Legacy Traditional School Principals Attend National Charter Schools Conference in Washington, D.C.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 16, 2017

Chandler, AZ – Legacy Traditional Schools had a large presence in Washington, D.C. this week, as principals and district leaders representing Legacy campuses across the state attended the annual National Charter School Conference. Keynote speakers – including Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Steve Perry of Capital Preparatory Schools and Netflix co-founder/CEO and charter school founder Reed Hastings – were on-hand to deliver insights into what the new administration’s policies may hold, encourage school leaders and teachers to challenge inequities and injustice in learning and offer predictions about how innovation and advancements in technology will impact and shape future learning.In addition to myriad break-out sessions centering on best practices from the classroom to the boardroom, funding school facilities and expanding charter networks to other states, attendees from across the country also met with their congressional representatives. Legacy’s Arizona delegation met with Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ-CD5) on Tuesday evening, discussing his recent legislation and receiving a tour of the Capitol from Rep. Biggs and his staff.

Legacy Traditional Schools National Charter School Conference delegation during Capitol Tour with Congressman Andy Biggs

In addition to myriad break-out sessions centering on best practices from the classroom to the boardroom, funding school facilities and expanding charter networks to other states, attendees from across the country also met with their congressional representatives. Legacy’s Arizona delegation met with Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ-CD5) on Tuesday evening, discussing his recent legislation and receiving a tour of the Capitol from Rep. Biggs and his staff.“Having this level of exposure and presence at the National Charter School Conference is a tremendous testament to how far Legacy has come since its inception ten years ago in Arizona,” said Aaron Hale, co-founder and executive director of Legacy Traditional Schools.

“Having this level of exposure and presence at the National Charter School Conference is a tremendous testament to how far Legacy has come since its inception ten years ago in Arizona,” said Aaron Hale, co-founder and executive director of Legacy Traditional Schools.Hale explained that Legacy’s ten-year academic quest has been supported by Arizona’s progressive education policies that enable school choice for families seeking the best education programs for their children.

Hale explained that Legacy’s ten-year academic quest has been supported by Arizona’s progressive education policies that enable school choice for families seeking the best education programs for their children.“It is a recipe for individual academic success when back-to-basics curriculum and direct, highly-effective, teacher-led instruction are combined with parental engagement in the learning process. This is why Legacy has become Arizona’s highest ranked K-8 school district serving nearly 15,000 students.”

“It is a recipe for individual academic success when back-to-basics curriculum and direct, highly-effective, teacher-led instruction are combined with parental engagement in the learning process. This is why Legacy has become Arizona’s highest ranked K-8 school district serving nearly 15,000 students.”“From our first school opened in Maricopa a decade ago with 400 students, to our newest school in North Las Vegas opening this fall with full enrollment of 1,200 students in an 81,000 sq ft.

“From our first school opened in Maricopa a decade ago with 400 students, to our newest school in North Las Vegas opening this fall with full enrollment of 1,200 students in an 81,000 sq ft. state-of-the-art facility, there is no doubt that Legacy will continue growing where there is parental demand for high-quality public charter schools.”

Legacy Traditional Schools National Charter School Conference Delegation at Lincoln Memorial

Hale added, “Having all of our principals attend the National Charter School Conference this year is an exercise in activism and leadership as well. You will not readily find 27 leaders from one of the nation’s charter school districts attending the annual national conference as a group — and immediately transferring their learning to classroom teachers, staff and students. This is yet another example of how Legacy deploys proven techniques in the classroom, builds enthusiasm and broadens its staff development program to the benefit of our students.”

Legacy Traditional Schools continues to climb the ranks as the preferred public education provider in Arizona communities. Legacy has been named the No. 1 charter school in the state by Ranking Arizona. Additionally, 96 percent of Legacy parents rate the quality of their children’s education as “good to excellent.”  

 About Legacy Traditional School (LTS)
Legacy Traditional School is Arizona’s largest and highest-quality network of public K-8, tuition-free charter schools. Legacy is “A-rated” by the Arizona Department of Education. It is internationally accredited by AdvancED, a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of PreK-12 schools and school systems. Legacy Traditional School was founded in 2007 based on a traditional, back-to-basics accelerated curriculum combining academic rigor, athletics and the performing arts. Legacy Traditional Schools builds patriotism, character and self-sufficiency in its students and advocates for parents to be involved in their children’s learning. Campuses in Arizona are located in Avondale, Casa Grande, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Laveen, Maricopa, North Chandler, Peoria, Queen Creek, Northwest Tucson, and Surprise. Nevada’s first Legacy campus opens in the fall of 2017 in North Las Vegas. Learn more at legacytraditional.org