Education Standards & Curriculum

About Adventist Education

Preparing young people for success in the 21st century and beyond—this is the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist educational system. Since 1872, we’ve practiced “whole person” education—teaching young people not only to excel academically, but to develop healthy bodies and thriving spiritual lives. Our teachers and administrators in the North American Division are dedicated to the success of over 55,000 students in nearly 1,000 Adventist K–12 schools and 15 colleges and universities in Bermuda, Canada, and the United States. Student achievement is above the national average for students who attend Seventh-day Adventist Schools in North America. 

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Standards for high school courses in Seventh-day Adventist Schools have been developed to guide an instructional program that is infused with Christian faith and an Adventist worldview. An education of this kind leads to strong academic growth and a clear picture of Christ and His love for mankind. These standards focus on what students should know, understand and be able to do. 


Provide clear expectations for student learning and accountability. 
Provide an essential user-friendly tool for developing instruction.
Transform textbooks from curriculum guide to a resource for instruction.
Provide for a complete and uniform Adventist secondary curriculum.
Have been developed exclusively by Seventh-day Adventist educators.
Have been aligned with the goals of Journey to Excellence.
Have been developed using national and state standards, NAD curriculum guides, and standards compendiums such as those produced by MCREL and Ten Sigma.