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Frequently Asked Questions

1.  Do you accept students that aren't Seventh-day Adventists?
Yes, about 20% of our student body are denominations other that Seventh-day Adventists.
2.  What do Seventh-day Adventists believe?
We believe Jesus Christ came to this world, live a sinless life and died so that those who believe will have everlasting life with Him.  We also believe in the seventh day Sabbath and that Jesus will come again.  For more detailed information click here.
3.  What about accreditation?
Yakima Adventist Christian School is accredited by the state of Washington and the North Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (NPUC).  Each teacher is certified and is required to fulfill continuing education requirements of the state and the NPUC.  High school credits earned at YACS will transfer to other private and public high schools.
4.  Why do you have multi-grade classrooms?
Multi-grade classrooms have many benefits.  The classrooms foster confidence, responsibility, and cooperation.  While Adventists have successfully used this form of classroom management for over 100 years, recently many schools throughout the United States have begun using this technique because of the unique advantages.  For more information click here.
5.  What is the normal classroom size?
We will not accept more than 12 students in our kindergarten class.  Maximum enrollment in each of the other classes is 25.
6.  Is there busing?
There is no busing service at this time.  We do encourage car-pooling and will try to help you find someone in your area to share driving responsibilities.
7.  What do students do after tenth grade?
The Seventh-day Adventist Educational system has boarding and day high schools.  Many of our students attend one of these for 11th and 12th grade.  Others go directly to Yakima Valley Community College through the Running Start Program, or to other private, public, internet, or home schools.