ACADEMICS

More and more parents are concerned with the educational options available for their children. Legacy will begin partnering with Christian parents for the 2021/2022 school year to provide an affordable college-prep education while equipping your student to impact the world for Christ.

Academic Overview

The aim of the academic program at Legacy is to educate students with excellence, providing preparation for college and beyond that is both high quality and Christ-centered (Luke 2:52; Pro. 1:2-7; 3:13-20; 4:1-9). We will promote and adhere to high academic standards that stress the importance of character development as a basis for true academic success and achievement. We will teach a work ethic that values doing all things “as unto the Lord” (Colossians 3:23). Our curriculum design and instructional practices will emphasize the acquisition and application of critical and creative thinking skills as well as the acquisition of data and the mastery of concepts. We will teach and encourage the use of good study habits and train our students how to engage in independent study and research. We will offer a balanced treatment of the arts, humanities, and sciences and to help students develop a healthy Biblical Worldview.

Junior High Academics

Junior high, for any student, is a time that offers opportunities for greater independence with some directed support from home and school. At Legacy we provide these opportunities, in addition to higher personal and academic expectations, with the focus of preparing students for a successful high school experience. Bible classes in which we study and apply the Word of God to daily life, is a part of our core curriculum. Each grade level has a literature class where the students read and discuss literature as well as learn continued mastery of writing skills. History and geography are presented to the student with the constant influence of a Christian world view. Science is also presented through a Christian lens with hands-on application including lab work and presentations.

Mathematics is level specific using excellent curriculum to prepare each student for whatever educational endeavors they pursue in the future. Students are also offered various electives, including computer skills, drama and finance. Curriculum is chosen with AdvancedED accreditation in view. Each subject is taught by teachers that are knowledgeable and experienced in that area of study.When choosing a textbook, Legacy’s goal is to put the very best resource into our students’ hands. We select Christian textbooks when they meet the highest academic standards. However, if a secular textbook does a better job of meeting the rigorous content requirements of a specific course, it may be our choice. Because textbooks are tools in teaching, they do not make up the entirety of the course. Our instructors are the key to much of our Biblical integration. They daily model their love of God and His word and naturally impart this when teaching their subject matter. At Legacy, students are challenged and equipped to think Biblically and critically throughout every academic discipline.

The junior high program partners with parents to develop students who recognize their need for a strength greater than their own and therefore, come under the leadership of Jesus Christ. During the junior high years students continue to develop character, integrity and personal responsibility through Biblical study and ownership of academics and their spiritual life. Junior high students are provided leadership opportunities through school wide worship and other programs. These opportunities begin the process of helping students identify their gifts as they transition into high school.
*Individual course descriptions will be developed at a later time and posted here.

High School Academics

Legacy’s high school program is designed to help our students identify and cultivate their God-given gifts producing wholesome, competent men and women of character who make a positive difference in the next generation. Our curriculum design and instructional practices will emphasize the acquisition and application of critical and creative thinking skills as well as the acquisition of knowledge and the mastery of concepts. We will teach and encourage the use of good study habits and train our students how to increasingly engage in independent study and research. This shall result in the successful transition of students directly into college with minimal “culture shock” since they have already experienced a college-simulated, work environment at the high school level. We will strive to offer a balanced treatment of the arts, humanities and sciences and to help students develop a healthy Biblical Worldview.

High school is a time that offers even more opportunities for greater independence with parents’ encouragement mostly necessary for ensuring students are utilizing disciplined study habits and gaining a growing awareness of personal consequences for their work. At Legacy we provide these opportunities, in addition to higher personal and academic expectations, with the focus of preparing students for a successful transition into college. Bible classes in which we study and apply the Word of God to daily life, will include a focus on the development of a biblical worldview. High school courses will provide the required credits for graduation and are listed below. Curriculum is chosen with AdvancedED accreditation in view. Each subject is taught by teachers that are knowledgeable and experienced in that area of study.

When choosing a textbook, Legacy’s goal is to put the very best resource into our students’ hands. We select Christian textbooks when they meet the highest academic standards. However, if a secular textbook does a better job of meeting the rigorous content requirements of a specific course, it may be our choice. Because textbooks are tools in teaching, they do not make up the entirety of the course. Our instructors are the key to much of our Biblical integration. They daily model their Love of God and His word and naturally impart this when teaching their subject matter. At Legacy, students are challenged and equipped to think Biblically and critically throughout every academic discipline.

The high school program partners with parents to monitor the independent schoolwork performed by their child by providing guidance if needed. By 11th and 12 grade, independent study skills and disciplined planning for completing homework assignments is increasingly necessary. Courses offered will mimic that of a junior college program where independent study, research skills, time-management, a strong work ethic, and self-discipline are essential. This is the time when students should hold primary responsibility for their schoolwork to facilitate ease of transition into college. High school students are also provided leadership opportunities through school wide programs.
*Individual course descriptions will be developed at a later time and posted here.

Junior High Courses:

English 7 & 8
History 7 & 8
Life Science 7
Physical Science 8
Pre-Algebra 7
Algebra 8
Bible 7 & 8
Fine Arts/Elective

**Minor changes may be made as Legacy continues to develop curriculum for the upcoming year.

High School Graduation Requirements:
Recommended Diploma Distinguished Diploma
English: 4 credits English: 4 credits
Math: 4 credits (incl Alg 1, 2 and Geometry, One additional credit) Math: 4 credits (including Alg 1, 2, Geom, Pre Calculus, One additional credit)
History : 3 credits History : 3 credits
Government: .5/ Economics .5 Government: .5/ Economics: .5
Science: 4 credits (Bio, Chem, Phys, One additional credit) Science: 4 credits (Bio, Chem, Phys, One additional credit)
Foreign Lang: 2 credits in same language Foreign Lang: 3 credits in same language
Bible: 2 credits Bible: 2 credits
Speech/Debate .5 credits Speech/Debate: .5 credits
Computer: 1 credit Computer: 1 credit
Physical Education: 1 credit Physical Education 1 credit
Electives: 3.5 credits Electives: 2 .5 credit
Total credits: 26 Total credits: 26

**Minor changes may be made as Legacy continues to develop curriculum for the upcoming year.

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