High School

2​017-2018 Message from the Principal

Dear Parents, Guardians and Legacy Team and Family,


Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! Last year, 100% of our seniors were accepted to
college achieving over $2,000,000 in scholarships. At Legacy Early College High School, we
never settle. We are continuously improving and pushing towards excellence embodying the
essence of Jim Collins’ “good is the enemy of great” quote.


As Legacy Lions, we believe in an education that values both academics and character. In order
to prepare our scholars to be competitive college applicants successful in the world beyond the
classroom, it is critical that they exercise healthy lifestyle choices, exhibit strong character and
leadership attributes, and excel academically. Our rigorous yet supportive high school program
is uniquely designed to accomplish such goals.


Our wellness program promotes the mental, physical, and socio-emotional learning of
all scholars. We recognize that this work is not easy, so our school structure and
programs have been redesigned with scholars in mind. Exercising for at least 30 minutes
a day, mindful moments, yoga, and advisory are just some programs that will allow
scholars to become more reflective and work on becoming better individuals as it
pertains to physical, mental, emotional and social health. Advisors, coaches, mentors,
teachers, and leaders will assist in this process, we simply ask that scholars come
prepared to work hard, be resilient, and remain focused as we continue this journey
to and through college. We encourage scholars to come with an open heart and open
mind so that they can fully benefit from the exceptional learning experience Legacy
Early College has to offer.


Our dedicated and caring team of teachers and faculty are committed to providing
scholars with engaging and personalized learning experiences through virtual learning
platforms, accelerated learning programs and other wrap-around services. Our teachers
are also committed to planning, preparing, and executing rigorous lessons that
challenge scholars to think critically and engage meaningfully in content.


LECHS is a mastery school which requires our scholars to achieve an 80% or higher in
order to earn credit in each course. Our unique Early College program allows scholars
the opportunity to participate in tuition-free college courses at Greenville Technical
College and North Greenville University upon maintaining a high GPA, consistently
exhibiting executive skills, and meeting standardized test requirements.


Legacy Early College High School will be known as a school of excellence where our
teachers, parents, and scholars work together to provide unwavering support for our
scholars. We believe this community of encouragement will ensure our scholars achieve
academic excellence, refined leadership skills and build lasting relationships preparing
them for a lifetime of fitness, wellness, college and career success. I am honored to serve the Legacy Early College High School team. Welcome, to what will be, our greatest year yet!


Onward and Upward,
Noemi Pavon, Principal


LECHS Facts and Highlights

    • Legacy Charter School opened in 2010 on the historic site of Parker High School
    • Mastery Learning with a grade of 80% or better to receive credit for classes
    • 17 to 1 Student-teacher ratio
    • Charter based on health and wellness and opportunities for enrollment in college classes.
    • School uniform for all students: White dress shirt and tie and khaki pants.
    • A relentless focus on developing in our students the 21st century skills and life/career characteristics of the Profile of South Carolina Graduate
    • Alumni coach assigned to facilitate the transition from high school to and through college for all graduates.
    • Each senior scholar is paired with a community mentor as a transition mentor for their senior year and entry into college.
    • Legacy is 1 of 20 schools in the nation designated as a national PBS school for School Reporting Labs in STEM.
    • 100% of Legacy graduating students have been accepted to college!

      Faculty

      • 3 Administration
      • 18 Teachers
      • 5 Support Staff
      • 66% of teachers with Master's Degree 

      Outstanding Features and Programs

       

      • All teaching and learning directed by TAP, The System for Teacher and Student Advancement
      •  Dual-credit Partnerships with Greenville Technical College and North Greenville University
      • Physical Education Curriculum collaboration with Furman University
      • Academic Intervention Plans
      • Academic Acceleration/Assistance Program
      • ACT and SAT preparation
      • Learning Lab
      • Student Led Conferences and Individual Graduation Plans
      • Senior Project requirement
      • Service Hours requirement
      • Career Development & Work Based Learning include activities such as:
      • o   Career Assessments, Career Day,
      • o   Experiential Learning trips and mini-College and Career Fairs
      • Lion Ambassadors represent the school at school and community functions.   
      • Lions of the Month Executive Skills Program
      • Freshman Summer Bridge program 
      • Daily Physical Education
      • Middle College National Consortium network
      • Exemplary Boys’ and Girls Varsity Basketball Programs
      • Extra-curricular activities include:

      o   Beta Club

      o   Spanish Club

      o   Cheerleading

      o   Cross Country

      o   Soccer

      o   Track