Ivy Academy Chattanooga Breaks Ground For Academic Buildings

Announces New High School Environmental Institute

Thursday, January 18, 2018
Rendering of the campus expansion
Rendering of the campus expansion

Ivy Academy Chattanooga, a public charter school with environmental focus serving grades 6-12 in Hamilton County, is adding 12 classrooms, a library, administrative offices, and a covered courtyard. The new classroom spaces include a media production center and state of the art science labs.

Ivy Academy partners with Tennessee State Parks and sits adjacent to the Cumberland Trail State Park on the North Chickamauga Creek in Soddy-Daisy. Enrollment is open to any student living within Hamilton County.

The school’s EOC Literacy and Numeracy composite score for 2016-2017 in the Tennessee Value Added Assessment System is the highest level achievable, “5.” 

The cost of the project is estimated to be just under $3 million and is funded by the USDA Office of Rural Development. Franklin Architects designed the addition and Dillard Construction is building it with a target date of occupancy by fall 2018.

The school will offer three academically rigorous majors with the introduction of its Environmental Institute: Veterinary Science, Environmental Audio & Visual Production, and Natural Resource Management. The NRM major prepares a student for careers in areas such as park ranger, wildlife ranger, or agriculture.

They are hosting a groundbreaking with local officials, school dignitaries, and the construction project team on Friday at 1 p.m. at 8520 Dayton Pike. 

For more information about the school or enrollment visit http://www.ivyacademychattanooga.com/.


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