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resources regarding the process of initiating attendance to an institution of learning


  • Adventist Resource
    Adventist Colleges and Universities - Find Your Place Grade 9-Lifelong
    Welcome to your tour of the Adventist colleges and universities in North America! The 14 institutions featured here offer nearly 500 majors, and one may be right for you.

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    A formal mentoring program and its relationship to academic success and retention rates of first-time freshman college students at Walla Walla University Tertiary
    Problem: For almost 160 years, researchers have studied freshman college students because attrition is heaviest during the first year. At Walla Walla University, statistics have shown that approximately 30% of each incoming freshman class will not return...

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    A Study of Parental Attitudes Regarding Secondary Boarding Schools of the Mid America Union of Seventh-day Adventists Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Problem: One of the challenging problems of SDA education in North America is the possible trend of declining enrollment of boarding academies, which have been the mainstay of the SDA secondary school system. It was the purpose of this study to determine...

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    A Study of the Attitudes of Seventh-day Adventist Parents Toward the Support of Seventh-day Adventist Church Schools in British Columbia Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Problem: Despite the numerical growth of Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) membership and the number of private and parochial schools, there has not been a corresponding increase in student enrollment in Adventist church schools in British Columbia, Canada....

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    A study of the relationship between church sponsored K-12 education and church membership in the Seventh-day Adventist Church Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Church growth continues to be a concern for religious sects. Writers on church growth hold that all the various ministries of the church must assist the church in accomplishing church growth. The purpose of this study was to determine whether or...

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    A Study on Selected Factors Influencing School Choice Among the Seventh-day Adventist Population in Southwest Michigan Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Problem One of the most significant problems currently facing Seventh-day Adventist church schools in North America is declining enrollment in Grades K-12. In Southwest Michigan where this study was done, Seventh-day Adventist parents tend to make choices...

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    An assessment of factors influencing student enrollment within the Southern Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventist secondary schools Grade 8-Grade 12
    Secondary schools operating within the Southern Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventist are experiencing severe enrollment fluctuations and some instances declines. These trends and patterns have set off alarms within the Southern Union Adventist educational...

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    An investigation of perceptions of recruiting strategies - utilized for home economics students in three Seventh-day Adventist institutions of higher education in the United States of America Tertiary
    Problem: In view of the decline in enrollment among institutions of higher education in general and in SDA institutions in particular, a study of the factors influencing the reason for choice of college as well as other pertinent factors was conducted....

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    An Open Letter Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Do you like what you see when you drive up to your school? A school's physical plant is sometimes its best recruiting tool. Shared here are simple ideas on how schools can cultivate an attractive and welcoming climate outside, for the entrance, throughout...

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    Attitudes of Seventh-day Adventists to parochial education Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Problem: Despite growth in Seventh-day Adventist church membership, the enrollment trends in the North American Division schools are static. This study attempts to establish some reasons for this static enrollment by evaluating members’ attitudes...

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    Boarding Academy Enrollment - a Challenge Grade 9-Grade 12
    The author recommends a series of program steps for academy principals to lead in communicating with all adolescents in Adventist churches in their constituency, in order to develop awareness of the importance of faith-based education, the value of Adventist education and the results of taking action to support Adventist schools.

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    Developing A Financial Future For Your School Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Alternative approaches to planning the financial future of Adventist academies and elementary schools may include taking a closer look at development, enrollment, and alternate financial resources. David Branum urges readers not to underestimate factors such as alumni support, postive Christ-centered atmosphere, industry, pastoral support, strong academic environment, and fund raising programs.

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    Do You Have An Attitude? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Mike Lekic examines the role various attitudes have in shaping perceptions parents and students may have about Adventist schools. He believes that when expectations are met, many more Adventist youth will choose to attend Adventist schools.

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    Effects of Generational Change on Enrollment Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Epperson shares findings in the Florida Conference in the search for reasons for declining elementary enrollment. He outlines the differences between four generations. The impact of culture, demographics and generation change on school enrollment is addressed.

