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Legacy Christian Academy

Private | PK-12 | 700 students

Distinctly Christian. College Preparatory.

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $276,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,010.

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted August 3, 2014

It should be known that ALL of the super ratings that LCA is given is by administration or families who have given huge endowments to the school. My 2 children have been at Legacy for 6 years and this is the most "hypocritical school we have ever been associated with" The kids are preached "Christian ideals constantly, but none are practiced here'" The teachers and admin turn their heads when we told them about severe bullying going on because it involved teachers kids and donors kids. Instead they encouraged the bullied kids to leave. What kind of Christian school does this?? The cajolers of the school run it! Just ask this last valedictorian how she got that position with her mother on the school board! We all know how she handled herself in the classroom for years brown nosing treachers and crying to them with every "B" she deservedly received. Shame on the teachers who cowtowed to her! You did her no favors in life! My quiet, shy, child who has never been in trouble a single day was bullied all through junior high by one family and the school turned their back on us because the dad was an attorney. Their twins are now graduated. but there is a sibling left.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2014

We have been at Legacy for 12 years, and I cannot recommend a school more highly! I have 4 children, and they have each attended since Kindergarten. My favorite aspect of the school is all of the wonderful, caring teachers who care about each of my children's education as well as their spiritual growth. I have also been so impressed with the principals and administrators,and the overall culture of Legacy. My kids all love music and drama, and Legacy has provided so many plays and musicals for them to be in and learn from. There are also many different sports, service activities, and leadership opportunities for them to take advantage of throughout the year. Legacy has an amazing college guidance counselor who has walked us through everything that we need to know in the college search and application process. As a college prep school, my daughter (who will be a senior this year) is well prepared for college, and has scored high enough on the ACT to attend any of the universities that she is interested in. Legacy Christian Academy is a true Christian school, and their Bible curriculum is wonderful. Most importantly, Legacy teachers/staff have discipled my kids in a personal way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2014

As my 10th grader takes his last finals today, we are excited to begin the process of selecting his college. I am confident he will be able to attend the college of his choice given the rigorous academics at Legacy. His scores on the PSAT and PACT rank among the top 85% in the country (that includes private and public schools). I will look forward to posting his scores following his June tests as well as his acceptance to the College of his choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2014

Frisco Legacy Christian Academy has been a wonderful experience for my children. The teacher are exceptional, my child has learned more at this school than the public school he was attending. The college counselor has helped prepare our child for college and also life after college with career planning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2014

Legacy Christian Academy is a wonderful school that takes honoring God in all that they do very seriously. From the moment you walk in the doors, you can feel that it is a different place... The academics are rigorous, the excitement for learning real and the love for the students exceeds it all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2014

MY kid has been attending LCA since 1st grade. I'd like to think that everything she has become, it is because of LCA... meaning she is a straight A student and a good kid (quiet and well mannered). It probably is so until this year... she is in her 9th grade and she had given her ALL as usual only to find out- she did not get ANY- not even 1 academic award this year which she had been getting several in the past. It seems the UPPER SCHOOL is now focusing in building a school to have "feel good" students because those are the kids that were recognized this yr. The kids who are "godly". Very confusing because that is subjective and almost judging. For 15K/yr, I am expecting a school that is truly college preparatory- because that is reality. Obviously,we value character however, disregarding a person's academic ability because you want to instead reward the kids who are "godly" --- in a world where life is very competitive, that can be tough. This school seems to be evolving into a youth MINISTRY as their focus; not academia. If this is what you are looking for then- LCA is for you. As for my kid-she now feels that all that hard work and being good is not worth it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2014

Normally, I would not reply to an anonymous letter; however, a post below is misleading about both Legacy & myself, & I feel it warrants a response. If you or any reader is interested in an expanded explanation beyond the 1200 character limit, please contact me at the school. LCA, like most every school, has new faculty annually. Mostly, this is a result of growth & the addition of new positions, not teachers leaving. The average teacher tenure at LCA is 7yrs over our 15-year existence. LCA teachers are loved & considered our most valuable asset. In 2012, LCA was recognized as a Best Workplace by the Christian Workplace Institute, an award based on information supplied solely & anonymously by all staff. It stands to reason that if teachers were unhappy, they would not have rated their workplace experience as superior. Admittedly, I make mistakes, & I have room to improve. I wish I could sit down with you in person, so that you could hear my heart & passion for kids. I am actively involved in the life of our school, including traveling on student trips just as any teacher would do. To correct your assertion, teachers are included in the leadership of all student trips.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 19, 2013

