Founders of Melkonian High School have announced that they will be presenting a petition for a charter high school to the Pasadena Unified School District in a public hearing. The presentation will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.at the PUSD Elbie J. Hickambottom Board Room, located at 351 S. Hudson Ave., Room 236, Pasadena, CA 91109.
PUSD Board members, pre-registered MHS students, community members, and supporters will be in attendance.
Melkonian High School will be the first and only high school in the PUSD, surrounding districts, and Western United States to offer students mandatory Armenian language and history courses, as well as a number of global language courses, including Italian, Russian, German, French, and Spanish. The charter school, which currently has nearly 200 students pre-registered, will be located in Pasadena, CA.
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 closure of Pasadena’s AGBU Vatche & Tamar Manoukian High School has created a vacuum that needs immediate remedy.
President of MGO and Visionary Founder of MHS Arsine Shirvanian and co-founder of MHS Maro Yacoubian are spearheading the establishment of Melkonian high School.
All parents, students, community members, and supporters are urged to attend the public hearing in show of support.