Legion Collegiate Academy Education Program
It is the mission of Legion Collegiate Academy to serve high school students, in a small, safe, family-centered setting, who seek the opportunity and challenge of a rigorous curriculum, high academic standards, and elite athletics while earning up to two years of college credit during high school.
LCA Vision Statement
- Graduate as responsible and contributing citizens.
- Graduate with a high school diploma and transferable dual-enrollment credits of up to 60 transferable hours.
- Graduate already immersed in the culture of college and therefore ready
- Be provided the necessary coaching and skill development to be successful beyond high school.
- Develop into leaders through athletic competition and service-learning.
- Attain educational, personal, and career-awareness skills in smaller (1:25 or lower) classes.
- Benefit from a multi-ethnic community in which parents, business partners, administrators, students, and staff work together to create a holistic environment where everyone can learn and respect one another.
- Acquire an education through innovative techniques to enhance lifelong learning through technology and varied instructional strategies.
Hours of Instruction
LCA students will receive 165 hours of instruction per course (credit), plus needed interventions.
LCA’s academic and sports programs will nurture integrity, pride, loyalty, and character while building school spirit. In addition, students will graduate from LCA, not only academically prepared for college study, but also with college credits in place that put them closer to achieving the four-year degree while engaging in athletics in college.
All teachers will work with students to address reading, writing, and math in all their courses. Reading and writing are not solely the English department’s responsibility, just as math deficiencies are not just addressed in math classes. Teachers will work together to address deficiencies as a school and support one another in addressing issues. In addition, project-based learning during the middle years will combine standards from every discipline including public speaking, which will help students understand why learning is vital to success in the 21st century.
LCA will provide a variety of scheduling options on a “split” schedule (morning or afternoon sessions). Students attend classes in the morning or afternoon, which allows them to participate in athletics and/or extra-curricular activities, hold gainful employment, or attending to responsibilities in the non-classroom part of the day. In traditional high schools, athletes regularly end their school/practice day at 5 p.m. or later. The uniqueness of our model is that it allows student athletes to finish practice earlier, which means they have more time at home for family and studies.
The split session model allows for more flexibility financially through facility and human resource savings. Due to the model and the fact that students will be placed by readiness and ability, dividing students by class is not optimal.