October 22, 2018
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER HIGHLIGHTS INTELLECTUAL VIRTUES ACADEMY

The Coddling of the American Mind highlights the Intellectual Virtues Academy organization for our research-backed educational model that addresses the growing problem of how our younger generations think. 

Co-author Professor Haidt (New York University) has been dubbed one of the "top global thinkers" and "top world thinker" by the Foreign Policy  and Prospect  magazines. The book has been featured on NPR and The Atlantic among prominent national and international coverage.
ACADEMY VS. MCBRIDE THIS FRIDAY

Come out and cheer on your Triton basketball team as we play McBride High School on Friday, October 19 at 4:10 p.m.

PARENT ACADEMY: COLLEGE 101
Oct. 25 at
7 p.m.

Find out what you need to know to get your kid to college.

The Academy has partnered with College Seekers to ensure students have the most up-to-date information on the college admission process.

The Academy's College Compass program includes presentations for students and parents, college tours, PSAT, and SAT administration, SAT preparation club, career exploration, and college and career personality inventories.
UPSIDE DOWN DANCE: OCT. 26
When?  Friday, Oct. 26 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where?  The Academy: 1637 Long Beach Blvd.
Who?  All Academy students
Cost?  
Paid in Advance: $5 per person
Food?  
Paid in Advance: $5 for optional dinner (2 slices, drink, dessert item)
Pay at Door: $7 for optional dinner (2 slices, drink, dessert item)

**Costumes are welcomed and encouraged (no masks or weapons)!

PARENT DONATIONS NEEDED
Please view the Family Alliance sign up sheet to see how you can help:

WANTED: CURIOUS STUDENTS
Now Accepting Applications

The Academy is receiving applications for students going into 9th through 12th grade for next year. Now's the time to tell your friends and neighbors to apply ! Applications are available online or paper applications for available in the front office. Share the Academy with your community!

Reminders:
  • Enrolling 56- 9th grade students for 2019-20
  • Total Enrollment: 120-320 students
  • Average Class Size: 24 students
  • Advanced Academic Program (honors/AP)
  • Special Education Program (inclusion model)
  • Curriculum aligns w/ University requirements
  • College Counseling Ratio: 150 to 1
  • Clubs: S.T.E.M., Arts, Leadership
  • Intramural Sports
  • I.V. model w/ emphasis on character growth
  • No attendance boundaries

Upcoming Events
The best way to get to know the Academy is to visit the campus. Whether you are in 8th-grade or a transfer student, grab a few friends and family members and come to visit for an Information Session or Campus Tour.

Information Sessions

Campus Tours
MOVIE NIGHT: COCO
Fri., Nov. 2 at 5 p.m.

The Spanish Club is hosting a Movie Night on Friday, November 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Commons.

Tickets can be purchased during lunch at $3 per person which includes a bag of popcorn. Other drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. All funds will go toward the Spanish Club's Spring Fiesta.

If you have any, please feel free to reach out to Ms. Nieto.
STUDENT-LED CONFERENCE REFLECTION

We align the conference process with our mission : to foster student's growth in the intellectual virtues in a thoughtful, challenging, and supportive academic environment. We believe partnering with our Academy families , collaboratively and holistically guides our students towards success.

Every Academy student is given the opportunity to take the lead and speak their truth while demonstrating intellectual courage and thoroughness . Students write reflection letters to identify what struggles they have faced, where they have grown, or where they would like to grow still. Students thoughtfully connect their experiences to the virtues, deepening their understanding of their own thinking and learning. 

We value each community member, therefore ask each family to take a survey about their time at the Academy. A Director also individually reviews standardized test scores and areas of growth for each student.

"It has been such a pleasure meeting with each Academy family during the student-led conferences. My heart is full with the power of community. I am so proud of our students for embracing the process. Their character growth, reflection, and focus on their future is an inspiration. It is also incredible to hear from our students how they feel cared for and connected to our teachers and staff. I feel very blessed to be a part of this tribe. It truly does take a village. Thank you for partnering with us through this transformative time in our students' lives." -Summer Sanders, Director of Student Services
UPCOMING EVENTS 

Oct. 23

Oct. 25 at 9:30 a.m.

Oct. 25 at 7 p.m.

Oct. 26 from 7- 9 p.m.

Oct. 27 from 9-11:30 a.m.
Restorative Academics

Nov. 1 at 7 p.m.

Nov. 2 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Movie Night: Coco
HOST FAMILIES NEEDED
Greenheart Exchange is looking for a host family for two exchange students for the spring semester.  If you are interested in being a host family, please contact the local Greenheart coordinator, Hadeel Judeh at 562-644-0008 or hjgreenheart@gmail.com .
RESTORATIVE ACADEMIC SCHEDULE

Oct. 27, 9-11:30 a.m.
Nov. 10, 9-11:30 a.m.
Dec. 8, 9-11:30 a.m.
Jan. 12, 9-11:30 a.m.
Jan. 19, 9-11:30 a.m.
WATER BOTTLES
Please remember to bring a re-useable water bottle to school, especially on those hot days!
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LUNCH PROGRAM

November lunch order forms are available. Please remember that orders need to be placed at least one week in advance.


Intellectual Virtues Academy, A Long Beach Public High School 
1637 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach, California 90813
562.283.4456 | www.academylongbeach.org
The Intellectual Virtues Academy is a public Long Beach high school, open to all students, authorized by Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE).