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Sharpening Minds Shepherding Hearts


Getting to Know

legacy If you’re a parent, you know that today’s educational opportunities are as varied as they are complex. You also know that, more than ever, the choices you make for your child today will directly impact their “tomorrow.” That’s why we’ve created this book – to share with you the unique and exciting ways we work to build better futures.

Mission Statement Legacy Christian Academy is committed to providing a comprehensive, rigorous and well-rounded

college-preparatory education within a

Christian, family-oriented and loving environment.


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you’ll find them entering AP and

Honors classes and leading the way in high school and college, in their community and for their country. “Tomorrow” will be here before you know it. Legacy Christian Academy is ready to help your family make it bright.

Open my eyes, that I may behold wonderful things from Your Law. ~ Psalm 119:18

We’re Honored to be Voted SCV’s Best Legacy Christian Academy has been named Santa Clarita’s “Best Christian School” and “Best Private School” for over a decade.


The Place to

Build a Strong

Our core academic curriculum, taught with a Christian worldview, is a comprehensive program that places intense emphasis on language arts, mathematics, science and technology. Advanced college-preparatory skills and concepts are infused into each lesson, giving Legacy students a strong foundation that will support academic achievement today and tomorrow.

Test Scores Legacy students consistently score in the 91st percentile and above on the nationally-stardardized SAT-10 test in Math, Reading and Language.


Academic and Spiritual

Foundation At Legacy, students are engaged in preparation for the careers of the 21st century. Even our youngest students gain competency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Final Cut Pro, Adobe and more. By sixth grade, Legacy boys and girls are capable of building a computer from its components. Classes in computer animation, drafting and digital filmmaking inspire creativity and develop marketable skills. Legacy students learn Spanish, as well as the language of business – Mandarin Chinese – to best prepare for careers of the future.

Classroom Technology In addition to Smart Boards and Elmo Document Cameras, each Legacy classroom is outfitted with a class set of netbooks or Mac laptop computers to promote ongoing usage of technology for all kindergarten through eighth-grade students.


Encourage your Child’s

When you visit Legacy Christian Academy, you’ll note first-hand the influence that science can have on kindergarten through eighth-grade students. You’ll see their eyes dance when a chemical-reaction experiment surprises and their pride when a hypothesis they’ve constructed proves true.


N  atural Curiosity Legacy is a NASA Explorer School, which means we’re provided access to NASA’s people, research, missions and facilities through the space organization. Legacy students learn valuable science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts while absorbing first-hand accounts of how these abstract ideas impact real-world discoveries, missions and problems. What might be even more important, though, is that they’re learning to love science.

A Launching Pad for Young Minds Legacy students begin their path towards scientific discovery in kindergarten with a full-time science teacher and hands-on experience in our well-equipped, spacious laboratory.


Character Education

is woven into the Fabric of our School

Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom. ~ James 3:13


To be a Legacy student is to be a child who honors God and respects parents, peers, school staff – and themselves. Each month, the Legacy community identifies a character trait on which to focus. It is role-played in the classroom, woven into community projects and reinforced via coursework. Here, kindness and integrity are not just preached – they are practiced.

“Heartwork” Partnering with Parents Once a month, in lieu of homework, students and parents work closely together to complete a “Heartwork” assignment that corresponds with the “Character Trait of the Month.” This partnership builds consistency in a child’s moral development. WORK

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Planting the Seeds for a Meaningful Relationship with Christ

By starting our school day with Bible lessons and prayer, we glorify God and provide a welcome reminder that the Lord calls us to “prove ourselves doers of the Word, and not merely hearers…” (James 1:22). Each Friday, the Legacy family gathers to worship together at Chapel. Dynamic speakers, uplifting songs and messages of faith unify our community as servants of Christ.


The Legacy Philosophy We endeavor to encourage students to channel their gifts as well as to recognize where they come from; to use them to achieve greatness; and to never squander a God-given opportunity, but rather to heed the admonition of the apostle Paul:

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. ~ Colossians 3: 23 & 24

Bible Instruction and Chapel Small-group study led by Legacy’s trained seminary instructor teaches a comprehensive view of Scripture through formal Bible lessons and Gospel presentations. Chapel is an opportunity for our students, staff and families to hear God’s Word preached by gifted pastors. We begin each chapel by singing worship songs led by our outstanding chapel band. Other highlights of chapel include multimedia productions and student recognition.


