Our Vision

Our vision at ASCEND is to build a community, both on-line and in person, of families and individuals dedicated to promoting a life in Christ through faith, family, and education.  Raised in the power of the Holy Spirit’s sacramental presence, we prepare our families to be “lights onto the world” by our example of Love!

ASCEND Online is the first Catholic home school option in Canada directly supported by a diocese! Founded by Bishop David Monroe in April 2011, as the sixth school to operate under the direction of the Catholic Independent Schools of the Kamloops Diocese, to bless families by affirming the “domestic Church” in education!!!

Research affirms that parents and families are the central tenet of an excellent education. ASCEND supports experiential learning that fosters not only academic abilities but the faith, posture and preparedness to be leaders of faith and community. Learning in the home environment through ASCEND promotes the fact that as created by God we have a right to a safe emotional and physical environment that’s accepting and respectful of all persons.

We have exciting courses! There is growing awareness of the need to prepare tomorrow’s leaders with greater skills to compete in the global future while living and defending their faith. ASCEND will be offering all the courses required by the BC government to meet standards for obtaining a Dogwood.

By incorporating a blend of technology tools and time proven teaching resources and methods, ASCEND Online is able to offer an engaging, balanced education program unique to each student.

We have the mandate as Catholics, to be leaders! This means offering services and courses that are founded on the fundamentals of Catholic Faith and excellence that challenge and encourage our young people to fully develop who they are created to be.