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With more clubs per student and field trips a year than even large private schools, IVA High students have more fun as they engage with each other and explore beyond their classrooms. They attend Spanish Club fiestas, win basketball tournaments, attend movie nights together, and plan field trips and boat dances. At IVA High, you are not just classmates, you are friends.

"You are encouraged to be yourself both in the classroom and on the basketball court" - Tony Gumbs 2020 Triton Award Winner
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"Here, when you see somebody, you automatically become friends with them." - Trenton Myles
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Extra-Curriculars at IVA High

IVA High students have a wide range of extra-curricular options to help them custom design their own high school experience. Participation is much higher than other typical district or charter schools. All extra-curricular options are supported by an adult sponsor. With enough interest, students have the autonomy to create a new club. If you're ready to create a new club, fill out the Club Request Form.

Clubs & Sports Overview 

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Field Trips at IVA High

IVA High believes that learning should be connected to the world. Teachers, administrators, and partner organizations connect students' curiosities and passions to learning outside of the classroom. That is most often done by engaging in discussions and connecting projects in the classroom with real world issues. More robust connections are made in the community through field trips, which we offer four times a year. Here is a sample of places IVA High students have visited:

  • GPS Your Future - Career Fair
  • Aquarium of the Pacific
  • College and University Campus Tours and Fairs
  • Disneyland - Physics Day
  • Knott’s Berry Farm - Physics Day
  • Crystal Cove Beach
  • Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA)
  • Women in STEM Conference
  • Alamitos Beach - Volleyball Tournament, Beach Clean Up
  • Long Beach ART Theatre
  • Long Beach Art Museum
  • Olvera Street/La Placita Olvera 
  • Farm Lot 59
  • Bolsa Chica Wetlands
  • City Hall
  • El Dorado Nature Center
  • Engineering STEM Fair
  • Medieval Times
  • Big Bear Ski/Snowboard Trip
  • Joshua Tree Senior Camping Trip
  • Big Sur Camping Trip


High school should prepare for college and career. We have partnered with EXP and created our own on-campus internship program to offer every student a paid internship if they want to pursue one. Students have received internships in a variety of industries.

Industries where IVA High students have interned:

  • Architecture
  • Art
  • City Government
  • Child Development
  • Education
  • Law
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Trade and Port
  • EXP Internship Program
  • Marine Biology 
  • Transportation

Examples of organizations where IVA High students have completed internships:

  • Ports America
  • Animal Rescue
  • United States Coast Guard
  • Office of Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson
  • Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority
  • Law firm of Peacock, Piper, Tong + Voss
  • Marine Exchange
  • Yusen Logistics
  • Scholars Collective
  • Studio Pick
  • EXP Opportunity Engine

Campus Events and Activities 

Part of what makes these years so memorable is enjoying the high school experience: attend Spanish Club fiestas, play games and compete in on campus tournaments, attend movie nights together, and plan field trips and dances. At most schools, these things are offered but few attend; at IVA High, virtually everybody participates in at least one of these events. Part of the family feel of IVA High is not only do we work well together in the classroom, but also we know how to have fun together. Campus activities that have been offered at the IVA High include:

  • Dances
  • Prom
  • Dia de Muertos Celebration
  • Exhibitions of Learning
  • Advisory Block Party
  • Club Feature Day
  • Career Cafe
  • Game Night
  • Movie Night
  • Open Mic Night
  • Spanish Club Fiesta
  • Student vs. Faculty Games
  • Taco Tuesdays
  • Talent Show
  • Various tournaments (dodge ball, chess, basketball, etc
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