  • Adventist Resource
    Empty Desk Prayer Initiative Preschool-Grade 12
    Why empty desks in our classrooms? And what can we do about them? Is this just a challenge of marketing for our schools? Is it time to think differently? It is a matter of great concern if a child, for whatever reason, is not at one of our schools. Through...

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    Enjoy the Sunshine Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Morian Perepelitza shares the importance of maintaining the vision for Adventist schools, and notes that dedicated teachers alone cannot keep the vision alive. The goals and purposes of Adventist education need to be shared by parents and the church community if the system is to continue to be effective.

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    Enrollment Decline in Urban New York Seventh-day Adventist Schools - Solutions? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "This paper identifies the problem, reviews relevant literature and then cites New York city as an example of enrollment urban decline. Solutions center on present efforts to remedy the situation. No similar studies have been published, and while there...

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    Essential Elements of Multi-Component Marketing for K-8 Schools Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation renders practice-tested strategies for increasing enrollment and community support for your elementary school. Learn fun and innovative promotional ideas, including home visitations. Different components of marketing are described that help avoid the common pitfall of focusing on a one-audience segment.

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    Factors affecting student enrollment choice - A study of no-shows Tertiary--3
    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to discover and examine the reasons why undergraduate prospective students who were accepted into degree programs at La Sierra University chose not to enroll (no shows). Factors which influenced no shows' decisions...

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    Factors Influencing Enrollment in Adventist K-12 Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This paper summarizes Adventist dissertation research on factors affecting enrollment in Seventh-day Adventist K-12 schools in North America and overseas, 1960-2005. It includes actual trends in private K-12 schools in the USA in comparison with Adventist education.

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    Factors influencing enrollment trends in Seventh-day Adventist boarding schools in North America Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Problem: Enrollment is declining in the majority of Seventh-day Adventist boarding academies in North America, while it is increasing in a few. This study seeks to identify the more important factors related to increasing and declining enrollment trends....

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    Factors influencing Seventh-day Adventist African-Americans parents to support SDA primary schools in the states of Ohio and Pennsylvania Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This dissertation assesses attitudes and demographic factors that influence enrollment of African-American parents' children in Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) primary schools. The investigator's intention was to enhance understanding of the reasons why Seventh-day...

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    Freshmen retention at two Seventh-day Adventist higher education institutions Tertiary
    Problem: Information is needed regarding the reasons students attend Seventh-day Adventist higher education institutions, and how these reasons and students' characteristics relate to their decision to remain in college or withdraw. Method:...

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    Global Trends in Adventist Education Preschool-Tertiary
    Consider global trends in Adventist education in this report to Adventist university/college presidents and division education directors. It presents current statistics of the global educational system; acknowledges the leading voice that set the conceptual...

  • Christian Resource
    Grace Works Ministries - Marketing Christian Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "The only comprehensive and cutting-edge marketing guide written specifically for Christian schools. This 625 page book explains how to market your school. It contains over 150 practical principles, 95 detailed ideas, and dozens of samples.

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    Increasing Student Access in K to 12 Education - A Challenge for Adventist Schools in the 21st Century Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Themes addressed are “(1) the challenge of youth retention in the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the role that Christian education can play; (2) the challenge we face of providing high-quality education; and (3) the challenge of making Adventist education...

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    International Students as Financial Saviours Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Robinson suggests taking a systematic and philosophically sound approach from the Adventist perspective to enhance school programs through the acceptance of international students.

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    JAE Editorial: Global Trends in Adventist Education Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Humberto Rasi discusses several trends in Adventist education such as academic quality, parental involvement, teacher accountability, enrollment, spirituality and biblical values, service orientation, missionary service, strategic planning, innovation, and...

  • Adventist Resource
    JAE: Of Interest to Teachers Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This Journal of Adventist Education column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: A Warranty - on Teachers!; Students Report Contact With Religious Cults; Color and Learning; Allergy Effects Are Extensive;...

