Skagit Adventist School Becomes Senior Academy

The North American Division on-site visiting team gave unanimous approval Jan. 19 for Skagit Adventist School (SAS) in Burlington, Wash., to expand to 12 grades.

The school will add 11th grade this fall and will follow with 12th grade a year later. Electives have been added to the curriculum, which already included skiing and snowboarding, intramural sports, multiple music programs and mission trips in addition to quality basics.

Recent and upcoming building projects are expanding the facilities, and new teachers may be added to accommodate the growing enrollment. "What a thrilling problem to have to tackle!" says Kaarsten Lang, school board chair.

The additional grades give families another choice besides boarding school. “My older sister enjoyed her two years at Auburn [Adventist Academy],” says Ariane Brandt, who will be a member of the first graduating class in 2007. “But I still enjoy being with my family—even Mom and Dad!—and the friends I have made here at home. So I am really glad I have the choice to stay here instead of going away to school.”

For information about Skagit Adventist School, call (360) 755-9261.

July 01, 2005 / Washington Conference