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EDUCATION

Welcome to Education

The South Central Conference Office of Education is committed to a strong philosophy and belief that God will fulfill His promises to us, if we are faithful to His mission of educating our children and youth.

The South Central Conference Office of Education exists to establish, administer, and coordinate the activities of it’s K-12 schools. We endeavor to provide them with certified teachers, staff development, instructional material, and resources for the spiritual, social, physical and academic development of Seventh-day Adventist.

GOALS

  • To encourage a broad level of achievement in its students and challenge schools to provide an advanced rigorous academic curriculum.
  • To foster in students a knowledge of the true image of God through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a love for Him through communion with the Holy Spirit.
  • To challenge students to realize that it is their responsibility to obtain their highest potential on earth in mental, physical and spiritual health.
  • To adopt a systematic, logical and rational approach to decision-making and problem solving based on a body of scientific, mathematical, historical, and social knowledge, within the context of a biblical perspective.
  • To emphasize both verbal and non-verbal communication skills to prepare students for global leadership.
  • To develop an appreciation for the beautiful, both in God’s creation and in human expression, while nurturing individual ability in the fine arts.
  • To foster in students a love for learning as modeled by teachers who consistently and critically seek new knowledge and engage in professional development.
  • To ensure the long-term financial stability of the school.
  • To provide pastors, school boards and administrators with training on how to meet the financial needs necessary to accomplish the vision and mission of the conference.

OUR MISSION
The South Central Conference of Seventh-day Adventist operates a denominational, co-educational, K-12 community. It exists to prepare students for college and future leadership roles in service to God and man through an integrated approach that emphasizes a liberal arts academic program, physical development, and appreciation for the arts and extracurricular activities.

OUR VISION

  • Develop students committed to learning as a means of restoring in them the image of God.
  • Direct students to triumph over limitations and define themselves more as individuals created by God and not by cultural practices.
  • Encourage students to reach their potential when transformed by the power of God.

What does the name “Seventh-day Adventist” refer to?

The name “Seventh-day Adventist” refers two core beliefs. Respecting the fourth of God’s Ten Commandments, Adventists worship on Saturday, the seventh day of the week. “Adventist” refers to Jesus Christ’s promise to return and take his followers home to heaven. Adventists believe in the imminent advent, or return, of Jesus Christ. You can find out more about Adventists at www.adventist.org.

Does my family have to be Adventist for my child to attend an Adventist school?

Absolutely not, though you and your child will gain the most benefit from Adventist education if you are a Christian or at least sympathetic with Christian beliefs.

Mission Statement

The South Central Conference Office of Education exists to establish, administer, and coordinate the activities of it’s K-12 schools. We endeavor to provide them with certified teachers, staff development, instructional material, and resources for the spiritual, social, physical and academic development of Seventh-day Adventist. GOALS To encourage a broad level of achievement in its students and challenge schools to provide an advanced rigorous academic curriculum.

  • To foster in students a knowledge of the true image of God through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a love for Him through communion with the Holy Spirit.
  • To challenge students to realize that it is their responsibility to obtain their highest potential on earth in mental, physical and spiritual health.
  • To adopt a systematic, logical and rational approach to decision-making and problem solving based on a body of scientific, mathematical, historical, and social knowledge, within the context of a biblical perspective.
  • To emphasize both verbal and non-verbal communication skills to prepare students for global leadership.
  • To develop an appreciation for the beautiful, both in God’s creation and in human expression, while nurturing individual ability in the fine arts.
  • To foster in students a love for learning as modeled by teachers who consistently and critically seek new knowledge and engage in professional development.
  • To ensure the long-term financial stability of the school.
  • To provide pastors, school boards and administrators with training on how to meet the financial needs necessary to accomplish the vision and mission of the conference.

Adventist History

The Seventh-day Adventist church grew in the mid 1840s during the Second Great Awakening, a time of religious revival in the United States. Its first members came from the Methodist, Presbyterian, Baptist, and Christian Connection congregations, but over the following decades the denomination has grown into a worldwide church with millions of members. The church is well known for its excellence in healthcare, education, and human service activities.

Adventist Mission

From the very beginning, Adventists have focused on the importance of education and healthcare in improving people’s lives. In fact, Adventists run the next-largest denominational education system in the world, second only to Catholic schools. Adventist hospitals and clinics are also numerous, including Florida Hospital, America’s busiest hospital. You’ll find at least one Adventist healthcare center in many major metropolitan areas in North America. Adventists are also active providing schools and hospitals where they are needed around the world.

The Adventist Lifestyle

One of the founding principles of the Adventist church is a healthy lifestyle—a balanced combination of exercise, diet, and trust in God. Adventists are generally vegetarian, and do not smoke or drink alcohol. They operate successful stop-smoking clinics worldwide. Loma Linda, California, a primarily Adventist community, was recently named by researcher Dan Buettner a “blue zone” or “longevity oasis” where the residents not only have the longest life expectancy on earth, but are happier and healthier, too.

Adventists Today

Today the worldwide Adventist church has over 15 million members in more than 200 countries. Adventists operate 7200+ schools worldwide with nearly 1.5 million students. They also run 168 hospitals worldwide, 138 nursing homes and retirement centers, 442 clinics and dispensaries, and 34 orphanages and children’s homes. In addition, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) International, a disaster relief organization, funds over 2,400 projects in 112 countries.

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