Character Education as an Integral Element of Classical Education
The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) published a brief on civic learning and education as an integrated component of the school culture and curriculum at Ridgeview Classical Schools in Fort Collins, Colorado. This brief does a great job encapsulating why character development and virtue is a critical to educating young students as the traditional academic lessons in a school.
Education in a classical program like Ridgeview Classical, and what we strive for at Ascent Classical Academy, is “never simply education for knowledge; it is always education for character.”
This brief goes more in depth on what makes a good classical school, with its focus on primary source documents and the Socratic style of learning, along with describing why character development is a main ends to education.
Honoring Our Veterans
As part of our American Classical Education, Ascent Classical students honor the intellectual and moral inheritance from the western tradition, pointing to the timeless truths and principles espoused by our forefathers. They study our founding documents and learn how the courage of our founding fathers and military created the free and flourishing republic we enjoy today.
Annual Notice of Proposed School Budgets (2022-2023)
Pursuant to C.R.S. 22-44-109 and guidance from the schools’ authorizer CSI, the proposed 22-23 budget is being kept on file in the admin offices at
Rising Above The Prevailing Culture
Enrollment season provides a chance to meet prospective parents, answer their questions, and get to know what they are looking for in a school.
What are the Liberal Arts and Why is this Education Indispensable for Our Children and Country?
Translated from the Latin, artes liberals, the liberal arts are those subjects or skills that in classical antiquity were considered essential and worthy for a free man in order to take an active part in civic life.