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About SACOE

About Us

South Atlantic Conference (SAC) is a part of the greater Seventh-day Adventist educational system world-wide, which began in 1853.  The Seventh-day Adventist Church operates the largest Protestant school system in the world.  SAC has been operating schools in the states of Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina since 1946. SAC serves approximately 700 students and includes 27 schools. SAC is the fourth largest school district in Southern Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.  The Southern Union covers the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

The Role of the Office of Education

The South Atlantic Conference Office of Education's (SACOE) main goal is to ensure and support the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church through the left arm of the gospel - education.  Thus SACOE works diligently to ensure that the Adventist philosophy of education and its principles of faith and learning are integrated into each of its schools.  As such, SACOE is the legal hiring organization for all school-based personnel within SAC. SACOE promotes effective curriculum development, the use of authentic formative and summative assessments, ongoing professional growth activities, formal evaluation of instructional personnel, and publishes the annual wage scale for prekindergarten though grade 12 educational personnel.

How we serve:

  • Work with the North American Division and the Southern Union Conference to develop curriculum, birth through grade 12.

  • Hiring, coaching, mentoring, evaluating, probation, and terminating body of all employees serving in SAC schools.

  • Develop and implement technology services, policies, documents, technology plans, etc.

  • Produce marketing materials for all SAC Adventist schools.

  • Oversee data and accountability measures for all SAC schools.

  • Produce curriculum guidance documents, including standards, key learnings/objectives, frameworks, etc.

  • Develop, implement, and publish school evaluation documents, policies, and procedures.

  • Provide integrated learning opportunities for students preparing for college/university.

  • Serve as a resource for pastors, local church leaders, and SAC departmental directors and support staff.

  • Provide opportunities for students to accept Christ as their Savior, to allow the Holy Spirit to transform their lives, and to fulfill the commission of preaching the gospel to all the world. To develop the “whole person” concept in each student, educate them to accept service as a way of life, to be sensitive to the needs of people at home and in society, and to become active members of the Church.