A year and a half ago, Mile High principal Toakase Vunileva was approached by an organization in China called Red Rocks and asked if she was interested in working with them to organize a satellite school. After talking with conference administrators, they decided to explore this possibility.
In June, 12 seniors who fulfilled requirements for a general high school diploma from Mile High Academy graduated from this satellite school. The school, which is located in Shunde, China, in Guangdong Province, has 40 students, four Adventist teachers and operates under the same philosophy of education used in Rocky Mountain Conference.
A dual diploma program ensures proficiency in writing, reading and speaking English, giving students the opportunity to attend schools in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. The diploma given by Mile High is an official General Diploma issued only when a student meets all the standards and all classes have been passed.
Another satellite school is opening in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, this fall. It will offer grades K-5, and eventually grow to K-12. Nearly 100 students are expected to attend. Yet another satellite school will open in Vietnam in the fall of 2019.
“We can be proud to see schools overseas wanting to be a part of our Denver school. May Jesus shine on each of our campuses around the globe,” says Ed Barnett, RMC president.