Legacy Academy primarily uses 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 daily for grades. Bible is taught using Bob Jones curriculum and supplemental materials as needed. Legacy Academy uses the New Living Translation 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 library 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.
Students in grades 3-5 receive instruction in the use of 21st century skills in the computer lab and in their clasrooms. These students also receive instruction in proper keyboarding techniques in order to maximize their typing effeciency. Students in grades 3-5 have access to Chomebooks (1:1) and are instucted and supported in the use of Google Classroom and the full array of Google for Educaion Suite tools.
Students in K-2 have access to iPads and a wide variety of teacher approved digital resources.
All 6th grade students have access to Chromebooks (1:1) and are instucted and supported in the use of Google Classroom and the full array of Google for Educaion Suite tools.
Students in grades 7-11 receive instruction in the use of 21st century skills in the computer lab and in their clasrooms. These students also have access to Chromebooks (1:1) during both English and Mathematics classes.
All students have access to iPads and a wide variety of teacher approved digital resources.
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 8th. 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 11th 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.
Legacy Academy holds students to high standards academically. In order to support the highly variable and individualized development of younger students, and in recognition that academic performance at the elementary level is significantly impacted by influences outside of an elementary student’s control, honor roll eligibility will begin in 6th grade and continue through the high school. Students in grades 6-11 who maintain consistent exemplary academic standards listed below will be recognized by inclusion in honor roll.
Students may not have any “D” or “F” grades in any subject to be eligible for honor roll.
Highest Honors 3.9-4.0 GPA
High Honors 3.5-3.89 GPA and no “C” grades
Honors 3.0-3.49 GPA with no more than 1 “C” grade
Students with more than one unexcused absence each quarter are ineligible for honor roll distinction.
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