Gwinnett for Girls News
Ivy Preparatory Academies provides free and discounted meals to scholars whose families meet income guidelines set by the federal government for the school meal assistance program. Follow the link below to apply for free and reduced-price meals.
For more information on IPA’s breakfast and lunch program, contact Ms. LaTanya Crooms, School Nutrition Program Manager, at email@example.com. Ms. Crooms can also be reached at 404.622.2727 at IPA Kirkwood and 770.342.1297 at IPA Gwinnett.
Middle School Supply List
• Three blue or black colored pens
• One red pen for correcting
• Three pencils with erasers
• 1-3 colored highlighters, depending on the teacher
• Colored pencils
• Six-inch both standard and metric ruler
• Pencil case
• College ruled paper
• Scientific calculator
• 2-4 separate, single-subject spiral-bound notebooks (100pages), depending on teacher, college ruled
• 1 Composition notebook
• Small pencil sharpener
• Small stapler
• Fine-tipped, black, felt pen
• 2-3 small packs of sticky notes
• Sturdy folder for miscellaneous papers or homework
• Colored markers
• index cards
• 5 composition books
• one box of Kleenex tissue
• one bottle of hand sanitizer
• one pack of dry erase markers
• 1 inch binder
• 4 packages of tabbed dividers
Alisha T. Morgan, executive director of IPA, and Chaz Patterson, principal of IPA Gwinnett, shared their insight on leading single-gender schools during a charter school leadership conference this summer.
Morgan and Patterson were invited to participate in the 2016 CharterLeader cohort. The professional development seminar builds a collaborative network between charter leaders and helps them to hone the skills necessary to lead and expand high quality charter schools.
It’s not too late to enroll your scholar at Ivy Preparatory Academy Gwinnett. Limited seats are still available for girls in grades 6-8.
IPA Gwinnett, located at 3705 Engineering Drive in Peachtree Corners, is the flagship school of Ivy Preparatory Academies, the state’s first single-gender public charter school network. The Gwinnett campus serves scholars in grades 6-8 who are eligible to attend Gwinnett, Fulton, and DeKalb County Schools.
IPA offers a high-quality academic curriculum that prepares scholars for success in high school, college, and in life. In addition to rigor in the classroom, scholars also receive college and career exposure, leadership training, and access to entrepreneurship opportunities.
One such activity, “Market Day,” is featured here. The competition challenges scholars to develop and market a small business that sells either goods or services. The winner of the annual event is the scholar who makes the largest profit in “Ivy Bucks.” It is popular with IPA scholars and families.
IPA has extended days of learning and an extended school year. The college preparatory curriculum includes daily double doses of language arts and math classes, and an accelerated academic program for advanced learners.
For more information on enrolling in IPA Gwinnett, visit ivyprepacademy.org or call IPA Gwinnett at 770-342-1297.
Welcome New and Returning Parents to the NEW Ivy Preparatory Academy! We are excited about the changes and implementation of ideas to support our scholars in being academically and socially diverse to be the best scholars in the country.
Our success derives from the continuous support of our parents and family engagement. All parents are required to attend Parent Academy. The dates for each campus are as follows:
Ivy Prep Academy Kirkwood
Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016
New and Returning Parents 5:30 p.m.
Ivy Prep Academy Gwinnett
Date: Saturday, July 16, 2016
NEW Parents 11:00 a.m.
Returning Parents 2:00 p.m.
If you have any questions, please contact the Main Offices
Attention: Parents at Ivy Prep Gwinnett
Summer Reading Lists
Please see below for a link to download the Summer Reading List for Ivy Prep Gwinnett. The list contains both required as well as optional selected readings.
In addition, please save the date below for our upcoming Parent Academies:
New Scholars Parent Academy
Saturday, July 16, 2016 @ 11am
Returning Scholars Parent Academy
Saturday, July 16, 2016 @ 2pm
Ivy Preparatory Academy Gwinnett hosted the Atlanta Dream for a special visit Wednesday. Players with the professional WNBA team signed autographs and talked to scholars about the importance of healthy lifestyles.
Latisha Hanna, an official with the Atlanta Dream’s business office, introduced two new players to scholars- Rachel Hollivay, a graduate of Rutgers University and center for the Dream, and shooting guard, Meighan Simmons, a graduate of the University of Tennessee. Dream forward, Cierra Burdick, another University of Tennessee graduate, also represented the team. Burdick is in her second year with the Dream.
