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Intellectual Virtues Academy ("The Academy”) is a public, community-based, innovative high school in the heart of downtown Long Beach. Academy students ask questions and take risks, learn how to think critically and thoroughly, listen to other perspectives with an open-mind, and use perseverance to overcome challenges. In a world where change occurs almost hourly, knowing facts and figures is no longer the most critical factor. Instead, knowing how to access the latest information, being able to evaluate it, and having the skills to share it and collaborate are what's needed for success in tomorrow’s world. Academy students are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and “habits of mind” needed for success in college, careers, and beyond!
 
We invite you to explore the Academy to learn more about how an innovative education focused on intellectual virtues enables deep understanding and prepares students for the 21st century. 
 
 
 
 
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Breakfast and Lunch Program

Intellectual Virtues Academy participates in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program. By offering foods through Revolution Foods, students may purchase lunch for $3.75 and breakfast for $2.25. Eligible students may receive meals at free or reduced-prices, $0.40 for lunch and $0.30 for breakfast.
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Intellectual Virtues Academy Receives $1.5 Million Dollar Grant

The Intellectual Virtues Academy of Long Beach has been awarded a $1.5 million grant to expand its highly successful high school (the Academy) over the next three years. The grant was awarded after a comprehensive review by the John Templeton Foundation, which accepted less than 2% of all proposals from some of the top organizations and researchers in the world.
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