IAA places high value on structuring its academic programs so that everyone can be successful. Many different components make that possible. Small class sizes, multi-grade settings, and individual tutoring are all possibilities at our school. We offer a challenging curriculum that can and is altered to meet the needs of varying students. We also recognize students in grades 3-8 for their academic accomplishments with Honor Roll awards at each graduation ceremony. The staff at IAA also understand that there needs to be opportunities for outside professionals and experts to share their expertise with students; therefore, we welcome guest speakers and leaders, host a bi-yearly Science Fair and Culture Day, have an extensive Reading Program, and get involved with local events such as spelling bees and “Speech Meets.”
S.I.T.A is the national authority for all school accreditations. The nation is divided into regions for accrediting purposes. The authorized body under S.I.T.A. for our area is NCAA, “North Central Accrediting Association.” NCAA accredits all public schools in the states in our region.
Intermountain Adventist Academy is recognized as an accredited private school by NCAA. It is also fully accredited by the Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, which is a member of the National Council of Private School Accreditation.
IAA believes that making strong leaders is essential to the future of this country and for our discipleship and Christian leadership opportunities in life. Such programs as peer-to-peer learning/tutoring, Reading Buddies across different age groups, as well as many opportunities to lead out in school programs such as chapel or worships, or other venues such as church performances: singing, speaking, drama, testimonies, praying, etc. We encourage students to “mentor” one another when possible, and welcome the varying age groups to interact with each other in positive, meaningful ways to foster healthy relationships among all age groups.
CHERISH: “To acquire wisdom is to love oneself; people who cherish understanding will prosper.” Proverbs 19:8
CHERISH is an acronym that expresses the core of the Adventist school’s mission. Each category addresses a different component that we feel is crucial to the development of the academic, social, mental, and spiritual facets of one’s self. This theme is incorporated into our chapels, daily worships, and personal lives as we dwell upon these critical aspects.
Outreach and Service Opportunities:
Because of our strong belief that Christ expects us to care for each other, we place a strong emphasis on teaching students to serve one another and the world around them. We encourage them to look for opportunities to be servant-leaders, in the classroom and in all walks of life. We incorporate some specific programs at IAA to teach this understanding. Once a month, the whole school is involved in a service project that is geared to meet all the different age levels. We have:
We also host a yearly Reading Program in which the students are encouraged to raise money through pledges to benefit an outreach project. Some past projects have been:
Extra-curricular Activities and Enrichment Classes:
We at IAA want to help students to well-versed and able in many areas of life. Exposure to different skills and learning also helps to students to have a career-minded focus for the future. Classes vary from year-to-year; these are some that we have held:
Knowing that a healthy body has a huge impact on learning and success, the staff and volunteers at IAA believe that we should teach and promote a healthy lifestyle. Some facets of our program that show this are:
Spiritual Growth Opportunities:
One of our main goals is to prepare students for the future in Heaven. We provide many opportunities for growth that are taught very intentionally and woven in and out of our daily schedules.
Fine Arts Involvement: