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Common Core is not used

"As education reform brings sweeping changes at the state and national level, private school systems, such as the Seventh-day Adventists, have re-evaluated standards and curriculum to be sure expectations are kept current.

At Bowman Hills School, a local Seventh-day Adventist school, Principal Matt Korp said the Adventists have not changed too much of what is being taught.

Korp said the Adventist school system is the second-largest private school system in the world. The Catholic school system is the largest.

The local school is a part of the Georgia-Cumberland Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. The conference is a part of the Southern Union, which is a part of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists. The global office for the denomination oversees the divisions.

“We have some benefits from that — curriculum, standards-based teaching, staff training, in-service training. Because we are such a large group we do track a lot of the latest research,” Korp said.

The North American Division of Seven-day Adventist wrote the standards used at Bowman Hills.

“I would say in some ways they are similar to the public school system’s standards. Since we are a denominational group we do have some religious standards, Bible (and similar studies) that are incorporated in with our teaching,” Korp said. “The standards are just research-based guidelines that we incorporate into our teaching to ensure that the students are progressing.”

The worldwide Adventist School System has not adopted the Common Core standards."

 

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