Admissions Process

We have been truly blessed by the partnership with LCA these last two years for our older son. We have witnessed a true partnership in not only his education but molding his character as well. We've seen how biblical truth is used to shape his actions and choices and teachers and staff lead by example. We hope for all of our children to experience this type of education where they feel valued, loved, and prepared for the next chapter of their educational journey where they feel equipped with the tools to defend their faith and lead a Christian life.

Current Legacy Parent

Is this the type of partnership you are seeking for your student and family?

If so, we invite you to connect with us to learn as much as you can about Legacy, our focus on faith, our educational philosophy, our core vision and mission, our outstanding arts and athletics programs, and our community as a whole.

Summer 2019-Reconfiguration of South Campus

To continue our commitment to excellence in academics, taught from a biblical worldview, the summer of 2019 will see the South Campus reconfiguration of Early Education, Lower School and Middle School Divisions.

What does that mean?  

We are able to offer more openings for:

Early Education: PreK3, PreK4, Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten

Spanish Immersion: PreK4, Kindergarten, 1st Grade

Lower School: Grades 1st, 2nd and 4th

Middle School: Grades 5th, 6th and 8th

If you are interested in any of those grades for 2019-2020, please plan to come and tour our campus.  We are eager to share all we have to offer for your entire family.

We invite you to register to Experience Life@ Legacy. Experience Life@Legacy is offered on Thursday mornings and gives you the opportunity to hear from our current students and our Head of School Bill McGee, meet current parents, and tour our beautiful facility. We strongly encourage students interested in grades 4th-11th to attend with parents, if possible. If you would like to attend, please click HERE to make reservations.  If Thursday’s do not work for your schedule, please email admissions@legacyca.com. We will work to find a day and time for you to visit our campus.

Step 1 - Faith First
Legacy Christian Academy is a Covenant School. A Covenant represents a much deeper relationship between the family and school than a contractual relationship. As part of that Covenant Relationship, there are certain expectations for families applying to Legacy

  • Our goal is to grow and develop Legacy with strong Christian families who are able to articulate a salvation testimony of grace through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. At least one parent and students in grades 7-12 must profess a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and believe in Him as Lord and Savior. The family must be able to provide a church involvement recommendation indicating regular church attendance at a Bible teaching church.
  • Only students whose academic records demonstrate a proven capability to succeed will be considered for our program. Students should be performing at or above grade level and be in positive academic standing in their previous school.
  • Students recommendations should show a behavioral history that is in harmony with the expectations of Legacy Christian Academy and student should exhibit a strong desire to be enrolled at Legacy.

If these statements are true of your family, we would be honored to share all Legacy has to offer, not only for your student, but your entire family.

Step 2 - Online Application & Document Upload
At Legacy the application process is completed online. Upon completion of the application file, the Admissions Committee will review a student’s application, recommendations, testing results, academic history and necessary forms. If the completed file meets all the admissions requirements, the appropriate division will contact the family to schedule a family interview. In grades 5–12, the student participates in an interview process. A completed application file contains the following items:

Step 3 - Admission Assessment Requirements

Legacy Christian Academy requires an admissions assessment for all applicants grades Pre-K4-11. As a benefit and convenience for all applicants for grades Pre-K4-6, we administer the Legacy Admissions Assessment in a warm and welcoming atmosphere on our beautiful campus.

  • The Legacy Admissions Assessment is comprised of the WPPSI IV for grades Pre-K4-2 and the WISC-V for grades 3-6.
  • The results of these assessments provide detailed information about your student’s learning style, working memory and processing speed, as well as other executive functioning skills necessary for academic success at Legacy. This information is used by our faculty to better understand your student’s learning styles and strengths.
  • The amount due upon submission of the application for Pre-K4-6th grade, is $300 ($125 application fee and $175 Legacy Admissions Assessment Fee).

  Admissions assessment criteria for applicants for grades 7-9 will be determined after an academic review of the report cards and testing in the application file.

  • Legacy accepts the Cog-AT, IOWA, STARR, PSAT, ACT, Pre-ACT, ISEE, Gifted and Talented placement scores, and Duke TIP scores as admissions assessments.
  • The payment amount due upon submission of the online application is the $125 application fee.
  •  If the academic review of these items indicates a concern about the applicant’s ability to be academically successful at Legacy, we will request the student take the Legacy Admissions Assessment at an additional cost of $175 to the family.

  Admissions assessment criteria for applicants for grades 10 and 11 will be determined after an academic review of the report cards and testing in the application file.

  • Legacy accepts the PSAT, SAT, Pre-ACT, ACT, and ISEE as admissions assessments.
  • The payment amount due upon submission of the online application is the $125 application fee.
  •  If the academic review of these items indicates a concern about the applicant’s ability to be academically successful at Legacy, we will request the student take the Legacy Admissions Assessment at an additional cost of $175 to the family.
Step 4 - Admissions Interview & Admissions Decision
Once the application file and academic review are complete, the file will be advanced to the appropriate division to schedule the admissions interview. For students applying for grades PK3–4, the admissions interview will consist of the divisional principal, or assistant principal, and the parents. For students applying for grades 5–12, the interview process will include the student.

The admissions committee meets regularly to review each admission decision. Once an admission decision has been reached, the family is notified by phone and email. Decline decisions are also notified by mail.

When parents are joint conservators, those with educational rights will be invited to participate in the interview as part of the admissions process.

Early Decision Option
Applicants who have a completed application file by November 15, will be eligible for Early Decision. Students eligible for Early Decision may continue the admissions process, and, if we have confirmed openings in a grade level, may be issued an enrollment agreement for the upcoming school year.

With many grades approaching capacity at Legacy, Early Decision is a wonderful opportunity to secure your student’s consideration for acceptance.

International Student Requirements
The International Student Program at Legacy Christian Academy allows us to welcome students requiring an I-20 document. The International Student Program accepts students entering grades 9–11. All International students must follow the admission guidelines for a traditional student, as well as meet additional criteria, including:

  1. Demonstrate a faith in Jesus Christ during the student interview;
  2. Reside with a Christian family, as evidenced in the application and family interview who lives in or in the surrounding area of Frisco, TX;
  3. Submit an Affidavit of Relationship, indicating that the student resides with a blood relative. 
  4. Provide English ability test scores.  Acceptable tests and preferred minimum scores include: TOEFL (70 or higher), ELTiS (225 or higher) or SLEP (55 or higher)
  5. All translated documents must be official translations; all foreign documents must include certification of authenticity.

Please note that I-20's can only be legally issued once the student and family have been through our entire admissions process and are accepted to Legacy Christian Academy.

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