AdvancED Accreditation

Ivy Hawn is proud to announce that we received recommendation for accreditation by AdvancED, a non-profit organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of Pre-K-12 schools and school systems. The external review team visited this week and were incredibly impressed by the authenticity of our school program. AdvancED reviews Standards for Quality, which are research-based, comprehensive quality statements that describe conditions and factors that contribute to a high caliber educational experience and operational effectiveness.

We here at Ivy Hawn are incredibly excited about our received recommendation and recognize that we would not be where we are today if it weren’t for our dedicated and committed students, staff, parents, community members, and other stakeholders. THANK YOU for believing in our mission and for allowing us to educate our future. This accomplishment is yet another milestone in our never-ending desire to continuously improve to better meet the needs of the students we serve.

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Click here for the link for 19-20 school year!

Connect-Ed, now called School Messenger, now offers messages to you in a text-message format.  If you would like to opt-in to this feature:

  1. Please make sure the number on the Emergency Card is correct

  2. Send a “Y” or “Yes” reply to the short code 67587 and you are in!

Principal’s Letter

Dear Parents,

On behalf of the faculty and staff at Ivy Hawn, I am happy to welcome you to the 2018-19 school year! We are looking forward to partnering with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need
support from both the home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a
great difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our
children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our
responsibilities. We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/

1) Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day’s learning experience
2) Completes all homework assignments given by teachers
3) Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills
4) Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life
5) Informs you if he/she needs additional support in any area or subject
6) Knows that you expect him/her to succeed in school and go on to college

Please consider joining our school volunteer program as our students can greatly benefit from
your involvement and contributions to the school’s program and its operations. We seek
volunteers to help us with the following activities:

1) Reading with children who need extra help
2) School-wide events
3) Student recognition events
4) Outreach and recruitment of parent and community volunteers

We have provided this Parent/Student Handbook so that you and your child can sit down and
review this important information together. If you have any questions about the rules and
expectations, please feel free to contact me or to discuss them with your child’s teacher. It is
very important that you and your child are fully informed regarding standards related to
appropriate behavior for a safe and productive school year. The Parent/Student Handbook will
also be available online at

I feel honored to be a part of this school family and look forward to a safe, productive, and
successful school year!

Kelly Conway

Safety and Security Information

Video From Parent Academy: Safety and Security Night

(Courtesy of the Wichita school district/Aug. 6, 2014)

In the event of an unexpected, early school closure, students will be moved to Volusia Pines Elementary School at 500 E. Kicklighter Rd., Lake Helen. Parents will be informed of this move and instructed to pick their children up there.

All media operations that result from an emergency situation at Ivy Hawn Charter School of the Arts will be located at Lake Helen City Hall. Ivy Hawn has specific appointed staff to communicate with the media and represent Ivy Hawn.

565 S. Lakeview Drive, Unit 110
Lake Helen, Florida 32744
386.228.3900 phone