Embrace the Process
Dear Community Members, Academy Students and Families: 

We are excited to announce our Founding Special Education Teacher, Julie H. Lee, who will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our entire school community. 

In order to prepare you for the first day of school, this issue provides information about important dates, dress code, school hours, and necessary supplies. 

We will be offering school tours of our new building, and reviewing our mission, vision, values, and virtues for those of you who did not attend our Information Nights in the Fall, or for those who need a refresher. These tours will also provide the opportunity for you to meet some of our founding faculty members. Email Crystal Day or call 562.283.4456 to schedule your tour today!

Now that the Academy has a location, we have been meeting with contractors and interior designers who have been tasked with redesigning the learning space to align with our innovative Academy culture. Embrace the process.
Julie is thrilled to be joining the Academy community and collaborating with students and families. She has experience teaching at the elementary, high school, and university levels. 

Julie immigrated to the United States from South Korea when she was 6 years old. She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Special Education from Gonzaga University. She was inspired to make a difference once she saw how students "fell through the cracks". Julie went on to earn a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from California State University, Fullerton, and a Ph.D in Counselor Education and Supervision from Kent State University. She is currently a professor within CSUF's Counseling department working with graduate students. She is also a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. 

Julie has always had a passion for special needs populations, working with children in foster care, the chronically mentally ill adult population in day programs, children with special needs, adolescents in the school setting, and adults in private practice. Julie advocates for special needs children and their families, ultimately providing them with tools to advocate for themselves.

In her off time, Julie enjoys staying busy with her four young children, and going on dates with her husband. 

To promote unity and dignity, the Academy requires student to follow the Dress Code. This Dress Code is meant to give students some flexibility and versatility while also giving clear guidelines about what is acceptable so that our work and interactions at school are focused on teaching, learning, and community building. In order to develop a cohesive community, we find it important to align ourselves with a collegial, college bound culture. 

  •   Fostering a sense of self-respect

  •   Supporting students to be leaders

  •   Maintaining a serious commitment to academics

  •   Promoting a safe community for all our students

    If a student has a question about whether an item of clothing is in dress code, they may bring it to school to be approved in advance.

Free Dress Day
Students are able to wear clothing of their choice. Common sense guidelines for dressing appropriately and modestly apply. 
Physical Education Uniform
Students are required to wear a Physical Education (PE) Uniform during their PE course. Since students may be exiting the campus building to participate in physical activities, students must wear an Academy PE shirt, shorts or pants for function, identification and safety. Items can be purchased on a donation basis from the Front Office, or from the Athletic Director during specific hours. Students are expected to launder their clothes on a weekly basis. 

Support to Families for Meeting our Dress Code
If at any time a family has difficulty supplying the above clothing for their child, please speak to the Director or the student’s Advisor so that we can help problem solve to acquire appropriate clothing. 

School Day Hours
The school doors will open at 7:30 a.m. and classes will begin at 7:50 a.m. The school day ends at 2:58 p.m., except for Thursday, which ends at 1:18 p.m.
After School Tutoring
Tutoring will be made available on campus M,T,W from 3:15 p.m.- 5:30 p.m., Thursday from 1:25 p.m.-5:30 p.m. and Friday from 3:15 p.m.- 4:30 p.m
Students will primarily be using the Google Chromebooks for a majority of their assignments, research, and presentations, as part of our T#INK technology program. However, books and handout materials will also be provided to students. We ask that you treat the books with care so that they will last for many years.

The Academy will also provide some basic supplies, however it is helpful if students have their own as well. We ask students to bring the following necessary items if their families are able to do so:

Basic school supply list for students – individual for each family
  • Writing utensils:
    • Pencils (if mechanical, have extra lead.),
    • Blue or black pens
  • Hand-held pencil sharpener (optional)
  • Loose-leaf paper, college ruled
  • One 1 ½- to 2-inch binder 
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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Long Beach, CA 90807
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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