Greater Miami Adventist Academy
|Greater Miami Adventist Academy|
|500 Northwest 122nd Avenue
Miami, Florida, 33182
|Type||Private, Coeducational high school|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Seventh-day Adventist Church|
|Principal||Luis E. Cortes|
|Campus size||10 acres (4.0 ha)|
|Sports||Boy's and Girl's Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer|
|Rival||Forest Lake Academy|
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Greater Miami Adventist Academy is a private Christian high school in Miami, Florida. It is owned and operated by the Florida Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. It is accredited by the Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges and Universities, which is a member of the National Council for Private School Accreditation. It also is accredited by Florida Association of Academic Non-Public Schools, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and Board of Regents of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Founded in 1912, it has experienced steady growth in attendance and is a part of the Seventh-day Adventist education system, the world's second largest Christian school system.
GMAA had its beginning in 1912, when it was known as Greater Miami Elementary School. Classes were held in a tent behind the Miami Temple Church in Downtown Miami. In 1961 it became a four-year academy. GMAA presently occupies a two story facility at 500 NW 122nd Avenue in Tamiami and was renamed Greater Miami Adventist Academy.
Greater Miami Adventist Academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
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.
- Basketball (boys & girls)
- Soccer (boys & girls)
- Softball (girls)
- Tennis (boys & girls)
- Volleyball (boys & girls)
In addition, the school sponsors an exhibition gymnastics team called The Acroamericas, which performs at college and professional sporting events and gives drug and alcohol awareness performances at other schools.
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