As an accredited high school, DAA offers an outstanding curriculum with a wide variety of on-campus class options, plus our students have access to a large number of online resources. As a student at DAA, you have many options and the only limiting factor is how much you can dream. Let us help streamline a unique educational plan for you.

Online learning at Dakota Adventist Academy

Online Classes

Although DAA offers a wide variety of classroom courses, in order to graduate, sometimes students have to complete recovery classes to make up for past mistakes.  A large variety of online courses allow our students two fulfill requirements or take advantage of the many opportunities available.  For the student looking for specialty coursework or additional elective experiences, online education through DAA is a significant advantage.

We partner with ALEKS, Griggs International Academy, North Dakota Center for Distance Education (NDCDE), Greenways Academy (Greenways), the Central Regional Area Career and Technical Center (CRACTC), and the Bismarck Career Academy and Technical Center (Career Academy) to offer the solutions that our students need.


DAA is widely recognized for the specialty vocational classes it offers our students. Not everyone wishes to go on to a four-year college, so the vocational education and training at DAA can provide the student much-needed knowledge, skills, and guidance for a lifelong career. Our specialty vocational programs include:

Auto Tech Program Dakota Adventist Academy

This popular program consists of a comprehensive three-year series of classes that will help teach students many of the construction and building skills which will prepare them for an exciting career in the building industry. Demand for skilled building tradespeople is high all across the country, and the DAA Carpentry program is patterned after the requirements of the industry. Below are short class descriptions.

  • Construction I – 10 Credits.
    This course is an introduction to the basic building materials, methods, and sequences in residential construction. It is designed to give students basic skills in construction and related trades along with an overview of career opportunities available. Emphasis is placed on safety and the proper use of hand and power tools. This course provides students the experience of working on various woodworking skill building techniques.
  • Construction II – 10 Credits. 
    This hands-on course is designed to build on Construction I, further detailing materials, methods, and tools of the construction trade. Students will get detailed knowledge of building construction by working on the construction of a tiny house or other similar projects. Prerequisite: Construction I; Fee $100/semester.
  • Advanced Construction Technology – 10 Credits. 
    The purpose of Advanced Construction is to fine tune academic skills (reading and drawing blueprints, use of fractions, proficiency in reading a tape measurer and framers square), and the manipulative skills to become proficient with the process of building. Will be competing in Skills USA as part of class participation. This class sets the groundwork for a construction/carpentry apprenticeship. Prerequisite: Construction I and II; Fee $100/semester.

As our country builds more and more automobiles, SUVs, pick-up trucks and other personal and small business vehicles, the demand for skilled, qualified Automotive Technicians is on the rise. DAA has a well-respected, three-year Automotive Technology program. We have the tools, the equipment, the staff and the passion to teach interested students the latest Automotive Technology curriculum. In many cases, students bring their own vehicles to the academy and learn-by-doing on their personal project. With this comprehensive education, students will definitely be able to secure a solid career position close to home or across the country. Below are short class descriptions.

  • Automotive Technology I – 10 Credits.  This course is a task-oriented class, with classroom activities intended to reinforce skills and safety used in today’s high paying, high security careers. This course is designed to introduce students to proper maintenance and basic auto repair. Students will become familiar with basic mechanics of a vehicle, as well as the tools and methods that are involved with auto repair and maintenance.
  • Automotive Technology II – 10 Credits. This course will offer students hands on experience in auto repair under the supervision of the class instructor. Students will take ASE certification testing as part of this course. Opportunities are also available for students to participate in student and professional organizations such as Skills USA. Prerequisite: Automotive Technology I; Fee $100/semester.
  • Advanced Automotive Technology – 10 Credits. This is a hands-on interactive class to further develop skills and knowledge in Auto Mechanics, Repair, Fabricating, Diagnostics, and Customizing. Prerequisite: Auto Technology I and II; Fee $100/semester.

Higher Ed. Prep

If your interest is focused on quality high school education, followed by some form of higher education after graduation, we will work closely with you on every aspect of what and how you need to prepare. Because of our outstanding education program, we have a higher than average number of students who qualify to move on into their chosen specialty areas. It would be our pleasure to help you prepare for that future.

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