The name Ascender comes from the acronym ASCEND: Achieving, Student, Confidence, Encouraging New Dreams (a name selected by ACC students). This program combines accelerated instruction in English, academic counseling, writing assistance and mentoring by members of the community. Participating students will first earn an Associate degree, then transfer to a four-year university and continue on the path to completing a Bachelor degree.
CATCH THE NEXT, INC. is a college readiness and completion organization empowering students to catch their college and career dreams. CTN’s focuses on creating a culture of evidence and engagement leading to college completion. CTN was established in 2009 to improve the educational outcomes of Latino and underserved student populations throughout the state.
Students belong to a cohort, they develop friendships and a sense of community through culturally enriching activities, college tours, motivational sessions from national speakers and community leaders who can help them build valuable professional networks.
You receive academic support throughout your college career until you earn an associate degree and transfer to a four-year university.
In the first semester you are part of cohort and take the following classes:
In your second semester you continue in the cohort taking,
All Degrees and Majors/Areas of Study are able to join the program! Any student is welcome, regardless of age, race, gender, etc.
Anyone interested in joining Ascender can complete our Student Interest Form or email firstname.lastname@example.org. A team member will be happy to assist you.
For STEM and Non-STEM students
Writing: 347 with an essay score of 3 or higher
Note: While joining the program, you agree to participate in all events and be involved with your mentor, as this is a commitment. A commitment form will be signed prior to joining the program.