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Abbreviations
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Updated: Aug 29, 2013

There are a variety of abbreviations and acronyms used at Midland and on our website. Here is a brief list - if you have additional suggestions, please let us know!

  • A&P - Anatomy & Physiology. Upper-level science class for high school students
  • ABC - Adventist Book Center. A Christian book store selling a wide variety of products, including vegetarian meat substitutes
  • ACT -  American College Testing. A standardized test taken by high school students. Used to determine college eligibility and scholarship levels.
  • BAR - Broken Arrow Ranch. Youth camp where a number of our high school students work during the summer. Each August our high school students spend three days here; also the site for September's Environmental Camp for grades 5 and 6.
  • BJV - Boys Junior Varsity. One of the basketball teams available at Midland
  • BMS - Boys Middle School. One of the basketball teams available at Midland.
  • BV - Boys Varsity. One of the basketball teams available at Midland.
  • CogAT - Cognative Abilities Test. Standardized test taken by elementary students during September
  • FACTS - Financial system used to evaluate requests for financial aid at school
  • GMS - Girls Middle School. One of the volleyball/basketball teams available at Midland.
  • GV - Girls Varsity. One of the volleyball/basketball teams available at Midland.
  • K12BTSN - K-12 Back to School Night. An annual first-day-of-school meeting for parents and other interested parties
  • RenWeb - Well, RenWeb! A Registrars package for recording student information and grades. Used by the ParentWeb portal to provide high school parents the ability to access grades on line.
  • IT - Iowa Testing. Standardized test taken by elementary students during September (formerly known as ITBS)
  • KAIRS -  Kansas Association of Religious and Independent Schools. Midland holds accreditation with this statewide educational organization. It is largest organization of non-public schools in the state, and has been in existence for more than 40 years.
  • KCAYSL - Kansas City Adventists Youth Softball League. An open summer softball league for kids that takes place on the Midland school fields. Now run by the i9 Sports organization.
  • KS/NE - Kansas / Nebraska Conference. The state-level organization for the Seventh-day Adventist Church (level 2).
  • MAA - Midland Adventist Academy. Shorthand for our school name.
  • MAUC - Mid-America Union Conference. The regional-level organization for the Seventh-day Adventist Church (level 3).
  • NCPSA National Council for Private School Accreditation. Midland holds accreditation with this nationally recognized educational organization.
  • NAD - North American Division. The North American organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (level 4).
  • PE - Physical Education. Classes for students including exercise, sports, and healthy living.
  • PSAT/NMSQT - Preliminary SAT / National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Standardized test taken by high school Juniors.
  • SA - Student Association. This is the student body organization for grades 9-12.
  • SDA - Seventh-day Adventist. The organized church body that Midland belongs to.
  • UC - Union College. The closest Adventist college to Midland, located in Lincoln, NE. This is the site of yearly music festivals, sports tournaments, and college visits.
 

Navigation links

Midland's website has a concise set of tabs with drop-down menus for related pages. Here is a brief overview of what the tabs are for, and what you can find under each one.

You can also use our sitemap should you be so inclined.
 

Home - welcome page for Midland's website, breaking announcements, upcoming events
Academics - Classes, Enrollment forms, handbook, standardized testing
Calendar - School calendar
Finances - Financial information for attending Midland
Life @ MAA - News from Midland, Mustang athletics, SA
Photos - Picture galleries, movies and podcasts from Midland
Faculty - Short bios of our staff, quarterly Principal's letter
Community - Alumni, favorite links, Home & School, Foundation, Sponsors, StoryTime
About Us - Description of what Midland and Adventist education stand for, accreditation, History
Contact Us - Contact Midland with questions and requests