We are a K-12 Seventh-day Adventist Christian school located in Aldergrove, BC. Our professional staff provide learning environments that actively engage students, build new skills, foster inquiry and innovation, and lead students to see that true knowledge and wisdom come from God. As the world of academics and careers are changing, so we are adjusting to ensure our students are ready to live and work in the real world, be leaders in their communities, and have a strong, positive personal understanding of their potential.
Fraser Valley Adventist Academy is owned and operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church within the British Columbia Conference. The school is financially supported by the local area SDA churches, conference subsidies, government grants, tuition, charitable donations and fund-raising.
The Principal of FVAA is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the school, following guidelines set out by the School Board, BC Conference Office of Education, and Ministry of Education. The Ministry of Education recognizes FVAA as a Group 1 K-12 Independent School.
DISCRIMINATION PROTECTION POLICY
The safety and well-being of children in Adventist schools is of paramount consideration. Children deserve to be protected from abuse, neglect, bullying, harm or threat of harm. Therefore, all Seventh-day Adventist Church, BC Conference schools will ensure that children attending these schools will experience a learning environment that enables every child to feel safe, accepted and respected.
Adventist schools will continuously develop strategies to make students feel valued, respected and connected within the school community. This will include the protection of the students’ physical safety, social connectedness, inclusiveness as well as protection from all forms of bullying, regardless of their gender, race, culture, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity and expression, while remaining consistent with the Seventh-day Adventist faith values, cultural perspective and philosophical values.
1) This is God’s plan. He will do with me what He will. 2) An ethical code of conduct is biblical. 3) The students are first. 4) People want to do their best. 5) Quality education and service excellence improves lives. 6) Everyone is important to Jesus, so they are important to me. 7) Environmental stewardship is a lifestyle. 8) We think globally and act locally. 9) Success is contagious, so let’s spread the infection.
1) Honesty and Integrity We will use Holy Spirit-guided judgment with and in the use of our time, talents and the resources He has given us (1 Cor 6:19). Through our Holy Spirit-enabled obedience to God’s commands (Rev 12:17; Rom 8:5-8), we aspire to express reverence before God (Rev 14: 6,7).
2) Great Customer Service We’ll treat others the way we want to be treated (Luke 6:31; Matthew 7:12). God has made us a loving church family (John 1:12; 20:17). Therefore, we care for each other and support each other in struggles and joys.
3) Value People As a foretaste of Heaven, we enjoy each other’s company and seek to meet each other in needs through fellowship and service (Col 1:4,5). The parable of the Good Samaritan still applies in our lives (Luke 10:25-37; John 13:35).
4) Quality Offer Each and every product and service we provide will represent our best efforts (Eccl 9:10). It is a privilege to meet the needs of others through service and it allows us to grow in our walk with God.
5) Work/Life Balance We will work hard, but we will not sacrifice our health or families for temporary gain (Mark 8:36; Matthew 16:26; Luke 9:25; Job 22:2; Eccl 1:3). Realizing that life with God is a journey, we as individuals and as a group seek His will for our lives daily. We value time spent with God in prayer, study, meditation, worship, nature, and service.
6) Achieve Goals and Expectations We will challenge ourselves daily to receive all of the blessings God wants to give us (1 Chronicles 4:9). Our word is our bond, so we don’t knowingly overpromise or over commit (Eccl 5:4; Job 22:27).
7) Continuous Improvement We are not satisfied with the person and school we were yesterday. We can do better as God prepares us for holiness and Heaven (Romans 6:22; Proverbs 10:22; Luke 6:24-49).
8) Social Responsibility Realizing our value in God’s sight through the gift of His Holy Spirit (Rom 8:14-17), we seek to reflect God’s character by the expression of His presence, shown in love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Gal 5:22,23).