The WNBA is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The Dream is honoring its ninth year with a focus on nutrition and fitness. As part of their outreach, players are encouraging students across metro Atlanta to exercise. They spoke to more than 200 scholars at Ivy Prep.
“We wanted to let you guys know how important it is to stay fit,” Hanna told scholars Wednesday. “The Dream get to travel the world and do something that they love, and they stay healthy while doing it.”
Scholars in grades 6-8 took turns performing basketball skills drills. They jumped rope, dribbled the basketball through cones, and practiced foot work.
“They are having so much fun that they don’t know they are also exercising,” said LaShunda Hawkins, assistant principal at Ivy Prep Gwinnett.
Principal Chaz Patterson said that scholars were very eager to meet the Atlanta Dream players.
Sixth grader Kedijah Ahmed asked the Dream players to autograph her violin. “I just started to play violin, and this summer I want to play basketball,” she said. “This will give me support for both of them.”
Patterson said that the Atlanta Dream are “role models” for the scholars of Ivy Prep Academy.
“We are honored to have professional athletes from the Atlanta Dream visit with our scholars at Ivy Prep Gwinnett,” Patterson said. “It takes hard work, determination, and perseverance to become a professional athlete. We ask that our scholars display the same attributes in the classroom.”
IPA Gwinnett is currently enrolling new scholars for the 2016-17 school year. The free, single-gender charter school of more than 220 scholars is expected to add another 90 students after this year’s eighth graders transition to their high schools of choice.
IPA Gwinnett challenges students with a college preparatory curriculum that includes daily double doses of language arts and math classes, and an accelerated program for advanced learners. The school offers extended days of learning and an extended calendar year. To schedule a tour, call the school at 770-342-0089.
Ivy Prep cordially invites all new and prospective families to an Open House at each of our campuses. Parents and future Ivy Prep scholars will have the opportunity to meet school leadership, see the facilities, and ask any questions about what makes Ivy great. If you’re considering Ivy Prep for 2016-2017, or if you’ve already enrolled, please come join us to see what all the excitement is about.
Ivy Preparatory Academy at Gwinnett
Open House Date: Monday, May 9, 2016
Time Slots: 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.If you are interested in a tour of our Gwinnett campus, please e-mail Principal Chaz Patterson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
3705 Engineering Drive. Norcross, Georgia. 30092
Serving All-Girls in Grades 6-8
For families eligible for one of the following: Gwinnett County Public Schools, DeKalb County Schools, Fulton County Schools
Ivy Preparatory Academy at Kirkwood
Open House Dates: Thursday, May 19, 2016
Time Slots: 10:00 a.m.. 2:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m.
1807 Memorial Drive SE. Atlanta, Georgia. 30317
Serving All-Girls in Grades K-8
For families eligible for one of the following: DeKalb County Schools, Atlanta Public Schools
CLICK HERE TO RSVP
If you are interested in a tour of our Kirkwood campus and cannot attend our Open House, please e-mail our enrollment coordinator (email@example.com).
Titus is considering an offer to attend Chatham Hall, a college preparatory school founded in 1894. The school has 140 scholars and a scenic campus that sits on 362 acres. Tuition is $48,000.
“I am thinking about attending high school at a private all-girls boarding school,” Titus said. “I was accepted, and they gave me a generous scholarship.”
Famous alumnae of Chatham Hall include artist Georgia O’Keeffe, NPR broadcaster, Ann Taylor, and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Claudia Emerson.
In July 2015, Titus was one of four members of Ivy Prep’s Beta Club to compete in the academic Quiz Bowl at Junior Beta Club’s national conference in Nashville, Tenn. The team placed fourth out of 35 teams playing a Jeopardy-style Quiz game that tested their mastery of math, literature, social studies, and science. In November 2014, Titus and fellow members of Ivy Prep’s Beta Club Quiz Bowl team qualified for nationals after defeating 75 contenders to win second place in a state competition.
Titus is among about a handful of Ivy Prep scholars to be accepted to elite boarding schools.
One of those scholars, Justice Robinson, is now a sophomore at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass. Phillips is the alma mater of former US. Presidents George H.W. Bush and his son, George W. Bush.
Robinson received a full scholarship at Andover, which costs $50,000 a year.