Distance Education Schools
Approved for NAD Organizations

Griggs International Academy (GIA) seeks ways to support and serve already existing Adventist schools. The GIA administrative team believes Adventist schools can work together and create a strong foundation to keep Adventist education a viable option for students nationwide. Their accreditation allows them to work with students globally, however, we have certain initiatives designed specifically for our North American Division (NAD) schools.

GIA’s APLE (Accredited Program for Learning Environments) program is a tool used to help enrich NAD Jr. Academies and Academies with curriculum and teachers.

APLE was developed cooperatively by the North American Division Office of Education (NADOE) and Griggs International Academy to meet the needs of our students unwilling or unable to go to a boarding academy hundreds of miles away.

By enrolling with APLE, such schools are able to use a combination of GIA and local school resources to offer grades 9-12 to students who might otherwise enter the public school system. It is designed to fit into the traditional school year.

GIA has a multi-tiered Student Information System (SIS) that allows our partners, teachers, supervisors and students to be directly involved in student progress. This portal enhances the way GIA communicates and manages the Adventist schools that partner with us.

On occasion, and with approval from both conference and union, schools may offer a complete high school program using APLE. Students of such schools receive Griggs Maryland state-approved diplomas. APLE may be viewed as an interim solution for a school wishing to permanently expand its program.

All partnerships between Adventist Schools and GIA must be pre-approved by the local conference and union education departments.

Download the APLE Packet

To join our list of partners, contact:

Lamar Nangle
NAD Services
Email: apledirector@andrews.edu
Phone: 301-680-6585 / 471-269-6638

The landscape of online education is evolving swiftly, and at the forefront of this transformation is ASPIRE Academy, the premier school for synchronous learning. We have embraced the philosophy that a dynamic, engaging classroom atmosphere can be cultivated beyond the confines of physical spaces. What sets ASPIRE Academy apart in the realm of online education is our commitment to live, interactive sessions for students across grades 1-12. From the moment our students log in, they are immersed in a real-time educational environment where they stay actively connected with their instructors and peers throughout the school day. This includes the ability to ask questions in real-time, collaboratively work on assignments, forge connections with friends, and complete their academic tasks—all within a synchronous learning framework that mimics the traditional classroom experience, yet with the flexibility and innovation of online learning.

Atlanta Adventist Academy offers a revolutionary educational product called TRUeConnect. TRUeConnect’s  cutting edge technology-based education delivered in 21st Century containers, wrapped in quality, national and Adventist standards, and value-added instructional excellence.  AAA’s teachers are fully NAD certified. The TRUeConnect program is an education model designed specifically for Millennials and their children!  

The Difference:  TRUeConnect embraces real time active learning for students from many locations, joined together through telepresence technology that really works.  They converse and interact with teachers and each other as though they were in the same location.  Students connect from their local campus–or even from home–into live video classrooms.  Students are able to form lasting, meaningful relationships with their teachers and their classmates even though they are miles apart!

To learn more about how the TRUeConnect program can benefit your student, family, or campus, please get connected at info@aaa.edu.

Who we are:
Prairie Adventist Christian eSchool (PACeS) is an exciting opportunity for Adventist students living in and outside of Alberta, Canada.

What we offer:

  • K-12 Adventist Christian Education through daily(M-Th) online classes with teachers and other students wherever you are.
  • In Alberta, a Home Education program is available with a facilitator doing home visits twice a year. This is a great option if you like being in charge of your child’s education.

PACeS offers Alberta-approved online courses. They are also a part of the government testing for Grade 12 Diploma Exams. Students who successfully complete the Alberta High School requirements with PACeS will receive an Alberta Education Diploma. Students will receive formal reports throughout the year.

Contact them for more information. Phone: 403.848.3165  Fax: 877.300.8843  e-mail: principal@pacescanada.org.

Richmond Academy’s Connected School program, an innovative distance learning program for high school, was launched in 2012. Unlike most other distance learning programs, this one connects teachers and their students on multiple school campuses together via live video conferencing technology throughout the school day. This is not “online learning,” but rather a real time, fully interactive program that provides students and teachers the ability to interact as if they were all located in the same physical space.

In addition to daily classes facilitated by video conferencing, all students come together at least once a month for spiritual and social activities, field trips, community service projects, school events such as concerts and banquets, and curriculum-based activities.

RA currently operates the high school program on two campuses in Virginia:

  • Richmond (main campus)
  • Lynchburg – in partnership with Desmond T Doss Academy
  • Vienna – in partnership with Vienna Adventist Academy

In addition to the full high school program, Richmond Academy also delivers a partial 7th and 8th grade curriculum to enhance the local offerings at five affiliated elementary schools in Virginia:

  • Desmond T Doss Academy (Lynchburg)
  • Tidewater Adventist Academy (Hampton Roads area)
  • Tree of Life Christian Preparatory School (Fredericksburg)
  • Vienna Adventist Academy (Vienna)


Founded in 2006, West Coast Adventist School is part of the Seventh-day Adventist educational system. This educational system is the largest protestant education system in the world and has been in existence for over a century. We draw on this experience and combine that with new technology to enable us to bring to you Adventist Christian education no matter where you live in British Columbia or the world. Given the SDA education philosophy of recognizing the role of parents as the primary educators of their children, this school could be a natural fit. For SDA parents, many of whom want an Adventist component in their home educational program, it makes sense that the Distributed Learning option be offered. We are pleased to be offering the Kindergarten to Grade 12 programs. Our K-12 program is fully accredited with the British Columbia Ministry of Education as well as the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

What makes us different?

Christian – Is it important for your children to learn in a religious environment, and be able to use Adventist Christian curriculum resources in your DL program? If so, then you should enroll them in a Seventh-day Adventist DL school. Public online programs must be secular in both delivery and instruction.

Direct – Parents are an important part of our learning equation. However, each learner is also provided with direct access to his/her teacher, who administers and evaluates the learner’s educational journey. Students can contact the teacher by phone, e-mail, or through direct online tutoring.

Live – With the WCAS program, students will participate in live classes with other students while they are being instructed by the teacher. The number of live meetings will vary. Students in the primary and elementary grades meet once a week in a live class with the teacher while high school students may choose to meet for all classes for every school day.

Mission Statement

West Coast Adventist School will provide quality, personalized distance learning based on the individual needs of the student. We will encourage and motivate the student to reach their full potential academically, spiritually, emotionally, and physically.