Does ACH provide Tops opportunity?

Yes. Many parents have questions about TOPS scholarships for their children. While ACH provides the necessary courses for students to apply for TOPS awards, the courses alone do not qualify your child to receive TOPS scholarships if your plans are to attend a four year college. ACT scores and the core courses combined determine the TOPS scholarship. TOPS awards are also available for students wanting to attend a community college or technical college in Louisiana. Ask our school counselor for more information on TOPS awards and the requirements.

Is ACH a state approved school?

Yes. ACH is not only state approved, but it is also accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Ascension Christian is also the only certified S.T.E.M. school in Louisiana.

Does ACH provide the appropriate credits to graduate with a high school diploma?

Yes. ACH, as a state approved school, will issue accredited high school diplomas that are transferable to any college in the nation.

Does ACH provide opportunity for students to earn college credits with attending High School?

Yes. ACH follows the necessary course curriculum to not only graduate but to graduate with college credits. Through dual enrollment opportunities with Southeastern Louisiana State University and Our Lady of the Lake College, students can obtain college credits while attending high school. Students must meet ACT benchmarks to qualify for dual enrollment courses. To find out more about the college options at ACH, speak to the school counselor.

Does ACH have a sports program?

Yes. ACH is a member of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA). ACH competes in Division I-A sports. Students compete in football, volleyball, basketball, baseball, softball, track, tennis, and soccer. Annually, ACH assesses student interests in athletics to determine if competing in any minor sports may be optional. ACH has won a state championship in lady’s tennis, 2013 and 2014 and a state runner-up in men’s tennis, 2013. The 2016 Men’s Tennis Champion was also from ACH. The volleyball team has been ranked in the top 10 teams several years and has played at the Pontchartrain Center in the semi-finals multiple times.

Does ACH have certified teachers?

Yes. As a state approved and SACS accredited school, ACH must follow specific guidelines when hiring teachers.

Does ACH have a Visual and Performing Arts program?

Yes. ACH provides students with music classes to study piano and orchestra. The music directors are Dr. Borislava Iltcheva, the Concert Master of the Baton Rouge Symphony, and Mr. Aaron Farrell, Principal Violinist of the Baton Rouge Symphony. Instruments are supplied by the school for a fee. Also, ACH has an Art studio. Students are given art classes where they learn various art themes. Finally, ACH supports students in Theater performance. The theater director is Alicia Morton whose credits include “Annie” in Disney’s television movie of “Annie” starring Kathy Bates (1999).Students begin building their acting and singing skills in classes and showcase what they learn in school productions.

Does ACH have a science lab?

Yes. ACH supports student-learning in science by providing adequate time in the science laboratory for hands-on experimentation in groups and individually.

Does ACH have clubs and extra-curricular activities?

Yes. Students can participate in clubs such as student government, Jr. BETA, Sr. BETA, National Honor Society, and other school sponsored clubs.

Is there an honor track at ACH?

Yes. ACH offers honors courses for students whose grades indicate their ability to achieve honors requirements. Honors courses are necessary to encourage students to greater exploration in subject areas. College courses are also part of the course offerings at ACH.


If you have any questions that have not been addressed, please call us at 225-622-2800. We will be happy to speak to you about Ascension Christian High.