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 regular board meeting.
This approval follows a similar unanimous vote from the Mesa County Valley School District 51 in May to relinquish Ascent Classical to CSI for authorization.
“This vote affirms the importance of school choice and parent involvement in our education system,” said Kim Gilmartin, director of new school development and outreach for Ascent Classical Academies. “The parents and advocates of Grand Junction spoke up and their voices were heard. We are proud to partner with CSI and the Grand Junction community to bring high-quality classical education to new students.”
The Grand Junction school will open in Fall 2023 as the third Ascent Classical Academy location authorized by CSI in Colorado. The tuition-free, public charter school plans to offer grades K-9 at the opening and will add a grade each year until reaching K-12. The enrollment lottery will be held in early spring and includes a weighted priority for free-and-reduced lunch-eligible or indigenous students.
Ascent Classical Academy provides an American Classical Education which draws from timeless issues involving the nature of mankind and society to explain the foundation of America’s republic – a society built on personal liberty and opportunity. This proven successful academic model utilizes the Core Knowledge curriculum, explicit phonics, and Singapore math to provide the support and tools necessary for all students to succeed in school in life.
Learn more about Ascent Classical Academy of Grand Junction, express interest in the school, and subscribe for email updates online at grandjunction.ascentclassical.org.