The decision came following an extensive review process conducted by a five-member external review team from AdvancEd, the world’s largest educational community. During the weeklong review process, the team observed the learning environments at the district’s campuses and collected thousands of documentary records. In addition, the team conducted 169 interviews with founders, board members, administrators, teachers, support staff, students and parents.
According to Bill Bressler, the district’s Chief Academic Officer, this evaluation was unique in that the External Review Team members had no previous experience evaluating charter schools and their backgrounds were exclusively in district public school education.
In its written findings regarding Legacy Traditional, AdvancEd states, “Operations staff members, teachers, administrators, students, and parents work collaboratively, deliberatively, and effectively to create and maintain learning environments that are clean, orderly, aesthetically attractive, and conducive to student learning and success.”
Bill Bressler said he believes the designation confirms parents growing confidence in Legacy Traditional Schools as well as charter schools throughout Arizona.
“This achievement supports our vision to positively impact every student,” he said.
As defined by AdvancEd, accreditation “is an international protocol for institutions committed to systemic, systematic and sustainable improvement.”
About Legacy Traditional Schools
Legacy Traditional Schools is a tuition-free, charter school district for grades K-8 founded on a program that combines academic mastery with an emphasis on patriotism, character building and parental involvement. Founded in 2007, the district has campuses in Maricopa, Queen Creek, Avondale, Chandler, Casa Grande, Gilbert, Laveen and Northwest Tucson. For additional information on Legacy Traditional Schools, please visit: http://www.LegacyTraditional.org or call 1-888-587-1776