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Ivy Academia Entrepreneurial Charter School

Ivy Academia Entrepreneurial Charter School is a coeducational public charter school for students in grades Kindergarten through 12.

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Ivy Academia Entrepreneurial Charter School, one of the state’s top-performing public charter schools, is a unique Kindergarten to 12th grade school community offering a high quality, standards-based education with an entrepreneurial focus. What is an entrepreneurial focus? Our entrepreneurial program teaches students life skills—including critical thinking, teamwork, tenacity, finances and money management—that translate into business skills. Our students learn how to organize and manage an enterprise, usually a business, while successfully employing considerable initiative and overcoming risks. We focus on a rigorous curriculum, relevant activities and building positive relationships.

We are committed to working together to make sure students reach their full potential. Together - administrators, teachers, staff, students, parents and community – work together to provide our students the very best education Ivy can provide. We encourage you to stay involved and partner with us to move our school forward.

Once you are an Ivy Puma, you will develop the powerful traits of the puma to include leadership, integrity and confidence. Pumas embody grace, strength and power. Our goal is that students will gain the skills, courage and competence to compete in the 21st century and understand the value of independence and self-sufficiency from the puma while balancing collaboration and teamwork from the corporate world. Get on board, and catch the spirit of the Puma!

Thank you for your continued support!

Caroline E. Neuhaus Wesley, Ed.D.

Executive Director Ivy Academia Entrepreneurial Charter School 7353 Valley Circle Blvd, West Hills, CA 91304 818.716.0771 Phone 818.914.3662 Fax


Entrepreneurship: What Sets Us Apart

Ivy Academia is a K-12 Entrepreneurial Charter School recognizes that the U.S. education system can and should do more to prepare our young people to succeed in the rapidly evolving 21st century. Skills such as global literacy, problem solving, innovation and creativity have become critical in today’s increasingly interconnected workforce and society.

Ivy Academia employs a cross-curricular approach to encourage entrepreneurial thinking and focuses on the core attributes of real entrepreneurship. Ivy students are taught a variety of entrepreneurial skills throughout the course of their education. Each grade focuses on individual skills that students need to become successful entrepreneurs.

Our school aims at educating individuals for the twenty-first century by intending to enable our students to think critically with teaching the National Entrepreneurial standards as well as the Common Core State Standards; to understand and internalize the responsibilities of living in a diverse society, including Spanish classes beginning at first grade; and having computer classes where students utilize technological tools that are constantly changing the functioning of this society.

Mission Statement


Ivy Academia will be the model of entrepreneurial education nationwide.


Supported by an active and unified community, Ivy Academia educates and empowers our students with rigorous academics and real-life entrepreneurial skills necessary to succeed in the 21st century.

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Public charter schools are supported through lower levels of direct, public funding, as well as though private subsidies. As with district public schools, they do not charge tuition to students who attend them.



Test Scores

1331 Average score for the SAT Composite

Test Section Average Score
SAT Math 431
SAT Verbal 464
SAT Writing 436

Adequate Yearly Progress

AYP was Met Overall for the year 2012.

AYP for Math was Met for the year 2012.

AYP for Reading was Met for the year 2012.

AYP is a measurement defined by the United States federal No Child Left Behind Act that allows the U.S. Department of Education to determine how every public school and school district in the country is performing academically according to results on standardized tests.

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 850
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Kindergarten 70
1 70
2 70
3 70
4 60
5 60
6 70
7 70
8 70
9 60
10 60
11 60
12 60

Ivy Academia Entrepreneurial Charter School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Ivy Academia Entrepreneurial Charter School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 25 : 1
Average Class Size 25
Gender 47% Male / 53% Female
Dress Code Uniform
Socioeconomic Diversity

12% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at Ivy Academia Entrepreneurial Charter School.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 24%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Multi-racial 4%
Hispanic/Latino 29%
Black or African American 24%
Asian 18%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%
Secondary Principal   Kathy Pino
Elementary Principal   Jennifer Lyons
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