School Accountability Committee

A scThe state of Colorado requires each school to have a School Accountability Committee (SAC) consisting of parents, teachers, and community members charged with advising the administration on the improvement of the school. The SAC is tasked with informing, encouraging, and providing opportunities for parent and community members to be involved in the planning and evaluation of the school’s instructional program and quality improvement processes.

To achieve these goals throughout the year the SAC members will:

  • Review Standardized Assessment Data with school administration and identify needed areas of growth.
  • Review the schools Unified Improvement Plan (UIP) developed by the school administration to address needed areas of growth.
  • Administer Parent Satisfaction Surveys and report results and SAC recommendations to the Ascent Classical Academy Board of Directors.
  • Report, at least annually, to the Ascent Classical Academy Board of Directors, on the educational performance of the school and provide data for the appraisal of such performance.


Members of the 2023-2024 Ascent Accountability Committee include:

Headmaster: Trent Kramer
Chair: Jessica McDonald
Parents: Shea Maimbourg, Nicole Stroud, James Hayes, Brandyn Heustis
Parent Liaison: Megan Engelstad
Teachers: Stephen Tanquist
Community Members: Laurie Marks, Wayne Brothers


Our upcoming meetings are scheduled for March 4th, April 1st, and May 6th. Minutes will be posted here.