Our curriculum is primarily faith-based and where it is not, upper grade math and primary reading for example, care has been taken to ensure it is not in opposition to our Statement of Faith. We have focused on selecting curriculum that will provide our teachers with the most assistance possible in providing multiple options for differentiated instruction and learning readiness. We’ve also committed to finding student materials that are engaging and interesting. The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), Bob Jones University Press (BJU), Zoo-Phonics, Big Ideas Math, Institute for Excellence in Writing, Mystery Science, and Fundations are some of the companies we are using for our curriculum. A full list, per grade level, can be found on our website under the “Academics” tab.
Chapels are not held every week. When they are, they will generally be held on Friday mornings. Our commitment is for chapels to be engaging and provide age-appropriate experiences centered on the personal application of God’s Word. We want students to look forward to chapels so we are focused on providing a variety of different styles of chapels by individuals who will excite and challenge our students. We will only schedule chapels as we are able to secure qualified individuals to lead chapels with this criterion in mind. Every class does have a scheduled time daily for Bible lessons and prayer.
Every Friday that school is in session is dismissed at noon, and is structured differently than the other days of the week. Typically, the morning is comprised of some academic instruction, usually in math and language arts, various tests and quizzes, Bible or Chapel, as well as a time of “enrichment”. The goal for the “enrichment” portion is for teachers to provide a variety of fun, engaging, challenging, and organized activities that are either an extension of an academic topic, or instruction and enrichment in some form of the arts or music. Teachers also have the option to provide intentional, individualized and small group student assistance as needed.
As opportunities arise, teachers are encouraged to invite outside guests who are qualified and gifted to either speak to their class about a particular career or ministry they are involved in, or instruct their class on a variety of topics such as a foreign language, an area of the arts, specific crafts, etc. Field trips are also planned on Fridays as much as possible. Parent-Teacher conferences and teacher professional development days are scheduled in advance on appropriate Fridays when school is not in session. All of this allows for a more in-depth and intentional academic focus Monday through Thursday.
Students are not required to wear uniforms at Legacy Christian School. Our general guidelines reflect the overriding principles of modesty, school-appropriateness, cleanliness, moderation and safety. A specific dress code is described in our Parent/Student Handbook, which can be found on the school’s website under the “Resources” tab.
Personal electronic devices (i.e. cell phones, iPads, tablets, etc.) may be brought to school at the parents’ request. However, they are expected to be kept in the student’s backpack and not taken out for use unless in the presence of a school staff member. More information can be found in the Parent-Student Handbook.
Our student’s safety and security are of the utmost importance. All visitors are required to check in at the school office. A security camera system is installed with viewing monitors in the school office. Evacuation and emergency protocols are in place and practiced. School personnel are trained and certified in first aid and CPR. More information can be found in the Parent-Student Handbook.
We currently offer a variety of healthy lunch options twice a week. Predetermined menus from local fast-food restaurants are made available with advanced orders submitted to the school office.
While parents are not required to volunteer, we both value and need their involvement. There will be a number of opportunities to become involved such as assisting with the lunch program, on the playground, in the office, some classroom assistance, etc.
Legacy Christian School does not have bus service available. All transportation to and from school is the responsibility of parents. Carpooling with other parents is recommended and encouraged, but is not facilitated by the school.
School hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:30-2:30 and Fridays from 8:30-12:00.
School begins on Monday, August 29th, 2021 and ends June 2nd, 2022.
Yes, we’re happy to schedule a tour of our campus. Please call the school office to look at scheduling options. If you would like to meet and speak with a teacher, we recommend scheduling appointments as close to 3:00 as possible while teachers are still on campus. We are happy to do whatever we can to assist you in your decision-making process.
The school office is located in the classroom quad area on the Dairy Road side of the facility. School office hours are Mon-Thurs from 8:00-3:30 and Fri from 8:00-12:00. Summer office hours may vary but are generally from 9:00-4:00.
We strongly believe in an individual’s right to determine the best course of action for themselves and their family in regard to face coverings at school and COVID vaccinations. Therefore, we will continue to allow each individual parent/guardian and Legacy staff member to decide what is best for them and their family regarding face coverings at school and COVID vaccinations as long as we have the legal right as a private school to do so.
As you may or may not be aware, the state of CA is moving toward mandating COVID-19 vaccines for all school-age children once there is a “full” FDA approval of the vaccine for kids ages 5-15. Ultimately, we do not yet know if or when this potential mandate will impact us as a private school. Currently, there are still medical, personal, and religious exemptions allowed for COVID-19 vaccinations. Until or unless those exemptions are stripped away (which we are praying against), Legacy will accept those exemption requests. As long as we are legally able to do so as a private school, we will continue to allow for individual parent choice in regard to the COVID-19 vaccination for our students.
Our COVID-19 protocol incorporates individual quarantine guidelines for covid exposure and for those who test positive for COVID-19 that are informed by updated CDC guidelines. As COVID-19 information, guidelines, and mandates are fluid and can change over the course of time, our protocol will also be fluid and change accordingly over time. We currently do not know what any or all of this may eventually require of us as a private school. However, we consistently pray for God’s divine intervention so that our individual and religious rights and freedoms under our constitution continue to be upheld. We also receive regular legal updates and counsel in regard to potential changes on the horizon for student COVID vaccine mandates, the impacts affecting us as a private school, and the legal options available to us. We will continue to pray for God’s wisdom and guidance!