Ascent Classical Academies is a growing network of charter public schools in Colorado.  Our vision is to help form the minds and hearts of our young people to prepare them to live independent, responsible, and joyful lives.

Ascent Classical Academies offers an American Classical Education and is affiliated with the Barney Charter School Initiative at Hillsdale College. Ascent Classical Academies currently has K-12 campuses in Lone Tree and Windsor, Colorado. Ascent Classical Academies offer a well-rounded liberal arts and classical education supporting the ideas and philosophy behind the ideals of the American Founding.

Currently Open Positions

Explore positions currently open at Ascent Classical Academy campuses and locations and join our team of professionals dedicated to classical education.​

Headmaster Fellowship 

In order to ensure families have strong school headmasters in Ascent Classical Academy schools, we have developed an Ascent Classical Leadership fellowship, to prepare experienced classical educators to lead and in some cases, open new Ascent Classical Academy schools.

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Curriculum Overview

The Grammar School (Kindergarten-6th Grade) curriculum focuses on a solid language arts core, comprised of explicit phonics, handwriting, and grammar, as well as Singapore math and the content-rich Core Knowledge curriculum. The classroom is traditionally structured and teachers provide direct instruction.

The Upper School (7th-12th Grade) curriculum instruction focuses on clear and effective written and oral communication. Students read and discuss whole books, study primary sources, prove geometric theorems, and engage in deep scientific investigations. To graduate, all seniors must write a senior thesis and deliver and defend it orally in front of fellow students, members of the faculty, and the Headmaster.

Teacher Qualifications

Teachers are hired based upon their moral and intellectual seriousness and dedication to the craft of teaching.  All teachers must be “highly-qualified.” Certification for teachers is neither required nor preferred.  The Special Education Director must be licensed, as required by the State of Colorado.

Applicants for positions in the Grammar School (Kindergarten-6th Grade) should have a broad liberal arts background. Applicants for positions in the Upper School (7th-12th Grade) should have an academic specialty in the subject to be taught. Preference will be given to candidates with an advanced academic degree.

All teachers at Ascent Classical Academy are responsible for the intellectual and moral atmosphere of the school.  As such, candidates should:

  • be well-organized
  • be able to communicate professionally with families
  • exhibit intellectual curiosity
  • use precise, edifying, and moderate speech
  • contribute to a collegial faculty across the school

Employment Particulars

Employees will be employed by Ascent Classical Academies and not individual school districts. We offer a competitive benefits plan. Employees’ compensation packages will be individually negotiated.

Each school year begins with several weeks of training, usually in mid-August.