Beach Walk is one of Collegiate Academy's most cherished traditions. This year's Beack Walk is on Friday, October 4.
Spirit Week: September 30–October 4
During Spirit Week, all student clothing must adhere to the Erie's Public Schools dress code. However, students may dress in patterned shirt or shirts with graphics as long as those shirts are in the spirit of that day's theme.
- Monday, Sept. 30: Twins Day. Grab a friend (or two or three) and dress alike!
- Tuesday, Oct. 1: Decades Day. Dress in the popular styles of your favorite decade!
- Wednesday, Oct 2: Vacation Day. Dress like you're on vacation!
- Thursday, Oct 3: Character/Meme Day. Dress up as your favorite character or meme!
This annual event serves two purposes. First, Beach Walk raises money for the Collegiate Academy Endowment Fund, which allows each academic department to award a scholarship to a deserving student every year. Some of the proceeds go to the Student Activity Fund, which helps pay for various student events throughout the year. Any money that a student raises over the minimum of $35 will to directly to school improvement projects.
Second, Beach Walk gives the students and staff a day to have fun and celebrate all the things that make Collegiate Academy the great school it is.
The morning of Beach Walk, the students ride buses to Presque Isle. After completing the four-mile walk, the students have a picnic lunch. After lunch there is a DJ, various sports, a rock-skipping contest, and other activities. And the backdrop to the whole event is the natural beauty of Presque Isle State Park.
When the students return to school around 2:00 they participate in one of Academy's most eagerly anticipated traditions: the annual Chicken Toss!