January 12, 2018
DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE: Dr. Armine Movsisyan
Happy New Year 2018

Happy New Year Triton Families and Friends! We hope that you enjoyed your Winter Break and had a myriad of opportunities to celebrate with family members and friends. We wish you and your loved ones endless moments of joy, peace of mind and health. May this new year bring prosperity to all Triton families. 

As we look forward to envisioning what the future has to bring, it is also important to reflect on the past. The months of November and December were an exciting month for us here at the Academy.

During November, we gathered to celebrate our understanding through the Exhibition of Learning and Family Potluck. We want to thank all of the parents, and community members for your support of the students and school. We are looking forward to seeing how our students make their thinking visible in the second semester as we continue to celebrate our growth and achievements. We thank our Parents Alliance for their willingness to support and partner with our school to make all our events a success.

During December, we held our monthly Virtue Awards Ceremony where we gathered to recognize students who have shown growth in the Master Virtues. We closed the year with a joyous breakfast celebration during advisory where students continued to foster close bonds with one another as we cultivate our school culture. 

This year hold many new adventures for us here at the Academy, and we look forward to our journey together. 

The Academy Administration, Faculty & Staff, thank you for your attention and cooperation.

With Triton Pride,

Armine Movsisyan, Ed.D., Director of Instruction
Open Enrollment

Our application deadline is fast approaching. If you are interested in joining the Academy, please submit your application before the deadline, Feb. 3. All applications received after the deadline will be added to the waitlist and processed as space permits.

The Academy is unlike any other school in the area. We provide an innovative, project-based, FREE, high school experience in a community-based environment. We want to make sure area families are aware of this opportunity.

Consider sharing the Academy with you friends and neighbors!

  1. Send an email to your 8th grade friends discussing the Academy. Click here for a sample social media post and email.
  2. Share the Academy websiteFacebook page, or an event.
  3. Host a neighborhood meeting led by one of our directors in your home. Please email info@academylongbeach.org if you are interested.

Your voice has a big impact on our community. Each person you speak to has the opportunity to create a ripple effect in the Academy's exposure.  Thank you for being an active member in supporting and growing our school community!

  • College Prep Club (lunch time)

  • Basketball Practice (3:45-5 p.m.)
  • "No Strings Attached" Art Club (3:45-5 p.m.)

  • Creative Writing Club (after school)
  • Neuroscience Club (3:45-4:45 p.m.)

  • Leadership (lunch time) Currently closed to new applicants
  • "No Strings Attached" Art Club (2:15-4 p.m.)
  • Basketball Practice (3:30-5 p.m.)

  • Yearbook Club (lunch time)
  • Futsal Intramural League (3:45/4:05/4:20) New players being accepted until 1/14
The Academy is a one-to-one technology school. Every student receives their own Google Chromebook for the academic year, connecting all of our students to the world's resources and information.  

Throughout the school year, we like to inventory the Chromebooks for damages, submit for repair, and to verify that each student has the Chromebook issued to him/her. We will be checking Chromebooks next Tuesday.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Academy Students are Interesting and Interested!

Our students are passionate about a diverse collection of topics, and they share their interests with the school community. We are proud to celebrate these projects as our students explore their interests.

The most current project is a story that is a collaborative effort by four Academy students: Jacob Bongard, Josh Henry, Quinn Echlin, and Isaac Seydel. Temporal Firework is currently 40 pages long, and it is less than a quarter done. See below for a synopsis!

Synopsis of Temporal Firework
It is a dark time for the rebellion. A conflict beginning with World War 2 has continued to the year 2020, and the Nazis have almost sealed their victory. In the Allied Forces' final breath, an elite team is dispatched to steal the Eye of Agamotto and change time to prevent this catastrophe. However, through a series of mishaps, the group is plunged into a much larger and higher-stakes conflict, that will see them fighting for the fate of the galaxy against enemies like--Sorry, can't give too much away. Anyway, our heroes will be forced to use every weapon at their disposal, such as RPGs, Tesla guns, empty nuclear torpedoes, giant robots, space-warping visors, duck grenades, a flaming sword, and a whole lot of puns. Yes, puns. You'll see. 


Stay tuned for more information on student projects. If you are an Academy student working on a passion-driven project outside of school, let us know here! We want to celebrate your passion and progress!

Also, keep a lookout for more information on the Academy's formularize passion-driven course, Innovation Lab , as it rolls out in the second semester.
We are saddened by the loss of our friend, community member, and colleague Danielle Montiel. Click here to read her story.


View photos on Facebook and Instagram

Fri., Jan. 12
Deadline for Late Work

Mon., Jan. 15
No School

Week of Jan. 16
See newsletter for schedule

Tues., Jan. 16 at 10 a.m.

Wed., Jan. 17 at 7 p.m.

Sat., Jan. 20 at 9 a.m.

Tues, Jan 23
Final Day for Credit Recovery Semester 1

Wed., Jan 24-Fri., Jan. 26

Sat., Feb. 3 at 10 a.m.

Thrs., Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m.

Sat., Feb. 10 at 9 a.m.
Did you know that you can help to support the Academy by simply shopping on Amazon.com?

Feel free to forward the link to your friends and family!

Thank you for giving back to the school!
Info Nights and Open Enrollment

Do you know any 5th graders? Intellectual Virtues Academy Middle School will be holding several info. nights for prospective families.

Call the office for more info. or to schedule a school tour: 562-912-7017

  • Thurs., Jan. 18, Family Choice Info Night

IVA Middle School's Location: 3601 Linden Ave

Ask questions!
Think outside the box! 
Intellectual Courage
Take risks! 

Intellectual Attentiveness
Look and listen!
Intellectual Carefulness
Avoid errors!
Intellectual Thoroughness
Go deep! 

Intellectual Autonomy
Think for yourself!
Intellectual Humility
Admit what you don't
Intellectual Tenacity
Embrace struggle!
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).