Through a multi-step process, the school has recently achieved School of Excellence status.
In recognition of this award, and in reaffirmation of its commitment to Christian education, the Calhoun Seventh-day Adventist Church will hold a special service at the school Saturday, March 31, at 11 a.m.
The main speaker will be W. Eugene Brewer, EdD, Director of Adventist EDGE (Educators Delivering Great Education) for the Southern Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
Brewer is an author and educator who has taught elementary through college levels and has served as an administrator and director of education as well.
Principal Rick Stitzer says, “His message will be on providing a ‘GREAT’ education.
Those attending should be blessed with the desire to help young people grow mentally, spiritually, and physically. I think he will challenge all of us to grow to our full potential.”
The program will include performances by the Coble Elementary band and choir.
Adventist Edge Schools of Excellence applicants have to document that they meet 33 criteria grouped under the acronym “GREAT”: Delivering education that is God centered, Results oriented, in an Environment that is safe and nurturing, aligned with Adventist and national standards, and a Team effort.
They are then visited by an evaluation team to make sure that the school has met the goals and is following the procedures of a School of Excellence.
This evaluation goes beyond the Conference and the Advanced (previously Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) accreditation requirements, which the school keeps current.
Coble Elementary is also fully accredited and recognized by the State of Georgia, and practices a nondiscriminatory admission policy.
“Our future is to continue to challenge the faculty and staff to provide a GREAT education,” Stitzer stated. “When the parents, teachers, and students work together toward a goal of excellence, GREAT things happen.”