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Terms & Conditions
WEBSITE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
These terms and conditions govern your use of our website. Please read the
terms in full before you use this Website. If you do not accept these
terms, please do not use this Website. Using the Website implies that you
accept these terms. We do occasionally update these terms so please refer
back to them in the future.
1. SITE ACCESS
1.1 You will be able to access the majority of this Website without having
to register any details with us. However, particular areas of this Website
will only be accessible only if you have registered.
2. USE OF WEBSITE
2.1 You are permitted to use our website for your own purposes and to print
and download material from this Website provided that you do not modify any
content without our consent. Material on this website must not be
republished online or offline without our permission.
2.2 The copyright and other intellectual property rights in all material on
this Website are owned by us or our licensors and must not be reproduced
without our prior consent.
2.3 Subject to paragraph 2.1, no part of this Website may be reproduced
without our prior written permission.
3. SITE UPTIME
3.1 We take all reasonable steps to ensure that this website is available
24 hours every day, 365 days per year. However, websites do sometimes
encounter downtime due to server and, other technical issues. Therefore we
will not be liable if this website is unavailable at any time.
3.2 This Website may be temporarily unavailable due to issues such as
system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond our control.
Where possible we will try to give our visitors advance warning of
maintenance issues but shall not be obliged to do so.
4. VISITOR CONDUCT
4.1 With the exception of personally identifiable information, the use of
this Website shall be considered non-proprietary and not confidential.
Unless you advise to the contrary we will be free to copy, disclose,
distribute, incorporate and otherwise use such material for any and all
4.2 When using this website you shall not post or send to or from this
Website any material:
a) for which you have not obtained all necessary consents.
b) that is discriminatory, obscene, pornographic, defamatory, liable to
incite racial hatred, in breach of confidentiality or privacy, which may
cause annoyance or inconvenience to others, which encourages or constitutes
conduct that would be deemed a criminal offence, give rise to a civil
liability, or otherwise is contrary to the laws in The United States
c) which is harmful in nature including, and without limitation, computer
viruses, malaware, trojan horses, corrupted data, or other potentially
harmful software or data.
4.3 We will fully co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court
order requiring us to disclose the identity or other details of any person
posting material to this website in breach of Paragraph 4.2.
5. LINKS TO AND FROM OTHER WEBSITES
5.1 Any links to third party websites located on this Website are provided
for your convenience only. We have not reviewed each third party website
and have no responsibility for such third party websites or their content.
We do not endorse the third party websites or make representations about
them or any material contained in them. If you choose to access a third
party website linked to from this Website, it is at your own risk.
5.2 If you would like to link to this Website, you may only do so on the
basis that you link to, but do not replicate, any page on this Website, and
subject to the following conditions:
a) you do not in any way imply that we are endorsing any services or
products unless this has been specifically agreed with us,
b) you do not misrepresent your relationship with us or present any false
information about us,
c) you do not link from a website that is not owned by you, and
d) your website does not contain content that is offensive, controversial,
infringes any intellectual property rights or other rights of any other
person or does not comply in any way with the law in The United States.
5.3 If you choose to link to our website in breach of Paragraph 5.2 you
shall fully indemnify us for any loss or damage suffered as a result of
6.1 We take all reasonable steps to ensure that the information on this
Website is correct. However, we do not guarantee the correctness or
completeness of material on this Website. We may make changes to the
material on this Website at any time and without notice. The material on
this Website may be out of date, or on rare occasions incorrect and we make
no commitment to ensure that such material is correct or up to date.
6.2 The material at this Website is provided without any conditions or
warranties of any kind. To the maximum extent permitted by law, we provide
access and use of this website on the basis that we exclude all
representations, warranties and conditions which but for these Terms may
have effect in relation to this Website.
7. EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY
7.1 Neither we nor any other party (whether or not involved in producing,
maintaining or delivering this Website), shall be liability or responsible
for any kind of loss or damage that may result to you or a third party as a
result of your or their use of our website. This exclusion shall include
servicing or repair costs and, without limitation, any other direct,
indirect or consequential loss, and whether in tort or contract or
otherwise in connection with this Website.
7.2 Nothing in these Terms shall exclude or limit liability for (i) death
or personal injury caused by negligence; (ii) fraud; (iii)
misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter; or (iv) any liability which
cannot be excluded or limited under the law of The United States.
In 1976, an architect from Lebanon, Mr. Mike Youssefian, left Lebanon and moved to Pasadena with his wife and four children to escape the Civil War. The Armenian cultural life in Pasadena was very inspiring, however, one thing was missing - an Armenian day school, where the children of Armenian families could attend. There were some efforts to start an Armenian school in the past, but those attempts did not materialize. Despite financial shortcomings, Mr. Youssefian felt the inner urge to open an Armenian educational institution. The $10,000 he had in his savings account constituted as the starting seed. Mr. Youssefian approached a Christian business man, Mr. Steve Lazarian, for additional financial assistance. Mr. Lazarian contributed $5,000 and encouraged Mr. Youssefian's quest of opening an Armenian Christian School. Mr. Youssefian also approached several concerned individuals from various Christian organizations and churches to ask for their assistance in forming the Board of Directors for the new school. In addition, they appointed Mr. PeniaminAroyan to serve as the school's first principal and gave him the responsibility of hiring the necessary teachers for the school's Kindergarten to 3rd grade students.
The first Board meeting took place on January 20, 1980 in Mr. Lazarian's office and the following officers were elected: Chairman, Mr. Mike Youssefian; Vice Chairmen, Mr. John Jemelian and Mr. Andy Afsharian ; Secretary, Dr. KeghamTashjian; Treasurer, Mr. Abraham Haleblian; and additional Board Members Rev. VahramTourian, Miss Ruth Ajemian (Tourian), and Aram Garabedian.
Since the mission of the school was to provide a Christ centered education within an Armenian heritage, the Board and Principal consulted with Armenian poet Mr. JaquesHagopian. The suggested name for the school was Sahag-Mesrob after CatholicosSahagBartev and MesrobMashdotz, the founders of the Armenian alphabet.
In September 1980, Sahag-Mesrob Armenian Christian School opened its doors to 80 students in the basement of the BresseeNazerence Church in Pasadena. In 1983, a Christian individual, Mr. John Sheen, donated $550,000 to purchase a 1.5-acre property on Maiden Lane in Altadena. The school's first banquet took place at the Pasadena Hilton, where Governor George Deukmejian gave an inspiring message. Additional donations from dedicated families helped build a chapel and nine classrooms on the Maiden Lane property in 1987.
40 years later, Sahag-Mesrob Armenian Christian School continues to fulfill its purpose. Currently, it holds a dual accreditation from WASC and ACSI as it continues offering top quality Christian education embedded in our rich Armenian culture. Our history is full of triumphs, disappointments, generosity, hard work, but most importantly faith. We are certain that God will continue blessing our humble school as we continue focusing on our vision and mission for many more years to come.