School Profile


College Code:             440-122

ADMINISTRATION

Dr. William Summerhill, Head of School

Ms. Katy Engler, Director of Admission and Marketing

Mr. Dwain Williams, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Bill Hamilton, Athletic Director

STUDENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT

Ms. Carmen Ramos, School Counselor

Mrs. Jackie Chase, Dean of Students

Mr. Tim Reid, Assistant Dean of Students

Mrs. Claudia McClellan, R. N., School Nurse

FACULTY

Teaching Staff 36

Full time 23

Part time 13

With Advanced Degrees 23

SCHOOL FACTS

Type Private College Preparatory

Religious Affiliation Non-denominational, faith affirming, and inclusive 

Established 2000

Grades 6 – 12

Total Enrollment 195

Middle School 98

High School 97

Grading Two-semester plan

ACCREDITATION

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)

Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS)

Member of National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

Member of the Texas Private School Association (TPSA)

CURRICULUM FEATURES

All core classes in English, foreign language, Spanish, math, science, and history are vertically aligned from the middle school to feed into the AP curriculum at the high school level. Three religious track options offered in a religion requirement. Fine arts, public speaking, health and PE/athletics required.

DUAL CREDIT

English IV Pre-Calculus

Government US History

Life Science

ADVANCED PLACEMENT

English III

Calculus AB

Government

English IV

Biology

Chemistry

U. S. History

Latin

Physics

Computer Science


POST GRADUATE DESTINATIONS

Yale University

Texas Tech University 

St. Gregory University

Rice University 

Oklahoma University

Texas A&M – College Station 

Texas Tech University  & Honors College

Baylor University 

Amarillo College

Southern Methodist University 

Marymount Manhattan College

Southwestern University 

University of Texas at Austin

West Texas A&M 

University Rocky Mountain College

United States Navy 

University of Nebraska

University of Dallas 

Centenary College of Louisiana

Langston University 

University RWTH, Aachen, Germany

Troy University 

University of Arizona

Texas A & M – Galveston 

George Mason University

KIT, Karlsruhe Germany 

Clemson University 

UCLA

CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS

Ascension Ambassadors 

National Honor Society 

Junior Classical League 

Chess Club 

National Junior Honor Society 

Student Council

Fuel Cell Club 

TAPPS Academic Team 

Yearbook

Spanish Club 

Math Counts

Community Service Program 

Science Bowl


ATHLETIC TEAMS

Girls’ Volleyball

Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country

Golf

Girls’ Basketball

Boys’ and Girls’ Spring Track

Tennis

Boys’ Basketball

Boys’ and Girls’ Swimming

Fencing







GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

TOTAL OF 28

Math

4

Fine Art

2

Science

4

Electives

2.3

English

4

Physical Education

1.3

Social Studies

4

Speech

.5

Foreign Language

3

Health

.5

Religion

2.4


Ascension Academy is a non-ranking school.

Grade point is on 4-point scale and is weighted for Pre-AP and AP classes.

*GPA range, class of 2017: 2.972—4.363

2016-17 average class size: 11.99 

Student: Teacher Ratio = 5.7:1