Admissions FAQs

When do I start the application process?

Applications for the 2019-2020 for The Legacy Academy are being accepted in early January.  The Legacy Academy has an open enrollment policy.  Families and caregivers can complete an Application Form at  

The deadline for applications is March 25.

Which students does The Legacy Academy serve?

The Legacy Academy serves students with academic, social, and emotional needs that are supported in a small school setting with smaller class sizes; and, wrap around services to support behavioral health with school clinicians and a special education case manager.

The Legacy Academy’s profile student is one that has been in contact with the juvenile justice system, referred to the foster care system, or not experiencing academic success in their current school.

Is there a residency requirement to attend The Legacy Academy?

There is no residency requirement.

How old must my child be to apply? 

The Legacy Academy is a middle school for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.

How many students are admitted to The Legacy Academy each year?

In 2018-2019, the school will have an enrollment of 20 students. 6th grade.  

In 2019-2020, the school will have an enrollment of 60 students. 6th and 7th grade.  

In 2020-2021, the school will have an enrollment of 120 students. 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.

What is the student to teacher ratio?

The Legacy Academy is committed to providing an educational environment that supports students ability to thrive in smaller classrooms with 20 students with one (1) teacher and two (2) academic specialists.  

Does The Legacy Academy have a lottery and/or a waiting list?

The deadline for participation in the lottery is March 25.  The lottery will take place March 30.

The drawing will take place on The Legacy Academy campus in a facility large enough to allow all interested parties to observe the drawing, or at another public venue near  The Legacy Academy.

Names of students shall be drawn from pools of ballots differentiated by grade level Beginning with the lowest grade, the ballots shall be drawn by a The Legacy Academy administrator or Board member. The drawing shall continue until all names for that grade level are drawn.

Applicants need not be present at the drawing to enroll their student in The Legacy Academy, and will be notified via phone call and in writing of their status.

All students who were not granted admission due to capacity shall be given the option to put their name on a waiting list according to their draw in the lottery.  This waiting list will allow students the option of enrollment if an opening occurs during the current school year at their grade level. Potential students on the waiting list shall provide contact information to be used in the event space becomes available, on their application forms. Families promoted off of the waiting list shall be informed by telephone and in writing and shall have a maximum of seven (7) days to respond. In addition, The Legacy Academy shall attempt on at least two separate occasions to contact the parents/guardians of promoted students by telephone.

Those families not responding within the maximum response period will forfeit their right to enroll their student in The Legacy Academy for that school year. In no circumstance will a waiting list carry over to the following school year. The order of admission of students at any time during the year shall be based solely on the order of applicants on the admission wait-list. Applications received after the close of open enrollment will be added to the waiting list after the drawing, in order received, and will be contacted for enrollment when the drawing waiting list is exhausted utilizing the same notification and timeline procedures detailed above.

Does The Legacy Academy require school tuition or fees?

The Legacy Academy is a public charters school authorized by Santa Clara County Office of Education.  There are no school tuition or fees.

Does The Legacy Academy provide transportation?

The Legacy Academy will provide transportation within time and mileage limits.

Why does The Legacy Academy provide school clinicians?

Yes. The Legacy Academy understands that all students are individuals with different academic and behavioral needs.  School clinicians assist students with the strengths and challenges they experience in school, their homes, and communities.

Does The Legacy Academy accept students with IEPs (Individualized Education Programs) and 504 plans?

Yes, the Legacy Academy accepts ALL students.The Legacy Academy will offer an Unconditional Education Coach (UEC) and it is the role of the UEC to review, implement, and assess students with IEPs and 504 plans.