In response to community interest, PUSD will begin offering an Armenian bilingual high school option with a global approach through the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program, thereby expanding PUSD’s bilingual and bi-literacy offerings.
The new Armenian Immersion Program will offer the following classes in 2020-21: 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.”