Rock Solid is excited to announce we have a new home! We’re moving to Citypoint Church at 200 S. University Boulevard in Denver. We’ll have plenty of room for grades 6-12 and our new K-5 program! The big move will be taking place over the next few weeks.
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Several months ago we surveyed RSCA students asking them to compile a list of things they would love to see in a “school of their dreams.” Students listed several items including a gym, lockers, large classrooms, windows, and a field with space to run. While these dreams seemed an impossibility to some, God was already moving us toward making them a reality.
Back in March we found out it would be necessary to find a new home for our school. This quickly proved to be a difficult task. Our Board members contacted over 75 churches in the Denver Metro area as we searched for a new location. The search was discouraging at times, but we continued to pray, believing God would eventually answer our prayers and supply us with more than we could imagine.
Then we heard about a certain church in Denver. This church had housed various public and charter schools over the past few years. But now they were searching for a like-minded Christian school to lease their space. They wanted to find a school interested in urban ministry and community outreach, with a desire to partner in furthering God’s Kingdom. It soon became clear that this location would be the home Christ had chosen for us: Citypoint Church.
While the move involves a big change for our staff and students, we see this as a tremendous opportunity for RSCA’s future growth and plans for ministry. Changes, even good ones, can be difficult. We understand some of our families will be driving a bit farther than usual. It will take some time to adjust to the new location, and the physical move will definitely involve a lot of work for all. (We’ve been at our present location for over 21 years!).
We are excited and hopeful about Citypoint Church. We are grateful for God’s generosity and faithfulness. As we move forward, we ask you to pray for a smooth transition, increased enrollment, and God’s grace as we continue on the journey He has planned for Rock Solid Christian Academy.
“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever!” Ephesians 3:20-21
This month we are featuring 11th grade student, Jon Christiansen. Jon has been involved in robotics and started competing in 2012 on a First Lego League (FLL) team. They used Lego Mindstorm to program a vehicle to navigate through obstacles on a board course. His team, the “Elderly Engineers,” won second place for their speed times in the regional competition held at the Air Force Academy.
In 2014 Jon joined the First League Team Komodo 4293. His team competes in a regional tournament the last weekend in March at Denver University with over 50 other teams from across the nation. For six weeks in January and February his student-led team builds a robot to perform specific tasks on a large field course. At the scrimmages and tournaments the teams work collaboratively with other teams to improve their robot’s design and performance, as well as compete for awards. Team Komodo 4293 is a year round team supported by mentors and a local machine shop. They are involved in outreach to the community, fundraising, teaching CAD and mechanical skills, social events, and promoting robotics at FFL events. Jon has been a spokesperson for his team for the last two years and enjoys demonstrating and talking about past-built robots to young spectators.
In the past Jon has been the Pit Boss for his team during tournaments, maintaining and organizing the pit area for the robot’s repairs. This year he is Assembly Lead, overseeing the assembly of the robot. He enjoys both designing robot parts through CAD, machining the parts, and assembling the robots. The skills and experiences Jon has had from First League Robotics have encouraged him to start his own business helping neighbors with odd jobs and building his own computers. Because of these experiences Jon has discovered he would like to pursue a career in engineering graphics technology and/or computer support technology.
We are so proud of Jon’s accomplishments and wish him the best in all future robotic competitions!
You can learn more about Jon’s Team Komodo 4293 at: