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Goals of Adventist Education
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The goal of Adventist Education is to encourage each student along in their journey of life and provide opportunities, lessons, and modeling for the following benchmarks:

Acceptance of God and His Word

Surrender one's whole life to God through conversion; use the Bible as a basis for a relationship with Jesus Christ and a guide in all areas of life. 

Commitment to the Church

Desire to know, live out, and share the basic tenets of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Family and Interpersonal Relationships

Develop a sense of self-worth, along with skills in interpersonal relationships needed for meeting the responsibilities of family membership, and respond with sensitivity to the needs of others. 

Responsible Citizenship

Develop an understanding of multi-cultural diversity and historical heritage, and a working knowledge of governmental processes, while affirming a belief in the dignity and worth of others and a responsibility for one's local, national, and global environments. 

Healthy Balanced Living

Accept personal responsibility for achieving and maintaining optimum physical, mental, and spiritual health.

Intellectual Development

Adopt a systematic, logical approach to decision-making and problem-solving based on a body of scientific, mathematical, and historical knowledge, within the context of a biblical perspective.

Communication Skills

Acquire optimum competency in verbal and nonverbal communication, in the use of information technology, and in effective communication of one's faith.  

Life Skills

Function responsibly in the everyday world, using Christian principles of steward-ship, economy, and personal management.

 Aesthetic Appreciation

Develop an appreciation of the beautiful, both in God's creation and in human expression, while nurturing individual ability in the fine arts.

 Career and Service

Develop a strong work ethic and an appreciation of the dignity of service, along with an awareness of career options and opportunities, as they relate to one's personal involvement in the mission of the church.  

To read the essential elements of each of the goals, follow the links below...

These goals are as published on the North American Division Education Department's Website...  http://www.nadeducation.org/category.html?wscID=137