Oregon Adventist Curriculum Philosophy
Adventist Education, established in the 1870’s, is based on developing the whole child to reflect all that Jesus created them to be. Because of this foundation and the continued pursuit of high standards, Adventist Education has a world-wide reputation for outstanding curriculum and high achievements, using best teaching practices that are Christ-centered.
In Oregon we strive to make Jesus a part of every piece of curriculum. We also believe that we are to follow the foundational goals of education:
- Restore the image of God in every child
- Develop each child holistically: body, mind, and spirit
- Teach students to be thinkers and not mere reflectors
- Equip students to share the gospel of Christ
- Prepare students to be successful for the 21st Century
Our process for outlining standards and choosing curriculum involves three levels of educators from the local conference, the North Pacific Union (NPUC), and the North American Division (NAD). They are responsible for research, examination, evaluation, and implementation of new curriculum. We strive to use the best curriculum available to fit best teaching practices. Currently the North American Division has published Seventh-day Adventist textbook series for: Bible, Language Arts, Health and Science.