College: Pursuing One’s Calling
As a college preparatory academy, Legacy Christian Academy is committed to helping students and their families with all aspects of the college admission process. The Upper School curriculum is designed to not only meet but exceed college admission requirements. A variety of programs in the arts and athletics, as well as our leadership opportunities, encourage students to explore and develop their God-given talents and passions.
The Office of College Advising exists to help students and families navigate the college selection and admission process. This assistance includes parent information meetings, individual junior and senior conferences, college fair opportunities, grade-level classroom discussions, college representative campus visits, and the development and oversight of Upper School graduation plans. Each student will also take the PSAT and PLAN (ACT) assessments numerous times during grades 9-11 to help determine the best individual approach for college admissions testing. Guidance is also given for the entire application process, including essay writing, acquiring letters of recommendation and contacting college admission representatives.
The most important aspect of Legacy’s approach to college planning is encouraging students to consider God’s will for their life. This approach incorporates asking students the following questions, “What kind of person do I want to be?” and “What kind of life do I want to lead?” It involves fostering communication between parents and students, as well as soliciting input from teachers and mentors. The goal is to explore the variety of options available and to select colleges that best match a student’s pursuit of God’s calling on their life. Discovering God's will involves understanding one’s talents, gifts, and motivations as well as reflecting on past accomplishments and success in high school. This is an exciting decision-making process as students begin to reflect upon how God has equipped them uniquely to glorify Him and to share the Gospel.
Class of 2012 graduates have been accepted to the following institutions of higher education:
Abilene Christian University, Asbury University, Arizona State University, Azusa Pacific University, Baylor University, Belmont University, Biola, Cedarville University, Centenary College of Louisiana, Chapman University, Dallas Baptist University, Gordon College, Hardin-Simmons University, Harding University, Hillsdale College, Iowa State University, John Brown University, Kansas State University, Kentucky Christian University, LeTourneau University, Louisiana State University, Lubbock Christian University, Middle Tennessee State University, Midwestern State University, Muskingum University, Oklahoma Baptist University, Oklahoma Christian University, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma State University, Oral Roberts University, Ouachita Baptist University, Rhodes College, Sewanee: The University of the South, Southern Methodist University, Southwestern University, Stephen F. Austin State University, Tarleton State University, Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi, Texas Christian University, Texas State University, Texas Tech University, Texas Woman’s University, The Citadel, The University of Alabama, The University of Arizona, The University of Arkansas, The University of Illinois, The University of Iowa, The University of Memphis, The University of Mississippi, The University of Oklahoma, The University of Texas (Austin), The University of Tulsa, Union University, University of California at Santa Barbara, University of California at Riverside, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, University of Missouri, University of Missouri St. Louis, University of North Texas, Virginia Military Institute, The United States Military Academy at West Point, Wheaton College