March 2, 2020

T riton Families, your child’s digital progress report for our second quarter of the year will be ready for viewing via illuminate by Friday, March 6, at 4:00 p.m.

A progress report is a glimpse of your child’s grades. These will only be a part of your child’s final grade. If you need assistance with accessing illuminate, please email   [email protected] or call the main office 562.283.4456.
The Academy is WASC Accredited!

We have good news to share regarding the Academy's accreditation status: we are now WASC accredited for all grade levels. The executive report described our program as "visionary," citing our test scores, safe and supportive culture, and "world-wide" recognition for our academic program. As a new school, we must apply annually for each new grade level. We received the highest possible initial accreditation in our second year of operations, and grade level accreditation annually since then. Next year, the Academy will apply for a 6-year accreditation term.
Career Day is March 27th!
Inspired by our student's interests, industry professionals will be joining the Academy to speak to students about their careers, education, and passions. Career professionals include: a Marriage and Family Therapist, Police Officer, Fire Fighter, Media & Music Entertainer, Nurse, and Mechanical Engineer. This list is growing!

We are still seeking people in the following industries.

  • Chemist, Biologist
  • Mechanic
  • Political Science/Gov't
  • Art, Design, Decorating
  • Something awesome!

If you or someone you know has experience in the following areas, and would be willing to speak with our students, please contact Makenna Briceno .
The Academy Field Trips!

Here are a few photos from February's incredible field trips! Our teachers & staff work diligently to provide opportunities for students to participate in extracurricular and enriching activities. To see more photos and videos, visit us on INSTAGRAM !
Our 1st Ever SENIOR PROM

The Academy will be partnering with a collection of small high schools to
offer a traditional prom experience on a Yacht!

Fantasea One Yacht in Marina Del Rey
APRIL 25th, 2020

Tickets will be $150 each, with a formal sit down dinner, drinks, pictures,
and entertainment are included.
Fundraising efforts will be offered.
Every senior who wants to attend will be able to attend!


Mon., March 2
Cash for College Workshop

Wed., March 4 at 7 p.m.
Board of Directors Meeting @ HS

Fri., March 6
Progress Reports available through Parent Portal

Thur., March 12
Knott's Physics Day Field Trip!

March 16 & 17
No school!

Wed., April 8
Exhibition of Learning!

Sat., April 25
Senior Fantasea Prom Location: Marina Del Rey Fantasea One Yacht

Thurs., June 11
Senior Awards Banquet!

Sat. June 13
10 am - 1 pm
Long Beach Art Theatre

Invite your Friends & Family to Join our Academy Family!
Did you know that if your student has a sibling they too can attend The Academy?
We encourage all families to apply for our lottery by the deadline and reserve your spot!

Help spread the word about the Academy this admission season!

T he Academy is now accepting lottery applications for students going into 9th through 12th grade for next year. If you are a current Academy family, this is a  great time to  submit an application  for a sibling  going into high school next year.

Most people hear about the Academy through word-of-mouth. To help continue our growth, this is a great time to encourage  friends, neighbors, and family members  to submit an application. In addition to the organic conversations you have with family and friends, would you be willing to do some intentional marketing for our school? This might include:

  • keeping materials with you to pass out to family, friends, middle school acquaintances (materials are available by request)
  • introduce Mrs. Laura to possible community partners or family members!
  • inviting friends to join you on a school tour (click here for dates)
  • posting our events on your social media pages (AcademyLBHS)
  • hosting an in-home "What's the Academy?" event (your friends, Academy staff presents; Spanish translation included!)

Your support would not only be helpful for families searching for a good fit for high school, but it also helps us to increase the Academy's exposure throughout Long Beach and surrounding communities.

Thank you so much for considering! If interested, please email  Laura Cipperly  to let us know you're willing to help!

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

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 Seminar 2020

(Click the photo for more information!)
Intellectual Virtues Academy, A Long Beach Public High School 
1637 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach, California 90813
562.283.4456 |
The Intellectual Virtues Academy is a public Long Beach high school, open to all students, authorized by Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE).