Campion Academy provided a warm welcome to 100 potential students over Academy Days weekend this year, April 12-13. With the help of enrollment director Jessica Rios spearheading the event and traveling to churches and elementary schools throughout the year, the number of students attending academy days has increased significantly over the last three years. “It went better than expected,” Rios reflected. “It was well attended by both parents and prospective students. A lot of interest was generated about our school and program with some applying for school while here. That's what this weekend was about, and fruit came out of it so I would say it went very well.”
The attending students were given the opportunity to stay a night in the dorm, tour campus, meet teachers, learn about the academic and extracurricular programs, as well as compete for scholarships. Sofie, an eighth-grader from Berthoud commented, “The school is really amazing. Everyone was so nice, and the students were very welcoming.”
Even students already familiar with the campus and planning on attending Campion next year benefited from the experience. “It was a great learning experience to prepare for next year,” said Bella, 8th grader at HMS Richards Elementary. “We got to meet some of our new classmates and teachers for next year and we got to see the classrooms and learn the campus.” Bella was also one of the students awarded scholarship money through academic and sport competitions.
Beyond the fun, Academy Days gives students a glimpse into what it is like to live on a campus that is Christ-centered and spiritually focused. Even students that may not come to Campion next year were spiritually impacted through the worships centered around the theme, “He Knows My Name.” Kaileigh, 8th grader at HMS Richards Elementary remarked, “My favorite part of the weekend was vespers because Pastor Esequias had a really good message. Worship services were a big part of the weekend, so it helped me focus and think about spiritual things.”
Jessica Rios reflected on how she saw God blessing our campus during this event. “God blessed by moving on some families to apply to school for next year, but I think it’s easy to forget how much God protects us. With over 100 extra people on our campus, so many things can go wrong, but consistently, year after year, these events go over so smoothly with no incidents.”
By Jill Harlow, Communication Director