The following is a sponsored message from Ascend Public Charter Schools.

Join Ascend, with caring, committed teachers who see the brilliance and potential in every child! Attend an Open House or apply for Fall 2024!

Brand New Ascend Schools Open Fall ’24: Cypress Hills Ascend Middle School at 2840 Atlantic Avenue and Flatbush Ascend Middle School at 1833 Nostrand Avenue.

Ascend Public Charter Schools is a network of K-12 public schools in Brooklyn dedicated to providing all students rich and challenging academics coupled with joyful learning experiences that empower students to live a life of boundless choice. Ascend schools are set apart by their approach to literacy instruction grounded in the Science of Reading, application of inquiry-based learning, a Responsive Classroom model, and their commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism.

Ascend cultivates a close-knit community of responsive teachers, meeting each child where they are and guiding them to reach their full potential. Starting in kindergarten, Ascend lower schools establish a foundation of strong basic skills in early literacy, math conceptual understanding, critical thinking, intellectual drive, and enthusiasm for learning. By middle school, students have developed academic skills, critical capacities, mental stamina, and a passion for learning, preparing them for an ambitious course of study. At Brooklyn Ascend High School, students participate in rigorous academic courses, including AP courses in math, science, ELA, and history, providing opportunities to earn college credit. The focus on experiential learning not only prepares students for a Regents diploma but also equips them with skills for a fulfilling life.

As a network, Ascend outperformed all their community school districts for both ELA and Math NY state exams and outperformed all NYC boroughs in the NYS Math exam! Recent results from the 2022-23 NY state test showcase Ascend’s excellence, with 60% proficient in Math and 59% in ELA, outperforming NYC schools by over 20%.

Sign-up for School Tours and Open Houses at Also, visit to enroll your child for the 2024-25 school year.