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SOARING HIGHER: THE LEGACY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY STRATEGIC PLAN


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DEAR LCA COMMUNITY: I am pleased to present you Soaring Higher: The Legacy Christian Academy Strategic Plan. This plan is the product of a year-long process in which parents, students, alumni, teachers, trustees, and administrators helped us identify the critical issues and challenges facing the school. It is truly the conglomeration of the ideas, perspectives, and dreams expressed by a cross-section of all school constituencies. The plan contains five Strategic Priorities that describe our goals in the following areas: 1) Student Development, 2) Faculty/Staff Development, 3) Curriculum and Program Development, 4) Campus and Facilities, and 5) Institutional Advancement. Supporting each of these strategic priorities are 18 Key Initiatives that prescribe actions that will help us achieve our goals. The plan is intended to serve as a blueprint for building a better school. It will provide “marching orders” to the Board of Trustees, the administration, and the faculty in our quest to build a more excellent Christian school. It will help school leaders determine where to invest our resources of time and money. Following this plan will move us toward our vision to become “the school of choice for committed Christian families in North Texas who desire the best Christ-centered education for their children.” I wish to thank everyone who participated in the planning process. It is estimated that over 700 people had a hand in shaping the plan, either by serving on a task force, participating in a focus group, or completing one of the value narrative surveys. As we prepare to launch these key initiatives over the next few years, we welcome your ideas and suggestions. If you would like to invest your time, talent, or treasure to help us achieve our goals, please don’t hesitate to contact me or one of our administrators who oversee a particular program. Together, we can build a school that reflects the glory of God and serves as an educational lighthouse for our community, our nation, and our world. Onward and Upward, Bill McGee Head of School

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MISSION VISION & CORE VALUES

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MISSION: Legacy Christian Academy develops strong leaders with biblical convictions who are equipped to succeed in college and beyond. We accomplish this mission through a balanced approach that honors and upholds:

> Challenging academics > Robust fine arts > Competitive athletics > Positive mentoring relationships > Covenant partnerships with Christian families

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VISION: Legacy Christian Academy will be the school of choice for committed Christian families in North Texas who desire the best Christ-centered education for their children.


CORE VALUES: Legacy Christian Academy affirms these essential beliefs and strives to honor and uphold them in all aspects of school life.

PURSUIT OF TRUTH We affirm “all truth is God’s truth” through a liberal arts education that fosters a love for learning and a desire for wisdom. (John 8:32: and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free)

PRIMACY OF SCRIPTURE We teach all subjects from a biblical worldview, and we apply the truth and authority of biblical principles in all situations. (2 Timothy 3:16-17: All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.)

IMAGO DEI We respect all people as individuals created in the image of God, and we celebrate the diversity of gifts and callings. (Genesis 1:26: Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.)


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COVENANT RELATIONSHIPS We build relationships that foster mutual support, respect, and a commitment to promote the welfare of others. (Philippians 2:3-4: Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.)

DISCIPLESHIP We, as Christ-followers, are committed to a life of virtue and acting as agents in God’s plan of restoration. (Matthew 16:24: Then Jesus told his disciples, if anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.)

SERVANT-LEADERSHIP We provide opportunities to serve one another, our community, and our world. (Matthew 20:26-28: But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave, even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.)

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STRATEGIC PRIORITIES:


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Goal 1

STUDENT DEVELOPMENT Legacy Christian Academy will provide opportunities for all students to discover their identity and security in Christ, acknowledge their worth as Image-bearers, and pursue a life of virtue that honors God, fulfilling His divine plan for them.

Key Initiatives: 1.1 Foster LCA as a community that welcomes and honors Christian families from all backgrounds.

1.2 Develop an intentional, age-appropriate and ongoing parent education program that equips and empowers parents to partner with the school to be counter-cultural.

1.3 Challenge and encourage students to move from being “hearers of the word” to “doers of the word.”

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Goal 2

FACULTY AND STAFF DEVELOPMENT Legacy Christian Academy will seek, retain, and develop passionate Christ-followers who possess a growth mindset, a servant’s heart, and a biblical worldview. All employees will embrace and embody Legacy’s mission and core values.

Key Initiatives: 2.1 Establish a professional development institute that prepares all faculty at all levels to understand their roles as mentors and disciple-makers, to utilize appropriate technological resources, and to effectively teach from a biblical worldview.

2.2 Ensure that all new employees are properly oriented and understand the general and specific requirements of working at LCA.

