“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”

- Proverbs 9:10

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Philosophy of Education

Bible Class

The primary objective for Adventist education is to lead students to a deeper relationship with Christ and equip them with the skills to be life-long servants of God. The educational setting becomes the platform for growing disciples for Christ. Excellence in education is important because students are being educated to serve God with all their lives.

Adventist education is much more than the rigorous academic standards and high student achievement. It is fostering a faith in God and a respect for all—building characters that will stand firm in a world of compromise. It is nurturing independent thinking and promoting a lifetime of service over selfish ambition. It is training young people for service to the world and to the church. And it is commitment to educating the whole person—physical, intellectual, social, emotional and spiritual.

Adventist education believes in creating experiences that foster a lifelong love of learning. The ingredients are simple: a Bible-based curriculum, current technology, interactive teaching strategies driven by scientific research, and a safe and secure environment where all abilities and talents are honored and accepted.

To learn more about the Seventh-day Adventist educational system, please visit Adventist Education.


Curriculum Statement

Adventist Junior Academy is a ministry of the local Seventh-day Adventist Church. The North American Division and Lake Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists have developed a K-10 curriculum, which AJA follows. This curriculum meets the necessary state requirements for certification. This includes subjects in the areas of:

  • Language Arts (reading, English, spelling, handwriting)
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Band (grades 5 - 10)
  • Bible
  • Computer
  • Community Service
  • Art

The Bible is a unique part of the curriculum in that its teachings are integrated into the various subjects taught. The creationistic view in the subjects of Bible and science is taught to impress upon young minds the truth and meaning of man's existence as it applies to the whole of life. Jesus Christ, the incarnate God, is the central focus of the Bible curriculum, encouraging students to accept His offer of salvation and friendship.

Forest Lake Distance Learning Academy

Distance Learning Classroom

Adventist Junior Academy is a host site for the Forest Lake Distance Learning Academy program. Classes are conducted via interactive videoconferencing, instant messaging, voice and video-messaging, email, and electronic discussions.

Students may complete courses for both Grades 11 and 12 at the AJA facility. Graduates of the program will earn a diploma from Forrest Lake Academy, located just outside Orlando in Apopka, Florida. Students in Grades 9 and 10 also can enroll in elective courses through FLDLA, such as Spanish I and II.