an independent research project that deeply explores an individual area of passion or interest.




Overall Department Goal


Young women and men who complete the Capstone Program surpass their peers in college and post-college readiness as they are skilled in engaging in open and thoughtful discussion, writing academically using complex and credible textual evidence, accepting and applying constructive feedback, and collaborating effectively with a team.





FINE ARTS

Courses Offered


  • MS Public Speaking
  • HS Communication
  • Communication Theory (COMM II)
  • Speech and Debate
  • Yearbook
  • Journalism
  • Senior Seminar




Middle School Overview


Students learn appropriate verbal and nonverbal communication skills through interpersonal situations. By learning to research ideas and topics accurate information in order to organize, prepare, and present a variety of speeches. Students will develop an understanding of oral and written communication to express themselves and build self confidence.




High School Overview


Students develop intellectual curiosity, communication proficiencies, social science inquiry methods, and critical thinking skills to become balanced individuals who are prepared to be responsible, engaged members of the community.





RELIGION

Courses Offered


  • MS Public Speaking
  • HS Communication
  • Communication Theory (COMM II)
  • Speech and Debate
  • Yearbook
  • Journalism
  • Senior Seminar




Middle School Overview


Students learn appropriate verbal and nonverbal communication skills through interpersonal situations. By learning to research ideas and topics accurate information in order to organize, prepare, and present a variety of speeches. Students will develop an understanding of oral and written communication to express themselves and build self confidence.




High School Overview


Students develop intellectual curiosity, communication proficiencies, social science inquiry methods, and critical thinking skills to become balanced individuals who are prepared to be responsible, engaged members of the community.





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