South Lancaster Academy has adopted the Seventh‐day Adventist North American Division curriculum goals for schools as outlined in Journey to Excellence. In Addition to the NAD school goals, our school has developed additional school‐wide goals:
Each student will:
- Surrender one's whole life to God, develop a relationship with Jesus Christ and allow the Holy Spirit to work in one's life.
- Desire to know, live, and share the message and mission of the Seventh‐day Adventist Church.
- Develop a sense of self‐worth, skills in interpersonal relationships, an understanding of the responsibilities of family membership, and the ability to respond with sensitivity to the needs of others.
- Develop an understanding of cultural and historical heritages; affirm a belief in the dignity and worth of others; and accept responsibility for local, national, and global environments.
- Accept personal responsibility for achieving and maintaining optimum physical, mental, and spiritual health.
- Adopt a systematic, logical, and Biblically based approach to decision making and problem solving when applied to a developing body of knowledge.
- Recognize the importance of effective communication and develop the requisite skills.
- Function responsibly in the everyday world using Christian principles of stewardship, economy, and personal management.
- Develop an appreciation of the beautiful, both in God's creation and in human expression, while nurturing individual ability in the fine arts.
- Develop a Christian work ethic with an appreciation for the dignity of service.
- Develop an understanding of the importance of respecting others; recognize the rights of others and honor the dignityand divine purpose of each individual.
- Develop basic coping skills to deal with life's experiences including the practice of conflict resolution.
- Recognize moral/ethical situations and how to process and respond to them in the context of Christian values.
- Appreciate God's Word as the Truth.
- Develop the skills to become a creative and critical thinker; acquire the abilities needed to seek new knowledge; foster the
desire to study and learn throughout life.
- Accept the responsibility for personal actions and decisions.
- Practice a life of service in the family, school, church and community.
- Desire to be pure and peace‐loving rather than contentious, considerate rather than thoughtless and demanding, reasonable rather than obstinate, straight‐forward rather than devious or hypocritical, merciful rather than severe and heartless.