WHO IS AN ASCENSION

STUDENT? 

Forward Thinking, Critical Thinking,

Taking Ownership of Your Life 

ABOUT

ASCENSION

Education is not the learning of facts but the training of the mind 

to think.

~ Albert Einstein

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

SCHOOL PROFILE / QUICK FACTS

Administration

  • Dr. William Summerhill, Head of School

  • Ms. Katy Engler, Director of Admission & Financial Aid

  • Mr. David Dzik, Business Manager

  • Mr. Tim Reid, Athletic Director & Director of School Safety

  • Ms. Megan Nelson, Director of Marketing & Communications

Student Services Department

  • Mrs. Sunnye Jones, Director of College Guidance

  • Mrs. Jackie Chase, Dean of Students

  • Mrs. Kathi Lewis, Middle School Counselor

  • Mrs. Claudia McClellan, R. N., School Nurse

Faculty

  • Teaching Staff: 36

  • Full Time: 19

  • Part Time: 17

  • With Advanced Degrees: 21

School Facts

  • Type: Private College Preparatory

  • Religious Affiliation: Non-denominational, faith-affirming, and inclusive

  • Established 2000

  • Grades 6 – 12

  • Total Enrollment: 158

  • Middle School: 70

  • High School: 88

  • Grading Two-semester plan

Accreditation

  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)

  • Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS)

  • Member of National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

  • Member of the Texas Private School Association (TPSA)

Curriculum Features​​

  • All core classes in English, foreign language, Spanish, math, science, and history are vertically aligned
    from the middle school to feed into the AP curriculum at the high school level. Three religious track
    options offered in a religion requirement. Fine arts, public speaking, health and PE/athletics required.

Dual Credit

  • English IV

  • Pre-Calculus

  • Government

  • Economics

  • Speech

  • Life Science

  • US History

  • World Civilization 

  • Texas Government

  • BCIS

  • ISTC Application & Software 

  • Communication

Advanced Placement

  • Biology

  • English III

  • Physics

  • Calculus AB

  • English IV

  • Spanish Language

  • Chemistry

  • Government

  • US History

  • Computer Science

  • Latin

Some Post Graduate Destinations​​

  • Amarillo College

  • St. Gregory University (OK)

  • Ave Maria University (FL)

  • St. Edward’s 

  • Baylor University

  • St. John’s College (NM)

  • Clemson University (SC)

  • St. Mary’s (TX)

  • Centenary College of Louisiana

  • Texas A&M University

  • George Mason University (VA)

  • Texas Tech University

  • Langston University

  • University of Arizona

  • Marymount Manhattan College (NY)

  • UCLA

  • Pepperdine University

  • Minot University (ND)

  • University of Nebraska

  • Oklahoma State University

  • University of New Mexico

  • Rice University

  • The University of North Texas

  • Rocky Mountain College (CO)

  • New York University

  • The University of Texas at Austin

  • The University of Texas at Dallas

  • The University of Texas at Arlington

  • Simpson College (IA)

  • Washington & Lee University (VA)

  • Southern Methodist University

  • West Texas A&M University

  • Southwestern University

  • Yale University

Clubs & Organizations

  • Ascension Ambassadors

  • National Honor Society

  • Student Council

  • Chess Club

  • Key Club

  • National Junior Honor Society

  • Yearbook

  • Junior Classical League

  • TAPPS Academic Teams

  • Speech & Debate Club

  • Spanish Club

  • Math Counts

  • Community Service

  • Science Bowl

Athletic Teams

  • Volleyball

  • Cross Country

  • Golf

  • Basketball

  • Track & Field

  • Tennis

  • Swimming

  • Fencing

Ascension Academy, founded in 2000, is Amarillo's only college preparatory school focusing on providing an education in a challenging, faith-affirming environment to maximize
the potential of every student. 

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Get in Touch

(806) 342 - 0515

admissions@ascensionacademy.org

9301 Ascension Parkway

Amarillo, Texas 79119

Mailing Address:

PO Box 50729

Amarillo, Texas 79159-0729

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