Amazon Smiles at Portland Adventist Academy!

Do you use There is a very simple way to support PAA every time you shop there! Sign up for AmazonSmile and search for Portland Adventist Academy under charitable organizations. Amazon will then donate a percentage of your purchases to PAA. You can feel good knowing that you're helping our students benefit from a Christ-centered and character-driven education! Create your account at

By |September 14th, 2020|Categories: All News, Alumni, Development|Comments Off on Amazon Smiles at Portland Adventist Academy!

Partnering in Wellness & Safety: Free Parenting Courses!

PC: When students feel safe and well, they are better able to learn!  That's why PAA teachers and staff spend hours each summer completing safety training courses and certifications. Here is YOUR opportunity to learn more about concussion and child abuse. This is free gift to parents of all Oregon Conference Adventist Schools. Partner

By |September 9th, 2020|Categories: All News, COVID19, Event|Comments Off on Partnering in Wellness & Safety: Free Parenting Courses!

The Summer Class that Prepared PAA for In-Person Learning

Ten Portland Adventist Academy students made school history this summer. They were the first to attend in-person class during the coronavirus pandemic. As Oregon health authorities began to lift stay home orders in June, small groups were allowed to meet in person which meant PAA could offer its annual summer World History course. More importantly, it provided

COVID-19 Update: Mandates for In-Person Classes

July 29, 2020 Good Afternoon PAA Family, Yesterday, Oregon's governor, Kate Brown, shared new guidelines for Oregon schools which apply to PAA, and I would like to share with you. We now have three metrics to follow in order to teach in-person. They are: Oregon's percent of positive tests for preceding 7 days must be less

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Belonging & Learning From a Distance: How PAA Makes Meaningful Connections During a Pandemic

“He prepared the way before we could even imagine it,” said Portland Adventist Academy principal, Mechelle Peinado. As Oregon state and health authorities laid out plans in March to mitigate the coronavirus pandemic, schools, churches, sporting events, and spring break mission trips were cancelled. Miraculously, PAA began distance-learning the very next school day.  PAA teachers tested

COVID-19 Information & Resources

We'll continue providing relevant and useful resources for life during the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay Home or Wear a Mask. Be Well. Local, State, and Federal Government COVID-19 Information Blue Print for Opening Schools COVID-19 Symptoms (should I call my doctor?)  Multnomah County COVID-19 Responses Kate Brown's Stay Home Orders State of Oregon's Coronavirus Page U.S. Centers for

By |July 25th, 2020|Categories: Academics, All News, COVID19|Comments Off on COVID-19 Information & Resources