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Ivywood Timeline

Ivywood's Board members standing with members of Choice Central Office team after presenting Phase II application to a potential authorizing university.August 28, 2018: Ivywood's Board and Choice Schools' employees presented the Phase II application to a potential authorizing university.

CMU is a state and national leader in charter school authorizing, with more than 20 years of experience launching, supporting and overseeing public charter schools.December 6, 2018: Central Michigan University approved our charter agreement, officially granting Ivywood the ability to become a tuition-free, public charter classical school.

Jim Musgraves, Myranda Fabian, Troy Morris and Tyler Horning February 20, 2019: Ivywood board members attended their first organizational meeting with authorizer CMU.

Myranda Fabian, Tyler Horning and Troy Morris being sworn in as official board membersApril 4, 2019: Ivywood's Board is sworn in as official board members. We held our first Organizational Meeting. We found out Ivywood would officially open in the fall of 2019.  

Ivywood building before renovations were madeApril 5, 2019: Ivywood announces the official building for the school and that we will be opening in fall 2019.

Plymouth Observer heading with a picture of Ivywood's four board members underneathApril 17, 2019: We were featured in the Plymouth Observer!

Picture of our letter announcing our district codeApril 22, 2019:  We received our district code number from the MI Dept. of Ed.

Ivywood building with construction happening in front of it and Ivywood banner. May 2019: Renovations on our building get started.

Meet your principal Stephanie KooikerMay 29, 2019: Stephanie Kookier is hired and announced as our school principal

Two students taking a photo with an Ivywood photo frameJune 23, 2019: We held our first family event and parking lot party at the school.

Ivywood families walking in a 4th of July paradeJuly 4, 2019: We walked in the Northville 4th of July parade

Desks in a classroomAugust 5, 2019: All of our furniture was moved into our building.

Ivywood's PlaygroundAugust 9, 2019: Our playground is installed.

Ivywood building with name sign installed August 20, 2019: Our sign is installed on the side of our building.

Large group of people cutting ribbon with large scissorsAugust 22, 2019: Our ribbon-cutting ceremony and the first time families can tour our building.

September 3, 2019: The first day of school!

Two ivywood students
male ivywood student

September 8, 2020: Ivywood doubles in enrollment and adds our first class of 6th graders.

Summer of 2021: Renovations begin on the second floor to add more classrooms and room for the middle school.

classroom with desks
Student writing with a pencil

Fall of 2023: The Ivywood Classical Academy High School officially opens, welcoming our first class of 9th graders.

Summer of 2024: We are planning for a building expansion which includes a new gym!

Eagle logo on gym floor
Grassy field

Summer of 2026: We are planning for another building expansion.

Spring of 2027: We celebrate Ivywood’s first graduating class!

Students with Graduation caps looking into the sun
Ivywood Classical Academy celebrates its 10 year anniversary

Fall of 2029: Ivywood Classical Academy celebrates its 10 year anniversary.