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Mount Bachelor Academy has closed.  Please read for details. In addition,  please read our blog on this topic

November 3, 2009:  We are hearing that Mt. Bachelor has suddenly closed. We are attempting to determine whether this true and whether it is a permanent closing or a suspension of services.  One story is that the license was revoked after an investigation that has been widely reported in the press.  

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November 11, 2009:  We have been able to confirm the closing of Mt. Bachelor Academy by order of the State of Oregon.  We posted  our opinion under Tom's Blog on November 5 and have revised several times, as shown by the date at the bottom of the page.  What appears to be Mt. Bachelor's official response is posted on Woodbury Reports via this link.

For further information please see our blog from November, 2009

Official statment from Mt. Bachelor Academy,  from Woodbury Reports

Our Opinion on the closing of Mt. Bachelor Academy

Our review of Academy at Swift River where Aspen Education is  referring some students from Mt. Bachelor Academy

Woodbury Reports links to prior news items about Mt. Bachelor Academy  

Official web site of Mount Bachelor Academy This currently appears to simply show a list of other boarding schools operated by Aspen Education.  That might change, so we will leave the link in place.

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