When Mile High Academy opens its doors to a new school year, it will welcome students, staff and families to a 100% debt-free campus.
“It was truly a community effort,” said Jocelyn Aalborg, MHA’s VP of finance.
“Something that wouldn’t have been possible without God’s guidance and the support of our generous alumni, staff, families, churches and businesses. We can’t say enough to thank our donors for their role in helping MHA become 100% debt free.”
MHA relocated to its current Highlands Ranch, Colorado, campus in August 2015. With this move and unforeseen operating expenses, the debt totaled $4.7 million. Since the move, the focus has been to relieve this debt, while continuing to provide an excellent Christ-centered education to more than 200 students annually.
During 2019/20 budget discussions, an anonymous donor brought to the table a proposal to eliminate the debt. A strategic campaign was launched. This campaign sought contributions from current families, school board, faculty and staff, alumni, churches, hospitals and businesses. The funds started to pour in. By the evening of July 8, 2019, MHA’s VP of finance was able to report that the school was 100% debt free.
“I won’t deny there were times of doubt,” said Aalborg. “However, God opened hearts in ways we never would have imagined. The outpouring of generosity speaks volumes to the exceptional ‘family’ that supports the current students and future generations of Mile High Academy.”