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Ascension Academy

Private | 6-12 | 150 students

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Posted December 26, 2009

Ascension Academy is the best school in Amarillo. It provides a safe and loving learning environment. The teachers and students are all nice and we all care for each other. Trust me I know, both as a student and coming from a public school to a private school. So I can honestly say that Ascension Academy is the best school in town!(:
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 30, 2008

Ascension is an excellent, college prep school with a small family feel among all of the families. It has an excellent faculty and tremendous Head of School. The facilities are new modern and wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2008

***** Ascension is Amarillo's premier college preparatory education! If you want your child to get the best possible education in Amarillo, and to be as prepared as possible for university life, you will choose Ascension.


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

We currently do not have any test score information for this school. Unlike public schools, private schools are not always required to report data about their schools or not required to take the same tests as public schools. Many private schools take different standardized tests; however, that information is often made available only to families of enrolled students. We strive to acquire additional private school data whenever available.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 31%
Hispanic 13% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Black 1% 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school AISD public schools
Home School association
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Spanish
Latin
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Source: Provided by a school official.

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Recognition from TAPPS for music and theatre performances (2008)

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Dr. William Summerhill
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Other
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (806) 342-0535

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Swimming
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • We have a very strong and active parent organization, and parents regularly volunteer plus run one of our two major fund-raising efforts. parents also help run our lunch program, support our booster club and provide transportation and other resources for our programs.
More from this school
  • This is a unique school in Amarillo in being both a rigorous college-prep curriculum and an faith-sensitive program where students can explore their own religious traditions (Christian and non-Christian).
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?

Students typically come from these schools
AISD public schools
Home School association

What does it cost?

Financial aid offered
Yes.

Planning ahead

College preparation / awareness offered
Community college courses
College prep programs/courses during the year
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
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Po Box 50729
Amarillo, TX 79159
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Phone: (806) 342-0515

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