Legacy Traditional School – Gilbert is a tuition-free, K-8, back-to-basics,
accelerated charter school opening in the 2013-14 school year. As an ‘A’
Ranked District by the Arizona Department of Education, Legacy Traditional Schools provide
a proven academic model for your family.
Your child has the opportunity to experience an excelling educational experience through the dedication of highly-qualified, certified teachers.
At LTS-Gilbert the choice is yours. Legacy Traditional Schools’ award-winning curriculum focuses on the mastery of the basics of reading, writing and math along with science, social studies, computer, and art. In addition to the core academic curriculum students in grades 3-6 have the ability to choose between two tracks that allows them to fine-tune their skills and interests by including specialized classes four times weekly.
Think of Mozart Performing Arts Track as a school within a school. Students in 3rd-6th who select enrollment
in the Mozart Performing Arts Track will dive into an exciting new program unique to Legacy Traditional Schools.
Mozart Performing Arts Track students will have the opportunity to take class piano, instrumental music
(band/orchestra), music theory and history, and general music with a vocal emphasisall as
part of their school day! more information...
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The Athlos Fitness Track introduces and creates foundations of overall athleticism in a fun,
positive, and physically invigorating environment. Led by certified teachers, your child will
participate in 30-50 minutes of age-appropriate physical exercise, Kindergarten two days a week,
1st through 6th grade four days a week, and 7th and 8th grade 5 days a week. Activities will range from strength
and aerobic conditioning, individual and team competitions, and individual motor skill development.
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History. Founded in 2007, Legacy Traditional Schools have consistently delivered a quality option in education with eight, state-of-the-art campuses located throughout central and southern Arizona. Growing at an exceptional rate, Legacy Traditional Schools anticipate more than 8500 students to be enrolled in the district for the 2013-14 school year.
Our teachers are all certified, highly-qualified, and truly care about each student, regularly providing positive encouragement for both academics and behavior. The staff provides a safe, structured, enjoyable learning environment for exceptional learning. The Legacy Traditional Schools community focuses on character building, patriotism, parental involvement, and the responsibilities of being a good citizen.
Welcome Legacy Gilbert parents, students, and community members! I am very excited and honored to be the Principal for our newest Legacy school here in Gilbert. This is my fourth year with Legacy Traditional School and my eleventh year in education. I am proud to call Gilbert my home and am eager to lead our Gilbert school within my own community. Legacy Gilbert is an amazing school! The academic and special area excellence we provide to our students is above reproach, and our facilities create an atmosphere of learning and distinction.
We are committed here at Legacy in every way. Our expectations are set high for staff, students, and parents alike. We take pride in our well-rounded curriculum, positive community, and implementation of Character Counts. Our staff is prepared to dedicate themselves to the learning of every student. Our students put forth their very best in every facet of their education. Our parents are committed to supporting the educational goals of their children. I am devoted to the support and accomplishment of each student and will ensure that Legacy Gilbert serves its community and achieves its mission to: provide motivated students with an opportunity to achieve academic excellence in an accelerated, back-to-basics, safe learning environment taught by caring and knowledgeable and highly effective educators with supportive involved parents. We provide continuous learning through professional development and we continuously analyze data to discover how we can better support student learning.
As we begin this new school year, I invite parents to volunteer on campus and become involved with our school. As an educator that embraces reflection, I center my leadership philosophy on understanding and responding to the needs of our students. With that said, I will count on all of you to communicate any needs or concerns that you may have. Let us work together to ensure that Legacy Gilbert continues to offer the best education for our students. I also strongly support parent and community partnerships and am excited to work with Legacy Gilbert’s own PTO. Legacy PTO’s provide tremendous support and offer valuable services to our school and our students.
I am so grateful to have this opportunity to work with each of you; I look forward to seeing you on campus and at our many events. This year will prove to be an amazing experience for all us. Let us come together as a team of staff, students, and parents to prepare our students for their future.
Go Gilbert Grizzlies!! Roarrr!!!
Claudia McKim, M.Ed., MAEd