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Your Legacy Begins Here.

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Our Driving Force

Legacy Early College believes in the power of a group of individuals united by the same core values. These values guide what we do each and every day. At LEC, we believe that we are a family, a Lion PRIDE, and that all members of our family must adhere to these values so that we can all succeed.

  • Perseverance the ability to persist in doing something despite difficulty in achieving success
  • Respect an act of giving particular attention or consider worthy of high regard
  • Integrity adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty
  • Discipline ability to obey rules or a code of behavior
  • Excellence the quality of being outstanding

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Why We're Different

Early College

for High School Scholars

Our scholars are dual enrolled in college classes at area colleges.  These classes are held on our campus.  We offer 20 different college classes to our scholars in which they may earn up to 18 credit hours towards a college degree.

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To and Through

College

Every scholar is equipped with the tools to achieve this goal.  After high school graduation, our scholars are visited by our Alumni Director to ensure and assist in their college journey and even attend their college graduation.  We are here for you!

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We Teach to the

Whole Child

Our scholars learn through active participation in various studies.  We teach not only educational minds, but grow healthy minds through kinesthetic learning , emotional health, constructive self reflection,  and health education.

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Legacy's education model combines academic excellence, nutrition, and fitness. Legacy is a school of 80 percent mastery, serves only nutritious meals, and is the only public school in South Carolina to provide daily Physical Education for every scholar. Scholars are also taught core social, relationship, and emotional skills.

From Our Community

Legacy Voices

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“I’m glad I graduated Legacy because Legacy was able to give me the opportunity to go to college I wanted. They prepared me and made sure that I received the test scores my school required. They provided me a chance to experience real college classes which ultimately helped a lot when I went to college.”Ana Hernandez, Class of 2018

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“No school felt like home like Legacy did.  Legacy allowed me to grow and the teachers here are family.”

Mr. Rae Whitely, Legacy Early College Elementary School, 4th Grade ELA Teacher

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“I have been here since the 5th grade and I am currently a senior in high school graduating in May with a high school diploma with enough credits to be considered as a sophomore in college.”Zharia Anderson, class of 2020

“I’m glad I attended Legacy because it installed values and principles in me that has helped me be successful in life today, also develop relationships that will last forever.” Graduating in May 2020 from University of Detroit Mercy.

harrison curry, class of 2015

“You take these core values with you throughout life. Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Discipline, Excellence, it is something that you will need throughout life.”Ms. tadausa butler, middle school science

“As a Legacy Early College Alumni it was an honor to graduate from Legacy because their values they instill in their scholars and how it sets you up to be successful in college and the future. Also, the relationships I built with the faculty and my mentor.” shaniya kinard, class of 2018

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A Commitment to Wellness

Legacy Early College believes that for students to have the opportunity to achieve personal, academic, developmental and social success, we need to create positive, safe, health-promoting learning environments at every level, in every setting, throughout the school year, as well as summer programs.

Healthy Meals

Students at LEC have access to healthy foods throughout the school day.

Nutrition Education

Nutrition Education is implemented into our core curriculum.

Nut-Free School

We do not serve nor allow nuts of any kind on our campus.

Physical Activity Opportunities

We offer Physical Education to every scholar every day.

Health Education

Health Education assists our scholars to be their very best in and out of the classroom.

Staff Fitness

Staff adheres to being fit every day just as our scholars.

LEC Infrastructure

We are a family at Legacy, we are your village.