at Portland Adventist Academy
Learning Comes to life

Trained in Project Based Learning, a modern teaching model, teachers drive learning through discovery, collaboration, critical thinking, and creative problem solving. Teachers and students are a team of learners, connected and collaborative. Together they seek solutions to real problems.

For Dual Credit

  • Calculus AB

  • English Language & Composition
  • English Literature & Composition

  • Psychology
  • World History
  • U.S. History

  • Computer Science Principles


  • Anatomy & Physiology (for dual credit)


For a small school, you might be surprised to find unique electives like Outdoor Leadership, Game Design & Robotics, Hand Bells, American Sign Language, and Speech & Debate.

Music students benefit from a wide variety of classes. With a professional recording studio on campus, they also get hands-on learning with industry standard software and equipment. At PAA, music students can grow their talents with classes like:

  • Music Theory
  • Orchestra

  • Performance & Production
  • Choir & Alegria

  • Band

  • Guitar
  • Hand Bells

Budding artists at PAA are grounded in history and fundamentals while also getting to work with advanced tools like 3D printing software, Adobe Suite,
a plasma cutter, digital SLR cameras, and more. Some PAA students
have received awards and prizes in local art exhibits and several
recent graduates have been awarded scholarships to prestigious art schools.