PHAA is in the process of requesting a K-6 Waiver and this is our Pleasant Hill Adventist Academy Reopen Plan.


July 29, 2020 (August 30 updated Pleasant Hill Adventist Academy Reopen Plan)

Dear PHAA family,

Our Pleasant Hill Adventist Academy Board met last evening, July 28, to discuss our PHAA Preliminary Reopen Plans and to consider all our options given the recent CA Governor’s orders (CDPH Guidance), the Contra Costa County watchlist information, our County Health Department’s response to our requested waiver* to begin school face-to-face, and our teacher and parent feedback from the School Start Survey. (*The waiver requirements are currently being developed and we will apply again once the state and county authorities finalize the process and make it available to schools.)

Given this information, the Board has carefully considered all our options and unanimously approved delaying the start date of our 180-day school year to September 1, 2020. This delayed start will allow for an increased likelihood of more on-site, face-to-face instructional days here at PHAA.  It will also help us in these ways: 

  • give us more time to meet with our new students and families prior to day 1 of school,
  • prepare orientation to new and returning families for preparedness of either on-site and/or remote class expectations and procedures
  • provide more days to assess the hopeful see the decline of our county Covid case numbers with better chances of getting off the watch list and/or meet waiver requirements,
  • more prep days to set up, provide training, and fine tune the implementation of our safety protocols as outlined in the August 30 updatedPleasant Hill Adventist Academy Reopen Plan.”

If by September 1 we cannot begin with onsite learning, we will begin school with distance learning.

If by September 1, we are allowed to provide onsite learning, we will proceed with the details outlined in our updated Pleasant Hill Adventist Academy Reopen Plan as noted in parent email on 7.29.20 (email if you need a copy).

We have considered your needs, the overall safety concerns, liability concerns, government regulations, and our aim to provide the best, most engaging learning opportunities for our students this coming year.  As you review the details of our Preliminary Reopen Plan, please identify any questions or concerns you have an email me or call our office at 925.934.9261 at your earliest convenience.


We are here to serve, to educate, and to bring your sons and daughters closer to God.


Always, in His service,

Lisa Bissell Paulson, Ed.D.

Principal | Pleasant Hill Adventist Academy

796 Grayson Rd | Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 | (925) 934-9261



Welcome to the Pleasant Hill Adventist Academy website. We are a preschool-12th grade Christian school located in Pleasant Hill, Calif.


We are dedicated to providing a Christ-centered education that nurtures spiritual growth and character formation with the highest academic standards. All of our staff are committed to providing quality education in a Christ-filled environment. 


Our school is part of the world-wide Seventh-day Adventist school network. The Seventh-day Adventist educational system includes elementary schools, high schools, colleges and universities in countries around the globe.


Contact us at (925) 934-9261 or to schedule a visit to see our school in person.

We desire the students at PHAA to connect with God through an interactive learning process as modeled by Christ: He inspires; He transforms; He serves.