Ascent Classical Academy recognizes students’ intellectual achievements through academic awards in individual subjects and in overall academic achievement.
Each quarter, Grammar School teachers have the opportunity to nominate their students for Virtue Awards, which are meant to honor and represent the school’s seven core virtues: courage, moderation, justice, responsibility, prudence, friendship, and wonder. Grammar School students are nominated based on their demonstration of one or several of these core virtues, and the nominations are read aloud by the Principal in front of the entire Grammar School. One winner is chosen for each core virtue, and those winners are determined by House Leadership in the Upper School. Virtue Award recipients receive a certificate during Lower School Opening Ceremonies. A wood plaque with their name and the virtue engraved onto it is added to our Virtue wall. These students are announced in our Monthly Newsletter.
Student of the Year
Each year, Upper School teachers have the opportunity to nominate students for the Student of the Year Award, which aims to recognize Upper School students who have made an impression with their attitude, behavior, demonstration of virtue, academic prowess, or a number of different traits that may catch a teacher’s attention as noteworthy. All nominations are read aloud by the teacher who nominated each student during Upper School Opening Ceremonies. A plaque with the winner’s name is added to the Student of the Year display.