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
Ascend Academy Charter High School is taking all the necessary steps to maintain the safety of our students, staff, families, community, and guests.
These include wearing of face coverings when appropriate, frequent sanitizing of all surfaces, maintaining physical distance, one-directional hallways, and all other guidance as recommended by the CDC. We will continue to monitor the guidance from our Public Health Experts and make adjustments as needed.
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.
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.
“Office Hours Mondays to Fridays 8am to 4pm “
SAFE. SUPPORTED. SUCCESSFUL.
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.
WHY ASCEND ACADEMY CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
State-of-the-art video surveillance throughout campus.
Metal detectors installed at every entrance.
PARKING LOT SURVEILLANCE
Both manned and video surveillance at parking areas.
For security purposes, all backpacks are searched.
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 Vision Statement
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.