Education is Essential

COVID-19 has presented a tremendous challenge for Saint Ignatius High School to balance our mission of providing an academically rigorous, Catholic, Jesuit education along with the health and safety recommendations of leading healthcare experts. On Monday, March 15, students returned to full-day, in-person learning.

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As part of the Saint Ignatius High School Entrepreneur Academy (SIEntA), we are proud to present AlphaJump! as a middle school entrepreneur consortium that enhances student enrichment while fostering an interest in entrepreneurship.
With a designated teacher moderator in each grade school, students will build and practice skills necessary to present a business idea to judges in a final "Shark Tank" competition named Catapult. Materials are provided by Saint Ignatius High School and the winning teams go on to compete in our annual Catapult competition.

Each school can also compete in a regional $100,000 Challenge, an online stock game against other schools and teams in the area that will result in cash prizes for the winners.

AlphaJump is now used in 16 cities across the US including St. Louis, Buffalo, Nashiville, Atlanta and New York City.

If you are interested in developing an AlphaJump! program at your school, contact Dan Hess '88 at for more information.
2021 AlphaJump Schools
Gesu St. Christopher
Incarnate Word Academy St. Dominic
Lakewood Catholic Academy St. Gabriel
Notre Dame Elementary Sts. Joseph & John
St. Ambrose St. Mary in Chardon
St. Angela Merici St. Raphael
St. Anselm Sts. Robert & William
St. Benedict Seton Catholic
St. Bernadette The Welsh Academy
  • The $100,000 Challenge for SEP Campers

    As part of AlphaJump! SEP campers can now participate in the $100,000 Challenge – a stock game that offers kids a chance to win cash and other prizes. From July 7 - July 23, you have the chance to invest $100,000 in the stock market and try to beat the entire camp. If you invest most wisely, you will win big. Participants are eligible to win cash prizes ($250 for first, $100 for second, $50 for third) plus many honorable mentions and swag. Winners announced on the last day of camp.

AlphaJump! Coordinator