July 29, 2019
SUMMER OFFICE HOURS
Our campus will be closed until August 5. We are available periodically by email at info@academylongbeach.org or by phone/text at 562.283.4456.

After August 5 our office hours may vary. We recommend calling before stopping by. Most days the office hours will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SUMMER CAMPUS TOURS
While we have a tour scheduled on August 22, we are also available for personal tours. If you are interested in scheduling a tour, please contact us by email at info@academylongbeach.org or by phone/text at 562.283.4456. Enrollment is open to all students entering 9th through 12th grade.

SCHOOL CALENDAR 2019-20
The school calendar for the upcoming year is posted on our website . If you have specific questions, please feel free to email info@academylongbeach.org or call 562.283.4456.
ACADEMY STUDENTS PLACED IN PAID SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM:
Community Partnership with EXP: The Opportunity Engine
Sponsored by the Andeavor Foundation

Last spring, the Academy launched a partnership with EXP: The Opportunity Engine to give Academy juniors the opportunity to participate in several weeks of workforce training with the potential to be awarded a 6-week paid internship program for this summer. By participating in this Internship Program, students build professional competence and personal confidence, setting them up for success in school, career, and life.

On Friday, June 14, EXP announced placements of 7 Academy juniors into the paid internship program in companies and organizations around Long Beach and the surrounding area. This program was competitive and demanding. We are so proud of our students! Their first day of work was Monday, June 24. See below for their placements:

  • Edwin Benavides, Maritime Preservation Trust
  • Griffith Mendoza, Long Beach City Council District 3
  • Isaac Seydel, Marine Plastic Research Foundation
  • Jackson Hearn, Peacock, Piper, Tong + Voss
  • Joshua Henry, Long Beach City Council District 7
  • Juan Guerrero, Long Beach City Council District 3
  • Quiara Freeman, Assembly member Patrick O’Donnell

The Academy gives students opportunities to explore their interests. We connect students with resources to further develop their skills, interests, and personal development. Learn more about EXP: The Opportunity Engine and the Internship Program by visiting their website here
ENROLLING FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

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 available by contacting our office at 562.283.4456 or crystal.day@academylongbeach.org .

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 .
YOU'RE INVITED!
Family Alliance Planning Meeting and Coffee Social at Tierra Mia Coffee Shop

As a small, community-based school, we thrive on parent participation. We will be having a Family Alliance planning meeting on August 7 at 9:15 a.m. at Tierra Mia coffee shop on PCH.

We will discuss topics like spirit wear, school dances, extracurricular offerings, hospitality, parent ambassadors, our community garden and more! 

Incoming families for the fall of 2020 are encouraged to join! All parents are members of the F.A. Please consider joining our next meeting to help plan out next school year. 

If you are unable to make this meeting, but have ideas or want to be more involved, feel free to email our Family Alliance coordinator,  Lorraine Capps . Thank you !
LOCAL LIBRARY HANDS-ON S.T.E.M WORKSHOPS
MAKE CREATE DESIGN PRESENTS: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE
Ages 12-19

Come join and explore the principles of this powerful technology of the past by firing catapults made from 3D-printed kits, and then designing and building your own catapult out of everyday materials. Test the engineering and design behind your catapult for speed, accuracy, power, and distance.

LOCATIONS
Mark Twain
  • July 30th from 2pm-5pm
  • July 31st 1pm-4pm
  • August 1st 2pm-5pm

Michelle Obama
  • August 13-15th 2pm-5pm

Los Altos Library
  • August 6-8th 2pm-5pm 
MAKE CREATE DESIGN PRESENTS: BIOBOTZ
Ages 13-18

In this workshop, you will play games, learn about biology, and use biomimicry concepts to build your own BIOBOT—a biologically-inspired automaton. Test your creations in the bio-gauntlet to find out which bot is the apex species.

LOCATIONS
  • Mark Twain, July 31st from 1pm-4 p.m.
  • Los Altos Library, August 7 from 2-5 p.m.
  • Michelle Obama, August 14 from 2-5 p.m.
  • Dana, August 21 from 2-5 p.m.
YOUTH WORK OPPORTUNITIES
The Academy values giving students opportunities to expand and grow in their professional development . Check out these local youth work resources:
Pacific Gateway has employment opportunities for students ages 14-24
Pacific Gateway’s Youth services are offered year-round and connect you with the skills and information to get part-time, full-time, and seasonal employment with numerous area employers.

Youth services focus on part-time jobs and internships.
For more information visit the website.

Email: j​ulia.olson@pacific-gateway.org Phone: 562-570-4736 
Professional Training in the Solar Industry for ages 16-25

GRID Alternatives provides an Installation Basic Training (IBT) Certificate Program to train youth and adults on developing skills in the solar industry. Benefits include:
-Hands on training
-potential employment opportunities
-Skill certificates awarded for demonstrating competence on real-world installations

To sign up and find out more information please visit the website here .

Email: ​ galtraining@gridalternatives.org Phone: 323-384-5307
INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE STUDENT PROGRAM
New Students. New Host Families Needed!

There is no better way to introduce young people to other cultures than with an international student exchange program. The Academy partners with Greenheart Exchange to provide this opportunity.

Several international high school students are coming into the area for the 2019-2020 school year, and they will need loving families to host them. We are looking for families to host students for as little as one semester or as long as one academic year. The students will arrive about a week before school starts in August, and they have the appropriate visa, medical insurance, and their own spending money.

We hope to match these students with host families soon.  The Greenheart Exchange program accepts host families with children, no children, empty nesters, single parents, and so on. The main requirement is love, kindness and willingness to learn about your student’s culture while sharing your own.

The first step in the process  is completing a  host family inquiry form on the Greenheart website. If you have questions or are interested in learning more about being a host family, please contact the local Greenheart coordinator,  Hadeel Judeh  at 562-644-0008.
CALENDAR 

August 1
Summer Newsletter : School supplies, dress code and new meal program

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
CONTACT INFORMATION

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.
MASTER VIRTUES
CREATIVE VIRTUES
Curiosity
Ask questions!
Open-mindedness
Think outside the box! 
Intellectual Courage
Take risks! 

CRITICAL THINKING VIRTUES
Intellectual Attentiveness
Look and listen!
Intellectual Carefulness
Avoid errors!
Intellectual Thoroughness
Go deep! 

VIRTUES OF SELF-GROWTH
Intellectual Autonomy
Think for yourself!
Intellectual Humility
Admit what you don't
know! 
Intellectual Tenacity
Embrace struggle!
THIS WEEK AT THE ACADEMY

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  • Dress Code Information
  • New Meal Program
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).