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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

 

What are the school hours?
Student drop off        8:00 - 8:15
School day                  8:15 - 3:30
 
Does Legacy have before and after school care?
Before school care starts at 7:30
After school care runs from 3:30 to 5:30.
 
How many students are enrolled at Legacy?
During the 2020-21 school year, we have 61 students enrolled K-4.
 
How many students are in each class?
Our maximum class size is 16 students.
During the 2020-21 school year our average class size is 12.2 students
 
Is Legacy Academy accredited?
Legacy Academy is a member of the Association of Classical Christian Schools (ACCS).  Legacy will seek accreditation through the ACCS when we are eligible to apply.  The ACCS limits accreditation to K-12 school districts or K-10 schools with a plan for the completion of 12th grade. 
 
Is Legacy associated with a particular church or denomination?
Legacy was formed under the direction of the First Baptist Church of Branson.  However, Legacy is a non-denominational Christian school. At this time our families attend 13 different churches throughout the Branson community.
 
Do you have to be a Christian to attend Legacy?
Legacy operates on the covenant-model of Christian school admission, meaning that at least one parent of each family is an active, professing Christian, involved in a local church. Partnership with parents is central to Legacy’s mission statement, providing students with a consistent commitment to the truth of Scripture whether they are at home or at school.
 
Do you have to attend a church to enroll at Legacy?
Scripture instructs believers to be in regular fellowship with other believers (Hebrews 10:25).
 
At what age can a child begin attending Legacy Academy?
Students must be 5 years old by August 31st to be eligible for kindergarten.
 
Does Legacy offer tuition assistance?
Legacy offers limited financial aid.  Financial assistance applications are submitted online under the Admissions tab.
 
Do you have chapel?
Legacy students currently attend chapel on the first Wednesday of each month.  During the 2021-22 school year we are tentatively planning to hold a Chapel service on a weekly basis.   
 
I am interested in enrolling a student who has never studied Latin. How do you help prepare students to join their grade in Latin?
Legacy starts Latin in the 2nd grade.  Parents can purchase an independent program of study through Memoria Press which can be completed during the summer to help prepare transfer students.
 
What high school sports and extra-curricular activities will Legacy offer?
Legacy will have a high school athletics program.  The specific programs which will be offered is undecided at this time, but will likely include volleyball, basketball, cross-country, track and field, and golf.
 
Legacy will also have theater, vocal music and art programs. 
 
Do Legacy students wear uniforms?
No, but we are planning to implement a uniform policy very soon.
 
Does Legacy offer Physical Education, Music, and Art?
Yes, beginning in kindergarten, our students have "specials" once a week.
 
What is Legacy’s technology use policy?                                                                                                                                             
Legacy is a low-tech school by design.  The effective implementation of comprehensive classical curriculum does not require the use of technology.  Additionally, there are significant concerns related to the overuse of technology by children.  The danger of excessive screen time is compounded by concerns over the type of content children are exposed to and the constant social disconnection that comes with it.
 

Legacy will only use technology for a clearly designed purpose and for a set amount of time.  The primary use of technology will be for research in the upper high school grades.