March 6, 2019
Dear Triton Community:

We are excited to announce that the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) voted unanimously to renew our charter for 5-years! In making this determination, LACOE focused primarily on how much our students had demonstrated growth in all subjects tested over and above the national average. Other factors were high parent and student survey scores, quality of teaching, successful accreditation, and solid finances.

Just prior to this news, we learned that the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accredited our 11th grade program in addition to the initial accreditation they provided last year. Thank you parents, students, and faculty who had participated in this process. We will have one more interim accreditation next year once we expand to a full 9th through 12th grade program.

To thoughtful growth,

James McGrath
Founding Director 
EXP Student Internship Program Workshops

Juniors: Mark your calendar for the upcoming EXP: Internship Program workshops. To qualify for a paid summer internship, interested juniors must attend all workshops.
  • Workshop 2 & 3: "Becoming a Young Profession" on Wed., March 20 from 3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Workshop 4: "Networking the Room" on Wed., April 10 from 3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Workshop 5: "Getting the Interview" on Wed., May 8 from 3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The EXP Internship Program is designed to connect students to hands-on work experience, work readiness workshops, and the potential for juniors to be hired for a paid summer internship. 

For more information, contact Mrs. Sanders .
Ecology in Biology

In Biology, students are currently going through a unit on ecology.  As part of this unit, students are conducting a lab where they are growing pea plants in various conditions. Some students are varying the amount of water the plants received, some are adding different temperatures of water, some are adding salt, and some are adding fertilizers and nutrients. Students are taking measurements of their plants to compare results and to see if their chosen variable (condition) made a difference.  

The overall goal of this lab is for students to see how different environmental factors and conditions can affect the types of and amounts of life that are able to live in a given environment. Upon completion of the experiment, students will be using the data collected to write a report regarding the effect of their variable on the growth of the pea plant.


Academy students are exposed to a high-quality education program involving S.T.E.M. curriculum, hands-on application, and career development.

Robotics will be one of the extracurricular offerings for this spring. In considering our robotics program, we would like to take a poll on how many students are interested in joining the after-school robotics program. Please respond using the poll below.
Are you interested in participating in the Robotics Club on Friday afternoons from 3:45-5 p.m.?
Yes, I'm definitely interested and can participate on Friday afternoons!
I'm interested, but I cannot attend on Friday afternoons.
No, thank you.

Congratulations! Students who have submitted an application by the priority deadline have been accepted to enroll at the Academy for the 2019-2020 school year! It's not too late to encourage your friends to apply to join the Academy with you.

Enrollment is limited to 56 ninth-graders with limited availability in the transfer grades (10th through 12th). We are in a unique situation to be able to continue to enroll on a rolling basis as space permits. Students entering 9th through 12th grade are encouraged to contact Crystal Day at 562-283-4456 for more information.
EDUCATORS: Intellectual Virtues Institute ("IVI")
Apply by March 22

Reconnect with your passion for teaching and wrestle with "big questions" in education at the Intellectual Virtues Institute ("IVI"). IVI will give you an opportunity to reflect on your teaching practice and provide you with practical tools on teaching for thinking in the 21st century.

IVI registration is limited to thirty educators. Groups of two or more teachers from the same school site are encouraged to apply by the March 22, 2019 deadline to be considered. Tuition for the Institute will be covered by a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation and participants will receive $1,000 stipend for attending the entire series. Feel free to share this information with other educators.

For more information or to apply, .
IVA Middle School's Application Deadline is March 15. Apply today!

Conoce a un estudiante en el quinto grado? La escuela Intellectual Virtues Academy Long Beach (IVA) esta aceptando solicitaciones. IVA es una escuela gratis y publica localizada en el distrito de Long Beach. Sirviendo a estudiantes de sexto y octavo grado, nuestro modelo educativo único fomenta y promueve una cultura del pensamiento profundo y del aprendizaje. Animamos a los estudiantes a aplicar antes del 15 de marzo.   Aprenda mas y solicite aquí!  

Do you know a student in the fifth grade?   Intellectual Virtues Academy Long Beach  is now accepting applications! Intellectual Virtues Academy is a free public middle school serving students in 6th-8th grade. Similar to the Academy, our unique educational model fosters and promotes a culture of deep thinking and learning. Perspective 6th grade students are encouraged to apply by March 15.   Learn more and apply here!

Fri., March 8
No School-Faculty Academy

Fri., March 16, 9-11 a.m.
Restorative Academics

March 19-22
Student Support Conferences

Wed., March 20, 3:45-5 p.m.
EXP Workshop #2 & 3: "Becoming A Young Professional"

Sat., March 23, 9-11 a.m.
Restorative Academics

March 25-29
Spirit Week

Fri., March 29
Progress Reports available through Parent Portal

Mon., April 1
Spring Extracurriculars Begin

Wed., April 3 at 7 p.m.
Board of Directors Meeting @ IVA middle school

Fri., April 5
SAT Registration Deadline

Wed., April 10, 3:45-5 p.m.
EXP Workshop #4: "Networking the Room"

Sat., April 13, 9-11 a.m.
Restorative Academics

Thurs., May 2 at 7 p.m.
College Compass: How to Become College Ready

Sat., May 4

Wed., May 8, 3:45-5 p.m.
EXP: Workshop #5: "Getting the Interview"

  • Anime
  • Hip Hop Dance
  • Molecular Bio
  • Math Credit Recovery

  • Weightlifting
  • Chess
  • SAT English Prep
  • Math C.R.
  • Theater
  • GSA (Gender Sexuality Alliance)

  • Futsal
  • Skate Club
  • SAT English Prep
  • Spanish Club

  • Chess
  • Leadership
  • Math C.R.
  • Theater

  • Weightlifting
  • Chess
  • eSports
  • Yearbook
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!

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Recap: Academy Awards 2019
Congratulations to all of the students who received awards and to all of the teachers, support staff and parents who provide such wonderful support to our students. Below are some photos from the ceremony.

The following awards were given:
  • Honorable Mention (3.0-3.4999)
  • Honors (3.5-3.9999)
  • High Honors (4.0 +)
  • Student Leadership
  • Student Ambassadors
  • Distinguished Intellectual Virtues Award
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).