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Mount Ascension Learning Academy Charter School

The “Mount Ascension Learning Academy” charter school will offer students in grades 6-12 a choice of virtual learning courses or a blend of virtual and in-person classes. Interested families will be provided guidance to help identify the best learning options for their student’s needs. All courses will be taught by certified in-person and virtual instructors.

Montessori Charter School

The district is transitioning its long-standing Montessori program to a charter school. This allows for the addition of a Montessori kindergarten class for the 2024-25 school year (The district’s pre-existing Montessori program offered grades 1-5 only).

Families who are interested in Montessori kindergarten for the 2024-25 school year are asked to complete the pre-registration form to be entered into a lottery for a slot.

About public charter schools

Helena Public Schools is among districts across Montana opening charter schools under House Bill 549passed by the 2023 Legislature.

The district hopes to continue to expand access to each of its charter schools in the coming years, dependent upon resources.

“We’re excited to offer these new learning opportunities for families,” said Superintendent Rex Weltz. “These programs offer flexibility for families and learning models that can be tailored to meet the needs of individual students.”

Space in all charter schools is based on availability. Families who are interested in enrolling for Fall 2024 are encouraged to register as soon as possible at

For more information, contact Valice Stevens at 324-2047.

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