This school is not what it used to be. Look at the teacher turn over in the upper levels. Elementary grade teachers are awesome and love the kids, save your $ for middle school and high school. Teachers goof off, there is no accountability, no support from administration. The headmaster is only concerned with himself. He is not involved with the students at all until there is a trip and he goes on the FREE trips abroad with his wife. Of course the students are paying for his FREE tickets. Why not let the teachers go with the students instead? I REST MY CASE! That's how they treat the teachers at Legacy. It is insulting to those hard working teachers. The headmaster gets all the benefits and the teachers get replaced yearly, they are disposable and that hurts the morale and quality of education at this school. My kids thrived after we left this school. Save your money!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2013

Fantastic school! This is our third year at LCA and we have two children there at this time, another to enter PreK next year. LCA has blessed our family in so many ways, but more than anything, we have really enjoyed the families. For the most part, every family is "training their child up" (Proverbs) in a Biblical way and my husband and I are excited about what the future holds raising our kids up along-side other Christ-followers. It's really enriched our family life and we feel good about the families our kids are surrounded by. There are a few families whose motive for being at the school is questionable, but you will find that anywhere and fortunately, they stick out like a sore thumb (not in a good way). I've really enjoyed my few conversations with the Headmaster and Lower School Principal and feel that their "open door policy" for concerns or suggestions is definitely a sincere gesture. They care about all these kids succeeding. And I believe they care what the parents have to say. We have expressed nothing but praises, but appreciate the approachability of the Admin whatever the reason. I have whole-heartedly recommended LCA to other families and will continue to do so.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2013

Our oldest child attended LCA beginning with Kindergarten & graduated from Legacy in 2012. He was easily accepted at both Texas A&M and UT. As a college freshman this year, he has found himself more than adequately prepared for the academic rigors of college. He is succeding at A&M and has thanked us countless times for allowing him to attend LCA and learn so much there. Legacy has grown since the school began (we have been there all 14 years) and that growth has done nothing but benefit the students. The Bible program teaches students to claim their beliefs and how to be able to defend those beliefs. The Academics at LCA are very stringent in order to prepare the students for any university that they choose. If they have trouble keeping up with the academics at LCA, the teachers and staff are more than willing to help them with their studies outside of regular class time. LCA's headmaster has a huge heart for Christ, as well as for all LCA students, and that clearly carries over to include each staff member, teacher and coach at LCA. You will not find a school in North Texas that can partner with you to help grow your child into the well rounded adult that God made him/her to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2012

We are starting our 10th year at Legacy. We love this school. My two children are challenged and encouraged to strive for their best. Every teacher we have encountered truly cares about the academic and spiritual growth of the children. We sacrifice to send our children to private school so that they can receive not only a top notch education, but also to support our Christian values and foundation that is important to our family. Legacy offers a well rounded balance between Bible, academics, fine arts and athletics. We are proud to be a part of the Legacy community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2012

LCA is a great school. We are not wealthy and make a tremendous effort and sacrifice to keep our son in that school and we strongly believe is the best decision we have made. No bullying problems at LCA. No popular kids at LCA, for us LCA is a big family and everybody treat others with respect and compassion. Academics are outstanding and kids enjoy going to school everyday. Also a big plus is that LCA is not a big school, because I strongly believe, that if the school is too big the kids will be just numbers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2011

We have been at Legacy for four years now and we couldn't be more convinced of the investment we are making not only in our children's academics, but in their character development as well. My wife and I have been so pleased with the quality of teachers our children have had and the very open-door policy of the admin. Our concerns over a private school environment years ago have not only vanished, but we have quite enjoyed the families at LCA, the values, the caliber of parenting, the teachers' interest in not only your child but your family as a whole. There is no "keeping up with the Jones'" pressure there either, which we were relieved to find. Little value is put on material things and the kids are taught early that "who has what" is not important. There is a lot addressed about one's heart, character and Biblical living. And the academics are very, very sound. All-in-all, I believe it is the most well-rounded educational experience around as far as academics, a sense of community, character training, leadership, extra-curricular activities all with a Biblical foundation. My wife and I are "all in" at LCA. We've seen it come home. It's the real deal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2011

