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Dear Academy Community
  • Join the FAMILY ASSOCIATION Association! We want to partner with you.
  • Come dine with your family & Academy community at CHIPOTLE to raise money for our school. Read more below.
  • Black & White DANCE will be held April, 28th from 6:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. Read below for more details. WELCOME new families!! Our first LOTTERY was held on Thursday, Feb 23rd. Check out the lottery list on our website. 
  • CURRICULUM highlight. Check out what is happening in English and Writing Lab, and how you can partner in the learning process.
  • Interested in IVA Middle School? Check out choice night on March 6th at 6:30 p.m. to learn more.
Please take note of our upcoming dates:

March 9- Multicultural Symposium (for select students)
March 4, 11, 18- Restorative Academics

March 13 - NO SCHOOL. Faculty Academy
March 14- Chipotle FUNraiser Event
March 31- Registration Event
April 4, 8- Restorative Academics
April 14- 21- Spring Break
April 28- Black & White Dance
We are looking for parents/guardians interested in forming our Family Alliance Association for the 2017-2018 school year. We are very interested in partnering with you to make key decisions about school programs. If you are interested, please contact Summer Sanders
Join your friends and bring your family for our first FUNraiser!

Eat Chipotle in Signal Hill between 5-8pm on Tuesday, March 14 and 50% of your dining bill will be donated back to support the Academy! Be sure to bring a flyer with you or a copy from your mobile device. You can also view the event on FACEBOOK
The Academy will be hosting our first semi-formal dance on April 28th from 6:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

PARENTS/GUARDIANS! We need your help. Please contact Summer Sanders if you can help out with any of the following:
  • Decorate
  • Help with drop off and pick up
  • Donate items for dance
  • Set up and run a photo booth
  • Donate water jugs and dixie cups
  • Chaperone
  • Clean up
We held our first lottery event on Thursday, February 23rd. Thirty families joined us to watch the applicant's numbers swirl around in the big gold drum.

The Academy's staff were all present to meet our new families. The event was emotional. Families anticipated whether their number was going to be called as Mr. McGrath pulled each token, Dr. Tubbs read the numbers aloud, and Mrs. Sanders made them visible on the board. 

Mrs. Day organized the list and announced the final numbers by the end of the night. Our lottery results are also posted on our website.

We are so excited to welcome our new families for the 2017-2018 school year. Prospective students will be receiving registration materials soon. If you have any questions, please call 562.283.4456 or email Mrs. Day
Hello Academy Families!
In English, we are preparing to read Harper Lee's works. "Works" because those students who have read Scout's famous coming-of-age narrative will read GO SET A WATCHMAN. The rest will discover what is wonderful about TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. We will approach the novels both historically and ethically.

In English, we will endeavor to understand the novels in their historical context, learning about important episodes in America's pre-civil rights history. Our aim in Writing will be to consider ways we can combat racism and fear in contemporary society. 

Please pick up a copy of either novel and read with us. Feel free, too, to come to class and join our discussion. I will offer students the opportunity to write a solution paper: they will identify a contemporary manifestation of racism and propose a solution to it

Some current resources include (links to Amazon):
  1. Alexander, The New Jim Crow (2012)
  2. [DVD] American Experience, The Murder of Emmett Till (2004)
  3. [DVD] American Experience, Scottsboro: An American Tragedy (2006)
  4. [DVD] Hampton (director), Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Movement 1954-1965 (2010)
  5. Hinton, From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime (2016)
  6. [DVD] Jersey and Wormser (directors), The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow (2002)
  7. Kendi, Stamped from the Beginning (2016)
  8. Muhammad, The Condemnation of Blackness (2011)
  9. Pollock, Everyday Anti-Racism (2008)
  10. Taylor, From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation (2016)
  11. [DVD] Walker (director), Africans in America (2000)

-Mr. Allums
Triton Basketball started its new league at the Boys and Girls center last week.  The students went 2-0 in their pre-season games with a 0-1 start in their league. 

With participation in the new league, students will also be able to attend workshops at the Boys Girls Club, geared towards college and career readiness on Wednesday afternoons. 
Come and support the Tritons on Friday evenings. 

IVA Middle School is holding a Middle School CHOICE info night on Monday, March 6th at 6:30 pm at 3601 Linden Avenue in Bixby Knolls, Long Beach. If you know any 5th-grade families interested in applying to IVA, encourage them to attend the info night and call the middle school at (562) 912-7017 to schedule a school tour. More information can be found at
All students who would like to enroll in the Academy must submit an application and complete a registration packet.

If you submit an application now, you will be placed on our wait list. 

Office hours: Monday- Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 
Thursday 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Click here or send an application c/o ACADEMY to 1637 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90813. Call or email us if you have any questions. 
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James McGrath- Founding Director. 
Summer Sanders- Director of Student Services. 
Mickie Tubbs- Director of Curriculum and Instruction.
Crystal Day- Outreach Coordinator.
Derrick Allums- English, Writing Lab, Advisor.
Peter Deeble- Algebra 1/1H/2.
Michelle Earley- PE, Operations Officer, Advisor.
Julie Lee- Special Education Teacher/Intervention Specialist. 
Adam Rodriguez- Teacher Partner for Physics CP/H
Dustin Schmidt- Humanities, Advisor.

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