Vahan & Anoush Chamlian Armenian School

News and Announcements

Chamlian Earns Highest Possible Accreditation Status Through 2026 By Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)!

Chamlian Armenian School is proud to announce that the exemplary standards of both a high caliber educational program as well as a modern and advanced campus has earned the highest possible accreditation time frame of six years from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). After a four day visit in early March, the visiting WASC committee was left in awe of our dynamic faculty and staff, our 21st century facilities, our eager young learners, and the power of our supportive parents; so much so that the customary mid-cycle second visit from the WASC committee, which would have taken place in three years, has been waived and has been deemed unnecessary due to Chamlian's already existing ability to articulate and implement an academic vision that demonstrably benefits students and ensures their preparation for higher education. Chamlian Armenian School continues to meet and exceed all expectations and we look forward to even more anticipated success. Congratulations to our Chamlian Family! 🐯💙#ChamlianArmenianSchool #WASC #FullyAccredited #ChamlianPride #ChamlianFamily #Innovation #Integrity #AcademicExcellence #ArmenianHeritage
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Chamlian Unveils New Mural!

Our mural for the 2019-2020 academic year - and what a year it has been. We began our year with a bang, celebrating 45 years of leading, celebrating, and building. Little did we know, however, these verbs were transformative in nature; what it meant to lead, celebrate, and build took on a new meaning as we confronted a global pandemic towards the end of the year. To lead meant to take on the challenge of our Distance Learning Program, to display our adaptability and sheer resilience in coming up with new and innovative ways to meet the obstacles that came with COVID-19 and to overcome them without losing a single instructional day, to lead in every sense of the word as we navigated uncharted territory and came out stronger than ever. To celebrate meant identifying new skills and growth both within our students as well as our faculty and staff. During the inception of the year, we celebrated 45 years of continued academic excellence, innovation, integrity, and Armenian heritage. We celebrated the sacred mission of our founders for an Armenian school serving the largest community in the Armenian diaspora. As the year unfolded, a successfully smooth transition into our Distance Learning Program and the teamwork displayed by our students, faculty, staff, and parents became a cause for celebration. Now, as we look ahead into what the future holds, we do so with the full confidence that we will rise up and overcome any adversary and continue to build upon a solid foundation. We look forward to seeing how our students build into the future, equipped with all the tools, skills, and knowledge necessary as 21st century learners. #Chamlian #ChamlianArmenianSchool #ChamlianPride #ChamlianFamily #Mural #Lead #Celebrate #Build #45thAnniversary
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8th Grade Unique Graduation Held At Chamlian!

Our 8th graders have officially graduated and are ready to take their place as part of the Chamlian Alumni Family! We congratulate all of our outstanding 8th grade students and their accomplishments as they celebrate this unique milestone while observing CDC safety guidelines! We wish all of our 8th grade graduates continued success, a bright future, and endless happiness. #8thGrade #Graduation #ChamlianPride #ChamlianFamily
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6th Grade Individualized Graduation Experience!

Our 6th graders have officially graduated and are ready to take their place as part of the Jr. High Chamlian Family! We congratulate all of our outstanding 6th grade students and their accomplishments as they celebrate this unique milestone while observing CDC safety guidelines! #6thGrade #Graduation #ChamlianPride #ChamlianFamily
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Kindergarten Individualized Graduation Experience!

Our littlest Tigers are all grown up and officially ready for 1st grade! Our Kindergarten Individualized Graduation Experience created an incredibly special moment for each of our students to shine. While maintaining CDC physical distancing guidelines, we had a spectacular day of celebrating our previous Kindergarten students. We wish our Kindergartners continued success as they continue their Chamlian journey! #IndividualizedGraduationExperience #ChamlianArmenianSchool #ChamlianFamily #Kindergarten #ClassOf2020
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Chamlian Administration & Teachers Surprise 8th Graders At Home!

