Legacy High School’s independent learning program, identified as Legacy OnLine, provides a web-based educational opportunity for high school students desiring an alternative to traditional direct instruction or classroom-based schooling. It takes place through academic instruction that occurs primarily off-campus through electronic means, utilizing computer-assisted instruction.
Apex Learning® and Apex Literacy Advantage® courses constitute the core of the Legacy OnLine curriculum. These are accredited courses, approved by the Kennewick School District, that meet Washington standards for learning, and are supervised by highly qualified Kennewick School District teachers.
Independent learning requires strong self-discipline, personal maturity, a focused work ethic, and reliable internet access outside of the school setting in order to be successful. Prior academic experience may be suggestive of future success. Depending upon course load, students are required to spend 5 to 25 hours per week working on coursework independently, and 1 to 5 hours per week in direct contact with their course supervisors. Progress checks are made regularly. Students not fulfilling coursework and/or contact requirements, nor making appropriate academic progress will be dropped from their courses.
Students enrolled in Legacy OnLine courses may also pursue enrollment in other educational courses such as those offerred by the Tri-Tech Skills Center in Kennewick and the Running Start program at Columbia Basin College in Pasco.
Mission of the Legacy Independent Learning Program
The mission of the Legacy Independent Learning Program is to offer a high school completion program through digital learning via the internet, using high quality instructional materials, and options that fit individual student needs for flexibility. This is accomplished by a committed staff, available daily, to guide and encourage student growth and capacity for learning that will enable them to graduate and to extend their education beyond high school. Students are expected to achieve at a satisfactory level, within a pre-established timeframe, while adhering to all program requirements.
Approved Single District Online School Program. Legacy High School’s independent learning program (Legacy Online) is designated by the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction as an Approved Single District Online School program. Rules and regulations governing independent learning programs within the State of Washington can be examined at OSPI’s Digital Learning Department website.