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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


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

Ingrid Cortes sitting with her college diploma, Class of 2015

“Legacy has been more than just a school to me. I was blessed with amazing teachers who guided me into the path of college. I graduated college in 2020 with a Bachelors in Education and two minors. Now, I have the great opportunity to give back to the Legacy community by teaching young scholars in Legacy Middle School.”

Daniela Cortes, class of 2015

scholar smiling

“College to me means: 
Breaking a family curse and showing my younger siblings, cousins and friends that there’s more to life than just where you are now.” Allyssa D., Class of 2023

Zoe Brewer in her high school uniform

“I surround myself with overachievers. We have good work ethic. We always help each other out, even if we’re not taking the same classes…. With it being a more difficult school, I got more disciplined. I think being here set that standard for me to always get my work done, no matter what.”Zoe B., Class of 2024

Jayden Williams Class of 2020

"My favorite thing about Legacy is the community here. The teachers not only get to know you, but they know you personally!"Jayden Williams,  Class of 2020

Ana Hernandez

“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

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

harrison curry, class of 2015

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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 campuses.

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.