New Parents’ Guide

Welcome to Ascent Classical Academy Northern Colorado, a Tuition-Free Classical Charter School!

We are excited to have your family join our community and we look forward to providing your child a robust classical education that combines the pursuit of knowledge with the development of virtue.

This Parent’s Guide includes important information to prepare you and your child for a successful year at Ascent Classical Academy.

After Accepting an Offer

Once you have accepted an offer for your child, we will begin the process of registration and transferring your child’s records and enrollment to Ascent Classical Academy.  You will receive a call or email from our Student Affairs Coordinator, Mrs. Greely.  You may verify your child’s enrollment or waitlist status at anytime through our online application and enrollment system.

If your child has any special needs, we will follow up with you to ensure we have any additional information and existing plans to ensure we’re prepared to serve your child.

Your child will be given his or her teacher assignments close to the beginning of school.

School Calendar

As a charter school, Ascent Classical Academy manages its own calendar, while ensuring it meets state requirements for student contact days.  Our holidays roughly mirror those of Poudre School District Schools though there are minor differences to note.  The 2021/2022 calendar is available here.

The first day of school will be September 7, 2021 and will conclude the Friday, May 27, 2022. 


Part of our mission is to ensure a disciplined and orderly environment in which kids can learn.  Ascent Classical Academy has a uniform policy to help achieve this.  Detailed information about our uniforms is found on our uniform page.  All items with a logo must be ordered through Lands’ End, our uniform provider.  Other items, such as pants and white shirts may be purchased from local vendors as well.


Ascent Classical Academy Northern Colorado will be operating a bus between Dayspring Christian Church, right off Windsor exit 392, and our school in Fort Collins for the school year 2020/2021.  If you are interested in having your child(ren) ride the bus, please secure your seat(s) by completing this form.  We will email an invoice and online payment option to allow you to place a deposit for the first month.

Below are the details for the bus:
Pick-up/Drop-off Location:  Dayspring Christian Church, 8005 Highland Meadows Pkwy, Fort Collins, CO 80528
Morning Pick-up Time:  Children can board bus at 7:05 a.m. Bus leaves for the school at 7:15 a.m.
Afternoon Drop-off Time:  Bus will leave the school at 3:15 p.m.  Arrive at drop-off location at 3:30 to 3:40 p.m.
Fee to Ride Bus:  $50/month per child.  Half-day kindergartners (one-way) $25/month per child.






We always appreciate parent help with organizing events. Please contact Mrs. Greely if you would like to volunteer to support the school.



Other Frequently Asked Questions

We are bringing on more staff as the school year gets closer.  Please feel free to visit our Frequently Asked Questions section or contact us with other questions.

We look forward to serving your family this upcoming school year!