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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 Project ECHO!
  • In 2017, Two HS teams take first and third place in technology in the UCLA Anderson School of Business Project ECHO!
Our staff continues to shine professionally and bring pride to our organization:
  • Ms. Jimenez was honored as the Ivy Academia Teacher of the Year by the Encino Chamber of Commerce 2017.
  • Ms. Santiago was honored as the Ivy Academia Teacher of the Year by the Encino Chamber of Commerce 2016.
  • 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
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.