FAQs about Curriculum

What is the meaning of "back-to-basics"?

The focus of a back-to-basics education is on achieving mastery on the basic skills of reading, writing and math as the foundation for success in all areas of study.

How many instructional minutes are spent in each subject area?

You can find a complete chart of weekly instructional minutes per grade level at the back of the Parent/Student Handbook.

What is the Spalding Language Arts Program?

As a total language arts program, Spalding integrates direct instruction in listening, speaking, spelling, writing and reading. The Spalding mission is to develop skilled readers, critical listeners, accomplished speakers, spellers, writers and lifelong learners. A strong emphasis on grammar, both oral and written, is stressed at Legacy Traditional School.

What is the Saxon Math Program?

Legacy Traditional School utilizes the Saxon math program which includes the mastery and practical application of basic mathematical practices. Students will understand that mathematical problems have absolute answers and that precision, accuracy and fluency are required. The use of calculators to complete class work or homework occurs only when directed by the teacher. The mathematics basic facts program is taught to the mastery level using drill, repetition and memorization to achieve appropriate accuracy and speed.

What special area classes do you offer?

Special Area classes in grades K-6 include General Music, Physical Education, Library, Computers, Art and Spanish (Selected campuses also offer the Mozart Performing Arts Track, and the Momentum Physical Fitness Track). Electives in grades 7 and 8 may  include Computers I and II, Physical Education, Art 2D, Art 3D, Yearbook, Band, Orchestra, Choir, Music Appreciation, Musical Theatre I and II, Guitar, Piano, and Spanish I and II.

Are you accredited?

Yes, Legacy Traditional Schools is fully accredited through AdvancED, the nations largest educational community.

Do you offer foreign language?

Yes. Spanish is taught in grades 5 and 6, and is offered as an elective in grades 7 and 8.

What is the meaning of "accelerated learning"?

As an accelerated school system, Legacy Traditional School teaches Saxon Mathematics a full grade level above the students actual grade; e.g., a kindergarten student is taught using first grade curriculum.

Do you offer a Gifted Program?

The R.I.S.E. (Recognizing Individual Student Excellence) gifted program is open to students in grades 1-8 who meet eligibility requirements. The students are challenged to collaborate on specific goals involving critical thinking and problem solving activities through exploratory units that involve all disciplines across the curriculum and meet the needs of their particular areas of giftedness. Our gifted teachers focus on the Webbs Depth of Knowledge (DOK) Scale, which provides a frame of reference when considering how students engage with higher-level learning content. DOK offers a common language to understand rigor, or cognitive demand, in assessments, as well as curricular units, lessons and tasks.

Do you offer Special Education?

Yes, we provide Special Education according to each students Individualized Education Plan (IEP).

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