“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).
To register for a shadow day for a 6th-12th grader, please click the link below. To discuss a shadow day for an elementary student, please email email@example.com.
Shadow Visitor Registration
We offer shadow days on Thursdays. This allows a student to experience a full day of classes at MACA as well as chapel. If you would like to sign up to shadow at Mount Airy Christian Academy, please fill out the online form by following the link below. You will receive a follow-up confirmation email or phone call with more information. If you are unable to attend on a Thursday, please contact our Admissions Team 410-489-4321 or firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a new time.
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 register your son or daughter for a shadow day, please follow the link below. You will be asked to complete separate information for each child.
Front Office Contact: 410.489.4321
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.