Legacy’s

SMALL CLASS

A Customized Learning Experience Small-group lessons led by highly-skilled and qualified teachers are one of the cornerstones of a

Legacy Christian Academy education.

With two teachers in every elementary classroom, and a teacher-to-student ratio of 1:13, Legacy children benefit from more one-on-one time with their teachers, while our faculty is afforded the ability to create customized and differentiated learning opportunities for each student.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. ~ Proverbs 9:10


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DEDICATED TEACHERS who Ignite a Passion for Learning

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy. ~ James 3:17

Our teachers bring more than a Christian worldview and prestigious degrees to the classroom. Each one of our faculty members has been carefully selected because of their passion for teaching and their demonstrated ability to share their own lifelong love of learning with our students.


Legacy provides ongoing faculty training in proven pedagogical “best practices� to empower our teachers to provide the most exemplary education experience to our students. Many faculty members have served the Legacy community for more than a decade. Our dedicated community of teachers is a warm, engaging group of professionals who will guide your child towards academic success, critical-thinking prowess, confidence in character and a deeper relationship with the Lord.


Art, Music and Drama Programs Provide

Inspiring

Legacy’s well-stocked art studio vibrates with creativity. Here, students study the techniques and styles of master artists under the tutelage of a professional art instructor – then try them out in their own creations. Clay pieces – crafted, fired in our kiln and painted by Legacy students – serve as décor. Just steps away you’ll find our new drama stage, complete with today’s most impressive light and sound technology. Quality sets and costumes add a dose of realism to Legacy’s plays and productions.


Opportunities

for self-expression

You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. ~ Isaiah 55:12

What’s that sound? It’s our students learning to read, write and perform melodic and rhythmic notations. By the fifth grade, they’ll be writing and performing their own original songs and compositions.


The Hearts of

Champions

As a founding member of the Santa Clarita Athletic Independent League (SCAIL), Legacy boys and girls have the opportunity to build school identity, pride and cohesion on and off the field. Peers, parents and faculty share the thrill of victory with our championship-winning student athletes. Our flag-football, basketball, soccer, golf, volleyball, softball and baseball players in grades second through eighth thrive in the competitive, friendly environment. In addition to the after-school sports teams offered at Legacy, the school has a dynamic intramural league where students compete against their schoolmates in flag-football, basketball and soccer during their lunch break. The intramural sports program is a wonderful opportunity for students to step out and try something new in a positive, safe and encouraging setting.


Building more than Strong Bodies Legacy student athletes build character while developing a first-hand understanding of teamwork, sportsman-like behavior, respect and sacrifice.


Hearts for God and

Leadership


through Service We are committed to fostering compassion, awareness and responsible citizenship in the next generation of leaders. Legacy’s missionary and service works are best exemplified through our sister campus on the African continent. Legacy Uganda was built because of the generous investments of our students’ and families’ time, talent and gifts. Today you’ll find Legacy students corresponding with, and praying for, their Legacy Uganda peers. Many also complete chores at home so that they can donate their earnings to fund school supply and book purchases.

Even a child is known by his actions, by whether his conduct is pure and right. ~ Proverbs 20:11

Martha Nannono

Legacy Uganda Student


At Legacy,

All are Welcome Beacon Program for Charter, PSP and Homeschool Families Legacy provides an on-campus Friday program that allows outside students to participate in classes in science, Spanish, writing, mathematics, computers and drama - all taught by the exceptional Legacy staff.


By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. ~ John 13:35

Our Inclusive Admissions Policy Legacy is committed to sharing God’s Word with all of our students through a distinctly Christian college-preparatory education. We are not affiliated with any specific church or denomination. We welcome students and families of any race, color, creed, religion or national/ethnic origin. Our open admissions policy reflects our desire for an inclusive, diverse, multicultural school.


