Our Mission, motto, & Philosophy
Mission Statement – Educating for this world and the next.
Motto – Enter to Learn – Depart to Serve.
At Troy Adventist Academy (TAA) our philosophy is very simple – we want every student who passes through our doors to have the best of both worlds.
We provide an education unsurpassed in its academic excellence, one that will prepare each student to step unashamed into any academic circle after he/she leaves. We desire that each student will learn to think his/her own thoughts rather than merely mirror the ideas of others. We will make it part of our curriculum to show each student how to get along with others, how to keep his/her body and mind healthy, how to work hard, and how to make good decisions about life. We will teach our students how to be good citizens of the world they live in today.
We seek to help our students fulfill what we feel is the ultimate goal of education – to recreate in each person the image of God who created him. We want each child to grow spiritually, as well as physically, mentally, and socially. We will try by word and example to show each child how to love God best of all, and to show his/her love in a life of service to others. We will teach our students how to be good citizens of the world to come.
We Are Providing an Environment for Our Students to Grow & Excel
Troy Adventist Academy was established in 1974. We are improving our environment every year to make sure we reach high standards. In 2019, we added a Gaga Ball pit to our playground, we added a water bottle filling drinking fountain to cut down on plastic waste, and updated decor around the building. In 2020, our kitchen floor was retiled, our gym floor and hallway were resurfaced. We have a student ran recycling program and the company who prints our yearbooks, Treering, plants a tree for every yearbook purchased. They planted 34 trees for our 2019-2020 Yearbook. and 35 trees for 2020-2021 Yearbook. We have plans to continue to update our building and programs to make it the best environment for our students to grow and excel.
Teaching the Professionals of tomorrow
Curriculum and Standards
- Kindergarten Curriculum
- Multigrade Curriculum Overview
- Elementary Standards
- MAP Growth Testing
- Technology Plan
We offer a full-time Kindergarten program. Kindergarten students are included in the K-4 multi-grade classroom. Students receive direct instruction from the classroom teacher, they also have a dedicated aide that works with them throughout the day. Adventists schools use Stepping Stones Curriculum for Kindergarten. Michigan Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists recommends students entering kindergarten be five on or before September 1 (any students with later birthdays need school board approval).
NAD Standards are what learners should know (content) and be able to do (skills), serve as the framework for curriculum development. Standards in NAD Seventh-day Adventist schools reflect the Adventist worldview across the K-12 curricula as well as the integration of national and provincial/state standards. The Adventist worldview accepts the Bible as the standard by which everything else is measured. Four key concepts emerge from a biblical worldview that can be used as a lens for curriculum development, as well as informing the essential questions and big ideas of any content area: creation (What is God’s intention?), fall (How has God’s purpose been distorted?), redemption (How does God help us to respond?), and Re-creation (How can we be restored in the image of God?). In addition, other resources are made available to support the curriculum.
Elementary Standards — what learners should know (content) and be able to do (skills), serve as the framework for curriculum development. Standards in NAD Seventh-day Adventist schools reflect the Adventist worldview across the K-12 curricula as well as the integration of national and provincial/state standards.
NWEA MAP Growth is the new recommended standardized assessment program. MAP Growth measures what students know and informs what they’re ready to learn next. By dynamically adjusting to each student’s responses, MAP Growth creates a personalized assessment experience that accurately measures performance.
Our current Technology goal is to purchase 1-1 Chromebooks or tablets for our students. We are currently working towards this goal with 10 new Chromebooks purchased in the Spring of 2021. We will be using Lightspeed to monitor students and maintain cyber security. We also purchased a 3D printer for use in our 5-8th grade classroom. These goals will help ensure students can compete in a growing global economy. Here is our Technology Plan. Also see our student/parent user agreement here.
A Message From
My desire is to led as many students to Jesus as possble while preparing them for success now. Each child is able to be successful. We, at TAA, work with families to make sure students are given all they need to succeed. I am so thankful for a Pastor and a church that is very supportive of my staff and students. I look forward to working with you and your child.
Denise Moore graduated from Oakland University and also received her Adventist Denominational Certification through the Seventh-Day Adventist Church North American Division. She was hired by the Michigan Conference and the TAA School board in 2017. She has been teaching for over 7 years in Michigan schools. Mrs. Moore is looking forward to having students back in the classroom and leading them to the foot of the Cross.
Bethany Stevens graduated from Southern Adventist University
She grew up in the SDA church and she shares her mother’s passion for teaching. Ms. Stevens was hired into the Michigan Conference in 2017. She has been teaching in a K-8 school in Michigan’s U.P.
She is thankful to have joined our TAA team in 2020 and is looking forward to working with TAA students again this fall.
Volunteer OpportunitiesWe love our volunteers
To ensure the safety of our students, all volunteers who work with TAA students must complete a background check. Please talk to our Principal, then go to Sterling Volunteers to create your account and get started. We are also always looking for volunteers to drive and help chaperone our field trips throughout the year. This requires two additional forms: Driver Information Form and Volunteer Form.
All volunteers must also be approved by our TAA School Board.
Being a part of our Home and School Association or Bible Labs are another great ways to volunteer.
Thank you for your willingness to volunteer.
TAA After School programs
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The North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, Non-Discrimination Policy Statement
The Seventh-day Adventist Church, in all of its church schools, admits students of any race to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at its schools, and makes no discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnic background, country of origin, or gender in the administration of education policies, applications for admission, scholarship or loan programs, and extracurricular programs.
What Parents are Saying
We like to think of our school as a family. See what parents are saying about our school. Thank you for considering TAA.
“My son attended Troy Adventist Academy in 7th and 8th grade. Our experience at TAA was great. Everyone was so nice and kind, we will miss them. I wish they taught till 10th grade. Thank you all for what you have done. My son really enjoyed the field trips, especially the ones at Camp Au Sable. I recommend this school for parents that are trying to find a Adventist school for their children. Thank you all and may God bless you.”
“TAA has been such a blessing for our family. During school, God is in every part of my daughter’s day, from beginning to end. This adds a lot of strength to her spiritual life and to the teachings she gets at home. The TAA staff has felt more like family than anything. I always feel noticed and helped, even without needing to ask. The teachers are so involved, caring, and supportive, in school and outside of school as well. I am happy and thankful to have the opportunity to be part of this wonderful family through the help of the church and school family.”