1. Adventist Education in the Roanoke Valley - Looking Ahead

Introduction:  Roanoke Adventist Christian School (RACS) [previously known as Roanoke Adventist Preparatory School or RAPS] has provided Adventist Christian Education in the Roanoke Valley since 1938.  The school is fully accredited by the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists (NAD), National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA) and the Virginia Council for Private Education (VCPE).  Through the NAD Education Code, directives are provided regarding teacher certification, textbook and curricula requirements, and other factors.  This information is available at  www.adventisteducation.org/curriculum

There are 3 question areas and a total of 10 questions.  Comment boxes are provided with each question if you desire to provide additional information.  A synopsis of the results will be available at the end of the process. 

This survey is designed to assist the School Board and the Roanoke Seventh-day Adventist Church develop a strategic plan to determine what the future of Adventist Education needs to address in the next 3-5 years and beyond.  Your input and responses are extremely important to this process.   Non-Adventists may skip questions 1 and 2.

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* 1. A local school providing Adventist education is an important factor in the development of our children in becoming long-term members of the Adventist faith community.  

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* 2. Please respond to the following statement:  The church subsidy for the school is an integral part of the local church mission.

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* 3. When Adventist families are statistically aging, growing an Adventist school appears to be a challenge.  However, input to this question is requested from all respondents.  What do you see as a realistic number of students for RACS in 5 years?  Select one.

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* 4. Roanoke Adventist Christian School is currently located within the building of the Roanoke Seventh-day Adventist Church located on Challenger Avenue in the Bonsack area of Roanoke County. Thinking about the future, please rank the following statements where 1 is top priority and 5 is lowest priority.

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