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LCA Educational Program
Executive Summary

LCA provides a dual-enrollment public charter high school (grades 9–12) in York County, SC with an academic, athletic, and guidance program that helps interested students be college-eligible when they graduate with up to 60 hours of transferable college credits. The small, rigorous, and innovative dual-enrollment program is attractive and provides an alternative to the curriculum in the neighboring schools. LCA’s design reflects best practices found in increasingly robust research literature on school reform. LCA assists its seniors in continuing their education by seeking admission to two- and four-year institutions, and promotes interested student athletes to obtain collegiate athletics offers.

Whole School Educational Plan

Legion engages students in rigorous, in-depth academic work requiring intellectual inquiry, creativity, and critical thinking. LCA utilizes differentiated teaching strategies to include lecture, hands-on activities, and project based learning. Our administrators believe the most effective teaching strategy is to stop compartmentalizing education. All teachers work with students in reading, writing, and math in all their required courses. The teachers work together to address deficiencies as a school and support one another in resolving issues.

School Structure

The school opened in Fall 2019 with grades 9-12. LCA provides a variety of scheduling options on a “split” schedule. Students either attend classes in the morning or afternoon, which allows them to participate in athletics and/or extracurricular activities, hold gainful employment, or tend to family responsibilities in the non-classroom session of the day. In traditional high schools, athletes regularly end their school/practice day at 5:00 p.m. or later. The uniqueness of our model allows student athletes to finish practice earlier and have more time at home. The split session allows LCA 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.


LCA will reflect the diversity of the York County and invites students from all over the state of SC to apply.

Educational Management Organization

Legion Collegiate Academy works in partnership with Pinnacle Charter School Management Group, LLC, Education Management Organization (EMO).

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Nondiscrimination Policies

LCA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, or immigrant status in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.