Every student can reach their full potential
Ascend has developed and refined a flexible, whole-child approach to teaching and learning to increase social-emotional and academic growth among our lowest-performing students in urban public schools.
Our approach not only transforms outcomes for these high-need students, but also supports teachers by giving them the time and space they need to teach grade-level content effectively in the classroom.
In doing so, we revolutionize the landscape of urban public education: one student, classroom, and school at a time.
Ascend’s innovative solution
Changing when, where, and how supportive instruction is delivered
“The problem was hard. I kept getting stuck on one number. When my Learning Coach told me to work systematically, it gave me the confidence to do better.”
Elijah, 3rd grade
Unleashing the potential of classroom teachers
“I would have never expected for these students to be where they are this year had they not had the help of Ascend.”
Sonja McDowell, Ascend Partner Teacher
Partner with Ascend
Here’s how it works:
We work with corporate partners to install Learning Stations and secure program funding. Learn more about Ascend’s Learning Stations.
We collaborate with school leaders and teachers to solidify on-the-ground program logistics and the introduction of our school-based team.
Our School Partners say...
“If the Ascend model could scale up to be in every school, every classroom, partnering with the classroom teacher in implementing interventions that are actually useful for kids to close those learning gaps and to better perform in the classroom… I think that is so powerful.”