Ascent Classical™ Academies

We are working to establish K-12 tuition-free classical charter schools beginning in the metropolitan areas of Charlotte and Asheville and other communities across North Carolina.

If you are interested in enrolling a child or helping us open a campus in your community, please share your interest.

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Your gift helps us improve and expand access to Ascent’s American Classical Education, providing our future leaders with an excellent education that preserves the best of Western and American traditions.

Launch your career in classical education

Join an intellectually serious and supportive community of educators dedicated to training the minds and improving the hearts of Ascent students through the pursuit of excellence, the practice of self-discipline, and exemplifying what it means to be a team player.

Ascent Classical™ Academies develop within its students the moral and intellectual skills, habits, and virtues upon which independent, responsible, and joyful lives are built, in the firm belief that such lives are the basis for a free and flourishing republic.

Colorado-Based Ascent Classical™ Campus Receives Performance Honor

February 22, 2024 • Golden, Colorado   In December 2023, Ascent Classical Academy of Douglas County (ACADC) was recognized as one of thirteen schools that received a “Performance with Distinction” rating for the 2022-2023 academic year by its authorizer, the Colorado...

Ascent Classical™ Academies Announces Temporary Location for Fort Mill Campus Opening Fall 2024

February 20, 2024 • Rock Hill, South Carolina  Ascent Classical™ Academies is pleased to announce its Fort Mill school has secured a temporary location for the 2024-2025 school year at Hope Fellowship Church, located at 505 University Drive Rock Hill, South Carolina....

Ascent Classical™ Academies Hires ACA Irmo Headmaster

February 13, 2024 • Golden, Colorado Ascent Classical™ Academies (ACA) announces Anna Unversaw as the inaugural Headmaster for its Irmo, South Carolina, campus. The campus is one of two schools opening in Fall 2024 and the first two South Carolina campuses for ACA,...

Ascent Classical™ Hires Chief Financial Officer

February 6, 2024 • Golden, Colorado   Ascent Classical™ Academies (ACA) announces the hiring of Jon Dahlberg as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). This comes ahead of expansion operations in South Carolina, where ACA will open two new campuses in Fall 2024...

Ascent Classical™ Academy announces location for K-12 charter school opening Irmo, South Carolina, in Fall 2024

December 21, 2023 • South Carolina  Ascent Classical™ Academy of Irmo is under contract for a 32-acre property located north of Koon Road between I-26 and US-176 in Irmo, South Carolina.  We encourage you to read more by following the link.

Two ACA South Carolina Campuses Awarded State Grant for Fall 2024 Openings

October 13, 2023 •  South Carolina The South Carolina Department of Education recently awarded two Ascent Classical™ Academies schools in South Carolina with the Planning and Implementation sub-grant for $900,000, respectively, over the next three years. Ascent...

Ascent Classical™ Academies Receives Unanimous Approval for Four New Schools in South Carolina 

April 26, 2023 • Columbia, South Carolina  The Charter Institute at Erskine Governing Board voted unanimously to approve Ascent Classical™ Academies’ applications for four new charter schools in Fort Mill, Irmo/Chapin, the Charleston metro area, and the Upstate...

Ascent Classical™ Academies Submits New Charter School Applications

February 17, 2023 • Columbia, South Carolina  For immediate release  Ascent Classical™ Academies, a network of tuition-free, K-12 classical charter schools, recently submitted four applications for new campuses across South Carolina, with the first several...

What are the Liberal Arts and Why is this Education Indispensable for Our Children and Country?

Translated from the Latin, artes liberals, the liberal arts are those subjects or skills that in classical antiquity were considered essential and worthy for a free man in order to take an active part in civic life. This time-tested and traditional view stands in...

The Pursuit of Truth at a Time of Unrest

As a nation, our conscience was pricked by the horrific death of George Floyd and the collective outrage of American citizens speaks well of us as a country. History has many examples of countries, governments, and citizens which do not regard human suffering as...

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