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    JAE: Of Interest to Teachers - October 1987 Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This Journal of Adventist Education column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: Where Do Students Attend College?; Remembering Good Teachers; Asking Good Questions; Drug Prevention and Health Promotion...

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    Limiting the School to Expand the School Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The author explains what he learned from the principal of a highly successful non-SDA Christian school. Its success is partly due to strict admission policies, which were implemented in order to support the school's particular focus and mission.

  • Adventist Resource
    Marketing Adventist Higher Education: Some Practical Strategies Tertiary-Lifelong
    Marketing is one of the most important keys to helping Adventist higher education survive.

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    Marketing SDA Higher Education in Southeast Asia Tertiary-Lifelong
    Problem: There has been a concern by educational leaders of the Adventist church in the Asia Pacific Division that a number of parents of Seventh-day Adventist students choose to educate their children in non-Adventist primary and secondary schools....

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    Marketing Seventh-day Adventist higher education - College-choice motivators and barriers Tertiary
    Purpose: Approximately 75% of Seventh-day Adventist college-bound youth do not attend the church's 15 colleges in North America. This study explored the views of Adventist college-bound participants regarding the factors (motivators and barriers) that...

  • Adventist Resource
    Marketing Strategies Resource List Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This list links to marketing resources useful for any size of school.

  • Adventist Resource
    Ministering to the Secular Student in a Christian College Tertiary-Lifelong
    Logan suggests a method of identifying secular students in Christian colleges and discusses why they chose to attend and how the institution as a whole can minister to the needs of these students. This paper was presented at the first Institute of Christian...

  • Christian Resource
    Mission Enablers Preschool-Grade 12
    Mission Enablers consults primarily with Christian schools to create and implement plans that enhance their mission, build their capacity to serve, and improve their sustainability. Get information on enrollment, marketing, or fund raising. Sign up for their free newsletter.

  • Adventist Resource
    NAD Principals Assess Enrollment Funding and Governance Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Review findings from an in-depth online survey of Adventist academy principals in North America which dealt with questions pertaining to the areas of enrollment, funding, and governance, and how these areas impact a school’s ability to achieve the objective...

  • Adventist Resource
    Opening Our Doors Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "The call of this paper is to consider a vision for our schools which includes serving nonAdventist students in a very intentional way, offering God’s love embedded in an irresistibly creative curriculum." Paper submitted for consideration...

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    Opening the Church School Doors to the Learning Disabled Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article from the JAE special exceptional child issue suggests that church school principals should be willing to admit children with mild learning disabilities into Adventist schools. Until recently the educational practices of the Adventist school system...

  • Adventist Resource
    Pacific Union Student Application Preschool-Grade 12
    For an example of a student application fillable document, check out the Pacific Union Conference's (NAD).

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    Pacific Union Student Consent to Treatment Form Preschool-Grade 12
    Download a copy of the NAD Pacific Union Conference form necessary for all students enrolled in a PUC school.

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    Providing Our Youth With Access and Opportunity to Attend Adventist Colleges Tertiary
    This article, from the JAE special issue on higher education, reports on research that details how Adventist families and young people describe their feelings about Adventist colleges as well as what they want and expect. The findings should be widely applicable...

  • Adventist Resource
    Reasons Seventh-day Adventist Parents Gave for Not Sending their Children to Seventh-day Adventist Elementary and Secondary Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Problem: The Seventh-day Adventist elementary and secondary schools in the USA show a continuous enrollment decline. This study's goal is to explore the reasons SDA parents give for why they do not send their children to SDA schools. Method:...

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    Selected factors influencing school choice among the Seventh-day Adventist population in Southwest Michigan Kindergarten-Grade 12
    One of the most significant problems currently facing Adventist schools in North America is declining enrollment in Grades K-12. It was the purpose of this study to determine if a relationship exists between school choice and parental perception of selected...

