AzMERIT opt-out

While there is a bill in the Arizona legislature that would allow parents to opt their students out of statewide testing, current state statute does not permit parents to opt their students out of statewide testing. Even if this bill passes before the end of the AzMERIT test window, it will not go into effect until sometime this summer. The December 2014 letter from the Office of the Arizona Attorney General confirming that parents may not refuse to allow their students to participate in mandatory achievement assessments including AzMERIT is posted here on the Assessment website.

Irene Hunting, CPM
Deputy Associate Superintendent
Arizona Department of Education

Summer Academy

Legacy KidsCare Summer Academy Logo 2015

Legacy Traditional Schools – Summer Academy provides a safe, structured, caring, enriching and affordable summer program for students ages 5-12. LKC Summer Academy is led by Legacy’s trained and experienced staff at four campuses: Avondale, Gilbert, Maricopa, and Tucson. LKC Summer Academy is designed with our busy parents in mind. You have the option of choosing any campus that fits your needs and enjoying it all summer.

LKC Summer Academy students will be engaged in a variety of activities to include (but not limited to) arts and crafts, music lessons, and Spanish lessons, while all revolving around a weekly theme. Physical activity will also be a priority; whether the students are outside enjoying a nice morning or in the climate controlled gyms. Lunch and snack are provided as well.

LKC Summer Academy is available from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Our LKC Summer Academy will begin on May 26 and run through July 29 (closed on July 3rd). The Summer Academy is available to any student enrolled in Legacy Traditional Schools.

Sample Schedule:

  • 6:30-8:00 a.m.: Free play in gym or outside as students arrive
  • 8:00-9:00 a.m.: Computer lab
  • 9:00-11:00 a.m.: Themed Activities
  • 11:00-12:00 a.m.: Games in Gym/Arts and Crafts
  • 12:00-12:30 p.m.: Lunch
  • 12:30-1:00 p.m.: Quiet Activities (Reading, etc)
  • 12:30-1:00 p.m.: Music
  • 1:30-2:00 p.m.: Spanish
  • 2:00-3:30 p.m.: Themed Activities
  • 3:30 p.m.: Snack
  • 4:00-6:00 p.m.: Free play (outside or in the gym)

Weekly Themes:

Week 1: Into the Deep Blue Oceans
Week 2: Cooking 101
Week 3: Space
Week 4: Construction Zone
Week 5: Hero Week
Week 6: America, the Great
Week 7: Ancient Egypt
Week 8: Wild, Wild, West
Week 9: Wilderness 101
Week 10: Talent Show


  1. Begin registration for Summer Academy by filling out the Registration Form.
  2. If your child will be attending at Avondale make your payment here.
    If your child will be attending at Gilbert make your payment here.
    If your child will be attending at Maricopa make your payment here.
    If your child will be attending at Tucson make your payment here.
    The registration fee MUST be made at the time of registration.
  3. Tuition payments MUST be made two weeks ahead of time through the shopping cart.

Legacy KidsCare Summer Academy Fees:

  • $50.00 Early Bird Registration (before April 6)
  • $70.00 Registration Fee (after April 6)
  • Weekly tuition: $150.00
  • 10% Discount applied for each sibling


If you are interested in learning more about LKC Summer Academy, please email LKC KidsCare at:

Legacy Online Store is Now Open

We are happy to announce the opening of the Legacy Online Store where you can conveniently go to make payments for many of the Legacy programs and items that your students need. We are happy to announce that there is no processing charge or fee for any payments made at the online store. Please visit the link above, or you can find it by clicking on the Store link in the home page menu bar of the school website.

Here are some examples of items you can pay for.

  • Tax Credit Donations
  • KEEP program fees
  • Legacy Kids Care program fees
  • Athletics programs
  • Yearbooks
  • Phonograms and more

Visit the store here.