Columbia Adventist Academy Expands for the Future New Classroom Building To Be Built

Columbia Adventist Academy Expands for the Future New Classroom Building To Be Built Columbia Adventist Academy friends and alumni know that staff and students have dreamed for many years to have a modern, safe, and adequate classroom building. Steps are now being taken to make this dream a reality. On July 14, 2005, the administration met with Clark County Planning Review staff for a pre-application hearing to obtain a conditional use permit for a new classroom building on the CAA campus. The architects are completing the engineering specifications for a 25,000-square-foot building based on plans approved by the CAA operating board. The construction documents will be complete in October. The process of selecting a contractor and getting proposals from potential contractors was going on in September. Our goal is to break ground next spring and have construction completed in time for the 2007–2008 school year. Currently, CAA has on hand $2,000,000 of the $5,400,000 needed to complete construction. The funds have come primarily from investments held for this project over the last 20 years and the sale of two investment properties. We will need to raise the additional needed funds in cash donations, pledges, and gifts in kind. As one of the Oregon Conference approved building projects, we are counting on the support of all conference members through the academy building-fund offering. We plan a significant fundraising appeal to our alumni and all friends of CAA. We also trust that there will be people who can contribute some of their time or materials to help reduce the actual monetary cost of construction. One interesting way to participate is through the purchase of a brick engraved with the name of the contributor. These bricks will be used to pave a part of the new main entry to the school. In March of 1989, the CAA Campus Echo expressed the hope that they would see a “Miracle on 198th Street.” Students and staff are praying that with God’s help we will finally see the miracle happen.

Columbia Adventist Academy Expands for the Future

New Classroom Building To Be Built

Columbia Adventist Academy friends and alumni know that staff and students have dreamed for many years to have a modern, safe, and adequate classroom building. Steps are now being taken to make this dream a reality. On July 14, 2005, the administration met with Clark County Planning Review staff for a pre-application hearing to obtain a conditional use permit for a new classroom building on the CAA campus. The architects are completing the engineering specifications for a 25,000-square-foot building based on plans approved by the CAA operating board.

The construction documents will be complete in October. The process of selecting a contractor and getting proposals from potential contractors was going on in September. Our goal is to break ground next spring and have construction completed in time for the 2007–2008 school year. Currently, CAA has on hand $2,000,000 of the $5,400,000 needed to complete construction. The funds have come primarily from investments held for this project over the last 20 years and the sale of two investment properties. We will need to raise the additional needed funds in cash donations, pledges, and gifts in kind.

As one of the Oregon Conference approved building projects, we are counting on the support of all conference members through the academy building-fund offering. We plan a significant fundraising appeal to our alumni and all friends of CAA. We also trust that there will be people who can contribute some of their time or materials to help reduce the actual monetary cost of construction.

One interesting way to participate is through the purchase of a brick engraved with the name of the contributor. These bricks will be used to pave a part of the new main entry to the school. In March of 1989, the CAA Campus Echo expressed the hope that they would see a “Miracle on 198th Street.” Students and staff are praying that with God’s help we will finally see the miracle happen.

October 01, 2005 / Oregon Conference
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