Exceptional Classroom Instruction
What will your child's legacy be? At Legacy Christian Academy, it's the promise of exceptional classroom instruction and an unparalleled educational experience that will last a lifetime - and beyond.
The key to a quality program is a skilled, creative, resourceful and perceptive staff. The teachers at Legacy are highly trained, carefully selected and committed to Christ. They possess the experience and professional credentials to provide the best academic program for students. Our small classroom size and excellent teacher/student ratios allow teachers to establish supportive relationships with all students.
All teachers participate in a series of training workshops. These workshops include:
- Depth & Complexity Icons
- Christian Worldview for Teachers
- Step-Up to Writing
- Differentiating the Curriculum for High Achievement
- Positive Reinforcement
- Character Training
- Shepherding a Child's Heart
- Technology Training (Smartboards, Elmo, Netbooks, etc.)
- Parent Communication
- First Aid & CPR
- Additional classroom training regarding effective teaching tchniques in reading, math andvarious disciplines
Each classroom at Legacy not only has a high qualified teacher, but also a trained assistant teacher. The role of the assistant in the classroom is primarily instructional, not clerical. Assistant teachers work with small groups to reinforce skills introduced by the teacher. The majority of our assistant teachers also hold California Multiple Subject Teaching Credentials. The teacher-to-student ratio in the classroom is 1 to 13 or better.
Legacy emphasizes the acquisition of basic skills within small instructional groups. Students are placed in reading and math groups based on their ability and instructional levels. They participate in teacher-directed lessons, follow-up assignments, and a variety of application activities. Spelling, phonics, and language skills are reinforced in small groups with the assistant teacher. In the lower grades, math is also taught in small differentiated groups with the assistant teacher providing an additional follow-up activity.
In each Legacy classroom, teachers seek to challenge students with an enriched curriculum. All teachers are trained to provide depth and complexity to instruction and assignments so students benefit from learning at levels appropriate to their abilities. Many students participate in independent work projects that build deeper comprehension and assist them in becoming "experts" on particular topics. Teachers regularly pre-test students to ensure relevant instruction and enriched learning experiences that build upon students' prior knowledge.