Hong Kong Adventist Academy (HKAA) is part of the large network of schools, colleges and universities across the world.
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The 90-second summary video with results from CognitiveGenesis survey shows how academic achievements of students in Adventist education compares with those from other educational institutions.
Reason 1: Spiritual Focus
Seventh-day Adventist schools focus on preparing students not just for success in this life, but for eternity. The ultimate goal of each teacher is to see each student in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Reason 2: Student-Teacher Ratio
Most Seventh-day Adventist schools have a low student-teacher ratio. This allows for more individualised attention and instruction.
“The benefits of smaller classes extend beyond test scores and student engagement. In addition to the longer-term positive attributes of small class sizes in the early grades, benefits include continued academic and life success.”
Reason 3: Tailored Curriculum
Seventh-day Adventist schools benefit from a curriculum especially designed for single and multigrade classrooms. The Hong Kong EDB has developed excellent, high-quality, standards-based materials for all classrooms. HKAA strives to enrich that curriculum with the American Common Core and North American Division English, Social Studies and science curricula.
Reason 4: Academic Achievement
CognitiveGenesis, a four year study of 30,000 students enrolled in Seventh-day Adventist schools across North America found that students in Seventh-day Adventist schools achieve an average of half a grade above predicted ability in all subjects. HKAA Applies the same principles in education to help students excel academically.
Reason 5: Family Atmosphere
Seventh-day Adventist schools have a family atmosphere that is similar to what students encounter in the real world outside the classroom.
“The range of social relationships students build in a multilevel classroom more closely reflects the social situations individuals encounter in workplaces, communities, and families.”
Reason 6: Higher Education
Students who attend Seventh-day Adventist schools are more likely to attend college. Over 85% of graduates from Seventh-day Adventist high schools attend college and over 80% of them complete college degrees. This is compared to 66% and 14% of public high school students respectively. Bridgeland, John M. The Silent Epidemic: Perspectives of High School Dropouts
Reason 7: Involved Parents
Parents appreciate the stable learning community of Adventist schools and the stronger relationships they are able to develop with their child’s teacher.
There are more opportunities for parents to be involved whether it is volunteering in the classroom or assisting with a field trip.
Reason 8: Community Service
Students in Seventh-day Adventist schools are encouraged to become active members of the local community through various community service projects.
From putting on a musical program at the nursing home to raking leaves for an elderly person in the school neighborhood, students are actively engaged in showing God’s love to the world.