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Seven Reasons Adventist Education Works
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There are many reasons why Seventh-day Adventist education works. Here are seven that I think are very important. Come see the difference at Midland Adventist Academy... where we offer more than academic excellence. 

Mrs. Hoffman
Principal

  
Reason #1 - God's Word is Taught
Reason #2 - Adventist Schools Share Parent's Values
Reason #3 - Academic Excellence
Reason #4 - Shared Beliefs With Life-long Friends
Reason #5 - Social Activities That Support Home Values
Reason #6 - Teachers Share the Same Faith as the Students
Reason #7 - Seventh-Day Adventist Schools Are the Future of our Church


Reason #1 - God's Word is taught  
Children spend 30-40 hours a week in school with teachers not only shaping their minds but also their future. At Midland Adventist Academy, we offer a refreshing, biblical view in all areas of the curriculum. The Bible is taught as the inspired word of God and it forms the foundation of all learning experiences. In math, science, social studies, and even English, a biblical worldview is taught in all grades. Bible verses are memorized so students will be able to draw upon them throughout life. Being able to teach  from Bible-based principles is a right and a privilege of Adventist education. 

Reason #2 - Adventist schools share parent's values  
Most Adventist parents have been teaching their child about God since the day that child was born. These parents have taken their little one to Sabbath School, read Bible stories to them, and sung "Jesus Loves Me". The staff at Midland Adventist Academy believe that school is a continuation of what the parents have already begun at home by reinforcing the same values at school. Education then becomes a partnership with home, school, and church helping their child to become the person God has created them to be.

Reason #3 - Academic Excellence
According to the results of the Cognitive Genesis Study, a four year study designed to compare the achievement of students in Adventist schools to the national norms, Adventist students score above the national norm on nationally recognized achievement tests -- the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills and the Iowa Tests of Educational Development. This finding holds true for all grades in all subjects, including reading, math, language arts, social studies, science and sources of information (library and internet). On average students in Adventist schools score above their personal predicted achievement level by half a grade. 

Reason #4 - Shared Beliefs With Life-long Friends
Friends are an important part of your child's life. When your child goes to school they spend seven hours a day with their peers and there is a certain amount of influence that does occur. Of course we know that Adventist students have their struggles, and our students will often encourage and lift up the special needs of their friends during classroom and chapel prayer time. Many of our students establish life-long friendships at Midland Adventist Academy. That is why Alumni Weekend is a very special time at MAA.

Reason #5 - Social Activities That Support Home Values
"Choose your battles" is the advice many parents struggle with when raising their teenagers. At Midland, we want to partner with our school families by providing social activities that do not create parent/child battles. The Sabbath hours are honored by planning all competitive sports, banquets, and other social activities at times that uphold the the values of home and church. Entertainment is carefully selected to edify our youth. Come see the difference at Midland Adventist Academy where we offer more than an education.

Reason #6 - Teachers Share the Same Faith as the Students
Students who attend Seventh-day Adventist schools spend their day with teachers who partner with parents in providing students with a uniquely Seventh-day Adventist school day and learning environment. Throughout the day, students are exposed to the unique teachings of our church with guided discussions about such topics as honoring the Seventh-day Sabbath, worshiping their Creator God, choosing to live a healthy lifestyle, and understanding that death means sleeping until Jesus comes. Teachers are some of the most influential role models in student’s lives and while public school offers a very sound educational system, there is an on-going continuity when principal, teachers and parents all operate under the same educational paradigm. 

Reason #7 - Seventh-Day Adventist Schools Are the Future of our Church
Studies over the past 20 years, including the Value Genesis Study, have determined the impact of Adventist education on life-long commitment to Adventism. According to these studies, students in the Adventist educational system showed more consistent positive relationships between Adventist education and many aspects of the Adventist Church such as denominational loyalty, denominational orthodoxy, relationship to the church, and intention to remain an Adventist. At Midland Adventist Academy, we believe in the future of our students and the future of our church.