CHANDLER, AZ, May 14, 2019 – Legacy Traditional Schools announced today that its Phoenix, Laveen, Avondale, Glendale, Casa Grande, and Goodyear campuses will offer free or reduced-price lunch through the National School Lunch Program beginning this fall. Legacy’s North Chandler and East Mesa campus piloted the successful program during the 2018-2019 school year. The federally-subsidized assisted meal program provides nutritionally-balanced, low-cost or free lunch and breakfast to children each school day.
“The importance of offering high-quality, low-cost meals for students cannot be understated, and we are so pleased to foster an environment where children can achieve overall wellness and academic success,” said Superintendent Nicole Kirkley. “Expanding our free and reduced-price lunch program provides increased access to nutritious meal options – supporting a strong academic foundation.”
Students may be determined “categorically eligible” for free meals through participation in certain Federal Assistance Programs, their status as a homeless, migrant, runaway, or foster child, or based on household income and family size.
For more information about Legacy Traditional Schools and the free or reduced-price lunch program, visit LegacyTraditional.org.
About Legacy Traditional School
Legacy Traditional Schools (LTS) believes there is no limit to what a student can achieve with a great education and a strong character. Our nonprofit network of tuition-free, A-ranked K-8 schools was founded on this principle, and it underpins our mission to build lifelong learners and engaged citizens. Every Legacy Traditional School features a rigorous, well-rounded curriculum that emphasizes all areas of academic study, including the arts, physical education, extensive athletics, and extracurricular activities. In 2018, 11 out of 12 Legacy Traditional Schools received an A rating from the Arizona Department of Education. In 2018-2019, we are educating over 18,500 students across 18 campuses in Arizona and Nevada — Avondale, Casa Grande, Cadence (NV), Chandler, East Mesa, Gilbert, Glendale, Laveen, Maricopa, North Chandler, North Valley (NV), Northwest Tucson, Peoria, Phoenix, Queen Creek, and Surprise. Legacy is opening its 15th Arizona campus in Goodyear, and its third Nevada campus in Southwest Las Vegas this fall 2019.