New Public High School Planned for Dublin, Calif.

“Tassajara Prep” Aims to Meet Highest Academic Standards for Diverse, Rapidly Growing Population, Emphasizing Parental Involvement, State-of-the-Art Technologies and a Preeminent Curriculum.

Dublin, CA, September 18, 2009 --( Dublin Learning Corporation today announced plans to open Tassajara Preparatory High School, an independently-operated, fully credentialed public educational institution to meet the needs of the increasingly diverse and rapidly expanding population in Dublin, California. Tassajara Prep will be designed to offer a unique, challenging educational program reflecting the highest academic and civic standards, providing students with the foundation for future success in top university programs.

Scheduled to open in August 2012, Tassajara Prep aims to offer the advantages of a private education at a tuition-free, public school. With the goal of delivering an ideal combination of rigorous curricula and innovative teaching practices from leading instructors, Tassajara Prep will emphasize parent and community involvement, a collaborative, student-focused learning environment, an expanded choice of Advanced Placement (AP) courses and extracurricular enrichment programs, and the integration of state-of-the-art teaching and learning technologies.

As the fastest growing city in the San Francisco Bay Area, with a population expected to expand more than 69 percent, adding 34,600 and reaching more than 81,000 residents in the next 25 years(1), the citizens and businesses of Dublin will benefit significantly from the addition of a second, high-caliber high school.

“Tassajara Prep was established to offer all Dublin parents a new choice,” said Rully Kusuma, president of Dublin Learning Corporation. “It will provide the best possible academic program to help all of our students prepare for life beyond high school. In addition, while we may initially utilize a shared-use Proposition 39 facility in one of the DUSD buildings, our long term vision is to offer our families in Dublin the cohesive sense of community that a neighborhood high school brings, while eliminating the need for thousands of daily cross-town car trips to the only high school currently available, which is on the west side of town. It’s a truly win-win-win situation for our students, parents and the city of Dublin.”

Tassajara Prep is expected to provide the following benefits to students, parents and the Dublin community:

• A leading-edge learning track system to prepare students for university studies

• A high level of parent participation and influence

• A fully-credentialed faculty, performance-based pay and annual merit bonuses for teachers

• An emphasis on social responsibility through partnerships with Tri-Valley charitable organizations

• Eco-friendly facilities that celebrate Dublin’s commitment to greener living and learning

Dublin Learning Corporation officially announced its plans for Tassajara Preparatory High School at the Dublin City Council meeting on Sept. 15, 2009. Parents, educators, community members, and local business and government leaders interested in getting involved are encouraged to attend the following public events:

• Tassajara Prep education booth at Dublin’s Day on The Glen festival – Sept. 19-20, 2009

• Town hall meeting #1 – Dublin Library Community Room – Oct. 20, 2009, 7pm

• Town hall meeting #2 – Dublin Civic Center, Regional Meeting Room – Oct. 27, 2009, 7pm

• Town hall meeting #3 – Dublin Library Community Room – Nov. 3, 2009, 7pm

About Dublin Learning Corporation (DLC)

Dublin Learning Corporation is a non-profit organization committed to improving the Dublin community by providing expanded educational options for families. More information about DLC and Tassajara Prep is available at


(1) Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG); “Projections and Priorities 2009: Building Momentum;”
Dublin Learning Corporation
George Millington