Campion Academy is an Seventh-day Adventist college preparatory school offering classes in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics.
Spiritual Growth & Religion
Bible I: Freshman Bible
Freshmen will take an in-depth look into the incredible beginnings of the Bible where God creates the world and then promises to fix our mistakes. They will then examine the life of Christ here on this earth and explore all the amazing things that were left to us as challenges. Goal: To help the students completely know why Christ came and also to take that knowledge and start forming an understanding of why we are Christians.
Bible II: Sophomore Bible
Sophomores will study the experiences from bondage to freedom of God’s chosen people. They will then study Acts, early church history, and the beginning 14 of the Christian church as we know it. Goal: To help each student feel like he or she is also set apart and here to help to achieve God’s ultimate plan to return and take His chosen back with Him.
Bible III: Junior Bible
Juniors will begin to look carefully at prophecy and study what things have happened and what things are still out there waiting to be fulfilled. They will also take a comprehensive look at the fundamental doctrines of the Adventist Church. They will then look at other religions so that they can understand how to find a common ground in order to reach these other belief systems. Goal: To help each student grasp the real truth about the Adventist Church but to also personalize the working knowledge into a true personal theology.
Bible IV: Senior Bible
Seniors will learn about lifestyle issues and challenges that they will face as they enter college and beyond. They will look at financial issues, dating and marriage, family planning, career choices, and moral dilemmas. Students will also take a deeper look into studying and applying scripture. Goal: To help each student realize that God can and wants to be incorporated into every decision that he or she will make, no matter the size or importance.
English I is a survey class of literature, writing, and speech. Literature includes short stories, drama, poetry, and the novel. Basic writing and grammar skills are practiced in both free writing and edited work.
English II is a survey class of literature, writing, and speech. In studying several genres of literature, the students will develop literary understanding and learn basic literary terms. The students will continue to develop their individual writing styles as they produce both informal and fully edited papers.
: Students will read selections by American authors who have influenced American society. Major works will be studied in the context of American literary periods. Emphasis will be given to analyzing and evaluating literary concepts and to critical reading and thinking skills. Students will write expository essays on literature selections studied.
In this course students develop their thinking, reading, writing, speaking and listening skills through the study of British literature. This course covers the major literary periods, beginning with Anglo-Saxon times and continuing to the present day. Students will study specific authors, ideas, and styles while becoming acquainted with the political, economic, and cultural forces which influenced developments in literature. Assessment for this course includes writing assignments, quizzes, tests, projects, and oral presentations.
In this course students develop their language and communication skills, written in particular, with an eye toward effects of technology on writing. This course will provide students with the opportunity to gain practice in writing for diverse audiences and situations while using different modes. Emphasis is given to the rhetorical situation of every writing task. Students will also engage in close reading, develop oral presentations skills, and complete a major argument project.
College Writing* - dual credit
This course focuses on developing composing practices that will prepare students for success in college. Therefore, the course focuses on critical reading and inquiry, writing for a variety of rhetorical situations, and learning effective writing processes. Seniors who qualify with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 over the last two semesters, and an English ACT raw score of 21 or an SAT Verbal score of 490 may elect to join the class.
Journalism & Communication
This course is designed to teach junior and senior students the fundamentals of journalism and communication using digital media. Students who excel in communication skills will be selected for the course. The focus will be sharing Campion’s news and feature stories through effective writing, photography, videography, and graphic design. Students will manage and produce the school’s weekly e- newsletter, website, social media posts, and press releases for other local media sources.
.This study of human history reflects on the cause for the rise and fall of nations. Students apply their knowledge of history to living well as citizens now and for eternity. Themes explored from the earliest civilizations to the present include: the effect of political and economic systems and religious values on civilization, how 21 different societies were formed & changed, and art as an expression of the values, needs, and change on society.
This class is a broad overview of the political, military, cultural, and social events of each time period of U.S. history from the Colonial Period to the present. The twentieth century is covered in more detail than early U.S. history.
A semester class in the American governmental system. The political, legislative, judicial, and economic systems are covered. Civil rights, the role of the media, and comparative economic and political systems are included. This class is required of seniors.
Advanced American Government* - dual credit
An advanced semester class in the American governmental system. The class is designed to challenge those students who wish to delve deeper into the concept of government through the use of classic political science literature as well as the traditional American government curriculum.
World Languages & Cultures
This is an introductory course designed to help the student attain proficiency in understanding, speaking, and reading Spanish including a general acquaintance with Spanish grammar. Time will also be spent in learning Spanish culture. Fluent Spanish speakers may elect to take the FLATS exam to receive credit. Underclassmen wishing to enroll in Spanish need to submit a request to the Academic Standards Committee. Two years of foreign language is required for a College Prep diploma.
