In response to community interest, in August 2020 PUSD began offering an Armenian bilingual high school option.
Expanding our language offerings and increasing our international-mindedness fits well with Blair's International Baccalaureate (IB) programs. All Blair students in grades 6-10 are in the IB Middle Years Programme, and students in grades 11 and 12 may take IB courses and even pursue the full IB Diploma.
- The Armenian Academy will offer the following classes: Armenian I, Armenian II, Armenian III, Armenian IV (subject to minimum student enrollment).
- As the program expands, PUSD plans to offer additional courses including Armenian Literature and Armenian History and Culture.
“This is a unique opportunity to expand PUSD’s bilingual and biliteracy academic options that now include our district’s first high school Armenian Dual Language Immersion Program,” said Superintendent Brian McDonald. “The commitment that the parents and community have demonstrated by establishing a program that encourages families to remain in PUSD is remarkable, and I am pleased to welcome them to PUSD."