Friendships and


Memories

to Last a Lifetime

At Legacy, beautiful bonds and friendships that last a lifetime are forged on our campus. Here are just a few of the activities that our school community enjoys throughout the year. VIP (Grandparents’) Day

Family Science Night

Father/Daughter Dance

Legacy Gala

Read Across America

Ice Cream Social/Meet Your Teacher Night

Associated Student Body (ASB)

Talent Show

Family Science Night

Family Art Night

Clubs

Middle School Spiritual Life Retreat

Father/Son Camp Out

Fall Festival

Field Trips

Mother’s Day Brunch

Mother/Daughter Tea

Snow Day

Overnight Trips for 4th - 8th Grades

Thanksgiving Feast

Award Ceremonies

Light the Night Community Service Event

Valentine’s Exchange

Christmas Musicals K - 6th

How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked... but his delight is in the law of the Lord. ~ Psalm 1:1-2


Get to Know

our Campus

Legacy Christian Academy’s 2.8-acre campus is conveniently located in the heart of Valencia. Our safe, family-friendly campus lies adjacent to the natural wonderment of the San Francisquito Creek Bed and a tennis/aquatics center used for Legacy’s physical education courses. Our 32,000-square-foot facility houses a dedicated computer lab, well-appointed music room, fully-stocked art room, state-of-the-art science lab, multi-purpose room with a drama stage, extensive library and more.


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Legacy Christian Academy Approximate Enrollment 410 students K-8 75 Beacon Students Gender Breakdown 55% Female 45% Male Class Size Teacher to Student Ratio 1:13 SAT-10 Test Scores Math 93rd Percentile Nationally Reading 90th Percentile Nationally Language 92nd Percentile Nationally Accreditation Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC) Foreign Languages Spanish, Mandarin Chinese Enrichment Chess, Culinary Arts, Digital Photography, Video & Film, Guitar, Violin, Architecture, Dance, Self-defense, Mad Science, Fashion Athletics Founding Member of Santa Clarita Athletic Independent League (SCAIL) Offering League and/or Intramural Play in: flag-football, basketball, soccer, golf, volleyball, softball and baseball Tuition Please Refer to our Website for Current Tuition Rates www.legacy-christian.com


Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe. ~ 1 Timothy 4:12


Preparing Students for

Future Success

in School and Life

Legacy’s accelerated college-preparatory education begins in kindergarten through age-appropriate activities, lessons and experiences. By instilling a deep intellectual curiosity; excellent study habits; strong Christian character; remarkable criticalthinking abilities; a passion for art and music; foreign language fluency; teamwork through competitive sports and fitness; public speaking competence and essential technological skills when children are young, we build a solid foundation for their future success in high school, college and beyond. Our middle school counseling team works to ensure that Legacy students are properly placed in high-school classes that address their advanced academic skills. Our students excel in Honors, AP and university courses.

Graduates of Legacy Christian Academy are: Lifelong Learners | Excellent Examples Accelerated Achievers | Dedicated Doers


Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. ~ Proverbs 22:6

Our graduates attend prestigious high schools like Oaks Christian, Chaminade and Harvard Westlake, though many parents choose to take advantage of Santa Clarita’s public school Honors and AP classes. After high school graduation, Legacy students have demonstrated their success as learners and thinkers at universities including:


join the Legacy Christian Academy

community

We invite you to experience Legacy for yourself. Personalized campus tours are available year round, though we encourage you to plan on touring during the school year so that you have an opportunity to observe classroom practices and meet our wonderful students and teachers. Admission Process Step 1 Schedule a Tour Step 2 Fill Out an Interest List Form Step 3 Complete Academic Assessment with Curriculum Director. Admission is Based on Openings and Selection Process Step 4 Complete Application; Submit Tuition Deposit and Registration Fees tour today Your tour will last approximately 90 minutes and will include a walk-through of our beautiful facility, a personalized office visit with an administrator and drop-ins of classes in session. To schedule your tour, please contact our school office at 661.257.7377 • www.Legacy-Christian.com

Legacy Christian Academy At A Glance  
Legacy Christian Academy At A Glance  

This pamphlet gives readers an inside look into Legacy Christian Academy (Santa Clarita, CA).

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