How it Works

Ascend supports schools and mentoring organizations nationwide in helping teen students set goals and build futures.

Ascend in Schools

Teachers and counselors use Ascend to support students with college and career readiness and social emotional learning (SEL).

Mentoring Organizations

Mentors use Ascend to connect with teens and help them identify the goals they need to succeed day-to-day and tomorrow.

Our Solution

Goal Setting

Students create goals that align to their future plans. Goals can focus on academics, behavior change, athletics, literacy, and more. Students and their parents or mentors discuss incentives to reward goal achievement.

Student Support

Students invite parents, family members, teachers, counselors, or mentors to help them achieve their goals. They can communicate in real-time about incentive negotiation, goal progress, and goal completion.

Data & Insights

Gain visibility into student post-high school plans, goals, and social support networks, so you and your staff can plan and execute on interventions for student achievement or support gaps.


What Our Students and Educators Say

Ascend inspired me to set goals on things I thought were impossible for me. I raised my GPA 0.6 points- from a 3.4 to a 4.0.


Charlotte, NC

Ascend was easy to use. My son was motivated to do well. I was worried about his grades and his future, and now I know he’s going to college.


Charlotte, NC

The student engagement and outcomes have been impressive to witness. We’ve seen students raise Cs and Ds to As and Bs in a single semester.


Charlotte, NC

Learn more

Are you ready to learn more about how Ascend can help your students achieve their goals?