The following article is from a non-affiliated source For real education reform, take a cue from the Adventists
Amid all the buzz on education reform, the Seventh Day Adventist school system might seem an unexpected place to look for models in improving student achievement. But by educating mind, body, and spirit, Adventist schools outperform the national average across all demographics.
The following article is from the Los Angeles Times The Conversation: Pursuing successful education reform might mean going the way of Adventists. Click here to read more...
The Oakview Preparatory School
In the above picture, Principal Eric Imbert shares a pictorial moment with retired American professional basketball player Chauncey Ray Billups who visited for a special event at the Oakview Preparatory School in April 2015. Billups who played 17 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and is a five-time NBA All-Star and a three-time All-NBA selection, is working with the local Yonkers community and with the support of Oakview Preparatory School to revitalize the community.
Chauncey Ray Billups played for the Celtics, Toronto Raptors, Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks, Los Angeles Clippers and Team USA. He won the NBA Finals MVP in 2004 after helping the Pistons beat the Los Angeles Lakers in the Finals and was given the nickname "Mr. Big Shot" for making late-game shots with Detroit.
On Wednesday, November 26, 2014, grade 7 Teacher/National Junior Honor Society Committee Chair Ms. Beverly Waithe (third from rear- right), guest speaker Mrs. Barbara Mitchelle (second from rear-right) and principal Eric Imbert (rear right), and the Oakview Preparatory School's family of students, parents and others had the pleasure of installing the above students as the 2014/2015 National Junior Honor Society inductees.
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This powerful video demonstrates the power of Adventist Education to create characters in young people who are dedicated to service for here and eternity..