Legacy Academy primarily uses the ABEKA and Bob Jones curriculum. Supplemental material is used as needed. We believe it is best to build a strong educational foundation while teaching the Bible. The curriculum integrates a Biblical foundation while providing a traditional education for students to learn necessary skills that are vital to further their education.
Legacy Academy is accredited with the Association of Christian Teachers and Schools (ACTS). ACTS provides educational standards which Legacy Academy is required to fulfill in order to provide a quality education for your child. Legacy Academy is required to undergo an annual review with ACTS to maintain our accreditation status.
Bible class is held in the classroom and is the first subject taught daily. Bible is taught using the ABEKA and Bob Jones curriculum and supplemental materials as needed. Legacy Academy uses the New King James Version of the Bible as the standard throughout all grades. Although teachers may use other versions to emphasize learning, it is important to have a standard version in classrooms for standardized class memorization and grading purposes.
The Creative Literacy class is designed to expand children’s knowledge of literature, vocabulary, literary works, genres and overall understanding of library skills and procedures. Student creativity is greatly encouraged through classroom discussion, assignments and activities. Students are also taught to filter and select books and other media through the lens of Scripture.
In Psalm 139:14 it states, “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” This scripture is incorporated to teach students to perform physical activities to the best of their ability. The instruction is also teaching them to rejoice in who God created them to be and to safeguard the body (temple) that God has blessed them with. P.E. is designed to develop skills in each student that provide a basis for future skills and patterns. Another goal is to provide a positive learning environment and stress the joy and rewards of physical activity. It is also designed to cultivate behaviors that can last a lifetime.
Technology is a great tool that we purpose to use on a frequent basis. We have a Computer Lab that houses 25 student computers and 1 administrator computer. Teachers also utilize an iPad SyncCart that has 25 iPads with teacher approved educational apps.
The Music class is designed for students to understand basic music theory and develop a love for music as we give praise and worship to God. Colossians 3:16 says, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” It focuses on the development of note-reading skills, aural skills, rhythmic patterns, intonation and tonality. Emphasis is placed on having a variety of musical experiences and learning foundational music skills to ultimately glorify God.
Legacy Academy is so proud of our student-led chapel services. Both of our campuses have chapel weekly on Friday's. Our Chapel Band students lead praise and worship using the talents God has given them. Our Chapel Class students use their creativity to plan fun and engaging chapel services for the student body.
The Legacy Academy Geography Bee is held annually. It’s a geography competition for students in grades 4th through 10th. We register and obtain the materials needed from National Geographic. The 1st Place winner is required to take a qualifying test to attend the State Geography Bee.
The Legacy Academy Spelling and Vocabulary Bee is an annual spelling and vocabulary competition derived from the Scripps National Spelling Bee. We register with them annually. Students in grades 1st through 8th compete in a Classroom Bee. The top two winners from the Classroom Bees move on and compete in the School-wide Spelling and Vocabulary Bee. The top two winners from the School-wide Bee compete in the Private and Parochial Bee. Winners of the Private and Parochial Bee would then follow the direction of Scripps National Spelling Bee.
The Legacy Academy Science Fair is an annual science project based competition. Students in grades 5th through 10th are given the opportunity to decide upon a compare/contrast Science project. They are equipped with a Science Fair packet that gives them step-by-step directions on how to successfully complete their project. Students enter their projects into the Science Fair to be judged on all the components listed within the packet. Each student receives a participation ribbon, and then winners are chosen from each predetermined category and given a ribbon based upon their winner level. We have been very fortunate to receive judges from Sandia Labs each year. Based on the requirements of the competition, winners may go on to compete at a higher level.
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PRINCIPAL'S HONOR ROLL
1st through 5th Grades: Each student must have a 95% or higher combined average in the following core subjects: Bible, English, Math, Science and History.
6th through 8th Grades: Each student must have a 95% or higher combined average in the following core subjects: Bible English, Math, Science and History. Additionally, all electives averaged together must equal a 95% or higher.
GOLD HONOR ROLL
1st through 5th Grades: Each student must have an 86% or higher combined average in the following core subjects: Bible, English, Math, Science and History.
6th through 10th Grades: Each student must have an 86% or higher combined average in the following core subjects: Bible English, Math, Science and History. Additionally, all electives averaged together must equal an 86% or higher.
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