The Academic Game Plan
Athletics plays a central role in the life of the students at Legacy the School of Sport Sciences. In the broadest sense, Legacy’s’ comprehensive (athletic profession) education program of study, engages students in athletics on multiple levels of experiences. Students engage in the professions of athletics on a creative level, integrated athletic education, exploratory, and advocacy experiences in addition to participating competitively.
The Legacy academic program uses inquiry-based learning, collaborative problem solving and an interdisciplinary curriculum to prepare our students to meet and exceed the challenges of a changing global society. Utilizing the most effective educational practices, our academic program educates students to thrive as learners in an ever-changing college landscape and live a life of integrity and courageous leadership.
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Through an integrated athletic education, athletics is infused into Legacy’s core curriculum as a model of learning and deepening understanding. For example, a ninth-grade baseball player “Tom” has decided to choose athletic administration (business industry) as his career path (endorsement). He says that his “Plan A” is to receive a Division I scholarship playing baseball, but his “Other Plan A” is to learn about athletic administration and work towards receiving a degree from a university and becoming an athletic director. Both are feasible plans that Legacy will permit him to work towards. The first of his many projects in the athletic administration program will be the management of the concessions stand at a basketball game. Some of the content courses that Tom will use are Algebra I, Business I, and English I to perform cash drawer sales create marketing promotions, open and close the concession stand, calculate sales, analyze profits and losses, etc. Through the project, Tom will not simply memorize exponential functions and equations. He will use manipulatives in every subject to deeply internalize concepts, which helps ensure rigorous academic achievement and understanding.
Legacy the School of Sports Sciences innovative rigorous curriculum is specifically designed to meet the needs of its diverse student population. Students engage in reading and writing across the curriculum. Technology is integrated as an educational tool for students and faculty. Athletic professions are integrated to enhance academic learning as well as studied as a career path. Teachers collaborate to create cross-curricular interactive projects throughout the school day. The curriculum is developed at each level using the latest findings in child and adolescent development, brain-based research, and accepted best practices.
A great advantage of being a 6-12 program is the ability to map curriculum across grade levels in order to make transitions between grades seamless and ensure that students acquire the skills needed to continue growing academically and emotionally. Teachers at the middle and high schools will dedicate time to meet regularly to reflect on curriculum and instructional strategies.
LIVING AND BREATHING THE CURRICULUM
Across the country, schools are working to find educational approaches that will prepare their students for the changing world in which they will live and work. At Legacy, we will lead the way. Through The Legacy Curriculum, students have the chance for an education that is energizing and engaging, deeply relevant and a lasting impact.
THE BEST IDEAS, PUT IN ACTION
The Legacy Curriculum is bringing together a range of research-based best practices. We are:
- Shifting Ownership: Student-Driven Learning
- Putting Education into Motion: Project and Work-Based Learning
- Targeting Ambitious Intellectual Goals: Higher-Level Learning
- Teaching with Clear Intention: Learning by Design
Tour our school and you’ll see hands-on projects inside and outside of the classroom, open-ended real-world challenges and more student responsibility for making decisions and solving problems. You’ll see learning in motion — students in maker spaces, at whiteboards and using technology all over campus. What you can’t see is the critical thinking — by students and teachers — behind all the activity.