2.3 Develop a comprehensive evaluation program for all faculty/ staff that measures how well employees are embodying and embracing the school’s mission and core values.

2.4 Develop a recruiting plan that will give the school a competitive advantage in attracting and retaining missionappropriate personnel.


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CURRICULUM AND PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT Legacy Christian Academy will design curriculum and offer programs that develop the 21st century skills of character, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. Students will be challenged to go deeper in their learning by truly mastering content and applying new information to real-world situations. Emphasis will be on student engagement and reflection, thereby building a sense of ownership and purpose for learning.

Key Initiatives: 3.1 Develop a philosophy of and policies for student assessment and reporting that align with the school’s mission and core values.

3.2 Research and develop curricular and enrichment programs that meet the differentiated needs of our students and that empower them to realize their God-given potential.

3.3 Develop a life-skills curriculum that equips students with effective study skills and prepares them to be good stewards of their time and money.

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“Together, we can build a school that reflects the glory of God and serves as an educational lighthouse for our community, our nation, and our world.�


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Goal 4

CAMPUS AND FACILITIES Legacy Christian Academy’s campus and facilities will provide a safe and warm learning environment reflecting the excellence of our Christ-centered teaching and programs, ensuring the highest standards of performance and competition, while anticipating future facility needs driven by enrollment and programmatic goals.

Key Initiatives: 4.1 Re-affirm current enrollment capacities given existing facilities, daily scheduling needs, and active programs.

4.2 Complete a campus master plan that addresses current and future needs, giving specific attention to identified campus priorities, i.e., South Campus renovation, athletic facilities, parking, security.

4.3 Explore future academic and programmatic plans, needs, and requests, designating alignment with mission, priority, and impact on the campus.


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Goal 5

INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT Legacy Christian Academy will create and implement a comprehensive development program to address emerging and ongoing capital and programmatic needs and enhancements, establish and grow an endowment to secure the future, and build and sustain a robust Annual Fund that fosters unrestricted support of the school’s operations. Uniting, informing, and involving parents, alumni and friends will strengthen the school through their advocacy, association, and philanthropic support – furthering the mission of our institution as we seek to further the Kingdom of God.

Key Initiatives: 5.1 Conduct a comprehensive advancement assessment that will provide a blueprint for building the most effective development office possible.

5.2 Establish programs that cultivate and enhance a strong culture of philanthropy.

5.3 Embark on an initiative to build an endowment fund that will secure the financial future of the school.

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SOARING HIGHER:

Planning COMMITTEES Advancement

Faculty/Staff Development

Curriculum and Programs

Chair: Tom Stockton Mike Barber Brett Bingham Brad Brenneman Deanna Carpenter Ingrid Healy Tuan Le Gene Potts

Chair: George Crumley

Chair: Patrick Droesch Leslie Bales Jami Bicknell Doug Branch Kim Butler George Crumley Lisa Embry Chris Keyes Tiffany McCollum Kerri Rhodes Daniel Townsley

Karin Proctor

Student Development Chair: Dorothy Smith Megan Hanna Celeste Cordon Heather Davis Andrew Embry Glenn Dibley Lisa Liberis Toni Margolis Joey Roach Scott Smith Lana Snear Jena Snyder Rob Wechsler

Rob Armstrong Andrea Brown Erin Clayton Robert Copple Cheryl Guthmann Becky Lockwood Kevin Mosley Daniel Townsley

Campus Development Chair: Joe Widner

Current Parent Focus Group

Brett Bingham

Mike Barber Andrea Brown Erin Clayton Heather Davis Robb Early Lisa Huchinson Tuan Le Toni Margolis Brian Proctor Brad Struck Joe Widner Jacob Yohannan

Jonathan Booth Brad Brenneman Glenn Dibley Lynn Dupree Bill Dyer Adam Housley Cole Johnson Kevin Mosley Jorge Uribe Trey Williford

Strategic Plan Implementation Implementation of the initiatives contained in this plan is subject to revision by the Board of Trustees and is contingent on the availability of funds.


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Soaring Higher: The Legacy Christian Academy Strategic Plan  

The plan contains five Strategic Priorities that describe our goals in the following areas: 1) Student Development, 2) Faculty/Staff Develop...

Soaring Higher: The Legacy Christian Academy Strategic Plan  

The plan contains five Strategic Priorities that describe our goals in the following areas: 1) Student Development, 2) Faculty/Staff Develop...