This course includes a broad variety of proficiency-building materials and supplementary cultural material. Emphasis will be on helping the student become competent in oral and written communication. Spanish films and scripture passages are included in the learning process. If a student passes Spanish II with at least a B, he or she should be prepared to take college intermediate Spanish, which is required by most Bachelor of Arts degrees
A course covering both physical and cultural geography. Students will complete research-based projects related to the countries of their choice. Being able to label and identify political and physical landmarks will be required.
A study of the fundamental principles of algebra and their application to problem solving. The process of solving equations progresses from simple linear equations and their graphs to linear systems and quadratic equations. Skill is developed in operating with polynomials, algebraic fractions, and radicals.
The skills and concepts of Algebra I are reviewed and considered from a more advanced standpoint. The real number system is extended to the complex number system. Basically a study of functions, this course includes the exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions.
In this course, students will develop powers of spatial visualization, strengthen algebraic skills, understand methods of coordinate geometry, gain skill in mathematical proof and deductive reasoning, and improve problem solving ability. Students will also find areas and volumes of plane and solid figures.
This course is a survey of personal financial basics that emphasizes applied math functions in today’s world. The math skills learned in this class may be used with credit cards, taxes, real estate, banking, and related fields. This course also examines financial and economic concepts relating to the US economy and how that impacts individual financial planning. College credit is available through Colorado Christian University. Students wishing to earn college credit will have to complete supplemental assignments, and will complete a Microeconomics college course.
Pre-Calculus- dual credit optional
This class will require students to apply their skills in Algebra II and Trigonometry to advanced problem solving in preparation for Calculus. The topics covered will be linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions as well as systems of equations, sequences, series, and probability. Calculus may be introduced as time permits. College credit is available through Union College.
Calculus* -dual credit
A college level course valuable for students majoring in medicine, business, architecture, engineering, science, or math. An ACT math score of 23 is recommended. College credit is available through Union College.
Science & Technology
This course covers a wide range of topics, including astronomy, geology, meteorology, and oceanography. The interrelationships of these studies and their importance to humanity are an integral theme of how the material is presented.
The study of all living things, biology begins with the microscopic organism and progresses to the complex human being. Biological studies will focus on structure, function, and growth of organisms and their interaction with the environment. An outdoor camping field trip is a requisite of the class. The trip is designed to engage the student in outdoor studies of living organisms.
Students study the science concepts related to food. Areas of biology and chemistry are applied to the production, processing, and preservation of food. Laboratory experiences demonstrate the principles and provide practice in analyzing information. Topics also include general nutrition and health.
Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C in Algebra I and/orBiology; concurrent enrollment in Algebra II strongly recommended. An introductory course that is organized around a central theme: The properties of matter are a consequence of its structure. Problem solving, laboratory work, and lecture demonstrations will help prepare the student for college general chemistry.
Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C in Algebra II. In the course, students will study forces, motion, vectors, waves, sound, light, color, optics, electricity, magnetism, and atomic and nuclear reactions. Laboratory techniques and problem-solving skills accompanied by numerous lecture/demonstrations make this a “must take” course to help the student understand the physical world and universe around us.
Human Anatomy & Physiology* - dual credit
Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C in Biology and Chemistry. The course moves from introductory biochemistry to cellular physiology and then through the body systems. The majority of the course is taught by lecture and laboratory with some computer modules and dissection. College credit is available through Union College.
Psychology* - dual credit
This course is a broad introduction to the field of psychology. It is designed to introduce students to the history, development, and present scope of psychology. Topics include learning, memory, intelligence, personality, emotions, social psychology, psychological disorders, etc. will be addressed. Additionally, you will learn about key figures, diverse theoretical perspectives, and research findings that have shaped some of the major areas of contemporary psychology.
Topics covered in this class will include Internet Safety, Keyboarding, Microsoft Office software, cloud storage, Keynote, Pages, and third party office software. Students will give three presentations during the school year using PowerPoint and Keynote. Students will learn how to use a 3-D printer.
Basic Web Design & CGI Animation
Fundamentals of Computer Science
This class is a college-level class and helps prepare students interested in majoring in computers.
“You make the memories; we just publish them.” The yearbook is created using Adobe InDesign. The editor is typically a senior, and the yearbook staff is made up of 6-8 members. Admission is by permission of the instructor, and fine art credit is given.