We are currently driving our son from University Park to Legacy for their Transitional Kindergarten program (because we plan to move to that area in the next few months). A friend of mine urged us to go ahead and get our son in the TK program before enrolling him in Kinder there. We are SO thankful we did! He is currently playing "catch-up" and his teacher has been so great in assuring us he will be ready for Kindergarten. My husband and I are grateful everyday that we are not doing all this driving back and forth for nothing. We are convinced that if he were not doing the TK program at LCA, he would be repeating Kindergarten. Our son is journaling at home, writing in complete sentences, using appropriate punctuation and capitalization and describing words. We have found he is even writing a lot more at home just for fun. He is also reading beginning reader books. I myself cannot believe the strides he has made just this Fall semester. If this continues, we are at Legacy for the long haul for sure!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2011

LCA is a wonderful school, a supportive community and a nurturing environment. My kids are encouraged and taught by devoted teachers who are exceptional. We have been a Legacy family for over 6 years and we can not say enough about the way our kids have grown academically, emotionally/socially and most important, spiritually. Without a doubt, we highly recommend LCA to others looking for a Christian college preparatory education balanced in academics, athletics and fine arts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2011

What a privilege to be a part of the Legacy Christian Academy family! This is our daughter's fourth year at LCA, and there is no other place we would want her to be. She is challenged academically, loved unconditionally, and has grown spiritually. Having been a teacher myself, I feel like I expect a lot from those I trust my daughter with... The faculty and staff at LCA continue to exceed my expectations. They are amazing and truly KNOW the children in the school (not just the ones in their classes). The headmaster and principals are always visible in the building and are not only approachable, but they encourage you to go to them with any questions or concerns. Without a moment's hesitation, I would (and have) recommend LCA to anyone looking for a Christ-centered, highly academic, nurturing, and supportive school in which to entrust your children. You will not be disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2011

Both of our kids go to LCA. This year LCA grads went to several of the top 15 colleges including Princeton, Dartmouth, Unv. Of Chicago, Cornell, Brown ....... This speaks volumes about the school. period.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2011

I would urge any person who is seeking private education for their children, in the North texas area, to be extremely vigilant. Ask tough questions about curriculum and ask for transparency regarding all decisions made by the school. I would urge that while you sign a contract financially with the school, you ask them to sign one as well (to uphold the standard of education promises they will make to you) Legacy is getting more concerned about being a business, than it is about the CLASSICAL education of it's FOUNDER, Jody Capehart. ( for whom has sadly been tossed aside) The great teachers it once employed are being replaced by "cost effectiveness" And if you want 20-25 students per class.. (as Legacy is creeping towards..) just be prepared. The beautiful campus has sadly become a shell.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2011

I would suggest looking at other schools too. This used to be a wonderful school, my child went there for years but left last year. There have been too many changes and it turned into a business instead of a Christ centered school with a focus on Christian education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2011

Can stringent academics coexist with Christ-centered character development? I believe Legacy is committed to do them both with excellence, and in perfect harmony. We considered a school in Addison, but the faith component at Legacy was too important to forsake for only marginal gains in academics. We are not wealthy and we live 30 minutes away, but we are willing to make sacrifices to keep our kids there. Not all families there have been ideal, but the overall community is positive and welcoming.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 69% 37%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 22% N/A
Black 3% 14%
Hispanic 3% 47%
Two or more races 1% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 3%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
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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)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Robotics club
  • Science club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Drum line
  • Flag girls
  • Marching band
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Cooking club

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Concurrent Enrollment w/ JBU
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • Debate
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 am
School end time
  • 3:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Chris Harmon
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
Associations
  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (469) 633-1348

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • STEM
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Engineering
  • Foreign languages
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Religious
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Visual arts
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • 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
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Concurrent Enrollment w/ JBU
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Book/reading club
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Cooking club
  • Debate
  • Drum line
  • Flag girls
  • Marching band
  • National Honor Society
  • Robotics club
  • Science club
  • Student council/government
  • 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
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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  • Legacy Christian Academy offers a college preparatory education balanced in academics, athletics and fine arts within a Christian community to equip strong leaders with Biblical convictions for tomorrow.
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Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
110

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$8000 - $14000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
Summer college prep programs
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
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5000 Academy Drive
Frisco, TX 75034
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Phone: (469) 633-1330

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