EXHIBITION OF LEARNING- THANK YOU!
Before Thanksgiving, Academy students showcased their work in an
Exhibition of Learning.The event featured posters, presentations, and performances by students from all academic subject areas and extra-curricular activities, sharing what they have learned, created, designed, and discovered.
A big "thank you" to everyone who attended the event and contributed a dish to the family potluck. We are very thankful for our shared community.
See a glimpse of the
EXHIBITION OF LEARNING below.
ACADEMY STUDENTS THRIVE!
Innovative Learning. Engaging Curriculum. Real-World Scenarios.
The Academy provides a small learning community where students are engaged as thinkers and learners. Students are provided with opportunities to pursue their passions and grow their character. Our faculty not only attends to what our students want to do, but who they want to be.
Students watched this video during our community meeting and compared this with the learning at the Academy. Students responses included:
- "Learning here (at the Academy) is much more engaging and interactive."
- "We have so much more autonomy in how we choose to describe our learning."
- "Learning here is fun, it makes me want to know more and ask more questions."
- "The teacher described in the first video treated students as a number. Teachers at our school know us and care if we understand."
Innovation Lab Starting in January
We want our students to follow their passions, knowing that their passions might change and evolve over the course of their high school career. We realize that our world is rapidly evolving, therefore jobs are changing. Students should not be preparing for only one job, but for college, career, and life. A solid intellectual and social character foundation will help prepare them for multiple pathways, not just one way.
The Academy is excited to invite students to participate in our I
nnovation Lab program starting in January. This is a
passion-driven course in which students propose a project that is rooted in their own personal interests. Innovation Lab is a project-based course in which students can have time and space to create their own learning experiences and collaborate with experts from around the world. The focus is on self-discovery and the pursuit of curiosity and knowledge building. The concept is based on what others describe as 20% time or Genius Hour, Google Time, and Maker Space.
ACTIVELY ENGAGED IN THE CLASSROOM
Marine Biology Lab
Academy students actively engage ideas, ask good questions, demand evidence, and support and defend their convictions.
In marine biology, students explored the question: "Can you alter or change the rate of photosynthesis?" To do this, students chose a variable to change and then designed their experiment to test if this variable changes the rate of photosynthesis. To experiment, students use the aquatic plant, Elodea. Some students added salt, some made the water more acidic, and some changed the amount of sunlight the plants get.
To determine the rate of photosynthesis, students measured the amount of oxygen dissolved in the water throughout the experiment. Since oxygen is produced during photosynthesis, measuring oxygen levels gives a good indication of the rate of photosynthesis that is happening with each plant.
Stay tuned for more highlights from the Academy classrooms!
SPACE IS GETTING
thank you to 10th grader,
LaNiya Dawson, and her mom,
Lawanda, for their effort on initiating a community garden!!!
LaNiya and Lawanda have received the plants and materials through a grant to create a drought resistant garden. If you are interested in joining the project, please contact LaNiya or connect with Mrs. Day in the Cove.
**Photo credit: Kerri-Lynne Menard, parent of Maya Campos, while helping in the garden.
Become a Triton!
We are currently in open enrollment. Interested students should
submit an application
deadline to be included in the February 8 public lottery.
Academy application is separate from the CHOICE application. The Academy gives you an additional choice.
Learn More at the Upcoming Outreach Events:
We look forward to meeting you! Go Tritons!
Thurs., Dec. 7 at 3:35 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 22 at 1:57 p.m.
Mon., Dec. 25- Fri., Jan. 5
Wed., Jan. 10 at 7 p.m.
Tues., Jan. 16 at 10 a.m.
Coffee in the Cove
Thrs., Jan. 18 at 6:30 p.m.
IVA Middle School
Family Choice Info. Night
Athletic and extracurricular clubs are starting to meet for the winter trimester. Sign-ups are located on the table near the Commons.
During the year we will be sending emails to check your child’s academic progress for the term. If you would prefer to receive the progress report through the mail, please reply
We look forward to celebrating your child’s growth throughout the year.
IVA MIDDLE SCHOOL
Info Nights and
Applications open on Tuesday for the 2018-19 school year.
Call the office for more info. or to schedule a school tour: 562-912-7017
- Thurs., Jan. 18, Family Choice Info Night
- Thurs., Feb. 15, Student Choice Info Night
- Tues., Mar. 06, Open House - Everyone is Welcome!
IVA Middle School's Location: 3601 Linden Ave
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).