Armenian Dual Language Immersion Academy by Melkonian Global Overture Approved by Pasadena Unified S. District

Posted on March. 28. 2020

March 27, 2020

Melkonian Global Overture is pleased to announce the establishment of an Armenian Dual Language Immersion Academy at Blair High School in Pasadena, CA, which will open in the Fall of 2020.

Board members voted in favor of the Academy at the Pasadena Unified School District Board meeting held online on Thursday, March 26, 2020.

The Armenian Dual Language Immersion Academy will be located on Pasadena’s East Blair campus, which is independent of the main Blair High School campus. Armenian language I, II, III, and IV, in both Western and Eastern Armenian, will be offered to students in 9th through 12th grades. Armenian History & Culture classes will be offered, as well.

All students, regardless of their city of residency, can register for the Academy’s 2020 – 2021 school year.

Students who live in different districts need to first request a release from their local school district. Once a release has been issued, they can then enroll at the Armenian Dual Language Academy, under PUSD.

The tentative dates for parents to apply for intra/inter district permits are Monday, April 6th through Friday, August 7th.

Armenian Dual language immersion Academy at Blair will be the first public high school in Pasadena, surrounding cities, and the entire United States of America to offer Armenian language, history, and culture courses to its students.

Melkonian Global Overture, the Foundation which has initiated this project, is an organization which seeks out innovative solutions and immediate responses to the existing challenges, while engaging and empowering the youth to reach their full potential.

The President of MGO, Arsine Shirvanian, urges parents and all community members to join in support of the Academy. This is a milestone in the history of the Armenian American community. The success of this program depends on the support and participation of each and every member of the community. 

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