Ascent Classical Academy recognizes students’ intellectual achievements through academic awards in individual subjects and in overall academic achievement. 

Virtue Awards

Each quarter, our faculty 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. Students, grades K-10, are nominated based on their demonstration of one or several of these core virtues, and the nominations are read aloud by their teachers and presented with a certificate by the headmaster in front of the entire school. One winner is chosen for each core virtue.

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.