Through Golden Gate Academy and the C.A.R.E.S. Learning Partnership, students will learn the latest in technical expertise, and how to apply it both conceptually and practically. We aim to evolve our core competencies by focusing heavily on nurturing positive student-teacher relationships and using them as the foundation for our educational agenda. When students are taught by a facilitator with whom they have a positive relationship, they are able to reach their full learning potential. Our focus is on competency, unlike “content”, competency refers to the skills needed for living a successful life beyond the classroom. We use a uniquely structured mentoring approach, based on Seventh-day Adventist principles, educating the whole individual on the foundation of the story of redemption.