Legacy High Charter School is one of Orange County's 38 High Schools. The school is a National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Winner - a very sought after award. Legacy High is located in Ocoee, FL which is a short 10 minute drive from Winter Garden. Whether you live in Ocoee or Winter Garden, Legacy High is in a location convenient for your everyday commute. Legacy High is committed to providing students with the programs that will allow them to grow academically, socially, physically, and emotionally.
The school's missions is to prepare it's students for the future by providing them with what they need to lead life. The school provides students with a regular diploma through Leadership Academy for students seeking a highly academic program that will help prepare them for further training and education. ESE Students (Exceptional Student Education) can receive a special diploma through Life Academy if they're seeking a program that will prepare them for life within the community by teaching life skills, academic skills, and employment skills.
Since Charter Schools depend on the academic success of their students in order to operate with the support of sponsors, Legacy High is very committed to making sure their students receive the best test scores possible. The average test score at the school is above the county and state average, and 84% of the students that have attended this school have furthered their education in a college or university. Something else that makes Charter Schools different than regular Public Schools is that they're able to operate with freedom that other schools can't. This means that the school is able to use a unique learning curriculum that's different than the one used by a regular school as long as their set mission and expected test scores are met.
Besides Academics, Legacy High also a few clubs and extra curricular activities for your child to spend their extra time outside of schoolwork learning and making long-lasting relationships with peers. The Art Club is open to 1-6 graders the school's Band is open to 7-12 graders that have previously been in Band or have had lessons on a band instrument. The Chorus Club is open to every student in 3-12 grade that has a passion for singing and is willing to perform with the school chorus at events. Through these activities your child will be able to practice an art form they're interested in and develop a drive for personal improvement and an appreciation for music. In addition to music and the arts, if your child has a knack for getting their way put that talent to good use in the Debate Club! Legacy High has had many of their debate students move onto the National finals in Chicago. It's a wonderful opportunity for your child to learn the skills of debate and hard work.
When you're searching for a new home in a new area, it's important that you consider the schools nearby if you have kids. If your kids are in High School or if they're about to go to High School college is also an important aspect to consider. You're in luck because Legacy High Charter has your child's future as of upmost importance. There are many scholarships that the school provides students with the information so that they can apply. A lot of kids won't know what to do when the time comes around for scholarship applying but Legacy makes sure your child is taken care of and educated on the college application process.
In addition to providing your child with the needed prep for future college success, the school also offers Dual Enrollment. Dual Enrollment is a tuition free opportunity for Juniors and Seniors in High School to earn college credit while finishing their high school requirements. Legacy Charter currently has agreements with Valencia College in Orange County and Lake Sumter State College in Lake County.
Winter Garden and Ocoee are both extremely safe and family-friendly cities. Every Saturday a local farmer's market is held with a large selection of vendors selling locally-grown fruits and vegetables, handmade jewelry, homemade goods, and more. Winter Garden's historic downtown not only holds the farmer's market every Saturday but there is also beautiful natural scenery surrounded by coffee shops, a bicycle store where you can rent a bike and ride it around the area, and even an old-fashioned candy shop! Winter Garden is truly a magical place to live.
With dozens of subdivisions and communities to choose from and more being developed every day, your choices are seemingly unlimited. For raising a family in a safe environment, you can't get any better than Winter Garden and Ocoee! A location with lots of wildlife, history, and just a taste of city life is my idea of a perfect place to raise a family. That with one of the best Middle schools in Central Florida leaves you no reason to turn anywhere else! Whispering Oak Elementary is the city's primary elementary school and provides your child with the best to start off their education, Sunridge Middle gives your child a furthered education to develop their growing brains, and Legacy High prepares your child for the exciting world ahead of them.