Ascent Classical Academy of Douglas County is a public charter school that provides a tuition-free, classical liberal arts education to students in grades K-12.

Why Classical Education?

Ascent’s dedication to Wonder is one of our distinct characteristics.

We aim to preserve a love of learning that will last a lifetime. We all know the joy a child experiences when acquiring a new skill or learning a new song. We see in them what we know is true: learning is delightful! Being filled with wonder at the beautiful world we live in is exhilarating.

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Core Virtues

The Classical Approach to Education

Our teachings are based on the curricula, materials, methods, and aims that have traditionally been used to educate generations of young men and women who have helped build our nation and preserve Western civilization. The following are some of our hallmarks: 

  • Teaching objective standards of truth, beauty, and virtue
  • Integrating the study of literature, history, science, math, music, art, and logic
  • Cultivating moral character and civic virtue
  • Relying on traditional methods, like teacher-led classrooms and great books
  • Engaging a rigorous, content-rich curriculum
  • Prizing a well-ordered mind and heart, from good manners to a well-adorned campus
  • Seeking to tap students’ sense of wonder and pursuit of wisdom
  • Holding that the purpose of education is to enable human happiness

Now Hiring

Interested in launching your career with Ascent Classical Academy of Douglas County?
We are now hiring teachers, admin, and staff for the 2024-25 school year!