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A Conversation with the Executive Director, Alisha Morgan

Hear from Ivy Prep’s new Executive Director, Alisha T. Morgan. In this interview, Mrs. Morgan shares how she came to Ivy Prep, her vision, and what to expect from her in 2015-2016.

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Ivy Prep Announces New Executive Director

Alisha Thomas Morgan, the former state legislator who co-sponsored a Constitutional Amendment expanding school choice in Georgia, will continue her advocacy in public education as the new head of Georgia’s first single-gender charter schools network.

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Welcome Back, Ivy Parents and Scholars!

The school year has begun at Ivy Prep! We can’t wait for you to see all the changes and improvements at each school, and we welcome your feedback and participation as we make this the best year yet for Ivy Preparatory Academies.

Thank you to all our Ivy parents for making Ivy Prep your school of choice.

Gwinnett News

Education Reform Leader Alisha Thomas Morgan To Head Ivy Prep Academies

ATLANTA- Alisha Thomas Morgan, the former state legislator who co-sponsored a Constitutional Amendment expanding school choice in Georgia, will continue her advocacy in public education as the new head of Georgia’s first single-gender charter schools network. Morgan was recently named as executive director of Ivy Preparatory Academies, which serves more than 1,300 students in three metro Atlanta public charter schools. She was appointed by the Board of Directors of IPA to lead the charter network after a national search for a new executive director picked Morgan as a top contender among 100 applicants. “Ms. Morgan has been very involved with public education in the state of Georgia, especially within the charter school movement,” said Christopher Kunney, chair of IPA’s governing board. “She is very passionate about providing students with a quality education. Her commitment to kids will resonate well with our teachers and the community that we serve. Under her leadership, we will build Ivy Preparatory Academies into a national model for single-gender education.” On Monday, Morgan will visit with new and returning students during the first day of school at Ivy Prep Gwinnett, which is located at 3705 Engineering Dr. in Peachtree Corners. She will also visit Ivy Prep Kirkwood School for Girls and Ivy Prep Young Men’s Leadership Academy (IPYMLA), which are both housed at 1807 Memorial Dr. in Atlanta. Morgan comes to the executive office at IPA with vast experience in business, education, policy-making, and grassroots community mobilization. She is an entrepreneur, a nationally sought after motivational speaker, and a graduate of the prestigious Broad Superintendent’s Academy, an 18-month program that prepares executives to lead and... read more

Ivy Prep Gwinnett Welcomes New Leaders For 2015-16

Ivy Preparatory Academy Gwinnett will begin the 2015-16 school year under new leadership. The Governing Board of Ivy Preparatory Academies has promoted Mr. Chaz Patterson to serve as principal of Ivy Preparatory Academy Gwinnett. Mr. Patterson, a veteran educator for nearly a decade, has worked as an assistant principal at IPA Gwinnett since 2011. He has been instrumental in building academic achievement and preserving the culture of professionalism, responsibility, engagement, and perseverance demonstrated by Ivy Prep scholars. IPA Gwinnett’s former principal, Ms. Joy Treadwell, has been promoted to Director of Academic Affairs for Ivy Prep Academies’ network. “I know that Ivy Prep Gwinnett is in great hands,” Treadwell said. “Mr. Patterson is going to bring additional programs to the school and additional rigor. The 2015-16 school year will be awesome.” Under Mr. Patterson’s leadership, IPA Gwinnett will make lessons more challenging for scholars and increase their exposure to careers. Mr. Patterson also plans to boost parent engagement by adding more family events that build school spirit. More than 400 scholars will attend IPA Gwinnett’s middle and high school this academic year. “I am a very structured individual, but at the heart of hearts, I am a fun person, ” Mr. Patterson said. “I want to make sure that the girls are performing well academically and also having fun at the same time.” Mr. Patterson joined the staff of IPA Gwinnett in 2009 as an English teacher. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development from Florida State University; a Master’s Degree in Curriculum Instruction from the University of Phoenix; and an Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from University... read more

Kirkwood for Girls News

Ivy Prep Kirkwood School Scholars Excited About New Academic Year

Scholars at Ivy Preparatory Academy Kirkwood School for Girls are settling into the routine of classes and homework after completing a successful first week of school. Last week, the girls’ school welcomed 450 scholars to campus for the new academic year. Enrollment increased by about 30 percent as as parents seeking single-gender classrooms and high quality school options chose IPA for their children. IPA Kirkwood School for Girls parent Tenece Mack of Lithonia said her first grader couldn’t wait to get the school year started. Mack enrolled her daughter, Telia Ballard, as a kindergartner after a friend recommended IPA. “Her kindergarten teacher was very skilled,” Mack said. “She was very hands-on with my daughter. That is hard to find. It is one of the reasons why I decided to bring her back this school year.” The Kirkwood School for Girls offers elementary, middle, and high school scholars a challenging curriculum and a supportive environment that helps girls to develop intellectually and emotionally. “The thing you get at Ivy Prep Kirkwood is love and understanding,” said Kendra Shipmon, principal of IPA Kirkwood. “You are not just one of 1,000 girls. Your teachers know your name. Your principal knows your name. For girls, working in a nurturing environment helps them to cultivate their talents and their gifts.” Sixth grader Sydney Mitchell said she has been making a lot of new friends at Ivy Prep Kirkwood since classes began. She chose the school so that she can focus on the future. “I like that they are professional,” Mitchell said. “They have standards that prepare you for college.” To keep up with the... read more

