Legacy Preparatory Charter Academy - Richardson

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Basic Information

Address: 1515 Blake Drive, Richardson, Texas 75081
County: Dallas
Phone Number: 469-206-2250
Fax Number: 888-478-2127
Principal: Boby John

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Additional Information

School Type: College Prep
Accreditation: Yes
District ID: 057846
School ID: 057846003
State District ID: 057846
State School ID: 057846003
Grade Level: K-5, 6-8
Founded: August, 2012
School Setting:

Project-based learning (PBL) is at the heart of the instructional approach at LPCA. PBL uses technology and inquiry to engage scholars with issues and questions that are relevant to their lives. In our classrooms, teachers design rigorous projects aligned to state and district standards and customize them to their location and the interests of scholars.

Scholars work in teams to acquire and apply knowledge and skills to solve problems. Our approach to PBL fundamentally changes the role of the facilitator and scholar. Instead of traditional one instructor to many scholars, teachers become facilitators and coaches who guide students to take charge of their own learning, invent their own solutions and develop self-management techniques. We invest deeply in the process through ongoing training and support to ensure all facilitators can become effective in this transformative approach to learning. Scholars become active learners and doers who take responsibility to complete projects. They develop the tools to handle long, complex tasks and manage their time. They work in teams to create products such as presentations, designs, plays, short stories and prototypes. Scholars acquire not only subject-matter knowledge, but also the skills they need to thrive in college, career and life.

All classrooms for grades 6-8 have a one-to-one computing ratio. With access to Web-enabled computers ,every scholar becomes a self-directed learner who no longer needs to rely primarily on teachers or textbooks for knowledge and direction. A proprietary Web-based learning system called Echo unifies students’ learning experiences, enabling them to share projects online, collaborate, communicate, research and create new knowledge. With this learning platform, our schools are literally and figuratively networked together to share learning, successful projects, blogs, resources and best practices with other NewTech Network schools around the nation. The system will provide a structure for teachers to confidently manage a new approach to learning, transforming themselves into project-based coach/facilitators.

School Schedule (Hours in Day): 8
School Days in Calendar Year: 180
School Colors: Royal Blue
School Mascot: Wolf
School Size: 200
Classroom Teachers: 24
Student/Teacher Ratio: 15:1
After School Programs: Yes
PTA Organization: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

K-5 - Four per classroom
6-8 - One per student

Lunch Availability: Breakfast and Lunch served daily
Parking Spaces/Availability:

Free Parking

Uniform Guidelines:

Khaki Pants (skirts and shorts also acceptable at knee length)
Polo Shirts (K-5 Hunter green, 6-8 Red)

Mission Statement:

The mission of Legacy Preparatory Charter Academy is to prepare all students to be college and career ready by giving them ownership of their own learning through the development of intellectual and emotional independence while instilling the values needed to propel them into becoming successful 21st century leaders.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

The vision of Legacy Preparatory Charter Academy is that all Legacy schools will serve as a model school of excellence, addressing the needs of all school community stakeholders.

School History:

Founded in August, 2012