A Spring Break Transformation Trip

At PAA, spring break is a chance to get out and SERVE!

Pastor Mackenzie and Pastor Steve are excited to invite students on a week long “Transformation Trip” with the organization Because People Matter,  right here in Portland.

Through Transformation Trips, volunteers […]

By |January 31st, 2019|

A Once in a Lifetime High School Experience

At Portland Adventist Academy, we’re blessed to have so many ambitious students considering careers in healthcare. We’re also incredibly lucky to have an exceptional neighbor in Adventist Health!

Last spring, a group of PAA students took part in Adventist Health’s first Student […]

By |January 11th, 2019|

Bible Camp Needs YOU!

Amazing! PAA has the opportunity to take 185 students this year to the Oregon Conference Bible Camp this weekend! However, with so many students wanting to go, we are in need of some more volunteers to chaperone and work in […]

By |August 15th, 2018|

U.S. History Tour Summer 2019 – What to Expect

NOTE: While this class is currently full, you’re welcome to put your name on a waiting list in case a spot opens up. Sign up: HERE.

By completing the 2019 Summer U.S. History Class, you’ll fulfill an entire year of U.S. History credit […]

By |August 15th, 2018|

Our Thanks to Pastor Monte

After 25 years serving youth in the Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Pastor Monte Torkelsen closes a significant chapter of his career. Pastor Monte joins the pastoral staff at Kettering Seventh-day Adventist Church as an administrative pastor later this month.

Monte says […]

By |June 1st, 2018|

Students Show Terminal Cancer Patient Love : An Inside Out Service Day Story

‘You’re loved. You’re cared for. You’re valued.’

These words can make all the difference to someone facing a terminal cancer diagnosis, months of recovery after a heart attack, or isolation due to years of a debilitating mental illness.

This is the daily […]

By |May 31st, 2018|

Three Ways to Support Inside Out Service Day

Every spring, for nearly a decade, Portland Adventist Academy students and teachers blanket the city of Portland for Inside Out Service Day. And this year, we’ll be at it again on May 23!

Parents, pastors, and church members are a vital resource […]

By |April 17th, 2018|

Messy & Meaningful Learning at PAA

We know that experiential learning or hands-on learning creates lasting and meaningful understanding. At PAA, students get Project (problem) Based Learning regularly! Here’s a quick peek at some of the projects from January.

1. Seniors in Mrs. Peinado’s Careers and Senior […]

By |February 8th, 2018|

Continuing the Work in 2018

Reaching Beyond PAA, spring-break mission trips have fostered life-changing and empowering experiences for two decades. The communities and people we serve year after year are blessed, lifted up, and empowered while many of our students return from these experiences having […]

By |December 12th, 2017|

PAA’s Farm-to-Table Revolution

It was the first day of school at Portland Adventist Academy. Students lined up for lunch where they picked from vegan or cheese lasagna, each stuffed with spinach, carrots, zucchini, and onions. Roasted broccoli was piled on the side.

Greeting them […]

By |September 20th, 2017|

PAA’s Farm-to-Table Goals

The Farm-to-Table mission has been embraced as a part of PAA’s Christ-centered and character-driven culture. In just one year, Stephanie Torgerson and her growing group of volunteers have accomplished several exciting goals including establishing gardens, compost bins, fruit shrubs, and, […]

By |September 15th, 2017|

PAA Students Experience U.S. History Project Based Learning

From being a part of a mock-Boston Tea Party, to spending a day experiencing life as a colonial American, and even conducting Supreme Court simulations, 18 PAA sophomores and juniors experienced Project Based Learning at its best during our U.S. […]

By |August 23rd, 2017|