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Accomplishments

Ivy Academia Entrepreneurial Charter School celebrates the accomplishments of our students, staff and instructional community. Please review some of our accomplishments:
  • In 2007, Ivy received the New York Times Award
  • In 2007, Ivy received the Kaufman Foundation Platinum Award
  • In 2007, Ivy joined National Honor Society
  • In 2008, Ivy became a member of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF)
  • In 2009, Ivy Cheer Team took first and second place in competition
  • In 2010, Ivy received a six year term of accreditation by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
  • In 2010, HS Girls' Volleyball Team was the undefeated CIF Volleyball Champion
  • In 2010, Ivy students took second place in the UCLA Anderson School of Business ECHO Project
  • In 2010, Ivy students received the Best Community Service Award in the USC QuikScience Challenge
  • In 2011, Ivy students took first place in the UCLA Anderson School of Business ECHO Project
  • In 2011, Ivy honored our first graduating class
  • In 2012, Ivy's Valedictorian received the Gates Millennium Scholarship
  • In 2013, Ivy's Charter was renewed for 5 years
  • In 2013, Ivy students received the Best Future Visionaries Award in the USC QuikScience Challenge
  • In 2014, HS Girls' Volleyvall Team was the CIF Champion
  • In 2015, HS Girls' Basketball Team came in as CIF First Runner Up
  • In 2015, MS students took third place in the UCLA Anderson School of Business ECHO Project
Our staff continues to shine professionally and bring pride to our organization:
  • Mrs. Daneshmand was honored as the Ivy Academia High School Teacher of the Year by the Encino Chamber of Commerce 2015.
  • Mrs. Martinez was honored as the Ivy Academia Middle School Teacher of the Year by the Encino Chamber of Commerce 2015.
  • Mrs. Booth was honored as the Ivy Academia Elementary School Teacher of the Year by the Encino Chamber of Commerce 2015.
  • Ms. Guss was honored as the Ivy Academia Middle School Teacher of the Year by the Encino Chamber of Commerce 2014.
  • Mrs. Cuprill and Mrs. Brasch were 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
  • Mr. Macdonald received a training grant for Guided Language Acquisition Design.
Program Highlights:
  • 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
We are committed to giving back to our community. Here are some examples of how we have contributed 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 stuents 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
  • Organized Teddy Bear Drive for the Youngest Victims of Katrina; by working closely with FedEx, Ivy shipped over 50 boxes filled with Teddy Bears and letters of support
Other 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 sent to overseas troops.
Ivy Academia Memberships & Affiliations
Ivy Academia is an active member of the following organizations:
For information on these organizations, please click on the links above (if available).
Ivy Academia is dedicated to being a part of our local and nationwide community and to encourage our students, faculty, families and friends how to become more involved.