“Be a Lion for a Day” Shadow Program
MACA’s “Be a Lion for a Day” is a program designed for prospective students in grades 6th – 12th to experience what it would be like to attend Mount Airy Christian Academy. Each student will be paired with a Student Ambassador who will be his or her host for the day. Prospective students will follow their host throughout the day and will be able to attend classes, learn about the schedule, witness the different activities offered, meet current teachers and students, and take a tour of the campus. (Shadow times are also offered for elementary students, but elementary shadow appointments are only for a few hours, not the whole school day).
We typically offer shadow days on Thursdays. This allows a student to experience a full day of classes at MACA as well as chapel.
If you or your child have not taken a tour of the MACA facility before the shadow day, you may start the shadow day with a tour. Parents are welcome to join the tour which will take about 30-45 minutes. After the tour, your student will meet his or her Student Ambassador and spend the day in a variety of classes.
TO REQUEST A SHADOW DAY: please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be a Lion for a Day FAQ/Helpful Information:
What time do I arrive and where do I go?
Please arrive for your shadow day at 8:00 AM. Your host will come to get you from the lobby at 8:15. Dismissal is at 2:30 PM.
What should I bring?
Please bring a notepad, writing utensil, and a packed lunch.
What should I NOT bring?
Students are not allowed to carry firearms of any kind, knives, or any other type of weapon. Students may carry their cell phones, but they must be turned to silent mode and kept hidden.
What happens if there is an emergency while I am on campus?
The shadow request form includes an emergency treatment release. We will care for a sick or injured child and contact his or her parent as soon as possible.
Will I meet my peers for this year or next year?
We allow students to shadow half a day with their current grade and half a day with the next grade up. This allows the student to meet peers that will be in class with them when they arrive the next year, but also to meet teachers from the advanced grade level.