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Colorado-Based Ascent Classical™ Campus Receives Performance Honor

February 20, 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 Hires Chief People Officer

January 10, 2024 • Golden, Colorado    Ascent Classical™ Academies (ACA) announces the hiring of Ronnie Spellman as its first Chief People Officer (CPO). This comes ahead of expansion operations in South Carolina, where ACA will open two new campuses in Fall...

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...

Counting Our Blessings

At a time when good news seems hard to come by, I want to take a moment to highlight a few of the positives that we, as a classical learning community, can hold on to and cherish even during this difficult time. While this is not how any of our students and families...

Teaching History

A typical and sadly misguided criticism of classical education, and really any education that is serious about civic knowledge, comes in the form of a question. Sarcastically, and with a superior air, the critic asks: “when are you ever going to need to know the date...

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