|On Thursday September 14, the Education Department of Southeastern conducted it’s fall principal’s meeting. The principals meet twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring. Elisa Young, Superintendent of Education stated: “Our principals play a vital role in the operation of our schools. This meeting provides me with the opportunity to disseminate information and discuss issues with the principals that impact the function of our schools.”
During this meeting the principals discussed the school calendar, outdoor education, the School Rally day and the year of education. They also welcomed the principal of the Palm Bay Learning center, Southeastern’s newest educational intuition. This addition brings the total number of schools in Southeastern to 14. It is Young’s plan to add at least one new school a year. Last year, Southeastern welcomed the Lauderdale school to the system.
Perhaps the most important item discussed was the CongnitiveGenesis project. CognitiveGenesis, is a joint initiative between La Sierra University and the North American Division Office of Education, is a comprehensive study that will assess the impact of select variables on the academic performance of elementary and secondary students (grades 3-11) attending Adventist schools across the North American Division. It will answer the question. What impact does Adventist Education have on the academic performance of students? In preparation for the project the education department analyzed the ITBS test scores of every student in the SEC School system. This marks the first time that the scores have been analyzed. For more information about the CognitiveGenesis Project visit http://www.cognitivegenesis.org.