What is Legacy Traditional School?
Legacy Traditional School is a collaborative learning community comprised of students, parents and exceptional educators, along with extraordinary support staff in every department all committed to excellence in academics and in the qualities that make compassionate, responsible citizens. Legacy Traditional School has a proven, accelerated, academic model that focuses on the basics of reading, writing and math – along with science, social studies, computers and art.
Does Legacy Traditional School charge tuition?
No. Legacy Traditional School is a free, public charter school.
What is the difference between Legacy Traditional School and traditional public schools?
Charter schools are public schools that are innovative while still being held accountable for improved student achievement. Charter schools vary in mission and model, serving a wide range of students, many with needs beyond the one-size-fits-all traditional public school.
Do you have a dress code?
Yes. We believe a uniform dress code helps prevent classroom distractions that interfere with the learning process.
How do I register my child at Legacy Traditional School?
On the ltsnevada.org home page, click on the Enroll button and follow the directions.
How do I know if my child is enrolled?
You will receive confirmation via email upon completion of the process.
Do you currently have openings?
To find out whether there are openings in your child’s grade level, contact the schools registrar via the form below.
What is the priority list for enrollment?
New students are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis with the following priorities:
- Students returning in the second or any subsequent year of operation.
- Children of employees and board members.
- Children with siblings already accepted into the program.
- Intra-district transfers.
- Date enrollment is received.
Parents must complete an electronic enrollment form, provide immunization records, proof of residency and an official birth certificate at the time of registration. Annually, parents and students will sign the School Policy Support Agreement re-establishing a commitment to comply with the rules and policies. For new enrollments after the Christmas Break, Legacy Traditional School will administer a placement test to determine and confirm the entry grade level of the student enrolling.
Do you provide transportation?
We do not provide busing. However, we help facilitate carpooling. There is information available in the front office at each campus.
Do you offer after-school childcare?
Yes. Legacy Traditional School offers onsite before and after school care from 6am to 6pm.
Do you offer a free and reduced lunch program?
No. Adopting the program requires strict adherence to the regulations and restrictions prescribed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Legacy Traditional School has elected to provide our students with healthier options – including fresh fruit and a salad bar.
What is the cost for lunches?
Our rates are $2.75 for students; $3.50 for adults.
What are Legacy Traditional School hours?
1st – 6th Grade
7th and 8th Grade
8:00 a.m. – 2:40 p.m.
8:00 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.
8:00 a.m. – 3:10 p.m.
Do you have a sports program?
Yes. After school sports are available for 3rd – 8th grades. Sports may include flag football, basketball, volleyball and soccer.
Do you offer any specialized programs?
Yes, we offer two programs that are unique to the Legacy Traditional School District: the Momentum Fitness Program, which increases sport-specific skills and overall physical fitness; and the Mozart Performing Arts track, which focuses on several areas of music education including vocal music, instrumental music, music literacy, music history, and piano skills.
Do you have a Gifted Program?
The R.I.S.E. (Recognizing Individual Student Excellence) gifted program is open to students in grades 1-8 who meet eligibility requirements. The students are challenged to collaborate on specific goals involving critical thinking and problem solving activities through exploratory units that involve all disciplines across the curriculum and meet the needs of their particular areas of giftedness. Our gifted teachers focus on the Webbs Depth of Knowledge (DOK) Scale, which provides a frame of reference when considering how students engage with higher-level learning content. DOK offers a common language to understand rigor, or cognitive demand, in assessments, as well as curricular units, lessons and tasks.
Do parents play a role in their child's education at Legacy Traditional School?
Yes! We are founded on the principle that quality education depends upon a strong partnership between parents and staff. Our parents volunteer 12 hours per year to support their child’s classroom teacher. To ensure the safety of our students, all classroom volunteers are required to obtain a fingerprint clearance.
Are all of your teachers certified?
Yes, and each is Highly Qualified and holds a minimum of a bachelors degree.
Do you have a high school?
No, we do not have a high school. Parents of a Legacy Traditional School student can be assured their child will continue to receive a quality education after they leave our doors. Public school honors programs offer high level challenges that your Legacy Traditional School students will be ready to meet. Together we – you and your children, along with our teachers and staff – have made certain of that through our commitment to academic excellence.
Do you offer free, full-day kindergarten?
Yes, all of our kindergarten classes are full-day.
What is the meaning of "back-to-basics"?
The focus of a back-to-basics education is on achieving mastery on the basic skills of reading, writing and math as the foundation for success in all areas of study.
What special area classes do you offer?
All students K – 6th participate in General Music, Library, Computers, Art, and Spanish. They also have the option between The Momentum Fitness Track or the Mozart Performing Arts Track. Electives in grades 7 and 8 may include Computers I and II, Physical Education, Art 2D, Art 3D, Yearbook, Band, Orchestra, Choir, Music Appreciation, Musical Theatre I, Classical Guitar, Music and Media Arts, Music Appreciation and Spanish I and II.
Are you accredited?
Yes, Legacy Traditional Schools is fully accredited through AdvancED, the nation’s largest educational community.
Do you offer foreign language?
Yes. Spanish is taught in all grades K – 6, and is offered as an elective in grades 7 and 8.
What is the meaning of "accelerated learning"?
As an accelerated school system, Legacy Traditional School teaches Saxon Mathematics a full grade level above the students actual grade; e.g., a kindergarten student is taught using first grade curriculum.
Do you offer Special Education?
Yes, we provide Special Education according to each students Individualized Education Plan (IEP).z