STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Jorge Maldonado-Garcia
We are proud to announce that Academy sophomore,
, was admitted into
SCI-Arc's Design Immersion Days
summer program with a
which pays for the $3,350 tuition.
Located in downtown Los Angeles, SCI-Arc is a center of innovation and one of the nation's few independent architecture schools.
Design Immersion Days (DID) is an immersive four-week summer program that introduces high school students from around the globe to architecture and design.
During the program, Jorge will
learn about design software,
visit iconic museums and design studios,
explore a variety of careers in design, and
build his own portfolio for college admission.
The Academy believes in connecting student's curiosity with opportunities to explore their interests. As a community, we are invested in guiding our students towards their goals and encouraging them to take notice of possibilities, like this one. We know that our students are passionate about a diverse collection of topics. We look forward to sharing more "Student Spotlights" with you!
CURRICULUM SPOTLIGHT: Philosophy w/ Mr. Schmidt
In Philosophy, the remainder of our year is student-led. Every day, students are using their autonomy, courage, and curiosity to lead self-written lessons on a text they've been reading for the last month. Each student is guiding the class through a 35 minute lesson that illuminates some important aspect of her/his text and makes some important connection to a philosophical topic from the year. So far, we have explored personal integrity by lofting balloons in the air, expressed our identity by constructing Coraline-inspired dolls, analyzed race and racism through a chalk talk, engaged with life's meaning by reading poetry, wondered whether we would sacrifice ourselves for those we care about, and had a discussion about the "five people we would meet in heaven". The students have shown outstanding creativity and pride in their work so far, and I am excited to see what is still coming. -Dustin Schmidt
SPANISH CLUB FIESTA
Thank you to Ms. Nieto, Spanish Club, and all of the Academy parents and students who brought food, drinks, and desserts for our Fiesta.
We ate. We danced. We ate more!
We look forward to making this extraordinary event an Academy tradition.
ACADEMY STUDENTS JOIN ST. JOHN BOSCO'S SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
St. John Bosco High School
has extended an invitation for Academy students to attend a unique academic
Summer Enrichment & Immersion Program
with new and current St. John Bosco students, as well as international students.
The students will be engaging in a variety of learning activities, while building international friendships across the globe.
The following Academy students will be joining this enriching program over the summer:
- Jackson Hearn
- Josh Henry
- Alexis Brunn
- Alexandra Fraga
PARENT MINGLE AT STEELCRAFT
Let's get to know each other. The Family Alliance invites current parents, new parents, and interested parents to Steelcraft in Bixby Knolls for a Parent Mingle. Come and connect or reconnect with the Academy community before the new school year!
Who: Current, incoming, and interested parents
What: A Meet and Mingle
When: Wednesday, July 18 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Steelcraft - 3768 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach, California 90807
**Wish we could treat, but guests will be responsible for their own beverages and food with a great selection to choose from!
Family Alliance Planning Meeting and Coffee Social at Tierra Mia Coffee Shop
As a small, community-based school, we thrive on parent participation. We will be having a Family Alliance planning meeting on June 27 at 9:15 a.m. at Tierra Mia coffee shop on PCH.
We will discuss topics like spirit wear, school dances, extracurricular offerings, hospitality, parent ambassadors, our community garden and more!
Incoming families for the fall of 2018 are encouraged to join! All parents are members of the F.A. Please consider joining our next meeting to help plan out next school year.
If you are unable to make this meeting, but have ideas or want to be more involved, feel free to email our Family Alliance coordinator,
. Thank you!
The Main Library in downtown Long Beach has a learning space called "The Studio" where people can use technology (like 3D printers) and other resources to innovate and collaborate on ideas.
ACADEMY STUDENT AMBASSADORS FOR 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR
The Academy’s Student Ambassadors are a small group of students dedicated to the positive promotion of the school. The group will work on a volunteer basis to serve as liaisons between the current Academy community and prospective students. The Student Ambassador’s main job is to be a helpful, friendly face for the new students. This is a great opportunity for students interested in taking on a leadership role at the Academy.
- Sharpen communication and public speaking skills
- Improve interpersonal and conversational skills
- Enhance confidence when speaking and interacting with many members of the community
- Develop networking skills through participation at exciting events
- Develop leadership to use in college and beyond
If you are interested in becoming an Academy’s Student Ambassador, please contact
for an application.
The ambassadors will meet in August for a leadership training and orientation.
COLLEGE, CAREER, AND LIFE PLANNING
In order to prepare our students for college and careers, the Counseling team implemented a three part series to address the why, how, and what for an informed transition from high school to beyond.
Why?: Why should I go to college?
How?: How do I get there? (A-G requirements, high school requirements, G.P.A., standardized tests, involvement, leadership, community service)
What?: What are my interests and how do they connect to careers? Sophomores took a personal inventory about their interests and passions. This survey matched them to career clusters and specific jobs. Students then researched what education they will need to get the jobs that interested them most. The quickly noticed, the more education, the more options and opportunities.
One step towards guiding students on the path towards their goals is determining the courses they will take next year. Each student completed a course selection form and ranked their elective choices for next year. Students chose between the following courses:
Ethics, Environmental Science, World History, Art, PE, and
Spanish II and several requested to be placed in honors or AP courses, pending grades and teacher recommendations.
Mrs. Sanders will be meeting with each student to show them a draft schedule for next year.
HAVE YOU FINALIZED SUMMER SCHOOL ENROLLMENT?
If you have completed registration online, be sure to drop off the OFL enrollment form (signed by Mrs. Sanders) and unofficial transcripts to your identified location in order to finalize enrollment. BOTH student and parent must attend orientation.
Get a head start on work completion!!
NOW ENROLLING FOR 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR
The Academy is currently enrolling students going into 9th,10th, and 11th grades for the 2018-19 school year. We have limited spaces available in all grades for next year. Interested families should start the process by submitting an
Learn more by viewing the Academy "
At a Glance
" or by coming on the campus for a tour. Schedule your tour by contacting our front office at 562.283.4456 or by email at email@example.com.
June 9 at 9 - 11:30 a.m.
June 13 and 14
Last Day of School
June 27 at 9:15 a.m.
Tierra Mia Coffee
July 18 at 6:30 p.m.
Steelcraft in Bixby Knolls
August 8 at 9:15 a.m.
Family Alliance Planning
August 17- Save the date
Academy Beach Day!
August 27 & 28
New Student Orientation
8:15 a.m. to 1:57 p.m.
August 29 at 8:15 a.m.
First Day of School
To stay connected over the summer, please make sure to update the front office with your contact information. Any changes can be emailed to
Yearbooks will be available for pick-up toward the end of next week. Stay tuned for more information on the exact date.
June 11- 14
In order for us to prepare the Chromebooks for next year, students will
need to turn in their borrowed computers and chargers by Thursday.
If they are not turned in by Friday, families will be sent a bill for the amount of
$300, the cost of the computer.
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL HOURS
Our Last Day of school is Friday,
June 15th. Students will be dismissed at
1:57 p.m. The campus will be
closed by 3 p.m.
SUMMER OFFICE HOURS
Our campus will be closed from June 25- August 1. We are available periodically by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 562.283.4456.
After August 1 our office hours may vary. We recommend calling before stopping by. Most days the office hours will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
SCHOOL CALENDAR 2018-19
Stay tuned! The school calendar for next year will be posted on our website by the end of next week. If you have specific questions, please feel free to email email@example.com or call 562.283.4456.
Think outside the box!
CRITICAL THINKING VIRTUES
Look and listen!
VIRTUES OF SELF-GROWTH
Think for yourself!
Admit what you don't
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).