  • Adventist Resource
    Seventy-Two Hours To Go! Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Kathleen Mitchell shares insights gleaned after two weeks of trying to keep the doors of her school open. She shares how facing the challenging financial decisions, recalling words of wisdom and appreciation from students and parents, and holding on to scriptural...

  • Adventist Resource
    State of Adventist Education Report Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The goal of inspecting the state of Adventist Education is to rebuild where necessary. Topics in this report include discrepancy between purpose and enrollment, priorities for the 2015-2020 quinquennium, and using education to reach the cities.

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    Strengthening Adventist Education in the North American Division - Recommendations for Educators Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Facing decreasing enrollment rates, leaders appointed a NAD Education Task Force. Here are the resulting recommendations.

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    Success stories: The development of a theory to explain the qualities found in Adventist schools that show consistent enrollment increases Kindergarten-Grade 12
    What are the qualities found in select Adventist schools that show consistent enrollment increases over the last five years? The telling of their success stories gives clues to how others might reverse the enrollment trend in Adventist Education which has...

  • Adventist Resource
    The Challenge of Change Tertiary-Lifelong
    Colleges and universities are expected to precipitate change. A college must be unique and yet be interdependent with its sponsoring church in terms of philosophy and mission, enrollment of the youth, and financial support. The challenge of change is addressed...

  • Adventist Resource
    The Future of Adventist Higher Education Tertiary-Lifelong
    A board chairman's perspective on the future of Adventist higher education. Issues to be addressed for Adventist education to survive along its chartered lines include: communicating the importance of Christian education, information sharing, enhancing the secondary school relationship, addressing financial dilemmas, cutting operating costs, too many colleges, salaries, and institutional board responsibilities.

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    The Future of SDA Higher Education - A North American College President's Perspective Tertiary-Lifelong
    Adventist higher education has grown in the past 100 years, but the question is whether it has much of a future. These concerns reflect the current decline in enrollment and therefore loss in operating revenue. Finances are the reason why students attend state...

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    The Importance of and Relationship Between Admissions Criteria for Undergraduate Students and the Management of the Office of Admissions in Seventh-day Adventist Institutions of Higher Education Tertiary
    Problem: The selection and admission of undergraduate students involves the admissions office in the responsibility of maintaining; the delicate threefold balance of academic excellence and quality, institutional economic stability, and the provision...

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    The Quality of Adventist Education - How can we know how well we are doing? Tertiary-Lifelong
    Enrollment numbers for schools and colleges, like market share in the car industry, can be a poor indicator of product quality, economic stability, or contributions to the common good. Andreasen raises and discusses essential questions to assess how an Adventist...

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    The Significant Role of the School Board in Enrolling Children Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Vernon Langdon discusses the role of the school board when children of the local church are not enrolled in elementary school or academy.

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    Trends Influencing Enrollment in Adventist K-12 Schools in NAD Kindergarten-Grade 12
    In a review of Adventist educational research (1980-2005), Gregorutti infers that enrollment in North American Adventist K-12 schools seems to be affected by: 1) parent's perceptions, 2) parents exposure to and/or identification with Adventist education, 3)...

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    Voluntary lateral transfer of students from selected Seventh-day Adventist secondary day schools - Parent and student attitudes and reasons (Attrition, California) Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The purpose of this study was to examine student and parent perceptions of the educational philosophy, academic program, social climate, spiritual climate, moral climate, staff adequacy, or other factors that might contribute to discontinuance of attendance...

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    What Adventist Colleges are Looking for in Academy Graduates Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article shared the top 10 traits identified by faculty polled at Pacific Union College, Southern Adventist University, and La Sierra University, in 2006. Essential traits for college success were listed as: proficiency in the fundamental tools of reading,...

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    Where Are All the Children Gone? Preschool-Tertiary
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation speaks about enrollment in Adventist schools in North America, which has been on a precipitous slide for the past 30 plus years, despite the fact that church membership has gone up by 70% during that same period...