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Ascend Public Charter Schools is a network of K-12 schools in Brooklyn that exists to serve every student - to help them embody their inherent excellence by providing rich, joyful learning experiences that unlock a life of boundless choice. Ascend honors, nurtures and challenges the whole child. They foster critical thinking skills and a love of learning through their inquiry-based learning approach, Responsive Classroom model, and anti-racist education. Ascend is deeply committed to advancing educational equity for all of our students.

Ascend’s ambitious programming inspires intellectual curiosity, strong confidence, self expression and academic drive in full alignment with Common Core and Next Generation standards. Students receive a well-rounded education through elective classes in art, dance, music, and computer science. Beginning in Kindergarten, their lower schools establish a strong foundation by focusing on fundamental literacy and math skills. Their middle school students develop a conceptual understanding of math and science, analyze and evaluate ideas in English language arts, and cultivate critical thinking in social studies. From there, their high school curriculum exposes students to Regents and Advanced Placement courses that foster independence and prepare them to live a life of boundless choice.

Ascend consistently outperforms other schools in testing results. Students beat the NY State results by 10% in Math and 8.1% in ELA, NYC Department of Education results by 10.7% in Math and 5.7% in ELA, and NYC Charters by 2.3% in Math during the 21-22 school year. In their 2022 graduating class, 100% of seniors selected a post-graduation path. 85% went to a 4-year university, 10% joined a specified trade or workforce program, 3% have committed to the military, and 2% are participating in a gap year program.

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