Think Creatively, Critically, and Well
Dear Community Members, Academy Students and Families: 

We are excited to announce our technology plan and invite you and your child to our next community event. In this issue, we introduce you to our Founding Math Teacher, Peter Deeble, a seasoned teacher passionate about infusing engineering design into mathematics.

For those of you handing in your registration paperwork, our office hours this summer will be Monday-Friday 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. at 3601 Linden Avenue. We will be able to assist in making copies, and finalizing your child's enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year. We will also be participating in movie nights at your local park. Stay tuned for more details via email and/or Facebook.

As promised in the last newsletter, we will announce our location by the end of the month.
Peter has been teaching mathematics at Wilson High School for the past twelve years, covering every topic from Algebra 1 up to Pre-Calculus.  He was a part of the original intellectual virtues pedagogy seminar in 2012-2013, and has been infusing an intellectual virtues approach to mathematics education ever since.  He was also a part of a professional development initiative through California State Los Angeles in 2008 that sought to infuse engineering design into mathematics curriculum, and he has been using and refining the projects created there ever since.  

Peter is passionate about teaching math with an eye for understanding big ideas and concepts, and the intellectual virtues framework has lent itself to this goal beautifully for the past few years.  He is excited to be a part of a school where this type of teaching is encouraged and celebrated! 

In addition to teaching Peter is passionate about furniture and craftsmanship, and has been running a small furniture design and production company for the past seven years. He is married and has four young children.  He loves music and is an avid record collector and occasional DJ.  He also loves baseball and roots for the Angels.
T#INK: Technology #Innovative Knowledge, is the Academy's technology program. We are dedicated to equipping students to think, creatively, critically, and well, by teaching students how to use technology resources responsibly, collaboratively, and with effective communication. 

The Academy is pleased to announce  every student will be receiving their own personal Google Chromebook for the academic year, connecting all of our students to the world's resources and information.

Part of the $375,000 PCSGP start-up grant we received was allocated to providing our students with the technology to develop 21st Century skills; therefore our classrooms will be supported by a fast wireless internet. Students will have access to training, coding classes, and gaming development. Students can access a "nearly" paperless education through Google Classroom, which will foster critical thinking, collaboration, and agility.  Parents will be able to access their student's classroom information in real time, and utilize students Chromebooks to stay involved in daily activities.  

Our goal is offer the resources, textbooks, and materials for student learning that can adapt and change with the best practices, and ever changing nature of the world's information to inspire individual's to their fullest potential. Increased access to electronic information and communication brings new levels of opportunity, as well as responsibility, to the school community. The power of these systems lies in their ease of use and ability to connect instantly to a growing host of global resources. 
Our event was a success! Several families came out to Pizzanista last Friday to get a free pizza, meet their teachers, other Academy students, turn in paperwork, and ask questions about our new school. Thank you for visiting with us. It was truly a pleasure spending time with each of you. 
Calling all gardeners! 
Academy students practice leadership and independence through community involvement. As part of the Port of Long Beach’s 6k tree planting grant, the City of Long Beach is having another “I Dig Long Beach Tree Planting” this Saturday on 10th street in the Rose Park Neighborhood. 

Area organizations will be meeting this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Northgate Gonzalez Market, 2038 East 10th Street, Long Beach CA. 

If you are interested in joining Crystal Day, Outreach Coordinator, in representing the Academy at the tree planting event this Saturday, please contact Crystal Day, Outreach Coordinator at
The Academy is continuing to accept applications on a rolling basis. There are available spots for interested students. All students who would like to enroll in the Academy must submit an application and complete a registration packet.

If you have received a registration packet, be sure to submit all of your paperwork to 3601 Linden Ave to solidify your enrollment.

Office hours: Monday- Friday 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. 

Click below or send an application c/o ACADEMY to 3601 Linden Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90807 to receive your registration materials.
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Phone Number: 562.283.4456

James McGrath- Founding Director. 
Summer Sanders- Director of Community Engagement. 
Dr. Michelle Tubbs- Director of Curriculum and Instruction.
Crystal Day- Outreach Coordinator.

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