Ascend Now has 2 branches of courses: Academics and Beyond Academics.
Our academic side offers IB courses taught by IB Examiners, AP and A level courses as well as college test prep courses. We not only focus on improving the student's grade but also on building a passion for that subject.
Our Beyond Academic side has courses such as personal finance, journalism, book publishing, the economics of video games, executive function and many more. These courses are designed for those students that want to expand their knowledge and work on interesting projects with tangible outcomes.
IB AND AP EXAMINERS
HOURS OF CLASS TAUGHT
Ascend Now Superstars
The Kid Consultants is a team of students from Ascend Now that advise companies whose target market include young children. He led the project where the team worked with Tiffin Labs, a cloud kitchen in Singapore.
Ryan founded Instahandy. This company provides handyman services on demand, similar to the Uber business model. He is presenting his idea to the CEO and board of Livspace - an interior design company with a valuation of over 500 million USD.
Rayden has published numerous articles on Thrive Global - a community platform run by the Huffington Post. He has also edited an article about Ascend Now that got featured in Tech in Asia. Check it out.
Rayden founded Filtro during the COVID 19 pandemic. His company makes hand-painted masks. He generated over 7,000 USD in revenue and donated the proceeds towards purchasing hand sanitization kits to people who couldn't afford them.
With the help of Ascend Now, Nico found a way to making gaming productive. He set up his own streaming channel and created a merchandise store for when he builds a following.
Nico won the Ascend Now Winter Bullpen with his idea of RookieMatch. This start-up focused on connecting scouts to high school athletes. He won a cash price of USD 1,500 and has begun working on his MVP.
Alicia founded FitnessForGoodness. A non-profit focused on generating money for various causes by encouraging people to exercise. She has raised over 20,000 USD from 4 different campaigns. Ascend Now helped design her platform.
Alicia is a basketball player and a pianist. Ascend Now helps provide academic support so she can continue to fuel her passions without her grades taking a hit. We hope to get tickets to her first concert some day!
ATHLETE & MUSICIAN
Pho Warso, also known as Jeff is a host and speaker for a child series hosted by the Popular Journal in Burma. His talks and shows have had over 10 million views on Facebook.
Jeff has worked with Ascend Now to extensively build his business acumen. He now serves as a Kid Consultant to many of the other students and start-ups that Ascend Now work with. He is currently working on 2 startup ideas of his own.
SPEAKER AND HOST
Annika went through the Ascend Now Entrepreneurship course and ended up building her Thrift store on Instagram. This is called Thriftedgalore and has over 2000 followers on Instagram. She continues to build the circular economy to slow down fast fashion with over 100 pieces of clothing already sold.
Annika won the first women bullpen. She had an idea called CircleShare - it was a mobile app that helped people deal with mental health concerns and cope with addiction. She is now in the MVP phase of building the product out with some of our Ascend Now mentors.
EX STORE OWNER
My grandson studied in Melbourne but came to Singapore in 2020 to serve his National Service. He decided to register for the UK GCE A levels. Unfortunately, because he was so busy with his duties, he only realised the papers started on October 12, 2020, when he received his notification on 2nd October. Desperate, we were willing to let him forgo the exams as it was less than 2 weeks before the commencement, but he wanted to attempt them nevertheless. We called so many local tutors who immediately rejected us for fear he would not do well.
Ascend was highly recommended by a dear friend whose daughter did so well. I spoke with Devi from Ascend on October 4th. I was so grateful when she immediately accepted my grandson and assured me her tutors would try their best.
My grandson did well ( as far as I am concerned ) and managed a C for his economics which is amazing given the time frame and the fact that he was busy as he had to concurrently serve his national service whilst attempting the daunting A levels examination.
What is more important to me, was Devi, the principal. She counselled and consulted my grandson throughout and even helped him prepare for his English A level exams. She still keeps in touch and is so caring. I would recommend Ascend with full belief that they will strive to ensure that the student gets the best available help.