Welcome to El Dorado Adventist School
Helping every student discover God's Ideal
El Dorado Adventist School (EAS) is a small, private, co-educational Seventh-day Adventist Christian School located in Placerville, CA. EAS is owned and operated by local church constituencies, the Camino and Placerville Seventh-day Adventist churches, in affiliation with the Northern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (NCC). Our school is part of the world-wide Seventh-day Adventist school network. The Seventh-day Adventist educational system includes elementary and high schools, colleges and universities in countries around the globe.
Established in 1913 as the Wide Awake School serving 14 elementary students, the school moved to its present site in 1936 and became a K-10 school. In 1996 it started offering grades 11 and 12. This year we have 140 students in K-12 with 48 of those in the high school. The teacher to student ratio in the elementary grades is 1:15, and 1:9 in the high school.
Most of the students who attend the school are from El Dorado County. The school reflects the middle class community it serves and also reflects the limited ethnic diversity of the county. The school population is 82% white, 14% Hispanic, 2% Asian, and 2% African American.
The school offers two diplomas at graduation, one for students who meet the minimum requirements of the State of California for its public schools, and one for students that satisfactorily complete courses that satisfy the entry requirements for the University of California. EAS students begin high school by pursuing a College Preparatory Diploma.
Graduates have been accepted at a wide range of four-year colleges and universities including Pacific Union College, La Sierra University, Walla Walla College, UCLA, UC Davis, University of the Pacific, UC Berkeley, and Georgetown.Our graduates have gone on to various careers including architecs, attorneys, dentists, doctors, engineers, models, registered nurses, and teachers.
In May 2013, we received notification from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) that we were granted accreditation for a full six-year term with a midterm review in three years.
EAS has a very active volunteer group known as the Home and School Association. They work closely with the administration and staff to raise funds and to facilitate and support school events. Parent volunteers help in the classroom and with grounds and maintenance needs.
Our teachers are all experiened with at least a Bachelor's Degree. Our staff are committed to providing quality education in a Christ-filled environment.
We invite you to find out more about our school. Call us at 530-622-3560 extension 10 to schedule a visit. You can also click on Contact Us to ask for information to be sent to you.
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