The mission of Highland Academy is to develop Christ-like characters and lifelong learners.
In the context of the SDA church and writings of Ellen G. White, education is viewed as an essential element in renewing that right relationship with God, and must focus on development of the whole person. Through proper development of the spiritual, intellectual, occupational, social, and physical dimensions, the individual is better equipped for a life of service to mankind. Within this philosophical framework, the student development goals are as follows:
- Spiritual – To create a safe, nurturing community of learning in which students are exposed to concepts that foster a relationship with God. The goal is for each student to have a “personal encounter with the Lord” as part of their experience at Highland Academy.
- Intellectual – To facilitate student mastery of the core curriculum while developing the cognitive skills of critical thinking, reflective judgment, effective communication, and integration of creative solutions to problem solving.
- Occupational – To assist students in developing work ethic and to attain excellence in skill-based competencies. This prepares the student to enter the workforce by providing experience and a tangible skill set.
- Social – To provide opportunities for students to continue to grow socio-emotional maturity that will enable them to form Christ-centered friendships and to make wise future relationship decisions.
- Physical – To encourage students to take responsibility for their own well-being through a balanced lifestyle while developing a stronger mind and body in which to serve God and others.
Our staff have a passion for making a difference in the lives of young people. Visit our Faculty & Staff page to learn a little more about us.