Our curriculum is designed to reestablish confidence, agility, and self-agency.

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Research conducted by Ascent Decisions faculty shows that in comparison to students who permanently drop-out, those who ultimately return to college report a greater sense of agility.

Our Curriculum

We teach a curriculum-based program that focuses on cognitive, expressive, and physical agility.

Morning Reflections

Morning Reflections

A relaxed opportunity to discuss previously covered concepts and events

Critical Thinking / Journal Club

Critical Thinking / Journal Club

Expanding the way we think about situations, concepts and events

Yoga/Stretching

Yoga/Stretching

Flexibility work designed to maintain a range of motion

Seminar

Seminar

Structured content directed towards understanding the brain, mental processes and human behavior

Executive Skills Development

Executive Skills Development

Adulting workshops designed to provide practical hard and soft life skills

Invited Lecture Series

Invited Lecture Series

An opportunity to hear and learn from another's experience

Improvisation

Improvisation

Exercises and activities designed to improve the clarity of expression

Creativity workshop

Creativity workshop

Developing greater self-awareness through various forms of creative expression

Critical Thinking / Journal Club

Daily News

A presentation, discussion, and critical analysis of current events

Physical Fitness and Training

Physical Fitness and Training

A comprehensive physical training experience and fitness education program

Principle 1: Human action consists of either “approach” or “withdraw” behavior. A conflict between these two actions is called “hedging” or indecision. Similarly, important decisions come in one of two flavors, either towards growth or in response to fear. We are never happiest when we are withdrawing or making decisions in fear.
Principle 2: Agility is the ability to rapidly comprehend and swiftly respond physically, cognitively, and emotionally to unpredictable environments or anticipate unplanned conditions towards more positive outcomes.
Principle 3: Agility in mind, body and spirit stems from cognitive, physical and expressive flexibility. Like the ancient Japanese proverb states, “The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists.”
Principle 4: The opposite of stress is not relaxation but control. When we feel in control, we do not experience stress and we can make decisions with greater clarity. Conversely, when we feel clear in thought, we feel balanced.
Principle 5: At the foundation of agility is a sense of stability. To respond effectively, one must first feel balanced, stable and in control. Ascent Decisions methods are designed to promote a greater sense of balance, control, and ultimately agency.


Through a shared group entrenchment experience, Ascent Decisions helps college students learn to make the changes necessary to obtain a greater sense of balance, control, agility, and ultimately self-agency.

We help college students make changes to lead a more productive, healthier, and successful and scholastic experience.

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