Founding Families

We are pleased to offer future Ascent Classical families the opportunity to earn Founding Family status prior to the school opening its doors on Aug. 28, 2023. Children of a Founding Family receive the highest priority in the enrollment lottery held each year, guaranteeing future students a seat when demand is highest.


Q: What does it take to become a Founding Family?
A: This priority can be earned by completing 30 volunteer hours, earning 15 student referrals, or a combination of both volunteering and referrals.

Q: How do I track and submit volunteer hours and referrals?
A: Download the Founding Family worksheet to track your efforts and email the completed form to no later than Aug. 25, 2023, to guarantee your status.

Q: My child is not school-aged; can I still earn Founding Family status?
A: Yes, as long as the requirements are met prior to the school’s opening on Aug. 28, 2023, you can earn Founding Family status for your future Ascent Classical students.

Q: How long does Founding Family status last?
A: Once earned, your status will be honored for all future students.

Q: What is the deadline for earning Founding Family status?
A: To ensure your child receives priority placement for the enrollment lottery, you must fulfill the requirements prior to the lottery on Feb. 1, 2023. If the lottery has passed and you would like to guarantee priority placement for future students, you must fulfill the requirements prior to the first day of school on Aug. 25, 2023.

Q: If we missed the lottery, why should we consider becoming a Founding Family?
A: This status is applicable in all future enrollment lotteries for all future students. While staff and sibling priorities are also considered, this may benefit your family long-term and your efforts to support our campus are invaluable.


Current Volunteer Opportunities

Date and Time Location Need Description
Currently Ongoing Neighborhoods near the School Volunteers to walk neighborhoods around ACA Grand Junction, leaving printed materials on doorknobs, likely talking to residents about the school coming to the area where they live.

Distribution of Door Hangers promoting ACA Grand junction

June 14, July 12 and 19, 4-6 p.m. Neighborhood Walmart Storefront tables at each entrance – talk to people coming in/out of store about the school, location, upcoming parent meetings, what you love about the school, hand out flyers, etc.


June 17,  12-2 p.m. Mesa Mall- inside on Cabela’s wing
(Monthly before Parent Meetings)
Information tabling inside – talk to people coming in/out of the store about the school, location, upcoming parent meetings, what you love about the school, hand out flyers, etc. Tabling
June 20, July 18 and 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Clifton Christian Church (3241 F 1/4 Rd) Supervise children of attendees, help kids with provided activities, help clean up and pack up.

Parent Information Meeting

July 4, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Main Street Grand Junction

Need parents & volunteers to walk with kids, pull wagons, hand out candy, pass out flyers, celebrate USA together.

A float is possible if there are willing builders, but we may just walk with other local groups who are already supporting Ascent.

Independence Day Parade
July 11-15, 10:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. Mesa County Fairgrounds

one-time set up of tent and table. Man the table to have kids activities, talk to people about the school, hand out flyers, etc.

Mesa County Fair
July Parent Meeting, TBD Clifton Christian Church (3241 F 1/4 Rd) Help with tabling at storefront tables on Wednesday before meeting and help with kids activities and supervision at meeting. Parent Information Meeting

If you are interested in volunteering at any of the above events to support Ascent Classical Academy of Grand Junction or for hours towards your Founding Family status, please email

To join the Founding Family interest list and receive updates about volunteer and referral opportunities, please subscribe below. If you have questions or concerns, please email