About Us » Achievements


Over 5000 alumni from every walk of life, including medicine, law, business, finance and education represent 96 years of Glendale Adventist Academy (GAA) history.

GAA holds the highest level of accreditation offered by both the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Seventh-day Adventist North American Division Commission on Accreditation and has a dedicated, highly-qualified and fully credentialed faculty and administration.

Superb music opportunities are available in the areas of choir, chorale, concert band and jazz band, including tours through the western United States, Washington, D.C., and Canada.  Music awards include:
  • Superior ratings every year of participation at the Southern California Vocal Association High School Choral Adjudications.
  • Superior ratings every year of participation at the Southern California Band and Orchestra Association (SCBOA) Adjudications.   Superior ratings are also awarded to GAA for solo and ensemble performances at SCSBOA festivals
  • Students annually selected for the Southern California Vocal Association Regional Honor Choir.
  • Superior rating of the GAA Band at the Abbotsford International Music Festival held in British Columbia, Canada.
  • GAA Chorale chosen as the Caroling Choir for the Los Angeles Master Chorale Home for the Holidays Concert at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
  • First Place in the Large Choir Division of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Golden State Southern Choral Competition.
  • Gaa Band appointed as the premiere performing band at the Los Angeles County Veterans Administration's annual Veteran's Day celebration.
Fifteen percent of our students are members of the nationally recognized National Honor Society for demonstrated achievement in scholarship, leadership, service and character.

Our students annually contribute more than 2500 hours of community service by working for dozens of local organizations.  They regularly volunteer at schools, hospitals, churches, shelters, soup kitchens, summer camps, boys and girls clubs and work with local communities on graffiti and park cleanup projects.  In addition, students help at the Race for the Cure, AIDS Walk and other medical research fund-raisers as well as participate in mission trips to Mexico.

Students participate in university workshops including journalism/publishing, music, athletics and art.

Many and varied student leadership opportunities exist, including representation on the school board.

Exceptional art opportunities are provided for students, including participation in exhibits and museum trips as well as workshops with guest artists.  One GAA alumnus is now a Director of Animation at Disney Studios.

GAA students have a superior pass rate on the Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus exam (100% passed in 2002).

Students are recognized as finalists, semi-finalists or commended in the National Merit Scholarship Program as a result of scores earned on the PSAT ad SAT.  Students score higher than the national average on the ACT.

Ninety percent of graduating seniors go on to college or university.

Honors English student poetry has been published at both local and regional levels, including The High School Poetry Anthology of the American Southwest.

A recent GAA graduate, a freshman at Stanford University was invited to join the Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers Project, a program reserved only for university seniors.  The student with assist with research for a multi-volume book set to be published soon on the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Students who have participated in GAA Spanish courses have qualified for advanced Spanish classes as college freshmen and have successfully completed Spanish language programs abroad.