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
Ascension Academy offers college prep social studies with the intention of opening up a window to the
world for our students. Sixth graders begin by looking at the world at large in an interesting and helpful
examination of the major features that go into understanding geography, then apply what they’ve
learned in the second semester with a look at Texas history. The seventh graders will take a basic look at
American history, and move on to world civilizations as eighth graders. World history will come in two
parts - ancient times through the Renaissance in grade 8, and in grade 9 - the modern world of the last 4
centuries. It is our intention to study the geography of the world in greater depth plus the politics,
religions, and general cultures found in the world.
The next two years are reserved for advanced placement courses in American history. The sophomore
year will get a look at the origins of the United States through the Civil War. The juniors will study
modern America from that time. Again this study will include geography as well as a variety of different
looks at the complexities of American history. Finally the seniors will take American government in the
first semester and economics in the second semester.