University Model school to open in Sharpsburg

Legacy Preparatory Academy will be opening in Sharpsburg this fall.

Legacy will be serving students in first-fifth grades. A developing University Model School, Legacy Preparatory Academy will be one of only six of its kind in Georgia.

The University Model combines desirable aspects of private education with those of homeschooling, allowing students and parents the flexibility to learn from highly qualified professional educators, participate in extracurricular activities with other students, and yet still spend more time at home than traditional schooling allows. 

Legacy Prep will offer an accredited Christian education, while simultaneously giving families the freedom that homeschooling offers. “The best part of it all is that at $3,000 per year it is on the lower end of what private education costs in this area,” said Amanda Smith, board member and future LPA parent.

“Our community is hungry for this type of hybrid school model. What a great opportunity for a mom to be a part of her child’s education without having to carry the work-load as both a mom and full-time, all-in-one educator.”

Legacy Preparatory’s elementary students will attend classes two days per week studying  core subjects – math, science, reading, language arts and social studies – along with electives.

Students will then work from home on alternating days to complete assignments with the help of a parent or caregiver. As children progress in grade level, their time in the classroom will increase.

Legacy Preparatory Academy is a member of the National Association of University-Model Schools. As a member of NAUMS, Legacy benefits from the mentoring and support of existing University-Model Schools.

Legacy’s mentor school is Cornerstone Preparatory Academy in Acworth.

“Although LPA’s teachers come from a range of educational backgrounds including public school, classical Christian school and homeschooling, these experienced and gifted teachers are united in their goal to facilitate academic excellence for students studying at home and in the classroom, instilling a genuine love for learning, and a passion for Jesus Christ,” said board member Kelly Earley.

“Many families in our community are enthusiastic about the myriad benefits of a UMS education and that is why our student body consists of students from Alvaton, Fayetteville, Peachtree City, Grantville and Newnan,” Earley said.




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