Yearly Events

Visit Day

The APU Visit Day is an exciting opportunity for the fourth grade students to visit a college campus and take a tour with their C.H.A.M.P. mentors. The tour may include, but is not limited to, a visit to the library, bookstore, multi-ethnic programs, classrooms, residence halls, and a run around the track. This visit day tour provides the fourth grade students with a first-hand glimpse of what life is like on a college campus.


At the end of the C.H.A.M.P. program, the fourth grade students attend a graduation ceremony held in their honor. The ceremony begins with a procession of the graduating fourth grade class followed by the presentation of a diploma to each student along with an announcement of their chosen future career. A fourth grade student from each school is selected to read an essay they wrote about their experience in the C.H.A.M.P. program. A slideshow about the C.H.A.M.P. program, designed by the fourth grade teachers, is a highlight of the evening. Following the graduation ceremony there is a reception for the fourth grade students, their mentors, and families.