This course is designed for the beginning student and will cover two types of welding. First, students will learn oxy-acetylene welding then electric arc welding. Students will learn to weld lap, butt, and t-filled joints. The course may also cover some MIG and TIG welding. Students will also learn to work with some power tools, metal brake, and the shear
Independent Living focuses on skills that students will use living on their own. Money management, family living, and foods and nutrition are areas of study
This class provides each student the hands-on opportunity to learn agriculture from soil preparation to marketing and everything in between. Each step of the way we will 23 emphasize the amazing heart and mind of God that can only be recognized through His creation. As eternal lessons are learned the student will be better prepared to use the practical knowledge of agriculture as a tool to reach those in darkness, who don’t know God and His love for them. We also believe using simple, low-cost, efficient methods will allow each student to share their understanding of agriculture with the entire world.
Music & Arts
The orchestra emphasizes the performance of quality orchestra music with good sound, style, and musicianship. Artistry is developed through balance, intonation, articulation, rhythm, good tone production, and progression on a student’s chosen instrument. The orchestra is a touring organization that can be joined by audition only. This group is a no-drop class and a full year’s commitment is expected of each individual. Academic credit will only be give if the student successfully completes the year’s commitment.
Jazz Band emphasizes the performance of quality Jazz music with good sound, style, and musicianship. Artistry is developed through balance, intonation, articulation, rhythm, good tone production, and progression on a student’s chosen instrument. Jazz Band is a touring organization that can be joined by audition only. This group is a no-drop class and a full year’s commitment is expected of each individual. Academic credit will only be give if the student successfully completes the year’s commitment. Jazz Band consists of Saxophones, Trombones, Trumpets, and additional percussion.
Mountain Echoes Chorale (choir)
The chorale is our concert choir and membership is open to any student who desires to improve their singing and be an active participant in the organization. This group emphasizes good vocal technique, exposure to quality choral repertoire, and development of musical knowledge. Audition is required and the class is considered a full year’s commitment
Koinonia (select choir)
Koinonia is Campion Academy’s traveling choir. Members are selected from the chorale. Audition is required and members are chosen according to vocal quality, musicianship, and sight-reading abilities. Koinonia specializes in sacred choral music as well as a major musical production each November. This group is a no-drop class and a full year’s commitment is expected of each individual. Academic credit will only be given if the student successfully completes the year’s commitment.
Teh Campanas Handbells
This class focuses on the styles and techniques of hand bell ringing with an emphasis on musicianship, note reading, and teamwork. There is a class minimum of 8 students per ensemble. Enrollment is open to all students with permission of the instructor. This group is a no-drop class and a full year’s commitment is expected of each individual. Academic credit will only be given if the student successfully completes the year’s commitment.
Private instruction is to encourage individual grow through a chosen instrument/voice. The student meets one time per week with the instructor and is to practice a minimum of two hours per week. Lessons are a per semester course. No academic credit will be given if a semester is not completed.
Drama is a class focused on performing and creating theater. Students will learn how to create props, scripts, and performances that are meant to be positive and faith-centered.
Art and Ceramics
The purpose of Art is to teach basic techniques for drawing and painting. This class will be taught first semester.
P.E. is a class emphasizing a variety of different team sports the importance of understanding the body’s functions and maintaining the body in optimum condition.
A variety of health issues a recovered including physical, mental, and social health. The book “7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens” is also used as a textbook. The 7 habits are: Be Proactive, Begin with the End in mind, Put First Things First, Think Win-in, Seek First to Understand then to be Understood, Synergize, and Sharpen the Saw.
Men's Soccer tryouts are held the first two weeks of the school year. The season is August through October and a fee is required.
Tryouts are held the first two weeks of the school year. Ten players are chosen for the varsity team and 12 players are chosen for the junior varsity team. Ten to fifteen games are scheduled with Colorado High School Activity Teams. Sportsmanship, teamwork, and advanced volleyball skills are required. The season is August - October.
MeTryouts are held the first two weeks in November. Ten varsity and 12 junior varsity players are chosen for each team. Ten to fifteen games are scheduled with Colorado High School Activity Teams. Sportsmanship, teamwork, and advanced basketball skills are required. The season lasts from November through February and a fee is required.
Tryouts are held around the first two weeks of March.Up to fifteen players are chosen. Ten to fifteen games are scheduled with Colorado High School Activity Teams. Sportsmanship, teamwork, and advanced baseball skills are required. The season is March through May and a fee is required.
* Classes graded at a 5.0 scale, prerequisites apply
Campion Academy is accredited by the Adventist Accrediting Association (AAA), the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA), and the Middle States Association of Colleges and School Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSACS).