Last year, when JSerra Catholic High School decided to bring students back onto campus full time in the fall, it adopted a motto: “All Lions, all day.” It was also a bold commitment. Some might have said far-fetched, given the crisis at the time. “From the get-go, we realized kids learn better in person,” said Principal Eric Stroupe. So, in May 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic raged and schools were shuttered and hunkered down for the long haul, JSerra decided to buck the trend. The 1,250-student Catholic school in San Juan Capistrano became one of few campuses in the state and the largest in Orange County to reopen in September. Officials say it has been going strong ever since.