Founding Families

Private Schools

Private schools partner with families during the founding of a school to ensure we have the capital and interest to successfully run and operate the school. For more information about opportunities for private schools, reach out to us to learn more. 

Charter Schools

We are pleased to offer future Ascent Classical™ families the opportunity to earn Founding Family status. 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: Once a charter application is submitted, we will work with families to track hours.

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, 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 a lottery the year before the school opens. 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.

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.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email for a list of current opportunities and to be added to our volunteer email list. Thank you for your support and partnership!