August 23, 2017
FAMILY WORK DAY Saturday., Aug. 25, 12 to 3 p.m.
The Academy could use your helping hands!

As our first day of school approaches, the Academy needs your help getting the classrooms ready for the first day of school. Help us assemble furniture and organize supplies. Sneak a peak at the new classrooms!

All are welcome to participate in this summer's Family Work Day this Saturday, August 25 from noon to 3 p.m.

See you then!

Student Ambassador and Leadership training is for those who have RSVP'd to Mrs. Day by Friday, August 24. The training is occurring Saturday, August 25 from 12 p.m.- 3 p.m. We are excited to see you!

New Student Orientatio n for ALL new students is occurring from 8:15 a.m. to 1:57 p.m. on August 27 and August 28 (please attend both days).

New Parents are welcome to attend a parent orientation after drop off on August 27 at 8 a.m. or join us in the evening on August 28 at 7 p.m.

Returning Students- see you in the Commons on Wednesday, August 29 for the first day of school. Schedules will be distributed.
The First Day of School for all students is Wednesday, August 29 from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The school doors will open at 7:30 a.m. and class will begin at 8:15 a.m . The school day ends at 3:30 p.m., except on Thursday, which ends at 1:59 p.m. The Academy closes at 5 p.m. Mon., Tues., and Wed., and 4:30 p.m. on Thurs. and Fri.


  • 9th Grade and transfer students- Individual schedules will be issued during New Student Orientation.
  • 10th and 11th Grade- Individual schedules are available in Illuminate. If you need to reset your account, email Mrs. Day.

Dress code and school supply information is available on our website or a previous newsletter .

We are creating a carpool map where families can enter their addresses. Get in contact with someone in your neighborhood! You can also add your own address to the carpool ma p.

Students may purchase lunch for $3.75 and breakfast for $2.25. Eligible students may receive meals at free or reduced-prices, $0.40 for lunch and $0.30 for breakfast. To determine eligibility, please complete the application below as soon as possible. If you have more than one student at the Academy, please complete a form for each of your children. You can email the application, text a picture at 562.283.4456, or bring it to the Academy. Click here for the menu .

If you have a questions, please feel free to reach out! Contact our office at 562.283.4456 (call or text) or . Our office hours vary until school starts next week, so we recommend calling ahead if you need to stop by to drop off paperwork.
David Brudney, History Teacher
“I have been amazed at the openness, friendliness, seriousness of purpose, and intellectual humility that make the Academy such a special community. The Academy turns its Intellectual Virtues into a part of everything that happens on campus. The community is genuinely remarkable, and I feel extremely lucky to be able to learn from, and work with, the students and teachers of Intellectual Virtues Academy High School!”

Joanna Guzman, Art Teacher
“I believe it’s important to create an environment where teachers, staff, and students can grow and support one another. The Academy offers not only a strong curriculum built on critical thinking and perseverance, but also a caring community. I feel blessed to have found such a loving community in which I can be a part of and make an impact of lives of our future.” 

Julissa Cardenes, Teacher Assistant
"I came to The Academy because this team truly cares about creating opportunities for their students, and staff as well, to thrive in a community with like-minded individuals who want to explore education as more than just a learning objective, but as a true foundation for becoming a free-thinking member of society. Kids need to know they aren't just another passing face in the system and I firmly believe the Academy proves that our students matter to us. The Academy gives me a chance to utilize my skills to make a difference to students who may not get as much focused attention from a more populated school setting."
The Academy is continuing to enroll students in 9th, 10th, and 11th grade for this fall! The first day is August 29- it’s not too late to enroll! We have just a handful of spaces available in each grade for this coming fall. If you are interested in enrolling, please complete this online application .

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 you Academy student will not be returning by emailing Mrs. Day. or Mrs. Sanders .
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).