Welcome to the Parents & Teachers of IA East (PTIA).
What do we do? The PTIA provides volunteers and financial support for all kinds of events for our students and teachers, including student clubs and teacher appreciation lunches, student social activities, as well as educational materials.
How do we do all of this? With your support and membership dues ($35 Annually/Family)!
Please help us help your student, teachers and the school.
Click on the Membership link to the left to receive notifications about guest speakers, news, fundraising events and opportunities to volunteer.
Mark your calendar & join us via Zoom links sent by Mr Brinks the weekend prior to the meetings.
PTIA meetings - second Tuesdays of the Month @ 7pm
Our first meeting of the school year was just this past month in February on the 9th via a Zoom Link with Mr. Brinks.
This past month we had informative updates, attendee ice breaker, Q&A session for Freshman families, learned about graduation plans for seniors, gained insight into report cards at IA, shared feedback on how things are going for students, learned about programs the school has that support students with wellness workshops and tutoring and so much more. We also passed the budget, an addendum and voted on continuing the popular Senior Blanket Gifts and Essay Scholarship programs.
All families interested in IA are invited to join in these Zoom calls to meet other IA families and staff to learn what's going on at the school and how to support your students as they progress through IA East. Mr Brinks does a monthly school update at the start of each meeting for families.
The Next PTIA Meetings:
March 9th @ 7pm - 8pm - Guest Speaker is tentatively Ms. Joanne Juco, IB Coordinator for IA, to share insights and tips to prepare your students for course selections for their IB program electives, testing and more.
April 13th @ 7pm - 8pm
May 11th @ 7pm - 8pm
June 8th @ 7pm - 8pm
During a typical "Non-Virtual/Hybrid" school year, below is a sampling of some of the events we help organize, support or volunteer at for IA EAST.
This year we are focusing on virtual speakers & events and invite you to share your ideas to connect virtually as an IA community.
* Homecoming Dance
* Parent Teacher Conferences
* Cultural events with Students
* Teacher Gift Fundraisers
* Charity Ball Dance
* Staff / Teacher Appreciation Week
* Honors Night
* Senior Prom
* Graduation Day for Class of 2020
* Senior Scholarships - Essay Contest
* Senior Gifts
(a custom IA keepsake blanket with every Senior's name on it funded by the PTIA - loved by students!)
2020 US News Rankings - International Academy is ranked #40 as one of the
Best High Schools in America
PTIA East Officers
Get to Know Your PTIA Board here
We invite you to connect with us or view our helpful Q&A section