A Message from Our Principal

Welcome to the 2020-2021 Academic Year!

We welcome new families joining IAA this year as well as returning families. Our goal at Innovative is to work together to provide our students with a robust learning environment that is positive, safe, and caring. In a collaborative effort, we aim to foster our students with a strong character and academic foundation that will enable them to continue their academics and prepare them to be productive and contributing members of today’s global community.
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Un Mensaje de Nuestro Principal

Damos la bienvenida a las nuevas familias que se unen a IAA este año, así como a las familias que regresan. Nuestro objetivo en Innovative Arts es trabajar juntos para proporcionar a nuestros alumnos un entorno de aprendizaje sólido, positivo, seguro y afectuoso. En un esfuerzo de colaboración, nuestro objetivo es promover a nuestros estudiantes con un carácter sólido y una base académica que les permita continuar sus estudios y prepararlos para ser miembros productivos y contribuyentes de la comunidad global de hoy.

Important Updates For IAA Families Regarding the 2020-21 School Year

Dear IAA Families,

 

On behalf of the Innovative Arts Academy, I would like to welcome you to the 2020-21 academic year!  While we are all dealing with these unprecedented times, IAA administration and staff are looking forward to starting this school year with an even greater emphasis on teaching and learning, with an increased focus on academic achievement and student growth! As with starting anything “new,” the first few days will not be without their “hiccups” or “snags” – stay positive – everything will get worked out!

 

As we begin our fifth year as a school, we will open our doors to nearly 600 students, on the first day of school – albeit either “hybrid” or “virtual”.  We are privileged to have the opportunity to serve students from 9 school districts, within the Lehigh Valley.  We understand the tremendous responsibility associated with educating your child(ren). We take that responsibility very seriously and thank you for allowing us to play an integral role in the education of your child(ren).

 

As a staff, we have been hard at work since students left for summer break! New procedures and protocols have been put into place to ensure the safety and well-being of our students and staff. As with any new year, changes have been made in order to ensure we are providing the best learning experience for our students.  Below are some of the many changes:

 

  • New highly-qualified teachers were hired to support our growing student population.
  • Additional changes were made to the floorplan to make effective use of the resources within our building.
  • Upgrades were made to our wireless internet to improve internet speeds for students.
  • Minor changes were made to the student code of conduct and student uniform policy to increase safety, while promoting school pride (school logo).
  • PPE and mitigation protocols were developed and implemented for increased student and staff safety.

 

With the ever-changing landscape due to the uncertainty associated with COVID-19, more changes may be necessary in order to suit the ever-changing needs of our students and staff. While educating your child(ren) is our top-priority, their safety and well-being is also of paramount importance. We will continually strive to have the best interests of our students, at the forefront of all of our decision-making processes. We will look to partner with each one of you, our parents/guardians, to ensure that we are on the right path. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the appropriate administrator. If your child did not receive a schedule, please contact Emily Fulmer, Assistant Principal, by email at efulmer@iaacslv.net.

 

We look forward to an incredible school year! Once again, welcome to the 2020-21 academic year. Cougar Pride!

 

Sincerely,

Bradley S. Schifko, M.Ed.
Chief Executive Officer
Innovative Arts Academy

Additional Resources and Important Reopening Information

Your student's successful future begins here.

What is a Charter School?

The vision of the Innovative Arts Academy Charter School is focused on creating a meaningful and rewarding secondary education (Grades 6-12) for students that will prepare graduates for their future careers and further education with the fulfillment of the school mission and vision.

2020-2021 Featured Courses

Offering creative programs for students with various interests.

Ready to Learn More?

We are now enrolling grades 6-12 for the 2020-2021 school year! Contact us to schedule a tour of our facility, meet our administration team, faculty, and more. We look forward to meeting you and your family. There are limited spaces available for the 2019-2020 school year.

Safe2Say Something is a school safety tool that will save lives.

Safe2Say Something is a youth violence prevention program run by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General. The program teaches youth and adults how to recognize warning signs and signals, especially within social media, from individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others and to “say something” BEFORE it is too late.

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