Fusion Academy Welcomes Community to Its Grand Opening in Santa Barbara

(Santa Barbara, Calif. – October 13, 2022) Fusion Academy together with the Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber of Commerce welcomes the community to the grand opening of the city’s newest school later this month.

Community members, families, educators, students, and local businesses are invited to the official ribbon cutting on Thursday, October 27 from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm. At Fusion Academy at 510 State Street, Suite 200.

“Celebrations are meant to be shared,” said Ratasha Grier Fusion Academy Division Vice President. “We are grateful to all the members of the community, especially the families, who have made this day possible. We look forward to welcoming the community to Fusion Academy Santa Barbara.”

Fusion Academy is a revolutionary, life-changing school providing personalized education for middle and high schoolers. Chamber members and Santa Barbara city council members will join the Fusion team to cut the official ribbon. Remarks will begin at 3:15 p.m. and the ribbon cutting will follow shortly thereafter. Halloween-themed desserts and refreshments will be served, and tours will be offered. Please RSVP here.

“Fusion Academy is such a unique school and model, we are fortunate they chose Santa Barbara as a community where they can grow,” said Kristen Miller, Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber of Commerce President and CEO.

Fusion Academy opened at its permanent location at 510 State Street in late August. The school began enrolling students late last year and teaching in temporary quarters in January. Construction of the new school took longer than planned but did finish in time to start the 2022-2023 school year off in its new space. Fusion Academy is the 64th campus for the national education provider, which started in California.

Some of the guests speaking at Fusion Academy Santa Barbara’s grand opening include:

  • Kristen Miller, Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber of Commerce, President and CEO
  • Ratasha Grier, Fusion Academy Division Vice President
  • Shayne Horan, Fusion Academy Santa Barbara Head of School
  • Ronald Brooks, Ph.D., Santa Barbara Psychologist

“The best things in life take time, and opening our school was no exception,” said Grier. “Building something revolutionary like Fusion Academy was worth the wait because I am always speechless when I see real learning happening and students flourishing.”

Founded as a tutoring center in San Diego, California in 1989, Fusion Academy’s approach to learning is grounded in its one-to-one model of one teacher to one student, with different teachers for different classes. Fusion’s model of tailoring students’ learning journeys according to their strengths and learning preferences ensures students master their subjects at their own pace. Fusion works with students in three key areas to help them develop the self-determination they need to be successful adults in society, these areas include self-confidence, self-advocacy, and goal setting.


About Fusion Academy Santa Barbara is part of Fusion Education Group a revolutionary innovator in personalized education which provides accredited personalized education for more than  5,000 middle and high school students at Fusion Academy, with 80 campuses that offer one-to-one instruction; Barnstable Academy, which offers traditional college-prep in a small school setting in New Jersey; and Fusion Global Academy, which offers one-to-one personalized education through a completely virtual campus that currently serves students in all 50 states and 35 additional countries. Learn more about Fusion Academy Santa Barbara here.

Media contact:
Fusion Education Group
Karen Craven
Head of Strategic Communication