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Spencer Grad

Fusion San Diego said good-bye to our first graduate a few weeks back. One of our teachers reflects on his teaching experience with Spencer… I had the privilege of teaching Spencer at the end of his high school career and it was such a joy. I heard many stories from other teachers on how much […]


Fusion’s Founder, Michelle Rose Gilman, was recently interviewed by Taylor Baldwin on PrimeTime to talk about how Fusion’s alternative school model is transforming education and helping its students succeed.

San Diego Fusion Family

Well we seem to think so at Fusion, San Diego. We only opened our doors to students 7 months ago, but our students, teachers, and parents feel like one big Fusion Family. As any family, we’ve stuck together through changes of seasons, bumps along the way to finding a permanent home (or campus in our […]


Whether consciously acknowledged or not, when parents seek tutoring support, they are often looking for more than a higher grade for their child. They are looking for a way to raise their child’s confidence, lower family tension, and feel a sense of support.

Thinking outside the box

A San Diego Fusion student turned in her homework assignment – draw a picture describing Magic Realism in the first chapter of The Master and Margarita. Along with this picture she was assigned to write a page explaining how this picture relates to the first chapter. When I saw the picture, I thought I knew […]

where are they now

Summer is the time for long beach days, vacations and weddings. Many of the Fusion staff are celebrating their own weddings this summer, but I happened to be in a wedding with a Fusion tutor/mentor alumna. Once she discovered I worked for Fusion she couldn’t stop talking about how it changed her life and I […]

Summer Heart

Although we are a good 6 months away from Valentine’s Day I can’t help but think about all the love we feel at Fusion. I asked everyone at the San Diego campus, “What do you love about Fusion Academy and Learning Center?” Why do our students love coming here? Why do our teachers love teaching […]

puzzle pieces

As the San Diego campus is about to open its doors to new students on June 18th, we take a moment to reflect on the pieces we needed to bring together to create this work of art. #1 A Head of School filled with empathy and ambition: Dr. Peter Mikulecky. With a long Fusion history, […]

Most people assume that today’s most popular musicians got to the top of the charts through raw talent and sheer luck.   Because on-to-one works


When I hung my first shingle, 22 years ago, I had absolutely no idea that that was the beginning of what is now Fusion Academy and Learning Center. I simply knew what I did well, had a strong mission and refused to work for a system that didn’t work. At the time, I was idealistic, […]