The proposed mission of Canarsie Ascend is to equip every student with the knowledge, confidence,
and character to succeed in college and beyond. Students will, from the earliest grades, steadily build
a strong foundation of learning habits, critical thinking skills, and knowledge; excel academically as
they progress through the program, mastering high-level math and science; and graduate as confident
young adults, prepared to succeed as college students, citizens, and leaders in their chosen fields.
The founders will implement the
following key design elements in pursuit of the school’s mission:
- use of the SABIS educational system including a college-preparatory curriculum that is
tightly linked to an electronic assessment system, innovative pedagogical protocols, tools
for building a transformative school culture, and state-of-the-art school management
- the implementation of the No Excuses school culture, which endeavors to assertively
shape students’ habits, values, and aspirations; and
- a college preparatory environment of high expectations for all students.