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Ascend Learning

Nonprofit or community organization

Last modified: April 3, 2014, 2:10 PM

Description

Ascend Learning is a leading nonprofit charter management organization based in Brooklyn that creates scalable K-12 solutions to the underachievement of economically underserved children. Founded in 2008, Ascend Learning currently operates four high performing charter elementary schools and one middle school serving a total of 2,200 students. At maturity, each school will include a lower, middle and upper school.

The mission of Ascend schools is to equip every student with the knowledge, confidence and character to succeed in college and beyond. Its students will, from the earliest grades, steadily build a strong foundation of learning habits, critical thinking skills and knowledge; excel academically in the middle and high schools; and graduate as confident young adults, prepared to succeed as college students, citizens and leaders in their chosen fields.

GothamSchools, the leading independent news source on the New York public schools, has cited Brooklyn Ascend Charter School one of the "Top 10 Scoring Charter Schools" in the city, based on 2012 test scores. Ascend's students posted significantly higher proficiency levels on the New York State tests in English Language Arts and math in 2012 than the community school districts in which the schools are located, than New York City, and the state as whole. The results are remarkable for their consistency: In every Ascend school, grade and subject, proficiency levels were higher than any of the three comparison groups.

Unlike other CMO-run schools, Ascend's schools do not rely on philanthropic support at either the school or the network levels, occupy privately leased space at market rates, and are fully self-sustaining. The Ascend school design, a school culture of high academic expectations, and Ascend's ambitious humanities program, is designed to scale without limit.

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  • Director of Operations (Spanish Fluency Required) - Job

    Last updated:
    August 29, 2014
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY, US
    Description:
    Director of Operations (Spanish Fluency Required) About Ascend Learning Ascend Learning is paving a new path to college for students in Brooklyn. Founded in 2...
  • Part Time Counselor for After School Enrichment - Job

    Last updated:
    August 12, 2014
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY, US
    Description:
    Part Time Counselor for After School Enrichment About Ascend Learning Ascend Learning is paving a new path to college for students in Brooklyn. Founded in 20...
  • Talent Recruitment Manager - Job

    Last updated:
    July 28, 2014
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY, US
    Description:
    About Ascend Learning Ascend Learning is paving a new path to college for students in Brooklyn. Founded in 2008, our high performing charter network now serves...

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Website:
http://www.ascendlearning.org
Phone:
718-240-9162
Fax:
718-240-9140
Address:
205 Rockaway Parkway, Brooklyn, NY, 11212, US
Date Founded:
2008

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