Academics: Principal's Message
Welcome to the Redding Adventist Academy School website. I am extremely honored to be the new principal of RAA, an amazing school with a rich legacy and powerful roots. This foundation coupled with staunch support from our constituency churches and volunteers has undoubtedly fueled RAA’s success. I am elated to continue collaborating with parents, students, staff, constituency churches, and the community to build lasting relationships that will sustain and promote excellence on every level of our school. It is pure joy to serve in a position in which I can positively impact the lives of such wonderful, talented, and spirited students, as well as our phenomenal teachers.
Our goal is to make RAA a place where the light of God shines clearly and abundantly in and through the staff and students. We want you to see it daily in our smiles, mannerisms, and interactions. We want to offer students outreach opportunities which, in turn, provide a platform for sharing their light with others. We believe that students will grow to become more caring and responsible citizens as they touch the hearts and lives of others in acts of service.
In addition to our commitment to service, RAA strives to promote the highest standards in academic excellence. Our desire is to cultivate an environment where students fully engage in utilizing technology, relish hands-on activities, and effortlessly navigate critical thinking projects. We wholeheartedly believe that encouraging academic excellence is yet another way of exhibiting God’s light.
"RAA is more than a school; it's a family. For 13 years, I was surrounded by teachers who had my best interest in mind, both academically and spiritually. Today I consider those teachers as mentors and friends, as they have continued to show me love and support even after graduation."
Alex Dunbar, MPH / RAA HS Graduating Class of 2010