Great Lakes Adventist Academy is a private, four-year, coeducational secondary school owned and operated by the Michigan Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. It is fully accredited as a senior high school with the Board of Regents of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. GLAA, situated on a 400-acre campus in rural Cedar Lake, Michigan, serves approximately 200 students. As a Christian school, GLAA admits students of any race to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to the student body. No discrimination is made on the basis of race in administration of educational policies, applications for admission, scholarship or loan programs, athletic or extra-curricular programs.
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Our goal is for each student to make and maintain a decision for Jesus Christ and actively learn how to put Christianity into action through serving others. We strive to provide every student the opportunity to be involved in some form of ministry through our active Witnessing Program, Outreach Class, Community Outreach programs, Leaf-raking, Nursing Home Visitation, AYBL (Adventist Youth for Better Living), Aerokhanas Gymnastic Team, our Music Program, and many other creative avenues of service.
GLAA provides a strong academic program that has been developed through the work of the Academic Standards and Curriculum Committee. The committee meets regularly to examine and improve the academic program. It also considers the individual needs of students transferring to GLAA from other schools. As a result of this committee’s work, students may now choose from over 70 courses of study, and students may work toward one of two diplomas offered to graduate. Four full years of secondary education are required. The goal of the committee is excellence in education and in life, and it is hoped that GLAA graduates will have an excellent base on which to live their adult lives.
Students are taught the importance of living a healthy lifestyle with good eating habits, vigorous exercise, and adequate rest. Each student has the opportunity to be involved in the campus intramurals, disc golf, gymnastics team, sand volleyball, three weight rooms, racquetball courts, indoor running track, and physical education classes.
GLAA strives to instill in its students a respect for all people. We provide an environment where students can develop and enjoy healthy friendships. Students are expected to uphold wholesome social standards, exercise self-control and self-discipline in their relationships with others.
At GLAA our goal is to assist students in choosing and commencing preparation for vocational, technical or professional occupations that will make them effective, contributing employees or self-employed workers.