Maria was an average student who wanted to improve her GPA but was struggling with motivation and focusing on her homework. When her teacher started using Ascend to set academic goals, it provided Maria with the opportunity to assess her areas of growth and decide to focus on improving her grade in English. She also worked with her parents on a reward for improving her English grade: her own Kindle.

Over the course of just one school year, Maria improved her grade in English, resulting in a GPA improvement from 3.2 to 3.8. The use of Ascend and a reward system helped Maria stay focused on achieving her goal, and she recommends Ascend to any student looking to work toward improving their grades.


About Ascend

Ascend. is a student empowerment platform that enables schools and mentoring organizations to cultivate, track, and measure student goals and achievement. Ascend is proud to be a minority and woman-owned business and supports students through schools and mentoring organizations in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Texas, and beyond.