Education Reform Leader Alisha Thomas Morgan To Head Ivy Prep Academies

ATLANTA- Alisha Thomas Morgan, the former state legislator who co-sponsored a Constitutional Amendment expanding school choice in Georgia, will continue her advocacy in public education as the new head of Georgia’s first single-gender charter schools network. Morgan was recently named as executive director of Ivy Preparatory Academies, which serves more than 1,300 students in three metro Atlanta public charter schools. She was appointed by the Board of Directors of IPA to lead the charter network after a national search for a new executive director picked Morgan as a top contender among 100 applicants. “Ms. Morgan has been very involved with public education in the state of Georgia, especially within the charter school movement,” said Christopher Kunney, chair of IPA’s governing board. “She is very passionate about providing students with a quality education. Her commitment to kids will resonate well with our teachers and the community that we serve. Under her leadership, we will build Ivy Preparatory Academies into a national model for single-gender education.” On Monday, Morgan will visit with new and returning students during the first day of school at Ivy Prep Gwinnett, which is located at 3705 Engineering Dr. in Peachtree Corners. She will also visit Ivy Prep Kirkwood School for Girls and Ivy Prep Young Men’s Leadership Academy (IPYMLA), which are both housed at 1807 Memorial Dr. in Atlanta. Morgan comes to the executive office at IPA with vast experience in business, education, policy-making, and grassroots community mobilization. She is an entrepreneur, a nationally sought after motivational speaker, and a graduate of the prestigious Broad Superintendent’s Academy, an 18-month program that prepares executives to lead and... read more

YMLA News

Education Reform Leader Alisha Thomas Morgan To Head Ivy Prep Academies

ATLANTA- Alisha Thomas Morgan, the former state legislator who co-sponsored a Constitutional Amendment expanding school choice in Georgia, will continue her advocacy in public education as the new head of Georgia’s first single-gender charter schools network. Morgan was recently named as executive director of Ivy Preparatory Academies, which serves more than 1,300 students in three metro Atlanta public charter schools. She was appointed by the Board of Directors of IPA to lead the charter network after a national search for a new executive director picked Morgan as a top contender among 100 applicants. “Ms. Morgan has been very involved with public education in the state of Georgia, especially within the charter school movement,” said Christopher Kunney, chair of IPA’s governing board. “She is very passionate about providing students with a quality education. Her commitment to kids will resonate well with our teachers and the community that we serve. Under her leadership, we will build Ivy Preparatory Academies into a national model for single-gender education.” On Monday, Morgan will visit with new and returning students during the first day of school at Ivy Prep Gwinnett, which is located at 3705 Engineering Dr. in Peachtree Corners. She will also visit Ivy Prep Kirkwood School for Girls and Ivy Prep Young Men’s Leadership Academy (IPYMLA), which are both housed at 1807 Memorial Dr. in Atlanta. Morgan comes to the executive office at IPA with vast experience in business, education, policy-making, and grassroots community mobilization. She is an entrepreneur, a nationally sought after motivational speaker, and a graduate of the prestigious Broad Superintendent’s Academy, an 18-month program that prepares executives to lead and... read more

Summer Reading Lists and Logs for All Grades

Greetings, Ivy Parents! Please see below for the reading lists and reading logs for all schools and all grades. K-2 Reading Log (Kirkwood) 3-5 Reading Log (Kirkwood) 6-8 Reading List (Gwinnett) 6-8 Reading List (Kirkwood for Girls) 6-8 Reading List (YMLA) High School Reading List (All... read more

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Ivy Preparatory Academy at Gwinnett
(Gwinnett Campus)

3705 Engineering Drive
Norcross, Georgia  30092

Phone: (770) 342-0089
Fax: (770) 342-0088

  • All-Girls
  • Grades 6-12
  • For Residents of Gwinnett County, DeKalb County, and Fulton County
Enrollment Information

Ivy Preparatory Academy at Kirkwood for Girls
(Kirkwood Campus)

1807 Memorial Drive
Atlanta, Georgia  30317

Phone: (404) 622-2727
Fax: (404) 622-2725

  • All-Girls
  • Grades K-10
  • For Residents of DeKalb County and Fulton County
Enrollment Information

Ivy Preparatory Young Men’s Leadership Academy
(Kirkwood Campus)

1807 Memorial Drive
Atlanta, Georgia  30317

Phone: (404) 622-2727
Fax: (404) 622-2725

  • All-Boys
  • Grades K-10
  • For Residents of DeKalb County and Fulton County
Enrollment Information
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