Standards — what learners should know (content) and be able to do (skills), serve as the framework for curriculum development. Standards in NAD Seventh-day Adventist schools reflect a Biblical & Adventist worldview across the K-12 curricula as well as the integration of national and provincial/state standards.
Golden Gate Academy accepts the Bible as the standard by which everything else is measured. Four key concepts emerge from a biblical worldview that can be used as a lens for curriculum development, as well as informing the essential questions and big ideas of any content area:
Standards for Secondary Courses in Seventh-day Adventist Schools have been developed to guide an instructional program that is infused with Christian faith and an Adventist worldview. An education of this kind leads to strong academic growth and a clear picture of Christ and His love for mankind. These standards focus on what students should know, understand and be able to do.
Secondary standards for the offered courses accomplish the following: