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Legacy’s vision is to instill a lifelong passion for learning among all its students; ensuring that all learners, regardless of economic and social background, succeed academically and become contributing citizens of a global society.

Our mission is to develop and nurture students to excel academically and socially by:
• Providing a rigorous curriculum
• Maintaining high standards of performance
• Establishing systems of accountability
• Utilizing data driven instructional strategies
• Extensively training and developing staff
• Promoting purposeful living through self-reflection, self-direction and self-expression
• Celebrating individual, family and cultural differences

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Welcome to the new Legacy Academy of Excellence website. 

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Cinco De Mayo! Students in first Grade class experience the culture of Mexico

Our first grade students were able to experience first hand what the Mexican culture is all about on May 5, 2015. Students colored pictures,  participate in making their own tortilla's, viewed and discussed some mexican artifacts.

K-5 Art Show a success with parents, students, and staff!

Legacy scholars in grades kindergarten to 5th grade proudly put their artwork on display during report card pick-up. Students and their parents were able to walk around and appreciate the different creations and show off their own artwork to parents and siblings.


Legacy donates over 1,000 dollars to local zoo hit by the recent tornados

Legacy Academy of Excellence goes into action after the recent tornados hit the surrounding Rockford area. Legacy students in grades Kindergarten through 10th  raised over 1,000 dollars for the Summerfield Zoo to help in their efforts to re-build after the tornados struck the zoo facilities. Legacy thanks its students and Ms. Curry for leading the efforts in helping the Summerfield Zoo.

Girls-Up Club visits the City of Chicago

Our Girls-Up club took the time to travel into the city of Chicago and learn the history of the city through participating in a double decker tour bus experience and also were able to walk around the city and enjoy a culinary experience

Middle Years Programme Holds First Annual Science Fair

Legacy Academy of Excellence students in the Middle Years Programme were able to showcase their scientific research to parents, students, and staff. Our MYP students during the school day presented their findings to students in grades 3 to 5. Later in the eveneing a science fair was held in the Legacy gymnasium where students presented their work to parents and staff. At the end of the science fair parents and staff placed votes to decide which student had produced and presented the best science fair board.

Fishing Club gears up for the summer

Fishing club, which was introduced in the 2014-15 school year is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the sport of fishing, as well as conservation and preservation techniques that are being used in our state. Fishing club is a non-competitive team for the first year. We are hoping that with enough interest and participation we will be competing at the high-school level by next year.  The Legacy Fishing Team is being offered to students grade 6-10 with several opportunities to build friendships and teammates. We are looking for students who are willing to put some time into community building events, fundraisers, and outdoor activities. We are also making sure that the students who join fishing club are academically and behaviorally ready to participate. In order for us to ensure the safety of the whole group as well as your student, we are asking that every prospective fishing team member gets an endorsement signature on the permission slip from 3 out of 4 MYP teachers, as well as 1 administrator.  Students will take part in at least 2 outings to local fisheries to learn, practice, and fish with success.

1st Grade Students Reach Out to Our Troops


Student's in Ms. White's 1st grade class explored and mastered some of the important aspects of United States history. Students through their work and learning gained an understanding of respecting and appreciating the men and woman that risk their lives serving our country overseas to ensure our safety and freedom.

Exhibition 2018


Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of Legacy Academy of Excellence Charter School are scheduled to participate in the Annual Student Academic Performance Exhibition scheduled for May 22rd, 23rd,  24th,  of 2018 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.   The Exhibition will be held at Legacy Academy.  No board meeting will be held and no official business will be conducted during this time frame.

2018 Field Day! Field Day 2018

Field Day 2018 is June 11th. Click here for more information.

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Students in Ms. Luttrell's class are published authors!!

Students in Ms. Luttrell's first grade class wrote and illustrated a book titled Traveling Through Space!

2017-2018 Legacy Academy Fishing Team 2017-18 Legacy Academy Fishing Team
On Monday May 7th, the 2018 Legacy Academy Fishing Team competed at the Illinois High School Sectional at Pierce Lake in Rock Cut State Park. Out of 26 teams we finished 7th, which is something to be extremely proud of in our first year competing. Our students got to experience being in the spotlight in what are called the “hot seats” as leaders of the tournament for several boats before a boat weighed a bag of fish to take the lead.
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January Scholars of the Month

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Legacy Academy of Excellence
4029 Prairie Road, Rockford, IL 61102
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