The History of Legacy Christian Academy
In the fall of 1998, three families, having nothing more than faith, met to discuss and pray for the development of a Christian school in the Frisco area. Their prayers formed the foundation of a school that was as yet unseen, and their faith secured the legacy that would soon be their children’s education. In October, the Lord brought Jody Capehart to initially consult with these families and guide them in the process of building a school, and in January of 1999, Jody felt led to be a part of this vision and agreed to be Head of School.
In 1999, LCA leased facilities from Frisco Bible Church. The church agreed to house the school in its new building which was under construction, and in September 1999 with approximately 120 students in Kindergarten through 9th grade, LCA began its first school year. In its second year, LCA expanded to serve Kindergarten-12th grades, adding a complete high school and utilizing every bit of space in the church, including the foyer. It was then that the LCA Board of Directors decided the school needed to purchase its own property. Thus began an intensive search for land. During the third year, LCA added 4 year-old preschool classes and moved the Preschool through 2nd grades to portables at Parkway Hills Baptist Church. The other students in 3rd through 12th grades remained at Frisco Bible while property was purchased and plans were drawn up for a campus.
Legacy continued its rapid development in 2002 with a groundbreaking in May. The mayor spoke, the choir sang, and the band played, but everyone wondered, and no doubt debated, how a building would be ready by August. The Board of Directors and school leadership needed a quick turnaround time with cooperation from city planners, utility companies and construction crews. As a result, the Legacy family, including over 300 students, turned to prayer and put their trust once again, in the God of miracles.
Just nine months after construction began, the new facility was opened in early September for the 2002-2003 school year. During that school year, the gymnasium and cafetorium were completed. Legacy was given permission to begin the accreditation process, which was no small task for the entire staff, and in 2003 became accredited with the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
During Legacy’s fifth year, donations allowed the construction of a $1 million field house and athletic fields including a football field, a baseball field and a seven lane track. By the sixth year, Legacy was out of space once again, and the school launched into another expansion. Plans were made for two wings to be built along the south and west sides of the building. A loving family donated money for a beautiful prayer chapel at the southwest corner of the two wings. This chapel is a prominent feature of our campus that is noticed daily by drivers on Legacy Drive. Construction began in 2005 on the new wings, and in the 2006-2007 school year, Legacy was able to accommodate approximately 900 students.
From the school's beginning, in the hearts and minds of a few families, to the building that now enhances Legacy Drive, Legacy Christian Academy is a school that seeks to plant a resolute faith in the Lord Jesus Christ in the hearts and minds of its students through the efforts of dedicated and loving teachers. Just as the physical building has been built from the ground up, the students are being built with a Biblical worldview from preschool through high school. It is a Legacy that will serve generations to come as it continues to be a reminder of the power of faith in Jesus Christ.