ARE ADVENTIST SCHOOLS ACCREDITED?
Every Adventist school is accredited by a state or national accrediting body. In addition, the church office of education also operates a comprehensive accrediting process to maintain a high standard of excellence in all Adventist schools.
CCA is accredited by the Middle States Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools, the National Council for Private School Accreditation, the Association of Seventh-day Adventist Secondary Schools, and the North American Division of SDA Education, and is an approved private school with the State of Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.
DO ADVENTIST SCHOOLS PROVIDE AS COMPLETE AN EDUCATION AS PUBLIC OR OTHER PRIVATE SCHOOLS?
Yes, and we think you'll find, as the Cognitive Genesis study found (see below), that on average Adventist schools are better places to learn than any other.
This study was designed to determine how well students did in the Adventist school system and how their academic achievement compared to the achievement of students in other school systems. In addition, the study used ability (or aptitude) tests to assess how well students could think and reason in such areas as verbal skills, comprehension and problem solving.
DOES MY FAMILY HAVE TO BE ADVENTIST FOR MY CHILD TO ATTEND AN ADVENTIST SCHOOL?
CCA welcomes students from all religious traditions and creates a safe space for all students to learn; the spiritual beliefs of all families are given the utmost respect. Seventh-day Adventist Christian beliefs and values are presented in a positive way in all classes and activities.
WILL AN ADVENTIST SCHOOL TRY TO TURN MY CHILD INTO A SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST?
At an Adventist school, students' freedom to think for themselves is respected and nurtured, and students are encouraged to learn how to make good moral decisions regardless of their creed or belief system. One key Adventist principle is that no one should be pressured into church membership, but join willingly as they choose. Children of Adventist parents become baptized members once they are old enough to make their own decision consciously and responsibly.