December 11, 2018
High School Application & Contact Information
Important Dates:
THU., DEC. 13: Campus Tour at 7 p.m.
THU., JAN. 10: Campus Tour at 9:30 a.m.
SUN., JAN. 27: Information Session at 1 p.m.
FRI., FEB. 1: Application Deadline
THU., FEB. 7: Public Lottery Event
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Exploring High School: Become a Triton!
The high school experience is just four short years, and while exploring Intellectual Virtues Academy ("the Academy"), you will be able to start to envision how the four years will unfold with experiences, challenges, and opportunities. These experiences, along with a network of compassionate and highly-qualified faculty , help to ensure that the bright, young people entering the Academy emerge four years later, not only self-aware but globally-aware.

Learn more by viewing the Academy "At a Glance" below or by visiting the campus at one of the upcoming events.

When you are ready, you can submit your  application online . Make sure to submit your application before the deadline to be included in the public lottery event. Remember: the Academy does not affect your LBUSD CHOICE application. It provides you with another option.

We look forward to meeting you, Class of 2023!
The Academy "At a Glance"
Founded: 2016
Location: 1637 Long Beach Boulevard near PCH (While the Academy is located in downtown Long Beach, we currently serve students living in Long Beach, Lakewood, Carson, Wilmington, Los Angeles, Compton, and Orange County.) 
Grades : 9-12
Administration, Faculty and Staff: 15 (75% either hold or in the process of completing graduate degrees, including 4 Ph.D.’s.)
Student:Adult Ratio: around 8:1
Average Class Size: 22 students
Enrollment 2018-19: approximately 120 students
Future Enrollment:
  • 9th grade: up-to 56 students
  • 10th grade: up-to 56 students
  • 11th grade: up-to 56 students
  • 12th grade: up-to 56 students for the fall of 2019
Curriculum Features
The Academy prepares students for college and the 21st century through a blend of innovative, passion-driven, arts-integrated projects and progressive research strategies to engage students in a curriculum that exceeds state content standards and California's "A-G" university admissions requirements.
The goal of an intellectual virtues educational model is to foster meaningful growth in the personal qualities of a good thinker or learner: curiosity, wonder, attentiveness, open-mindedness, creativity, intellectual tenacity, and related traits.

  • Intellectual Virtues model of education with an emphasis on character development
  • Advanced academic courses (honors/AP) and a full-day special education program
  • Cornerstone courses in humanities
  • Meaningful math using real-world application
  • S.T.E.M integration
  • Rigorous, hand-on, student-centered instruction
  • Innovation Lab to explore passion-drive projects
  • T#INK: Technologically Savvy curriculum tools
  • Advisory curriculum to support student development
  • Individual College Counseling 
Extracurricular, Athletic, & Leadership Offerings
Accreditation, Membership and Partnerships
Enrollment Requirements
There are no enrollment requirements. The Academy is a public school that is free of charge and open to all students. There are no residential requirements. All students are welcome regardless of background, academic record, or special education eligibility. Interested students may submit an  online application  to start the enrollment process. When more applications are received than spaces, a public lottery event is held on February 7. For more information, contact us a 562.283.4456 or
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).