Student Expectations:

Students attending Ivy will follow the Ivy Way which is:

"We are the young men and women of Ivy, and this is the Ivy Way:

We speak appropriately and truthfully.

We act with integrity.

We treat others as they wish to be treated.

We are the young men and women of Ivy."

MISSION STATEMENT:

The mission of Ivy Academy is to provide a quality educational program with an emphasis on scholarship, environmental stewardship,

and volunteerism for all students, designed to prepare them to positively influence society and nature.

Pillars, Core Values, and Motto: 

Ivy Academy's pillars are: Scholarship, Environmental Stewardship, Volunteerism, and Student Health.

Ivy Academy's core values are: Integrity, Respect, Diligence, Social and Personal Responsibility

Ivy Academy's motto is: We are scholars.  We are stewards.  We are volunteers. We are Ivy!

Additional Information:

  • Ivy Academy is a United States Department of Education Green Ribbon School and was recognized in Washington, D.C. in June 2013 as one of sixty-four schools nationwide, and the only public high school in Tennessee to achieve this distinction.  
  • Ivy Academy is partners with the United States Department of Agriculture because of our environmental, green energy and agricultural programming.  USDA underwrote the loan funding for our current campus which was renovated from commercial office and retail space in 2014.  
  • Ivy Academy is a Tennessee public charter school and started in 2009, the inaugural year for charter schools in Hamilton County when the laws in our state only allowed for students who were failing or who attended schools in the bottom five percent of schools in our state to attend charter schools.  Since then, the laws have changed.  We now have open enrollment and any student within our county may attend a charter school. Our student enrollment is steadily increasing.  Our state assessment scores are steadily increasing. 
  • Ivy Academy has graduates on scholarships at community colleges and universities both within and outside of our state, as well as graduates  who are doing well in the Army, Navy, and Marines. 
  • Ivy Academy has a core of satisfied parents who are happy to attest to the school's positive effect upon their student's academics, attitude towards service, behavior, and emotional well-being.  You may contact our Parent Communicator at: parentcommunicator@ivyacademychattanooga.com for further information on this.
  • Ivy Academy has extensive community partners some of which are Tennessee Valley Authority, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Tennessee Aquarium, Memorial Hospital, Mile Straight Baptist Church, Tennessee Environmental Education Association, Food Lion, Tennessee State Parks, Harbor Lights Marina, Audubon Society, United States Department of Agriculture, Chattanooga State Technical Community College, and the Public Education Foundation.  A list of how these and other community partners are actively involved with the education of our students can be provided upon request at our front desk. 
  • Each staff member leads students to complete a minimum of one service project annually. Service projects where we have a record of repeated participation include Tennessee River Rescue, North Chickamauga Creek Conservancy litter pick-ups, Cumberland Trail Spring Festival fundraiser for Tennessee State Parks, Audubon Bird Counts, Project Esther Homeless Outreach, Ronald McDonald House meal service, Causeway's One Table community gathering, and area food bank collections.

Nutrition/Wellness Program Information

Interested in Working at Ivy Academy?

Interested in working at Ivy? It is a great place to be!!! Ivy Academy is looking for certified teachers for the 2018/2019 school year. To qualify, you must hold a valid TN Teaching License. Specifically, we are looking for 9-12 math, 9-12 science, CTE, and middle school endorsed instructors. 

Ivy Academy is a tuition-free, public, environmental, charter school.  Salary and benefits are commensurate with nearby county schools, and we do provide potential for performance bonuses. Ivy boasts smaller class sizes and a healthy environment to work in with plenty of outdoor activity and sunshine during the school day. If you are eager to provide creative, rigorous lessons that integrate outdoors with classroom content standards, Ivy is the place for you. 

Please "click" on the following link to apply:

https://ivyacademychattanooga.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=2

Transportation Board Policy

Transportation Board Policy Ivy Academy

School buses shall be maintained and operated in accordance with state law and State Board Rules and Regulations.

