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  • The teachers and staff at Silver Creek Adventist School know that choosing a school for your child is an important decision. We also know that, to properly make a choice, you have questions and need answers. So, this is where you can find answers to some of the most frequent questions we are asked at SCAS.

    If you have a question that’s not here or need more clarification, just contact us and we’ll be happy to help you!

    What grades are offered?

    We offer Kindergarten through Ninth Grade.

    Do you have to be a Seventh-day Adventist for your child to attend?

    No, all are welcome regardless of any race, religion, sex, or national origin.

    How old does a student need to be to start Kindergarten? First Grade?

    Students starting Kindergarten need to be five by August 15. Students starting First Grade need to be six by August 15.

    Do you have a dress code?

    Yes. Students are required to wear a solid colored polo shirt with solid colored cotton twill bottoms (pants, shorts, capris, and skirts). Because we believe that true beauty radiates from having Jesus within, we ask that no jewelry (bracelets, anklets, rings, earrings, and necklaces) is to be worn by boys or girls.

    What are the school hours?

    For Kindergarten the school day begins at 7:50 am and ends at 12:00 pm (with optional afternoon care until 3:00 pm). For grades 1-8 the school day begins at 7:50 am and ends at 3:00 pm, Monday through Thursday.

    On Friday the school day begins at 7:50 and ends at 2:00 pm so that families have time to prepare for the Sabbath. For students in Ninth Grade school will begin at 8:30 am and end at 3:30 pm. School doors open at 7:45 am. Students are to be picked up promptly at the close of the school day, no later than 15 minutes after dismissal.

    Is Silver Creek Adventist School accredited?

    Yes. We are accredited through the following national agencies: National Council for Private School Accreditation and Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges, and Universities, Inc. We are also accredited and supervised by the following bodies: Carolina Conference of Seventh-day Adventist and Southern Union of Seventh-day Adventists. We have been given EDGE certification (which is the highest level) from the Southern Union of Seventh-day Adventists.

    As a state recognized educational facility, we follow the adopted North Carolina guidelines for the length of school year, attendance policy, student transfers and immunization records.

    How does lunch work at your school?

    Students bring their own lunches daily. Since we believe and teach that our bodies are the temples of God, we feel we are responsible to care for them in the best possible way. We require that all caffeine beverages and unclean meats be excluded from lunches. (As stated in Leviticus 11, unclean meats include: pepperoni, ham, pork, bacon, shellfish of any kind, or fish without fins and scales.)

    We request that no soft drinks at all be sent to school. By minimizing products that contain large amounts of sugar, including soft drinks, you may greatly increase the concentration level of your student in the classroom. To avoid any issues with peanut allergies we ask that no peanuts or peanut products be sent in lunches.

    What are tuition costs?

    Please visit the tuition page for the current tuition expenses.

    What about technology in the classroom?

    Each classroom is equipped with computers, Wi-Fi, interactive projectors and whiteboard technology. All students in Grades 9, will be issued a personal iPad through AAA Academy for educational use.

    Various online programs are used in the classroom to assist in learning like Edmotto, Reading A to Z, and Headsprout.

    Younger students will learn how to keyboard, while older students will learn the ins and outs of computing. By graduation, students will be proficient at using various technology and researching from the web.

    How do teachers communicate with parents/guardians?

    Silver Creek Adventist School believes that it is very important for parents and teachers to work together to achieve the best academic results for each student. One way to do this is through good communication. At Silver Creek Adventist School the following tools are used to reach this goal: a student communication binder that goes home each day, a monthly newsletter, class pages on school website, and school Facebook page.

    Do teachers assign homework?

    Yes. Every student is assigned to read or be read to every night. The amount of time varies per grade level. Other homework assigned includes items teachers feel students need additional practice on. Homework should not take a large amount of time to complete at home.

    Are there Fine Arts programs?

    Students participate in weekly music and art classes. Students perform in a yearly Christmas drama.

    What does your school do to provide a safe environment for it’s students?

    Main doors are locked during school hours. All guests must enter by ringing doorbell and checking in with office.

    Regular fire drills are practiced so students are aware of how to exit in case of an emergency.

    All information received by school staff regarding a student who threatens others or inflicts others with personal injury or death, causes property damage to the school or possesses weapons on school grounds will be treated in a serious manner.

    How is standardized testing used at your school?

    The beginning of each school year, students in grades 3-9 are given IOWA standardize tests. These tests are used to help each teacher know how to better meet the needs of each student for the current school year. They are not used for class placement.

    I need more information, what should I do?

    Fill out the information on the Contact Us page or call us at 828-584-3010 to schedule a visit.

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