“We believe that the larger a school grows, the harder it is to keep up with the individual needs assessment all students have to have,” Garza said.
The teachers will also be administrators at the school, which will offer specialty classes such as art, drama, music and foreign language.
Part of the problem with public education presently is that teachers are being taken away from true teaching and are being disciplinarians or are being told to “teach the test.” Standardized testing will not be done at the school. Instead, individualized assessments will be done to
What also makes the school different is its ability to offer flexible scheduling for those who need more time with pursuing extracurricular interests, according to a press release.
While the school will be open to the public, the school will offer chapel but not be Christ-centered.
“In our mission statement, we tell parents we want to be able to teach the child God created,” Thomas said. “We want our students to be able to say the Pledge of Allegiance. We want to teach the child as a whole, not simply the piece of them that comes to school.”
A scholarship fund has been set up for students and parents that need the financial help. Private donations from businesses are being accepted presently. Enrollment for this fall is now open via the school’s website www.legacyleadershipacademy.org.
For information on the school or questions, call 817-304-5370.