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What are Intellectual Virtues? And why do they matter?

They’re in our school name and they are a central part of our curriculum: intellectual virtues are integral...

May 23, 2024

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3 Students, 3 Unique Paths

How can an education at IVA High prepare you for the future? By listening to you and creating a high school...

May 14, 2024

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Take a Tour of IVA High

Whether you're short on time and can’t make it to campus, or you just want to learn more from the comfort of...

April 26, 2024

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How to Enroll at IVA High

Choosing a high school is an exciting process – and we’re thrilled you’ve chosen IVA High! If you are ready...

April 17, 2024

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Top 10 Reasons to Attend IVA High

Curious what IVA High is really like? Our small, charter school is all about helping you shape a high school...

April 10, 2024

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IVA High is Officially an NCAA-Accredited Public High School

We are thrilled to announce that IVA High has been approved as a National Collegiate Athletic Association -...

December 6, 2023

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Your Path at IVA High - You’re in Charge!

IVA High puts you at the center of your learning - how you learn, what you learn, and with goals that work...

October 25, 2023

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Big News for the IVA High Engineering Program - PLTW Partnership

We are thrilled to announce that IVA High has been awarded a generous grant from Project Lead the Way (PLTW)....

October 13, 2023

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Dual Enrollment Partnership with IVA High & Long Beach Community College (LBCC)

We are proud to offer dual enrollment with Long Beach City College (LBCC) as part of the AXS Advanced and...

October 6, 2023

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It’s Not Too Late To Love Your School–Transfer Today!

If your current school isn't right, there is still time to transfer and have an incredible year of high...

September 15, 2023

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The Importance of JOY in Learning

Learning is serious work. Building, growing, and expanding our minds has never been easy. But just because...

September 8, 2023

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What is Project-Based Learning?

As an innovator in public education, IVA High empowers learners to impact their communities while developing...

September 1, 2023

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Meet 2023 Grad Amir Rayne

Our students are the best ambassadors of our small, tuition-free high school. Their self-awareness,...

August 30, 2023

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What Can I Do at IVA High?

With more clubs per student and more field trips per year than even large private schools can offer, students...

August 24, 2023

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2023-24 IVA High School Calendar

Getting a head start on planning? Whether you are new or returning to our tuition-free high school, you’ll...

August 18, 2023

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Come for the Education, Stay for the Community

Students often come to IVA High because they are looking for something different: a smaller school, access to...

August 15, 2023

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Be You, With Us: Our Vibrant, Inclusive Community

We welcome and celebrate each unique individual who walks through the doors of IVA High. Every person at our ...

August 10, 2023

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Meet 2023 Grad & Valedictorian James MacPherson

From exponential growth to scholarships earned and lives changed, IVA High staff enjoys a front row seat to...

August 1, 2023

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Who We Are: Makenna Briceno, School Counselor

At IVA High, we view counseling and support for mental health as an essential component of our mission, which...

July 20, 2023

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We're Accredited - Here's Why It Matters

When searching for a school that checks all the boxes, accreditation may not be at the top of the list. But...

July 13, 2023

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Paid Internships for All

At IVA High, preparation for college, career and life happens both inside and outside of the classroom. Our...

July 5, 2023

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Who We Are: Dustin Schmidt, Associate Director & Teacher

IVA High’s unique approach to teaching and learning requires teachers who are equally as unique and...

June 28, 2023

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6 Transformational Learning Approaches

As a tuition-free charter school, our founders had the freedom to design a high school that would be not only...

June 22, 2023

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Guide to Charter Schools in Long Beach, California

Charter school enrollment is growing. Since the first charter school opened in St. Paul, Minnesota, charter...

March 1, 2023

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Diversity in The Classroom

Equity and Community

The Intellectual Virtues Academy (“Academy”) is a public, community-based, innovative...

December 23, 2021

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IVA High Values: Sense of Purpose

We Deliberately Align All of Our Thinking and Decision-Making with the Mission, Vision, and Values of the...

October 27, 2020

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