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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

June 23, 2019: We held our first family event and parking lot party at the school.

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Ivywood community members walking in the Novi parade

July 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.

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August 9, 2019: Our playground is installed.

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

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Ivywood founding board members cutting the ribbon with their kids during building launch

August 22, 2019: Our ribbon-cutting ceremony and the first time families can tour our building.

September 3, 2019: The first day of school!

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

April 8, 2022: Ivywood holds its first Soaring Home Gala and raises over $170,000.

Photo from Ivywood's first gala. All the guests sitting in the ballroom
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Summer of 2021: Renovations begin on the second floor to add more classrooms and room for the middle school.

April 22, 2023: Ivywood Classical Academy hosts its second annual Soaring Home Gala and raises almost $300,000.

Photo from Ivywood's second gala. All the guests sitting in the ballroom
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April 25, 2023: Our first class of 8th graders took a trip to Washington D.C.

Fall of 2023: Groundbreaking for the new Ivywood Classical Academy building.

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Rendering of new Ivywood Classical Academy building

Fall of 2024: Phase one of the new Ivywood Classical Academy building is completed

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.

Summer of 2029: Phase two of Ivywood Classical Academy building is completed.

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