Enrollment Lottery Date:
April 5th, 2013
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- College-Career Readiness
A charter school is a nonsectarian public school of choice that operates with freedom from many of the regulations that apply to traditional public schools. The "charter" establishing each such school is a performance contract detailing the school's mission, program, goals, scholar served, methods of assessment, and ways to measure success. As a public school option, Legacy Preparatory will provide a free-tuition school and will have open enrollment. It will receive funding from the state and therefore will be accountable to state policies and the charter itself.
8510 Military Parkway Dallas, TX 75227
790 Windbell Circle Mesquite, TX 75149
1515 Blake Drive Richardson, TX 75081
Legacy Preparatory opened in the fall of 2012 now serving students in grades K-7 to k-8 for the 2013 -2014 school year. Then, additional grades will be added progressively until all grades (K-12) are represented.
What will separate Legacy Preparatory from other schools? Legacy Preparatory pedagogy fits within the framework of Partnership for 21st Century Skills. Our K-5 grades will grow academically and socially in a college readiness atmosphere that will prepare each learner from day one to be a college-bound graduate. Our secondary students will learn from our project-based learning platform. LCPA is the only Charter in Texas to have the New Tech Network starting in grades 6-7.
A new instructional approach that engages learners.
Project-based learning (PBL) is at the heart of the instructional approach. PBL uses technology and inquiry to engage scholars with issues and questions that are relevant to their lives. In our classrooms, teachers design rigorous projects aligned to state and district standards and customize them to their location and the interests of scholars.
Scholars then will work in teams to acquire and apply knowledge and skills to solve problems. Legacy Preparatory’s approach to PBL fundamentally changes the role of the facilitator and scholar. Instead of traditional one instructor to many scholars, teachers become facilitators and coaches who guide students to take charge of their own learning, invent their own solutions and develop self-management techniques.We will invest deeply in the process through ongoing training and support to ensure all facilitators can become effective in this transformative approach to learning. Scholars will become active learners and doers who take responsibility to complete projects. They will develop the tools to handle long, complex tasks and manage their time. They will work in teams to create products such as presentations, designs, plays, short stories and prototypes. Scholars will acquire not only subject-matter knowledge, but also the skills they will need to thrive in college, career and life.
Our culture will empower scholars and facilitators. Trust, respect, responsibility and safety will be the hallmarks of the culture. At our school, scholars and facilitators alike will have exceptional ownership of school administration and the learning experience. Scholars will acquire a level of responsibility similar to what they would experience in a professional work environment. Working on projects and in teams, students will be accountable to their peers, while taking individual responsibility to get work done. In this trusted, respectful environment, scholars will decide how to allocate their time, team roles and how to collaborate. Scholars will also have a voice in campus leadership and policy. Facilitators will model a team-based collaborative approach. In addition to helping set school administration and policy, they will have flexibility to customize classrooms and projects to meet the individual needs of the scholar. Legacy Preparatory secondary will have fully applied technology that supports deep learning. Smart use of technology supports our innovative approaches to instruction and culture.
|All classrooms for grades 6-7 have a one-to-one computing ratio. With access to Web-enabled computers,every scholar becomes a self-directed learner who no longer needs to rely primarily on teachers or textbooks for knowledge and direction. A proprietary Web-based learning system called Echo will unify students’ learning experiences, enabling them to share projects online, collaborate, communicate, research and create new knowledge. With this learning platform, our schools are literally and figuratively networked together to share learnings, successful projects, blogs, resources and best practices with other NewTech Network schools around the nation. The system will provide a structure for teachers to confidently manage a new approach to learning, transforming themselves into project-based coach/facilitators.|