Sad news from the U.S. Armenian community. The AGBU has announced the close-down of the AGBU Vatche and Tamar Manoukian High School (MHS).
The High School parents, students and community were informed by e-mail.
The message reads that the AGBU has decided “to combine the AGBU Vatche and Tamar Manoukian High School (MHS) with our sister AGBU Manoogian-Demirjian School (MDS) on the Canoga Park campus at the end of this school year.”
Among the factors that that led to this decision, including declining enrollment and increasing deficits; the educational and developmental benefits of a combined campus; and information about tuition subsidies and transportation for students attending MDS.
Combining the two schools allows the Canoga Park campus to focus on excellent traditional education, and creates an opportunity to convert the Pasadena campus into a community and cultural center, the message reads.