Soddy Daisy’s Ivy Academy is a tuition-free public charter high school that centers around environmental stewardship, critical thinking, and community service. With a campus adjacent to North Chickamauga Creek, learning at Ivy Academy occurs in nature more often than not. The curriculum centers around developing environmentally conscious citizens who have an appreciation of the woods, mountains, valleys and streams– the region’s precious natural resources. Each year, the school hosts their Running with Sasquatch 5k to raise additional funds for textbooks, technology, and other classroom resources that ensure excellent educational opportunity. With a bib number stuck to his chest, a furry Sasquatch treads the trails with other runners to raise support for Ivy Academy. The support of the community improves the quality of education for Ivy students, which in turn improves the health of the city.
Project Leaders: Ivy Academy