Our Mission


At Leflore Legacy Academy, we equip and empower middle school scholars with a personalized rigorous and relevant college preparatory curriculum enabling success in high school, college, and life.

We aim to create a culture of career-ready, college-going, and college-graduating scholars who will become productive and prepared citizens enjoying academic, social, and financial success.

Excellence. Empowerment. Enjoyment!

Goals for Legacy Scholars

  1. Academic proficiency.
  2. College and career roadmap.
  3. Experience taking the ACT exam.
  4. Cultivation of skills needed for success.
  5. Sense of a personal role in the community.

Our Why

  1. We believe education is THE civil right of the 21st century.
  2. We believe all students can achieve academic excellence that leads to success in college and life, leaving a legacy for their families and community.
  3. We believe students will thrive with an educational experience that includes personalized supports.

Beyond Academics

To measure student growth in developing the skills, habits and mindsets necessary for success, we  focus on the development and application of a growth mindset, perseverance and self-efficacy.

  1. Growth Mindset
  2. Perseverance
  3. Self-efficacy

Our Model

At Leflore Legacy Academy, our focus is a college preparatory curriculum grounded in project/problem-based learning and personalized instruction. Our early focus on ACT prep and extended learning time are also key elements to help ensure student success.

  1. Social emotional learning emphasis
  2. Personalized instruction
  3. Project/problem-based approach
  4. ACT intervention and preparation
  5. Extended literacy program: summer program, OSCAR, Books & Breakfast
  6. Extended learning time

Financial Literacy & Scholar Dollars

Managing money is a critical life skill that must be learned, practiced and mastered just like any other. From earning to spending, saving to investing, our Financial Literacy curriculum empowers scholars to make plans and choices that help them achieve their personal goals. Coupled with the curriculum, scholars receive payment for good grades that goes into their Scholar Dollars account for education.

Athletics & Arts

Sports and performing arts can help develop the skills, habits and mindsets necessary for success, such as development and application of a growth mindset, perseverance and self-efficacy. As a direct result of parent and scholar requests, we’re proud to offer the Legacy Legends Sports Program, as well as a Choral Ensemble.

  • Basketball: Girls and Boys
  • Cheer 
  • Dance Team 
  • Choir

Extracurricular Activities

Extracurricular activities play an important role in a child’s holistic development. They provide opportunities to learn new skills and develop new interests, enhance interpersonal abilities, improve academic performance, and contribute to overall wellbeing. Currently we offer three opportunities, and other clubs or groups may be formed based on student interest.

  • Reconstruction Courses 
  • Girls Who Code 
  • Student Council

Academic Enrichment

Our scholars are always learning, both inside and outside the classroom. Extended time for intellectual, physical, and emotional development beyond the school day is one of the hallmarks of a rigorous, holistic academic experience. Leflore Legacy creates opportunities before and after school, on Saturdays, and during the summer months – year-round opportunities to think intensively and critically. These opportunities are offered as part of the 21st Century Community Learning Center Nita Lowery grant.

  • Books & Breakfast
  • OSCAR (Our School Cares About Reading)
  • Tutoring & Homework Help
  • Saturday School
  • Summer Literacy Program

College & Career Readiness

Those who attend Leflore Legacy Academy are called scholars, rather than students, to help develop the collegiate mindset early. Our focus is a college-preparatory curriculum grounded in project/problem-based learning and personalized instruction. Our early focus on ACT prep, extended learning time, and college and career exploration are all key elements to help ensure scholar success.

  • College & Career Advisory Class 
  • ACT Prep Class – College Visits

Project Lead the Way (PLTW)

Through explorations of coding and robotics, flight and space, and DNA and crime scene analysis, PLTW Gateway fuels scholars’ passions for discovery. As they engage in hands-on, collaborative problem-solving focused on real-world challenges, students use and stretch their imaginations in new ways and connect their learning to life. All the while, students step into roles spanning the career landscape – a crucial experience during this transitional time in their lives.

  • Grade 6: Computer Science for Innovators and Makers
  • Grade 7: Flight and Space
  • Grade 7: App Creators
  • Grade 8: Medical Detectives
  • Grade 8: Automation and Robotics

Legacy Culture

Our Leflore Legacy culture is founded upon three core values: excellence, empowerment, and enjoyment! We believe the achievement of real excellence is only possible if scholars feel personally empowered because they are surrounded by supportive adults and peers and can take true enjoyment in their learning.

  • Calm Classroom Curriculum
  • Restorative Approach to Discipline
  • Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Support