The Elementary program at Burton Adventist Academy is based on a developmental philosophy. Our teachers/staff desire is to help students grow spiritually, mentally, physically, socially, and emotionally. We believe that Education is a partnership between parent, the school, and the church.
“Train up a child in a way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6)
The Seventh-day Adventist Church recognizes God as the ultimate source of existence and truth. The elementary curriculum standards are based on the principles and teachings found in the Word of God, as embraced in the 27 Fundamental Beliefs of the Seventh–day Adventist church.
The nine strands are correlated with the lessons on each grade level.
- Holy Scriptures
- Universal conflict, Creation, Fall and Redemption of Man
- The Church and Its Mission
- Spiritual Gifts
- Formula for Abundant Life
- Christ Our Advocate
- The End of Sin
- Death and Resurrection
Our school believes the mathematics education should equip students with the essential skills for career preparation, character development, and appreciation of the created world around them. We feel mathematics must foster critical and analytic applications, and assist students to transfer their concrete learning experiences to abstract reasoning.
Our Language Arts program is Pathways: A Journey to Excellence through Literacy, an instructional program that integrates language arts. This approach allows students to follow a variety of avenues to becoming readers, writers, and learners. We believe that students should not only learn how to read, but also acquire the desire to read, write, and learn. All students deserve to be in a school situation where they have an opportunity to become passionate learners, readers, and writers. Pathways provide students with the opportunity.
Combining scientific facts and hand on experiments make science come alive. Our goals are; acknowledge and appreciate God as Creator, Sustainer and Maintainer of the universe. Develop knowledge and understanding of biological, physical, earth/space and health sciences. Extend knowledge through processing, interpreting, and integrating increasingly complex concepts.
The goals of the social studies program are to enable the student to: Develop an understanding of the origin, nature, purpose and destiny of humanity based on the Seventh-day Adventist view of the world. Develop a value system based upon an understanding of and a respect for human right, the brotherhood of humanity, civil rights, religious tolerance, ethics, personal identity, patriotism and cultural understanding. Recognize and accept the privilege of serving others through the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.