Ascent Classical™ Academies

We are working to establish K-12 tuition-free classical charter schools across South Carolina.

If you are interested in bringing An American Classical Education to your community, please share your interest.

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Apply today to become a member of our regional board. The board is composed of individuals who are committed to improving the quality of, and access to, classical education across the state.

Launch your career in classical education

Join an intellectually serious and supportive community of educators dedicated to training the minds and improving the hearts of Ascent students through the pursuit of excellence, the practice of self-discipline, and exemplifying what it means to be a team player.

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.

Ascent Classical™ Academies Announces Temporary Location for Irmo Campus Opening Fall 2024

May 20, 2024 • Columbia, South Carolina   Ascent Classical™ Academies is pleased to announce its Irmo school has secured a temporary location for the 2024-2025 school year at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, located at 6952 St Andrews Rd, Columbia, South Carolina.   ...

Ascent Classical Receives Unanimous Approval for Three Additional Campuses in South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina • May 3, 2024 Ascent Classical Academies (ACA) received unanimous approval to open three new schools in South Carolina on April 17 during The Charter Institute at Erskine’s regular board meeting. This approval expands ACA’s presence in South...

Ascent Classical™ Academies Seeks Mission-Aligned Individuals to Join Governing Board

May 3, 2024 • Golden, Colorado Ascent Classical™ Academies (ACA) is currently operating with a steering committee and is seeking to establish a permanent regional board in South Carolina. Ideal candidates are South Carolina natives who are committed to furthering...

Ascent Classical™ Academies Hires ACA Fort Mill Headmaster

April 18, 2024 • Golden, Colorado Ascent Classical™️ Academies (ACA) announces Dr. Clinton Condra as the inaugural Headmaster for its Fort Mill, South Carolina, campus. The campus is one of two schools opening in Fall 2024 and the first two South Carolina campuses for...

Colorado-Based Ascent Classical™ Campus Receives Performance Honor

February 22, 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 Announces Temporary Location for Fort Mill Campus Opening Fall 2024

February 20, 2024 • Rock Hill, South Carolina  Ascent Classical™ Academies is pleased to announce its Fort Mill school has secured a temporary location for the 2024-2025 school year at Hope Fellowship Church, located at 505 University Drive Rock Hill, South Carolina....

Ascent Classical™ Academies Hires ACA Irmo Headmaster

February 13, 2024 • Golden, Colorado Ascent Classical™ Academies (ACA) announces Anna Unversaw as the inaugural Headmaster for its Irmo, South Carolina, campus. The campus is one of two schools opening in Fall 2024 and the first two South Carolina campuses for ACA,...

Ascent Classical™ Hires Chief Financial Officer

February 6, 2024 • Golden, Colorado   Ascent Classical™ Academies (ACA) announces the hiring of Jon Dahlberg as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). This comes ahead of expansion operations in South Carolina, where ACA will open two new campuses in Fall 2024...

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.

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