Ivy Academy is a tuition-free public charter high school serving grades 9-12. It is one of the first charter schools to open in Hamilton County, Tennessee, and opened in Fall of 2009 with 60 students. Each year, 60-80 students will be added until all four high school grade levels are filled. The total number of students attending the school at any given time will not exceed 320 thus allowing for intense personalized education and minimized impact on the natural surroundings.
There is no tuition for a charter school. Ivy receives the same per pupil allotment as every other public school in Hamilton County. The charter school concept gives Ivy the ability to be more focused on individual learning styles and to develop curricula to meet the needs of its students.
What do we mean by an “environmental” charter school?
Ivy Academy instruction happens more in the outdoors than in the four walls of the classroom. The foundational element of Ivy Academy’s curriculum is to develop environmentally conscious citizens who have an appreciation of the woods, mountains, valleys and streams – our precious natural resources.
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