Who We Are
Who is Legacy Traditional School?
Legacy is a caring, committed community of hearts and minds. Legacy is educators: caring, knowledgeable and highly effective educators. Legacy is parents: supportive, involved and loving parents. Most of all, Legacy is students: motivated, high-achieving and kindhearted students. Legacy Traditional School is a collaborative partnership among students, parents and exceptional educators, along with extraordinary support staff in every department all committed to excellence in academics and in the qualities that make compassionate, responsible citizens. For three consecutive years, our district made up of over 10,000 K-8 students at eight state-of-the-art campuses has earned an “A” ranking from the Arizona Department of Education thanks to our high achieving students who consistently score higher than their peers statewide on standardized?tests. As of February 2014, Legacy Traditional School also is fully accredited by AdvancED, the worlds largest educational community. This achievement means that, in the future, our students will experience greater ease in transferring credits from one school to another, and gain greater access to federal loans, scholarships, postsecondary education and military programs that require students receive their education from accredited institutions. Currently, there are only ten other school systems in Arizona with this mark of achievement. Legacy Traditional School proven, accelerated, academic model focuses on the basics of reading, writing and math along with science, social studies, computers and art. Mastery of the basics is the foundation of a successful future. This is why the Spalding Method of Spelling, Writing and Reading and Saxon Math are the cornerstones of our curriculum. In addition, Legacy Traditional School offers two specialized programs exclusive to our district: the Momentum Fitness Program and the Mozart Performing Arts Program. The Mozart Performing Arts Program available at the Gilbert, Chandler, Casa Grande, Queen Creek and Surprise campuses offer students in grades 3-6 piano lab, instrumental music, music theory and history, and choral music. The Momentum Fitness Program at the Gilbert, Casa Grande, Queen Creek, Surprise and Chandler campuses emphasizes fitness, nutrition and wellness education. Beyond academic excellence, Legacy Traditional School stands for responsible citizenship and a sincere appreciation of the opportunities our nation affords its citizens. Our enforced uniform dress code supports our focus on academics and reflects our encouragement of students to take pride in themselves in all that they do.
Why do we love Legacy? Because Legacy loves us!L. Harris