Armona Union Academy (AUA) is a K-12 school located in the town of Armona, just outside of Hanford in California’s San Joaquin Valley. AUA is a WASC-accredited educational institution and a constituent school of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists. Worldwide, the Adventist educational system is the second largest in size. Armona Union Academy is a proud member of the Adventist educational system, and a strong believer in the power of Christian education.
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AUA was established in 1904 to serve the local area churches, providing a high-quality education in addition to instilling strong Christian values of mission and discipleship.
Armona Union Academy Philosophy
The Armona Union Academy is operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church to provide a spiritually oriented education for children. A belief in the existence of the Creator God is fundamental in the philosophy of Seventh-day Adventist schools. We respect His divine authority and recognize His intervention in human affairs. We believe that true education develops the spiritual, mental, and physical powers of each student; preparing them for the joy of service in this life and for the higher joy of service in the life to come. To achieve this goal, we encourage each student to:
- develop a personal relationship with God and his fellow men as stated in Matthew 2:37-39
- master the basic academic skills
- value labor, physical and mental, as the
- blessing God intended
- cultivate physical fitness, mental ability, and moral purity as the blessing God intended.
The Armona Union Academy operated in harmony with the guidance and direction of the Office of Education, North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.