FALL 2020

We are an advanced liberal arts college preparatory education, incorporating financial education supplemented with Blended Learning to personalize scholars learning experience

WHY LEGENDS CHARTER SCHOOL

Legends Charter School was founded on the belief that all students can learn and deserve the opportunity to receive high-quality education, regardless of their socio-economic background. It is our belief that a student’s zip code should not determine a student’s access to education. At Legends, we believe in a holistic approach to education and work to provide any and all resources that facilitate student success in the classroom and beyond.
 
Legends is committed to Prince George’s County, the residents, and the students, and desires to strengthen the relationship with the community by offering an academic choice that is rigorous and integral to the growth of our educational landscape. We look forward to providing Prince George’s County families with the opportunity to experience a truly world-class education.
 
Legends Charter School’s commitment to equity is unwavering. Equity means delivering to each scholar the things he or she needs to be successful. We move urgently to provide education to disrupt the current patterns of discrimination, marginalization, and underrepresentation as civic leaders. We believe education is the equalizer and we must go farther faster because our kids can not wait.

The Change

Equity Now's efforts are focused on discovering, planning and implementing innovative solutions for pathways of building equity in the community. Our efforts are strategically focused on the growing number of families fighting for economic and educational equity.

The Problem

Many of the problems families and communities face are adaptive requiring legislation which can be litigious, time consuming and slow. Globally, the U.S. is at risk of declining economic competitiveness due to its continuing lower levels of educational attainment. The U.S. currently ranks 44th according to the quality of its mathematics and science education. The problem is exacerbated when you dig into the middle-class community.

The Solution

There is a growing recognition of the importance of equity to economic development and upward mobility. High-quality education improves long-term academic and economic outcomes for children and communities. Therefore, Equity Now is committed to nurturing the full capacity of communities, helping them achieve their full economic and academic potential.

Education is the key to success in life, and teachers makes a lasting impact in the lives of their students.

OUR UNIQUE APPROACH

Legends Charter School will provide a rigorous, college preparatory K-8 foundation for our scholars, ensuring each student can excel in high school, college, and life – tuition free. To deliver on this mission, we will have a two adult model in all courses K-5, integrated block courses, a curriculum spiraled from Advanced Placement courses, a robust and thorough support program, explicit and consistent instruction in organization and study skills, a wide variety of art and enrichment courses, and a financial education program. This innovative approach distinctly distinguishes Legends from traditional public schools.

At Legends Charter School, we commit ourselves to the long-term development of our scholars, supporting their ultimate success in college and in life. We tailored our engaging and rigorous approach to meet the specific needs of students, teaching the core knowledge, critical thinking, independence, and self-advocacy skills that are essential for scholars to excel.  

Fostering students’ positive belief in themselves and their capabilities

Creating experiences for the students that influence school culture

Using data and analytics to build individualized success plans for students

Legends Charter School Vision

Legends Charter School will help close both the achievement and generational wealth gaps, with every scholar achieving their maximum academic potential while developing financial literacy, through an engaging, inspiring and challenging learning environment. Legends Scholars will be poised to succeed globally as 21st century citizens.