The first time I came to PAA I enjoyed it. There’s a way they greet you that makes you feel special. And I feel that to this day.
~ David Cruz
I love PAA because of the friends I’ve made. It’s the Christ-centered Character-driven School.
PAA is quite an amazing place. The environment is one where you can be friends with everyone. Even on the first day I made friends. And I’m still making them!
~ Daniel Stathem
I teach and model a deep respect for individual students and their beliefs - even when they differ from my own. We learn from each other and our experience of Christ and His grace is broadened, deepened, and clarified.
~ Pastor Stephen Lundquist, Religion
I challenge my students to find and use their voice. I strive to help them think for themselves and not be afraid to go against the grain. Jesus spoke His mind and did what was right, even when the majority disagreed.
~ Drechelle McCray, English
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– Portland Adventist Academy has been educating high school students for more than 100 years. We believe every student is a unique child of God. Serving families of all denominations, PAA’s mission is to join parents in their efforts to inspire students to live a Christ-centered and character-driven life both now and beyond high school.
– PAA teachers seek to inspire curiosity and a joy of discovery. Project Based Learning and Mission Focused Learning are incorporated into curriculum to encourage creative problem-solving. Ambitious students can excel with Advanced Placement, dual credit, and honors courses, while inclusive learning options optimize understanding for students with exceptional learning needs.
– There’s something for everyone at PAA. Fine arts and digital arts are taught by professional artists and PAA’s modern recording studio can grow a young musician’s future. Students are excited to put their learning to practical work with Programming & Robotics, 3D Design, Music Performance & Production , and more! From sports to music, as well as Rock Climbing, Hand Bells, and Gospel Choir, PAA students pick from a diverse set of extra-curricular activities. Students grow leadership skills through Student Government, Campus Ministries, Student Clubs, and Worship Leadership.
– Our greatest desire is to introduce students to Jesus and encourage a life-long walk with Him. Students encounter their Creator daily at PAA. The school chaplain as well as two religion teachers put students spiritual needs front and center while PAA teachers, administrators, and school staff serve as spiritual mentors. Students find inspiration through weekly chapels often organized and led by students. Week of Worship brings students to connect deeper with Christ. Special spiritual retreats, Bible camps, a weekly community vespers, and local service and global mission trips give opportunity and ownership of each student’s journey with Jesus.
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Portland Adventist Academy welcomes students regardless of religious beliefs. The educational, social and recreational activities are centered upon Christian principles; all students are expected to honor and respect these principles. Portland Adventist Academy admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Portland Adventist Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, and other school administered programs.