University of California Approves Blair’s Armenian Academy IB Literature Class; Added to A-G List with Honors Weight

Armenian Academy at Blair. Photo courtesy Armenian Academy at Blair Parent Forum Facebook page


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

California State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Thurmond, is making a special visit to Blair this Thursday because he has heard “great things about Blair”. He will be seeing the amazing International Baccalaureate Program BHS have and the dynamic international community that exists here. The Armenian Academy is proud to be part of such an outstanding school. Applications of Interest for the 2022-2023 school year are open. 6th-12th grades. Any student from ANY city welcome.

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


A peek into Ms. Linda Kalachian’s wonderful class. Students are working in groups on Google slides to create presentations on Hripsime church. Ms. Linda is always filling the room with Armenian spirit! (Credit: Maro Najarian Yacoubian Facebook page).

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




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