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    Now hiring part-time supervision aides to work 1.5 hours a day 5 days a week for the 2014-2015 school year. See job posting on our website and on EdJoin. Read More
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    All friends, family, and interested community are invited to learn about an education at IVA. Schedule a visit to the classrooms on Tuesday or Wednesday mornings by contacting the office. Learn first hand about IVA's distinct vision for education. Read More
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    What is unique about Intellectual Virtues Academy? We foster meaningful growth in intellectual character virtues. It's our mission. Read More
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    All incoming students are welcome to join our Orientation from 8am to Noon, Tuesday, August 26. Read More
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  • Intellectual Tenacity

    How do you respond to challenge? In my own case, this tends to depend on what’s at stake. I’m quite willing to embrace challenge and work extremely hard if I care enough about the goal at issue. On the other hand, if I don’t see the goal as especially important, I tend to shy away from challenge. In other words, I don’t in general think of challenge as a good thing or as an opportunity for growth. This ambivalent attitude toward challenge illustrates some important points about trying to educate for growth in virtues like intellectual tenacity, perseverance, courage, and grit. These virtues have in common a willingness to embrace intellectual challenges or obstacles for the sake of some greater Read More
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