Great Lakes Adventist Academy
|Great Lakes Adventist Academy|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Seventh-day Adventist Church|
|Grades||9 - 12 Academy|
|Accreditation||Adventist Accrediting Association|
|Part of a series on|
Seventh-day Adventist portal
Great Lakes Adventist Academy (GLAA) is a co-educational Seventh-day Adventist secondary boarding school located in Cedar Lake, Michigan, United States.It is a part of the Seventh-day Adventist education system, the world's second largest Christian school system.
Great Lakes Adventist Academy is a private, four-year, coeducational secondary school owned and operated by the Michigan Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Over 90% of Great Lake Adventist Academy (GLAA) students are accepted to colleges and universities. It is fully accredited as a senior high school with the Board of Regents of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. It was named the 2007 Seventh-day Adventist Academy of Excellence by The Alumni Awards Foundation.
GLAA, situated on a 400-acre (1.6 km2) campus in rural Cedar Lake, Michigan, serves approximately 200 students. As a Christian school, GLAA admits students of any race to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to the student body. No discrimination is made on the basis of race in administration of educational policies, applications for admission, scholarship or loan programs, athletic or extra-curricular programs.
The school was started in the early 1900s but was renamed during the 1980s to its current name. On November 2, 1986, Adelphian Academy and Cedar Lake Academy merged to form Great Lakes Adventist Academy. Prior to that, Grand Ledge Academy consolidated with Lansing Elementary School and Grand Ledge Elementary School in 1982. It then became Mid-Michigan Adventist Academy until 1989, when it was also merged into Great Lakes Adventist Academy. This left only three Adventist Academies in Michigan: Great Lakes Adventist Academy in Cedar Lake, Battle Creek Academy, and Andrews Academy in Berrien Springs.
The school recently opened a fairly modern gymnasium. The school also has two dorm buildings for each boys and girls. Other installations are also available to host other services like the plant services department, the Ad. Building that hosts the administrative offices, classrooms and Chapel/auditorium.
The schools curriculum consists primarily of the standard courses taught at college preparatory schools across the world. All students are required to take classes in the core areas of English, Basic Sciences, Mathematics, a Foreign Language, and Social Sciences.
All students take religion classes each year that they are enrolled. These classes cover topics in biblical history and Christian and denominational doctrines. Instructors in other disciplines also begin each class period with prayer or a short devotional thought, many which encourage student input. Weekly, the entire student body gathers together in the auditorium for an hour-long chapel service. Outside the classrooms there is year-round spiritually oriented programming that relies on student involvement.
GLAA owns a low-power radio station, WGLN-LP 93.5 FM which broadcasts Christian music and talk 24-hours a day. The station carries 3ABN network programming in addition to locally produced programming. The station is known for carrying live church service, special events like Michigan Men of Faith, and Michigan Adventist Camp meeting which are each hosted on or adjacent to the campus.
- List of Seventh-day Adventist secondary and elementary schools
- List of Seventh-day Adventist colleges and universities
- List of Seventh-day Adventist hospitals
- List of Seventh-day Adventist medical schools
- List of Seventh-day Adventist secondary schools
- Seventh-day Adventist education
- Seventh-day Adventist Church
- Seventh-day Adventist theology
- History of the Seventh-day Adventist Church
- Seventh-day Adventist Church
- International Registry for Accreditation, Retrieved June 2, 2010.
- http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/Opinion/2010/1115/For-real-education-reform-take-a-cue-from-the-Adventists"the second largest Christian school system in the world has been steadily outperforming the national average – across all demographics."
- "Department of Education, Seventh-day Adventist Church". Retrieved 2010-06-18.
- Rogers, Wendi; Kellner, Mark A. (April 1, 2003). "World Church: A Closer Look at Higher Education". Adventist News Network. Retrieved 2010-06-19.