University of California Endorses Blair Armenian Academy IB Literature Course; Added to the AG list with the weight of honors – Pasadena Schools

Blair Armenian Academy. Photo courtesy of the Armenian Academy on the Blair Parent Forum Facebook page

The Armenian International Baccalaureate (IB) Literature class at Blair High School Armenian Academy (BHS) has been officially approved by the University of California. He was added to the AG list with the weight of honors. It is the FIRST of its kind in the world approved by the IB Organization outside of Armenia. The PUSD congratulates the Armenian Blair Academy for this spectacular achievement. ~ Brian McDonald, ed. D – Superintendent PUSD

California State Superintendent of Public Education Tony Thurmond is paying Blair a special visit this Thursday because he has heard “good things about Blair.” He will see the incredible BHS International Baccalaureate program and the vibrant international community that exists here. The Armenian Academy is proud to be part of such an exceptional school. Applications of interest for the 2022-2023 school year are open. Grades 6-12. Any student from ANY city is welcome.

Blair Armenian Academy. (Credit: Maro Najarian Yacoubian’s Facebook page)

A glimpse into Ms. Linda Kalachian’s wonderful class. Students work in groups on Google slides to create presentations about Hripsime Church. Mrs. Linda always fills the room with Armenian spirit! (Credit: Maro Najarian Yacoubian’s Facebook page).

Blair High School, 1201 S. Marengo Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 396-5820 or visit


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