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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. Unusual and exciting offerings include a Robotics class as well as American Sign Language.
– 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 Robotics, 3D Design, Media & Persuasion, and American Sign Language classes. From sports to music, as well as rock climbing, steel drums, and gospel choir, PAA students pick from a diverse set of extra-curricular activities. They can get their hands dirty in the school vegetable gardens and learn to prepare vegetarian and vegan meals in the PAA kitchen. 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 full time religion teachers put students spiritual needs front and center while PAA teachers, administrators, and school staff serves as spiritual mentors. Students find inspiration through weekly chapels often organized and led by students. Frequent Weeks of Worship bring 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.