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JOURNEY TO EXCELLENCE:

CURRICULUM GOALS

The following goal statements have been established the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, Education Department, to support the unique philosophy of Seventh-day Adventist education.

Each student will demonstrate the following:

A. Acceptance of God and His Word
B. Commitment to the Church
C. Family and Interpersonal Relationships
D. Responsible Citizenship
E. Healthy Balanced Living
F. Intellectual Development
G. Communication Skills
H. Life Skills
I. Aesthetic Appreciation
J. Career and Service

 

Curriculum Description & Course Offerings

The following courses constitute the general list of courses offered at Bermuda Institute. Because all courses may not be offered every year, the Registrar should be consulted for specific details regarding courses offered during the specific academic year. Generally, the core courses are offered regularly. However, elective offerings depend upon registration circumstances.

 

Below are our unique curriculum items. The close relationships between religion and education and between church and school are the basic foundation of the schools established and operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Religious activities are an essential part of education, contributing vitally to the development of the individual, and are therefore an integral part of the school program. These activities are organized for maximum student participation.

 
Daily Worships

Each school day begins with a devotional period and prayer. (Luke 21:38 – And all the people came early in the morning to him in the temple, for to hear him.”)

Chapel/Assembly Services

Chapel services are planned to create a positive spiritual atmosphere. All chapel programs include a devotional period. (Matthew 6:33 – “Seek ye first the kingdom of God . . .”)

Weeks of Spiritual Emphasis

A Week of Spiritual Emphasis is conducted during each semester. (Hebrews 10:25 – “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”)

Spirit of Prophecy Emphasis

Bermuda Institute utilizes the materials which have been prepared by the General Conference Department of Education in cooperation with the Ellen G. White Estate to acquaint the students with the work and role of the Spirit of Prophecy in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. (Amos 3:7 – “Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.”)

Student Prayer Groups

Organized prayer groups with voluntary attendance form an integral part of the school program. (Acts 1:14 – “These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication . . .”)

Baptismal Classes

Baptismal classes are organized to give students the opportunity to prepare for baptism and to review the beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. (Matthew 28:19 – “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.”)

B. I. Days

B.I. Days are opportunities for students to exercise their talents and spiritual leadership skills by participating in scheduled local church services. (Proverbs 22:6 – “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”)

Theme Texts

Every year the selected theme text identifies a spiritual focus as staff and students confront the new year. The students are expected to memorize the texts while the teachers incorporate this text in the various school activities. The entire Bermuda Institute family will use these texts as spiritual guides for their own spiritual growth.

2012-13    I have never seen the righteous forsaken, nor His seed begging bread. Psalm 37:23-25
2011-12    The battle is not ours; it’s the Lord’s. 2 Chronicles 20:15, 17
2010-11    Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding. Proverbs 3:5, 6
2009-10    Nothing is too hard for God. Jeremiah 32:17
2008-09    We are more than conquerors. Romans 8:35, 37-39
2007-08    I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
2006-07    I will never leave you nor forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6
2005-06    What do you have in your hand? Let God bless it. Exodus 4:2
2004-05    God has a plan. Jeremiah 29:11
2003-04    No weapon formed against thee shall prosper. . Isaiah 54:17

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