Ascension Catholic High School

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Ascension Catholic High School
311 St. Vincent Street
Donaldsonville, (Ascension Parish), Louisiana 70346
United States
Coordinates 30°6′9″N 90°59′9″W / 30.10250°N 90.98583°W / 30.10250; -90.98583Coordinates: 30°6′9″N 90°59′9″W / 30.10250°N 90.98583°W / 30.10250; -90.98583
Type Private, Coeducational
Motto Honor ∙ Truth ∙ Loyalty
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1845
Principal John Beck Sr.
Chaplain Fr. Paul Yi
Grades Pre K - 12th grade
Language English
Hours in school day 8 am- 3 pm
Color(s) Purple and Gold         
Sports golf, basketball (boys and girls), tennis, football, softball, cross country, track, and volley ball (boys and girls)
Mascot Bulldogs
Team name Bulldogs, Lady Bulldogs (girls' sporting events)
Rival St. John and Ascension Christian
Accreditation Southern Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
Average ACT scores 21.2

Ascension Catholic High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Donaldsonville, Louisiana. It is the oldest Catholic school in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge


Ascension Catholic was established in 1845 as St. Vincent Institute by the Daughters of Charity.[2]

ACHS is known for having one of the premier athletic programs in Louisiana having won state championships in Football, Girls' Basketball, Baseball, Softball, and Cross Country.[citation needed]

Ascension Catholic High School has won 3 State Championships in Football. The Bulldogs football team has made 28 playoff appearances with 18 wins.[citation needed] The Bulldogs win over Jake Delhomme's Teurlings Catholic (66-6) remains as one of the biggest margins of victory in the semi-final round of the LHSAA playoffs.[citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]

  • James Carville - Nationally recognized political consultant and campaign adviser to President Bill Clinton
  • Vinnie Tortorich - Author, radio host, fitness trainer, and model


  1. ^ SACS-CASI. "SACS-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  2. ^ ACHS. "In the beginning". Retrieved 2007-05-11. 

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