Every eighth-grader at Legacy has the opportunity to earn High School credits in Middle School.
We provide this opportunity for every scholar, because every scholar is college-bound. We know that allowing our 8th graders to earn as many High School credits as possible will clear their schedule in upper grades to allow them to take their college credit-bearing courses free of charge while in 11th and 12th grades. In the 2017-18 school year we are offering the following High School credits: Algebra I, English I, Financial Literacy and Keyboarding.
Our Financial Literacy course is designed to introduce the student to basic financial literacy skills to help them make responsible financial decisions. Concepts covered include financial planning, bank accounts, credit and loans, wages and taxes, investments, and insurance.
The Algebra I course is designed to emphasize the study of multiple representations of linear and non-linear functions. The content in this course will include mathematical concepts for working with rational numbers, various expressions, analyzing and solving linear equations & inequalities, and polynomials.
Scholars who qualify for H.S. English. I in 8th grade: Have attained minimum required SC Ready 7th grade ELA and Reading cut-scores, have attained an exemplary 7th grade GPA, demonstrate reading-stamina, word-attack skills and conventions of English grammar, are independently motivated in Writing. Scholars who earn 80% or higher will earn High School credit for this course.
Just like at every SC public school, Legacy scholars take a full battery of SC tests each spring. Legacy goes a step further when analyzing test data. We consider what the scores tell us about the kind of college toward which your child is tracking. Did you realize that the different colleges and universities to which your child might apply, each require a different ACT or SAT cut score for admission? We compare your child's current SC test scores to the ACT or SAT cut scores for many of the popular higher-education choices. This allows us to talk to our scholars about which school they are "tracking" toward right now. We can then set goals and work toward those goals, so that by senior year your scholar will have as many choices as possible when choosing a college. It is common to hear Middle School scholars having conversations like, "I am currently tracking USC and it's my goal next year to be tracking Furman".