The School Transportation Program shall be monitored daily by the principals and the supervisor of transportation and subjected to periodic evaluations by them as necessary. An overall evaluation shall be conducted by the supervisor of transportation or before November 1st and June 15th of each school year, and a summary report of the evaluation submitted to the director of schools and the Board. The supervisor of transportation shall be prepared to apprise the Board of the condition of the transportation service at anytime.

Each bus shall be equipped with the phone number for reporting safety complaints. This number shall appear on the rear bumper.

To avoid the financial burden of replacing an aging bus fleet at any one time, the board shall attempt to replace a certain number of buses each year on a regular basis.

All accidents, regardless of the damage involved, must be reported to the transportation supervisor, including incidents in which any part of the bus contacts any other object or vehicle.

The director of schools shall develop procedures to ensure compliance with the statutory and regulatory requirements for the transportation program.

All buses and other vehicles owned and operated by the Board shall be given safety inspections by the assigned driver and the transportation supervisor on a regular basis. The transportation supervisor shall develop and maintain a safety inspection record which shall be signed by the individual who conducts the inspection. In addition, all buses shall be remedied prior to returning the unit to regular service.

Emergency evacuation instruction shall be conducted regulary thoughout the school term to acquaint student riders with procedures in emergency situations.

Current regulations regarding transportation of special education students will be complied with.

The director of schools shall appoint a transportation supervisor for the system. He/she shall be responsible for the monitoring and oversight of transportation services for the district.
 

Transportation Update: New Laws as of January 2018

1) You may report any observed unsafe happenings with the operation of Ivy Academy buses by calling

    or by filling out a form online.

    Call the number on the back of the bus: The county-wide phone number on the back of the bus is

     1-833-43BUSES or 1-833-432-8737

    This will direct you to Ivy's direct reporting number, or you may call it as well at 423-451-6725.

    Or report online at http://www.ivyacademychattanooga.com/bus-complaint-form/ which can be accessed

    by going to our school website and clicking on the "bus complaint" tab.

2)  Ivy Academy will initiate an investigation within 24 hours of any report. Ivy Academy will issue a preliminary

    summary of the investigation to the superintendent with 48 hours of receiving a report.

2)  Any bus serving Tennessee Public School students will have a reporting number listed on the back bumper,

    regardless of the county you are in. You may report any observed unsafe happenings with the operation

    of any Tennessee Public School bus by calling this number.

2)  No one may use a handheld electronic device within the flashing lights of the school zone.

    This law applies to drivers AND riders in cars or buses.This applies to trucks passing through our zone.  

     No one may be talking on a phone. The purpose of this is so that all attention can be focused on

     the safety of our most precious resource, our children.

3)  Our transportation policy may be reviewed on our website after February 15th for any further clarifications.

     For questions now or after the posting, call the school and leave a message for the Transportation Supervisor.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement SNAP and FDPIR State or local agencies, and their sub-recipients, must post the following Nondiscrimination Statement:

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. (October 14, 2015)

For all other FNS nutrition assistance programs, State or local agencies, and their sub-recipients, must post the following Nondiscrimination Statement:

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. (October 14, 2015)

Joint Application Form (HHS)

This institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex and in some cases religion or political beliefs.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture also prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027), found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

For any other information dealing with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) issues, persons should either contact the USDA SNAP Hotline Number at (800) 221-5689, which is also in Spanish or call the State Information/Hotline Numbers (click the link for a listing of hotline numbers by State); found online at: http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/contact_info/hotlines.htm.

To file a complaint of discrimination regarding a program receiving Federal financial assistance through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), write: HHS Director, Office for Civil Rights, Room 515-F, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20201 or call (202) 619-0403 (voice) or (800) 537-7697 (TTY).

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. (October 14, 2015)

FACEBOOK

We update our Facebook page multiple times weekly and sometimes multiple times daily with photos and school events.  Our website is for yearly information and also displays our monthly calendar so you may check on our schedule of events at any time. However our Facebook page is for daily and hourly displays as well as instant updated information.

 

 

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