Parent Academy

At IVA it is not only the student that gets to take time to think, process, and explore ideas together. Four times a year we offer a Parent Academy night, in conjunction with our PTSA, in order to support growth in an understanding and practice of intellectual character virtues for our parents. 

Our four Parent Academy Nights will annually include a focus on 1) educational theory and practice 2) our Advisory program and helping students towards intellectual exploration 3) developmental psychology of our middle school kids and 4) mindful parenting. Our speakers are selected by the PTSA and IVA Administration together and are inspiring and educational nights that shouldn't be missed. 

Watch a record of our past nights here. 

POW (Problem of the Weeks) How Can Parents Help? - PART 1
IVA Parent Academy - Presented by Math Teachers Ms. Cari Noble, Ms. Deborah Chen, and Principal Bryant, September 15, 2016

POW (Problem of the Weeks) How Can Parents Help? - PART 2
IVA Parent Academy - Presented by Math Teachers Ms. Cari Noble, Ms. Deborah Chen, and Principal Bryant, September 15, 2016

Working Together to Develop Powerful Thinkers and Learners
Presented by Ron Ritchhart, March 12, 2015

 The Challenges and Strengths of an Intellectual Virtues Educational Model
IVA Parent Academy - Presented by Dr. Steve Porter, January 22, 2015