COVID-19 Coronavirus Information from Ivy Bridge Academy

***** UPDATED THURSDAY, July 10, 2020: *****

COVID-19 Update for IBA After-School Public Speaking & Debate Program SY 2020-2021

Registrations for IBA After-School Public Speaking & Debate Program for Elementary School & Middle School students are now open! The after-school program is normally held at the elementary & middle school where the child is a student. (See list of schools where our IBA After-School Public Speaking & Debate Program is available here: Elementary Schools | Middle Schools)

However, due to concerns about the continuing risks of COVID-19 all of our After-School Public Speaking & Debate Programs will be CONDUCTED ONLINE FOR SEMESTER ONE. We will continue to monitor the situation and health guidelines in determining the best path forward for Semester Two. Our tentative plans are to resume in school classes for Semester Two as long as the conditions allow, and adhering to the health guidelines.

REGISTER TODAY FOR IBA AFTER-SCHOOL PUBLIC SPEAKING & DEBATE PROGRAM: ES | MS

***** UPDATED THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2020: *****

COVID-19 Update for Summer Camps 2020

For the safety of our students, and their loved ones, ALL IBA Summer Camp Classes will be conducted ONLINE.

Please continue to select your preferred Campus Location during registration so that we can maintain records for when we resume on campus classes.

REGISTER TODAY FOR IBA 2020 SUMMER CAMPS

***** UPDATED FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020: *****

A COVID-19 Update from Ivy Bridge Academy 3/13/2020

The safety of our students and staff is the top priority of Ivy Bridge Academy. We are closely monitoring the increasing spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and doing our best to determine what is best for everyone with respect to classes and tutoring.

As of today, March 13, 2020, IBA’s schedule updates are as follows:

  1. IBA is open Saturday (3/14/20) and Sunday (3/15/20) with a regular class schedule. During these classes, teachers and students will set up and learn how to meet via online class going forward for a period of time.
  2. From Monday, March 16, 2020, IBA’s locations are closed but online class will be held at the same time as the regular class. If students have questions or need to change their schedule time they can email to the teacher directly. We will reopen to our normal class schedule when schools reopen.
  3. All After-School Debate Programs are paused until schools reopen and we will do our best to make up the missed class time. We will be in contact with parents regarding missed classes once we have worked details out with the schools.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to monitor this evolving situation.

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COVID-19 Coronavirus Information from Ivy Bridge Academy 3/10/2020

Ivy Bridge Academy is closely monitoring the Coronavirus situation in order to make the appropriate decisions in regards to our After-School Programs, Tutoring and Weekend Debate Sessions. The safety and well-being of our students and staff is our highest priority. Due to Fulton County Schools being closed today, March 10, and now also tomorrow, March 11, we did not/will not hold our tutoring sessions at our locations or After-School programs at various schools. We will follow Fulton County’s protocol as far as when classes will be held.

Ivy Bridge Academy is always vigilant about keeping our centers clean and we are taking extra precautions during this time. The rooms are disinfected regularly and we have hand sanitizer and wipes on hand at our locations.

Online classes: Ivy Bridge Academy has worked hard to be able to offer online viewing of the tutoring or debate sessions at our locations if your child is unable to come to class due to the Coronavirus. If you have questions about this, please contact the center director.
We will continue to monitor the information issued by reliable sources such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Georgia Department of Public Health.

As always, we encourage you to use your judgment and make appropriate decisions based on what is best for your student and family.

After School Programs

Fulton County Schools just announced that school will be closed again tomorrow, March 11. Schools are expected to reopen on Thursday.

There will be no After School Programs while school is not in session.

Ivy Bridge Academy will communicate soon on how classes will be made up due to school closings from the Coronavirus.

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IBA Students Outstanding Performance at the 2020 Harvard University Debate Tournament!

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR IBA STUDENTS FOR THEIR STAND OUT PERFORMANCE!

46th Harvard University National Debate Tournament 2020

It was another year of outstanding stand out performances by IBA students at this year’s Harvard University National Debate Tournament! We are so proud of all the students and grateful to the parents who have been so supportive of the trip to Harvard! Congratulations and thank you!

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46th Harvard University National Debate Tournament 2020

Ivy Bridge Academy (IBA) 56 debate students traveled to Harvard University the weekend of February 15-17, 2020 to participate in a 46th Harvard National Debate Tournament. IBA is very proud of their student’s accomplishments as they placed in the top 20 in each category amongst hundreds of peers.

Harvard university debate tournament is one of the largest academic competition in the world! The student competitors represent the best and brightest young people across the United States and the globe. At the tournament, students have the chance to compete, build their skills, meet other students from across the country, and, as it overlaps with the high school tournament, students can learn from watching high school varsity final rounds in person.

Where: Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
When: February 15-17th
Topic: Resolved: The United States should replace means-tested welfare programs with a universal basic income.

Results of IBA students in the Harvard University Tournament

Novice:

Finished 9th, Octafinalists: Albert Cho & Eric Cho
Finished 17th, Doubles: Tarun Ramanathan & Jason Eappen
Speaker Awards (out of 382): Tarun Ramanathan (3rd,) and Jason Eappen (25th)

Junior Varsity:

Finished 17th, Doubles: Nina Thakur & Yugeshwar Muralidhar
Speaker Awards (Out of 516): Yugeshwar Muralidhar (14th,) and Nina Thakur (26th)

Middle School:

Finished 9th, Octafinalists: Irene Tang & Ashley Wang; Aalif Biswas & Anant Gautam; Pranaya Balaji & Karthik Jayaram
Speakers (out of 207): Pranaya Balaji (4th,) Anant Gautam (14th,) Ashley Wang (27th,) and Aalif Biswas (29th)

Attendance List

Middle School:

  • Neha Mahesh and Shristi Roy
  • Rikhil Ranjit and Hanming Sun
  • Aalif Biswas and Anant Gautam
  • Prakhar Gupta and Benjamin Moon
  • Saket Churiwal and Vibhor Gupta
  • Aryan Bavera and Susant Chunduri
  • Pranav Bommareddy and Dhanvin Yajaman
  • Krishna Anand and Ray Ye
  • Anna Yang and Daniel Huang
  • Jasmin Singh and Jolyn Zhang
  • Pranaya Balaji and Karthik Jayaram
  • Ethan Nam and Gene Yoon
  • Dev Iyer and Manas Singh
  • Shaomin Kee and Sabrina Yang
  • Irene Tang and Ashley Wang
  • Agastya Vissa and Rajal Nadkar

High School:

  • Kayla Kim and Akshaya Poonepalle
  • Albert Cho and Eric Cho
  • Tarun Ramanathan and Jason Eappen
  • Jonathan Li and Kevin Niu
  • Alex Doan and Harrison Fei
  • Aesha Shah and Noah Yoon
  • Aditya Palled and Amogh Tadvai
  • Cindy Chen and Lakshya Jasti
  • Elly Kang and Paris Song
  • Nina Thakur and Yugeshwar Muralidhar
  • Stella Chen and Melissa Liu
  • Mayukh Keelar and Tracy Xu

Ivy Bridge Academy offers weekend debate teams and an After-School Debate program that provides a chance for students to improve public speaking skills and engage with current events through the activity of Debate.

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