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  • District Accountability Committee Fifth Annual School Satisfaction Survey
    The District Accountability Committee is asking for your participation in a district wide survey of families’ perceptions of how our schools are best serving you.  This survey will assist the District Accountability Committee to determine goals to be set for the School Board to make improvements to our School District.  We need your help to identify the areas where we are doing well and areas where improvement is needed.

    The survey will be open April 21st until May 2nd, it can be accessed by the following methods:
    1. The district website:
    2. Your individual child’s school website
    4. Paper surveys will be available upon request at your child’s school.
    Reminder calls and emails will be sent, please complete a survey for each child in your home.  This is particularly important for us to evaluate how our District meets your expectations for every child.
    Please help us in making this important survey a success for our schools.  We sincerely value the input of our school community.
    DAC Membership

    In Colorado, it is a statutory requirement for every school district to have a District Accountability Committee (DAC). The DAC provides opportunities for parents and community members to become informed about and to be involved in making recommendations concerning the preparation of the district’s improvement plans (performance, improvement, priority improvement, or turnaround), and cooperatively determining other areas and issues to address recommendations on.
    The DAC will advise the Board of Education on whether the district is accredited or accredited with distinction, accredited with improvement, accredited with priority improvement, or accredited with turnaround, concerning preparation of the district performance plan and make recommendations to the Board of Education concerning the contents of the district performance plan.
    The DAC will help the Board of Education in defining and measuring academic and safety quality and to expand the life opportunities and options of the students in Elizabeth C-1 Schools.
    The DAC reviews and makes recommendations to the Board of Education concerning the School Accountability Committee(SAC) plans to adopt the School Improvement Plan (SIP) with goals and objectives for the improvement of education in the school. The DAC, following consultation with the SAC, makes recommendations to the Board of Education relative to the prioritization of expenditures of School District funds. Evening monthly meetings of the DAC are held from 6:30-8:00 pm on the second Wednesday, commencing in September.
    Posted by Jessicca Marks
  • Legacy Academy is a “Beacon of Education: Now, and Into the Future”
    By Amanda Ferguson
    April 21, 2014
    Elizabeth, CO
    Mark Mitrovich knows what he’s talking about.  The PhD is Chief Academic Officer for Pearson School Services- North America.  With the eyes of a nation focused on school reform, mandated testing and common standards, Dr. Mitrovich sees a light in the future of education, right here in Elbert County.  

    “As a former school superintendent, I view Legacy Academy as a beacon of education now and into the future.  The integration of student-oriented instruction, a progressive curriculum focused around core subjects, and the use of technology as a tool to expand student and teacher capability set Legacy apart as an outstanding school preparing students for on-going academic success.”
    Last week, a group of six top executives from Pearson School Services visited Legacy Academy to witness firsthand how Forward, Pearson’s new K-5 instructional system of tools and curriculum, is being implemented in the classroom.  

    Legacy Academy is one of only twenty schools in the nation that is piloting this paradigm-shifting curriculum.  "Forward focuses on developing Thinking and Academic Skills in critical thinking, creative thinking, and academic success in students. Legacy Academy's commitment to technology and innovation helps cultivate an environment to prepare students for success," says Carrie Foster, Education Field Specialist, Services and Direct Delivery.  Forward provides the support for integrating key 21st century skills with Common Core teaching and learning, while empowering teachers to select from a range of lessons and resources based on their student needs.  

    But the data really should speak for itself.  “Since implementing Forward in K-5 this year, and adding Pearson curriculum in middle school, the preliminary data shows Legacy’s school-wide projected yearly growth is significantly higher than last year.  I have never taught in a school that has had yearly growth as exponential as this!” exclaimed Tammy Thorn, Legacy Academy’s Assistant Principal.  “This data is taken from our MAPS testing throughout the year and is a consistent and reliable reference for student achievement.” 

    Bottom line, Ms. Thorn says, “The students are engaged, having fun, and making huge strides, the teachers are being challenged to grow as leaders in education, and as a building, we are part of history-in-the-making. What could be better?”  

    Posted Apr 21, 2014, 2:40 PM by Jessicca Marks
  • Legacy Academy Board and PTO Election

    Tuesday, April 15th - 7am to 7pm

    See page 6-8  of this week's Ledger for candidate info

    Posted Apr 14, 2014, 9:24 AM by Jessicca Marks
  • Hawk Qwest Assembly

    Hawk Qwest Assembly

    Legacy Academy had a special assembly today that included a Bald eagle, a great horned owl, barn owl, a falcon, and a harris hawk. During this assembly, our students and staff were able to interact with these majestic and powerful birds of prey. 

    Posted Apr 3, 2014, 11:44 AM by Jessicca Marks

    Stampede to Read (sponsored by the Elizabeth Stampede) is here! The 4 week reading incentive program is starting tomorrow, April 1st and runs through the entire month.  The program is to encourage AT HOME reading for kids.  Check out Monday Folders coming home today for a Parent Information letter describing the program along with the 1st reading log sheet.

    Please note that parent signatures are required in order to receive the next log sheet.  All unsigned sheets will be returned to the student.  

    Students (Kindergarten thru 5th grade) who complete all 4 sheets will receive a voucher to redeem at the Elizabeth Stampede Rodeo for a free matinee performance.

    Middle schoolers are more than welcome to participate in the program, however they will receive different prizes that Legacy will provide.

    There will also be a door decorating contest for elementary grades, so if you are in the building during the month, be sure to check them out.    

    Posted Mar 31, 2014, 1:00 PM by Jessicca Marks
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Principals Blog

  • Hear more from the principal of Legacy Academy
  • Amendment 66 (SB 13-213) Information
    I have received some information from the Colorado League of Charter Schools about amendment 66 (SB 13-213) that I've already shared with our staff. The League is not taking an official position on this ballot measure and shared this information with us. I'm sharing it here for your information.

    Posted Oct 23, 2013, 10:48 AM by Kurt Naber
  • Argo Mine - Middle school science @ Legacy is awesome!

    Posted Oct 3, 2013, 9:25 AM by Kurt Naber
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The future of mobile knowing the world around it

White House announces a student film festival

3D printed prosthetic hand

D.C. 8th grade trip

What is a Charter School

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ClassDojo is a classroom tool that helps teachers improve behavior and engagement in their classrooms quickly and easily. It also captures and generates data on behavior that teachers can share with parents and administrators.

3D Printing


Teaching Reaction Times with Minecraft

Minecraft Club has come to Legacy Academy.  We are happy to join the many great schools around the world that are using this powerful creative tool to teach a wide variety of topics.  We hope that we will be able to create a fun after school club where students have time to explore and create new worlds, work together, discover science concepts and learn powerful computer skills.  It is a really great time!