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About Us

Message from the Principal

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!

My passion for education and supporting the success of all scholars has been shaped over the last 24 years of my career; the last 8 of which have been here at Legacy. Legacy Early College is home, and where my heart lies. It is the perfect place to do the most important work in the world; equipping every scholar with a quality education.  As we embark on this year, we pledge that this will be a year of engaging, meaningful, and rigorous work in the classroom. Our highly-qualified staff of professional educators and support personnel, is committed to providing you with unyielding support. Our mission and belief is that all scholars will graduate from Legacy Early College, college bound. Our partnerships with Greenville Technical College and North Greenville University provide scholars with first-hand experience of exactly what it takes to excel in college, while enrolled in high school. So, it is no surprise, the Class of 2020 earned over six million dollars of scholarship money toward college.

We are eager and excited to begin what promises to be the best year yet. Our theme for this year is “Better Together.” We believe in the work that we do daily, and we know it will help us accomplish our mission and vision of seeing scholars to and through college graduation. We have integrated our programs, procedures, and policies into these student planners. Parents, please take time to review them with your scholar. This planner is an excellent tool for scholars to stay well-organized for success. We require all scholars to keep, and maintain their planners in good condition.  Again, welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! I look forward to having a long and rewarding relationship with you and your family. This will truly be a winning season for all!

LaCheryl Smith, Principal

Our highly-qualified staff of professional educators and support personnel, is committed to providing you with unyielding support. Our mission and belief is that all scholars will graduate from Legacy Early College, college bound.

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315+

Number of Scholars

33

Teachers

100%

College Acceptance

107

Dual Enrollment 

20

Number of College Classes Offered

About the High School Program

Academics is the first priority of every scholar enrolled at Legacy Early College High School.

Scholars are placed in demanding, rigorous academic courses.  South Carolina Academic Achievement Standards are used as a basis to develop curriculum frameworks and learning standards for each academic area.

All science, mathematics, language arts and history courses listed in the LECHS Curriculum Guide are offered to all scholars. A scholar’s program of study may include additional courses not offered at LECHS. Through a dual credit program, through North Greenville University and/or Greenville Technical College academic programs and courses may be identified as part of an individual scholar’s program of study. These college courses are most often taken in grades 11 and 12 as an alternative to high school-level academic courses at LECHS. Those who meet certain college requirements may begin taking college courses as early as the freshman year.

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Eligibility Guidelines for LEC High School Scholars Taking College Classes

GATEWAY TO SUCCESS PROGRAM

LECHS scholars must successfully pass the COMPASS placement test in one or more parts to be eligible to take college classes. SAT scores might also qualify

LECHS scholars must be proficient (80 or above) in all of their LEC classes and maintain a 3.0.

LECHS scholars must be proficient (C or above) in all of their GTC classes.

LECHS scholars must show other areas of responsibility. Indicators of responsibility include: initiative, determination, commitment, discipline, attendance, and grades.

Based on the above guidelines, scholars will be encouraged to take college classes. It is our sincere desire that all scholars have the opportunity to take college classes during their tenure at LECHS. It is at the discretion of LECHS, North Greenville University and Greenville Tech College to limit the number and type of courses allowed.

When scholars are in a college class, the rules of LECHS and the college's apply. This includes the LECHS dress code.

By state law, a student has 5 days to drop a semester class. If a LECHS scholar withdraws from a college class after the initial drop date, he/she will receive a W, will be required to pay LECHS for the textbook and will lose the opportunity to take college classes for one semester.

If a LECHS scholar earns a “D” in a college course, the scholar loses the opportunity to take any college courses for at least a semester and must retake the course at his/her own expense, pass the course, and meet the above guidelines.

If a LECHS scholar earns an “F” in a college course, the scholar loses the opportunity to take any college course for two semesters and must retake the course at his/her own expense, pass the college course and meet the above guidelines.

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