On Saturday, May 30, the ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY Class of 2020 received their diplomas at a special drive-in, family-only ceremony on campus. Although this was not a traditional commencement ceremony, it was a memorable, unique, and heartfelt celebration of the Class of 2020.
For all of the IPA middle school scientists who advanced to the 2020 HSSEF, participating in this year’s science fair required extra grit and resolve to quickly adapt to a virtual format and transform their original display boards into an online experience.
Grade 8 students applied their design thinking skills to solve real-world problems in the IPA’s second annual Innovation Fair. They identified energy-related issues, designed and created a prototype to solve the problem, and pitched their ideas to investors in the “Shark Tank.”
ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is pleased to welcome Dr. Brandy Sato as the new secondary principal. Dr. Sato has twenty years of experience in the education field, including teacher, curriculum coordinator, and assistant superintendent. She is currently the vice principal at Sacred Hearts Academy.
Two IPA sophomores knew they wanted to help when they saw the devastating wildfires in Australia earlier this year. They came up with the idea for a fundraiser called “Change for Change” to support the Australian National Parks Service. With the help of the IPA student body, they raised a lot of money to help the affected wildlife.