August 5, 2019
Wednesday, August 7 at 9:15 a.m. at Tierra Mia Coffee

As a small, community-based school, we thrive on parent participation. Parent involvement at the Academy enriches the student experience and is a great way to meet other parents and stay connected to the school. Join the Family Alliance meeting this Wednesday, August 7 at 9:15 a.m. at Tierra Mia Coffee (425 East PCH Hwy) to help prepare for the new school year.

We ask families to volunteer between 10-20 hours each year in an effort to support and strengthen the greater Academy community. The time and talent parents share with the Academy are deeply appreciated and vital to the longevity of the school.

To let us know what interests you, please fill out the Volunteer Interest Form: .

In the past, the Family Alliance has supported events such as
  • Exhibition of Learning events
  • Campus Tours and Information Sessions
  • After-school clubs
  • Chipotle FUNdraiser
  • School Dances (Halloween and Semi-Formal)
  • Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Field-trips

If you are unable to make this meeting, but have ideas or want to be more involved, feel free to email Crystal Day, [email protected].

Thank you! Go Tritons!
MEAL PROGRAM: Better4You Meals

The Academy is excited to be partnering with a new food vendor,  Better4You Meals to offer both meals for purchase and free and reduced price meals through the National School Lunch Program. 

Each year, the Academy needs all families to complete the meal application to ensure that we are able to do our due diligence to serve all students well.

To  SIGN UP for our lunch program follow these steps:
  1. Fill out our meal application in the *Titan Portal or by downloading the paper application 2019 Meal Application to drop off at our office. 
  2. Add balance to your Student Account through Titan
  3. See our monthly menu in the Commons at school to plan ahead

What's new this year?
  • Grab and go Breakfast offered between 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
  • Pick Up Stix offered once a month
  • Pizza offered once a week
  • No pre-orders needed. The Academy will order the most popular meals and take ongoing feedback
  • Four options daily: vegetarian, sandwich, and hot entree

Read more about our meal program and prices on our website .

Students are expected to bring their Google Chromebooks to each class, Chromebooks are provided for the students and many of the students books are electronic and uploaded onto each Chromebook.
The Academy asks that students treat our books and classroom materials with care so that they will last for many years. The Academy also provides some basic supplies including a Google Chromebook for each student. We ask students to bring the following necessary items if their families are able to do so: 
  • Writing utensils
  • Pencils (if mechanical, have extra lead.), 
  • Ballpoint pens (black or blue ink), 
  • Pink eraser, 
  • Pencil sharpener (hand-held with a top).
  • Loose-leaf notebook paper (college ruled)
  • One 1.5”-2” three-ring binder, tabbed binder dividers 
  • College ruled composition notebooks for each of your six subjects

To promote unity and academic success, the Academy requires students to follow the Dress Code.

The Academy has adopted the following general guidelines to enhance student achievement, create a safe and distraction-free learning environment, foster school pride, and operate free from hazard or threat to students’ health, safety, and general welfare. These guidelines must be adhered to at all times while on campus.

  • Pants, shorts, dresses, and skirts, MUST be school appropriate, worn at an appropriate length (where fingertips lay with arms by the side),
  • Jeans can only be worn WITHOUT rips/slashes/or tears.
  • Pajama bottoms can be worn ONLY on the designated spirit day.
  • Leggings/yoga pants/tights can be worn ONLY under other garments.
  • Undergarments should be worn and not visible.

  • Shirts need to be school appropriate
  • Mid-drifts MUST be covered.
  • Tank tops MUST have straps at least 3 inches wide.
  • Undergarments should be worn and not visible.
  • No hats allowed on campus.
  • Tied durags and beanies are okay.
  • Hoods can ONLY be worn on shoulders, and not over head at anytime while on campus.

  • Shoe should cover your heel completely. Toes completely covered.
  • Shoes need to have a strap to hold securely to foot.
  • Formal shoes can be a two-toe peep.
  • Shoes need to be on at ALL times.
School appropriate means: Safe, respectful, non-revealing, and conducive to learning. No sexually related, gang, weapons, alcohol, or any drug references on any item of clothing.

Parent Square Communication Platform:
We are excited to let you know that this year we'll be using ParentSquare to communicate with families. By activating your account, you will receive all school communication via email, text, or app. You will soon receive an invitation email or text to join ParentSquare. You can also download the app for Android or iOS by searching for ParentSquare in the app store.

Bi-Weekly Newsletters:
When school is in session, the Academy sends out bi-weekly newsletters. View newsletters on our website here.

Office Contact:
To add another email to receive newsletters or to ask us any question at all, please call or text message the office at 562.283.4456 or email [email protected].

Attendance notifications and questions can be emailed directly to [email protected].

The Academy is currently enrolling students going into 9th through 12th grade for next school year. Interested families should start the process by submitting an  application  today.

Learn more by viewing the Academy "  At a Glance  " or by attending one of the upcoming campus tours:

Personal tours are available by contacting our office at 562.283.4456 or [email protected] .

CHANGE IN ENROLLMENT - We understand life circumstances change. To help us anticipate any additional spaces available for the upcoming year, please let us know if your Academy student will not be returning by emailing Mrs. Day or Mrs. Sanders .

August 7 at 9:15 a.m.
Tierra Mia Coffee

August 8
Summer Newsletter:
Meet the Faculty

August 15
Summer Newsletter:
Orientation and Schedule Info.

August 22 at 9:30 a.m.

August 26 at 8:15 a.m.
8:15 a.m. to 1:57 p.m.

August 27 at 8:15 a.m.
8:15 a.m. to 1:57 p.m.

August 27 at 6:30 p.m.
New Parent Orientation

August 28 at 8:15 a.m.
First Day of School

September 12 at 6:30 p.m.
Back to School Night

To stay connected over the summer, please  make sure to update the front office with your contact information. Any changes can be emailed to   Crystal Day.
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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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).