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Legacy Christian Academy

Private | PK-12 | 70 students

 

Living in Alamogordo

Situated in a small town neighborhood. The median home value is $147,200. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $542.

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4 stars

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2012:
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2011:
Based on 3 ratings

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Posted June 5, 2013

My son attended 1st grade at this school recently. He is extremely smart and well-behaved, and that is partially thanks to this school and its teachers and staff. His vocabulary and Bible knowledge really amaze me. I really like the small class size here also, I feel like I can communicate with his teacher anytime. He went to public school for kindergarten last year and while I knew and liked his teacher, even she told me how hard it was trying to keep up with 22 kids in one classroom. I will definitely keep my son at Legacy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2012

My kids have been in the school for 3 years now. God is working at this school and making great and blessed changes for the greater good. Strong academic program and improvements made every year. Athletics is growing too. Great family presence and always welcoming. My students have improved in their academics and their faith. Thanks Legacy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2011

Wll, for starters, Legacy Christian Academy is not Community Christian School. The teaches are different, and it is run by different people. Same principles, but thats similar in almost any christian school. Legacy Christian Academy has my heart. I graduated in its 3rd graduating class, and I am so blessed to say that I recieved many scholarships to attend a private Christian university in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. LCA doesn't offer many sports, but I was able to participate in Volleyball my junior and senior years, and I continued playing into college. I am so blessed to have had such loving Christian adults in my life. My mom currently teaches at Legacy, and she has since they opened. I also have 2 siblings in the school, one of whom skipped the first grade after being there for 2 consecutive years. Love this school, and I would recommend it to anyone seeking an advanced education and a fun loving Christian family!


Posted July 17, 2011

We just LOVE Legacy Christian Academy! We will have 2 kids there next year! Our first child there remained on the A honor role for the entire 2 years she attended! They have wonderful teachers and they truly love our children! Legacy Christian Academy offers an outstanding Christ-based education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2011

My granddaughter attendsLegacy and is very unhappy. We thought she would get a better than average education but unforntunately that did not happen. One of the teachers is very judgemental and argumentative. He has no clssroom management skills. He spends a lot of class time arguing with students instead of teaching. Before sending your child to this school, check out the other private schools. Your child won't get a christian education here!


Posted December 7, 2008

First class education - kids perform above grade level and area colleges have awarded scholarships accordingly. Great school in a small town.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2008

They used to be known as Community Christian School, but that school lost funding from their sponsoring church and they became Legacy Christian Academy. My daughter was in 6th grade there and did very well, so I think academic standards still high. All 7 seniors went on to college, and one got a huge scholarship at NM State. Can area public schools claim this?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2007

We were very pleased with the education our son received while enrolled at CCS, but we were unhappy with some of the examples set by the administration, as far as Christian values, and forgiveness (not towards the children, but towards other adults.) If we ever had to return to the area for any reason, we would most likely send all of our children there, as the public schools in the area are not up to our standards. We were happy with teachers, but Since there is usually only one teacher per Grade, if you have a problem with your child's teacher, there aren't many options.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 73% 26%
Hispanic 16% 55%
Black 8% 2%
Asian 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 16%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Public
Private
Percentage of students going to 2-year college 72% (2011)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 14% (2011)
Percentage of students going directly into the workforce 14% (2011)
Colleges most students attend after graduation Oral Roberts University
New Mexico State University
Lubbock Christian Univerisity
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Poetry
Clubs
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:20 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Cindy McKee
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
Associations
  • ORUEF
Fax number
  • (575) 434-0352

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Direct instruction
  • Independent Study
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Community service
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • National Honor Society
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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What are your chances?


10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2011-2012 school year.


Students accepted for the 2011-2012 school year
134
Applications received for the 2011-2012 school year
140
Students typically come from these schools
Public
Private

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2011-2012 school year
$3000 - $4000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Oral Roberts University
New Mexico State University
Lubbock Christian Univerisity
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Students' post-graduation plans in 2011
2 year college - 72%
4 year college - 14%
Workforce - 14%
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2907 Thunder Road
Alamogordo, NM 88310
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Phone: (575) 434-0352

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