Chamlian administration and teachers delivered special gifts to our beloved graduating 8th grade class! May each one of these keepsakes serve as a constant reminder as to how loved and missed each of you are.
The gifts contained... 1. A pot to plant seeds in: they serve as a reminder that your roots will forever be at Chamlian. 2. A Chamlian face mask: a reminder that your safety is our highest priority. 3. A door banner: may you always be proud to be a Chamlian Tiger. 4. Your graduation portrait with a special poem: a reminder that even amidst such challenging circumstances, you persevered and completed your education. 5. A t-shirt: to remind you to laugh even in difficult circumstances. 6. A complimentary yearbook to ensure you always remember the happiest of times. Make sure to go through each page carefully, as a brand new, three page tribute to the Class of 2020 has been added.

We love you all and look forward to keeping in touch with you as members of the Chamlian Alumni Family! #8thGrade #ClassOf2020 #Graduates #ChamlianPride #ChamlianFamily
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Chamlian Armenian School Pioneers Virtual Summer Programs For Students!

Chamlian Armenian School officially launched the Chamlian Virtual Summer Programs in order to ensure students remain mentally and physically active throughout the summer!

As summer approaches, many of you have expressed interest in programs that will allow for our students to remain active, both physically and mentally, via a virtual platform. While summer is a time for students to take a break from the rigor of their daily classes and structured schedule and have a chance to relax, we also want to provide them the opportunity to explore, learn, create and remain engaged! These classes also allow parents to set a structure and schedule for the day.

Chamlian provides many options which are both fun and enriching for our students. The Chamlian Virtual Summer Programs reinforce our passion of encouraging our students to take their learning skills from the classroom and apply them to sports, design thinking, technology, writing, and much more - all from the comfort and safety of your home! We have set up various programs for our Chamlian students to choose from. All Chamlian Virtual Summer Programs will be conducted on the Zoom platform.

For more information, please click the 'students' tab on our homepage and choose the link 'Chamlian Virtual Summer Programs'.
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Kindergarten Embarks On A Virtual Field Trip To The San Diego Zoo!

Our Chamlian Kindergarten Program constantly takes learning beyond the classroom! Nothing can stop our young explorers from exciting new adventures throughout which they learn about the world around them. This week our kindergartners went on a virtual field trip to the San Diego Zoo. Seeing various different animals in their virtual platforms, they will use this experience as research to write a Research Report during their Writing Workshop class. They’re favorite animal, you ask? None other than a TIGER of course! #SanDiegoZoo #VirtualTour #VirtualFieldTrip #Kindergarten #ResearchPaper #ChamlianFamily #ChamlianPride
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Chamlian Family Meets Author Mr. David Kherdian & Illustrator Mrs. Nonny Hogrogian Virtually!

Chamlian students, parents, and teachers had the unique opportunity to meet with the celebrated and accomplished Armenian-American couple, David Kherdian and Nonny Hogrogian. Mr. Kherdian, a Newbery Award winner for The Road from Home, has written poetry, novels, biographies, and retellings including the epic David of Sassoun.
Ms. Hogrogian is a two-time Caldecott Award winner for her work in illustration including One Fine Day, a popular picture book. In her book The Contest, she depicts the rich heritage of the Armenians through her colorful illustrations.
We enjoyed a reading of their story, By Myself, and a poem about Mr. Kherdian’s childhood. Our Chamlian students took advantage of this rare occasion to ask thoughtful questions and the artists responded to each in a heartfelt way describing the process of creating their work.
We are certain that this visit from two treasures of the literary world will remain our students forever. Thank you Mr. David Kherdian and Mrs Nonny Hogrogian! #Author #Illustrator #ArmenianAmericans #ChamlianReads #AnitaTorosianLiteracyAndResourceCenter
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Virtual Science Award Ceremony!

Celebrating our Chamlian scientists during our Virtual Science Award Ceremony! Our accomplished students were applauded and congratulated by Principal Dr. Kargodorian, Science Department Chair and Science Fair Coordinator Ms. Lida Gevorkian, and Science Teacher Ms. Arda Kassabian. We want to congratulate all of you on your outstanding achievement, hard work, and dedication during this year's science fair. #ScienceAwardCeremony #Science #ScienceFair #ChamlianPride #ChamlianFamily
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