Great Lakes Adventist Academy is a Seventh-day Adventist boarding high school owned and operated by the Michigan Conference Association of Seventh-day Adventists for the purpose of educating the youth of the church. Because Seventh-day Adventists accept the Bible as the Word of God and the writings of Ellen White as Divine Revelation, GLAA desires to follow the counsel therein by offering its students a program that strives for balance among the spiritual, intellectual, physical and social aspects of life. Since man was originally created in the image of God, but has lost that through sin, it is the goal of true education to assist the youth to experience restoration through learning to know Christ. Through a correct knowledge of God and through fellowship with Him in study and service, each student is encouraged to develop a likeness to his or her Creator.
“It is the work of true education…to train the youth to be thinkers, and not mere reflectors of other men’s thoughts . . . . True education means more than the pursual of a certain course of study. It means more than a preparation for the life that now is. It has to do with the whole being, and with the whole period of existence possible to man. It is the harmonious development of the physical, the mental, and the spiritual powers. It prepares the student for the joy of service in this world and for the higher joy of wider service in the world to come” (Ellen G. White, Education, 13, 17).