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Ascend Academy Charter High School is now accepting registrations for enrollment in the 2021-2022 school year

    The highest health standards for in-person learning will be noted from the minute students arrive on campus and throughout the entire day. Surfaces will be sanitized each night and between classes. And personal safety measures will also be in place, ranging from bag checks, to metal detectors, and the presence of armed police officers from Margate Police Department.

    *When registering, it is best to use a desktop computer rather than a mobile phone.

    NEWS & UPDATES

    New Principal Named for Ascend Academy Charter High School!

    The Governing Board has named our own Ms. Stacy Johnson, former Ascend Academy Charter HS Education Manager as the new principal, replacing Mr. Alessi who founded the school in 2015. Ms. Johnson brings rich experience to the job, and the announcement at the graduation ceremony in June brought resounding applause to this new appointment. Mr. Alessi will stay active with a new role as Executive Director, encompassing his skills in budget management and curriculum oversight.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    REPORT ABUSE HOTLINE

    If you are being abused, or you know someone who may be a victim of abuse, please call: DCF Report Abuse Hotline phone number. 1-800-962-2873 There are trained counselors standing by 24/7–don’t handle it alone! Help is just a phone call away.

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    New Career/Elective Classes

    In keeping with our mission of expanding career choice options for our students, the school has invested in a new Drone program as a means to get a diploma and move immediately into an expanding career field. New classes in technology are also being added to student schedules, while HVAC (Air conditioning repair and maintenance) and nursing programs are scheduled to being in Spring 2022.

    “Summer Hours Mondays to Thursdays 9am to 3pm “

    SAFE. SUPPORTED. SUCCESSFUL.

    The leadership, teachers, and staff of Ascend Academy are committed to providing students with individualized opportunities for academic and social success – in a safe and engaging environment. We know the available options, we understand the limitations faced by many of our students, and we want to ensure a solid future for them. Since 2015, Ascend Academy Charter High School has empowered, supported, and championed youth when others have given up.

    At Ascend, we are there for our students as a support system and as their advocates. With our blended learning model, students learn at their own pace using our online Apex curriculum, while having certified teachers in the classrooms, using one-on-one strategies, to help students navigate and master the content. Our curriculum meets each student at their academic level while challenging them to grow.

    Our culture is built on empowering youth, believing in them, and challenging them to do their very best. Our supportive and encouraging environment shows students they have the smarts and are capable of succeeding as long as they apply themselves.

    CLASS ROOM GALLERY

    WHY ASCEND ACADEMY CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL

    IMPROVED PERFORMANCE

    Our blended learning allows student to learn at their pace with online 24-hour accessibility. Certified teachers are readily available in class to assist students in achieving content mastery.

    YOUTH EMPOWERMENT

    Our encouraging environment enables students to do their very best. Not only is this evident in their grades, but it also helps students realize their capabilities and potential.

     SAFE & SECURE

    Our zero-tolerance approach and inclusive environment creates a safe, secure, and worry-free environment that empowers students and focuses them on their academics while they do their best work, and build strong relationships with each other.

    SUPPORT AND ADVOCACY

    Faculty and staff are committed to being there for students, supporting and advocating for them – no matter the life events or circumstances. We share the same goal of championing student success.

    REMOVAL OF BARRIERS

    We know the challenges that our students are often facing. We provide resources, direction, and guidance to open the door to opportunities and ensure their needs are met.

    RESTORING VISION

    We provide mentors so students may restore faith and hope for their futures. Whether students want to go to college or pursue a career, we will help them formulate a plan to move toward their goals.

    “I FEEL SAFE AT SCHOOL”

     

    When we ask our students why they are here at Ascend, the number one answer we hear is, “I feel safe.” We have zero tolerance for bullying, and students know they can turn to our teachers and leadership if they ever have a concern. We’ve also put state-of-the-art security measures in place and have a long-standing positive relationship with the Margate Police Department. Our students, staff and guests have wraparound security that keeps everyone safe, 24 hours a day.

    SECURE ENTRANCE SYSTEM

    Limited access and staffed entrances for all student areas.

    VIDEO SURVEILLANCE

    State-of-the-art video surveillance throughout campus.

    METAL DETECTORS

    Metal detectors installed at every entrance.

    PARKING LOT SURVEILLANCE

    Both manned and video surveillance at parking areas.

    BACKPACK SEARCHES

    For security purposes, all backpacks are searched.

    SECURE CAMPUS

    Property patrolled by certified Police Officer and Security Specialist.

    Don’t take our word for it…

    See what our students have to say.

    “Ascend Academy Charter High School gave me a chance to make up my credits and still graduate on time. They cared enough to give me a plan that worked!”
    KRYSTAL B, 2017 GRADUATE

    “Public high schools are too big, but Ascend is small enough that my teachers and the administrators got to know me fast and were able to help me with the advanced classes I needed to graduate.”
    MELISSA C., 2018 GRADUATE

    “I feel safe at Ascend Academy High School. There is a police officer at the door as I walk in each morning, and I don’t worry about kids causing problems because the staff cares about our safety.”
    ELIZABETH M., SENIOR

    “The vision of Ascend Academy Charter High School has not wavered from its original concept:  individualize student learning plans, provide an impeccably clean, secure environment, and hire staff who effectively combine curriculum content and compassion every day. It’s simple. And it works. Just ask our graduates.”

    – Vince Alessi, Principal