Creating & Innovating: Our Students and Faculty Shine!

Ivy Academia Entrepreneurial Charter School, one of the state’s top-performing public charter schools, is a unique Transitional Kindergarten to twelfth grade school community. We offer a high quality, common core education with an entrepreneurial focus.
 
Our entrepreneurial program provides an outside connection to our national landscape. We teach financial literacy, global awareness, leadership skills and cultural nuances. Students learn teamwork, critical thinking and explore standards-based academics through project-based learning and a recognition of multicultural voices.
 
Ivy Staff
We love giving our students and our faculty a platform to innovate and create. Here are some of our accomplishments and the causes we support at Ivy Academia:
 
  • Ivy has received the New York Times Award
  • Ivy has received the Kaufman Foundation Platinum Award
  • Ivy is part of the National Honor Society
  • Ivy is a member of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF)
  • Ivy Cheer Team wins often! first and second place in competition (need specifics on their recent wins and trophies)
  • Ivy is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
  • Our HS Girls' Volleyball Team has had an undefeated season with CIF Volleyball
  • Over the last 10 years, Ivy students have taken first, second and third place in the UCLA Anderson School of Business ECHO Project and NFTE
  • Ivy students have earned the Best Community Service Award in the USC QuikScience Challenge
  • In 2011, Ivy honored our first graduating class
  • Ivy's Valedictorians have been granted the Gates Millennium Scholarship
  • Ivy students are recipients of the Best Future Visionaries Award in the USC QuikScience Challenge
  • Our HS Girls' Volleyball Team have been the CIF Champions
  • Our HS Girls' Basketball Team came close as CIF First Runner Up
  • Our MS students got as far as third place in the UCLA Anderson School of Business Project ECHO!
Ivy Cheer
 
Our staff continues to shine professionally and bring pride to our organization. This recognition means so much to us and is a reminder how hard our faculty works for our students!
 
Check out this impressive list of accolades from 2014 to now:
  • Ms. Jimenez was honored as the Ivy Academia Teacher of the Year by the Encino Chamber of Commerce
  • Mrs. Daneshmand was honored as the Ivy Academia High School Teacher of the Year by the Encino Chamber of Commerce
  • Ms. Guss was honored as the Ivy Academia Middle School Teacher of the Year by the Encino Chamber of Commerce
  • Mrs. Brasch was honored for the Civic Learning Award by the State Superintendent and the California Bar Association
  • Ms. Gennaro was honored by the Consortium of Entrepreneurial Education
We are always creating and innovating together and these programs help us do it:
  • GATE Program (Gifted and High Ability) in Grades 2-8
  • Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses in Grades 9-12
  • High School Courses approved by University of California and California State University
  • Credit Recovery courses in Grades 9-12
Ivy grad
Now more than ever we feel our place in our community and we are committed to giving. Here are some examples of how we contribute to others:
  • Donated ten pallets of food to West Valley Food Pantry
  • Raised $1500 for Children's Hospital of Los Angeles and donated candy to the students in a program called Reverse Trick or Treat
  • Raised close to $2000 for the Pennies for Leukemia and Lymphoma Association
  • Raised close to $3000 for the Diabetes Association
  • Raised money for Ronald McDonald Foundation
Other Outstanding Ivy Accomplishments:
  • Participated and won in two categories of the Kids’ Fitness Challenge organized and sponsored by Assembly person Lloyd Levine, Councilman Dennis P. Zine and LAUSD Board Member Jon Lauritzen
  • Won the Fine Arts Drama Award for the student production “The Tempest” at the California Student Media & Multimedia Festival, sponsored by the California School Library Association
  • Participated in two episodes of Make a Wish Foundation where two Ivy students won their wishes. The first was to have a shopping spree for a few children that lost everything in Hurricane Katrina disaster. The second was to bring real snow to a sixth grader that is very ill with leukemia
  • Created student teaching partnerships with University of Southern California, Loyola Marymount University and California State University Northridge
  • Participated and won Nickelodeon “Let’s Just Play” program
  • Helped the LA Daily News with “Kids Translators”
  • Started a Community “I Love Reading Week” that will be held every Spring
  • Implemented PowerSchool in order to keep parents current with student’s grades and attendance
  • Students wrote letters and created Valentine’s Day greeting cards to send to overseas troops.
Ivy NFTE
Ivy Academia Memberships & Affiliations
 
Ivy Academia is an active member of the following organizations:
About Ivy Academia
It is the mission of Ivy Academia, a TK-12 tuition-free public charter school, to help each child reach his/her fullest potential. We cultivate an active village of students, parents, and community members to provide an individual, personal, and conceptual learning environment that enables each student to succeed in life. Create and innovate with Ivy Academia! Enroll now!