Ascent Classical Academy


Ascent Classical Academies is opening a K-12 tuition-free classical charter school in Fall 2023 in Grand Junction. The school will serve grades K-8 in its opening year, adding one grade each year until reaching K-12 matriculation.

Applications for 2023-24 are now open.

About Ascent Classical Academy
of Grand Junction

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.

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Why We Study The Classics

Ms. Flatt, Upper School Department Head and Literature Teacher at Ascent Classical Academy of Northern Colorado, was asked to write on the importance of studying the classics: "Stories are powerful things. They tell us who we are, and in turn they also shape who we...

Headmaster Announcement

January 26, 2023 • Golden, Colorado  The governing board for Ascent Classical Academy Charter Schools unanimously approved and appointed a head of school for a campus opening in Grand Junction, Colorado, during its regular board meeting on Tuesday, January 24, 2023.  ...

CSI Approves Application for Ascent Classical Academy of Grand Junction

NEWS RELEASE  AUGUST 29, 2022 08:00 MDT GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - The Colorado Charter School Institute (CSI) Board of Directors approved the charter application for Ascent Classical Academy of Grand Junction in a consent agenda vote held Tuesday, Aug. 16, during its...

Ascent Classical Receives Unanimous School Board Approval for Authorization Release to Colorado Charter School Institute

NEWS RELEASE  MAY 6, 2022 08:00 MDT GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Tuesday, May 3, the Mesa County Valley School District 51 board voted 5-0 in support of relinquishing Ascent Classical Academy of Grand Junction to the Colorado Charter School Institute for authorization to...

Rising Above the Prevailing Culture

Enrollment season provides a chance to meet prospective parents, answer their questions, and get to know what they are looking for in a school. I always enjoy these sessions as I get a chance to brag about what we do and why we do it. I am constantly impressed by the...

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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