Rigorous Academics

Great Oaks Legacy teachers are highly qualified and teach a rigorous college preparatory curriculum that covers traditional academic subjects. Students earn their grades by the level of effort they make to meet the Great Oaks Legacy standard. A “D” is not passing and there is no social promotion.

High Quality Instruction and Consistent Academic Support

We hire teachers who share a firm belief that all students can and will learn, and that parents and teachers should be partners. Our teachers partner with families to optimize learning both inside and outside the classroom. Beginning in Grade 6, consistent academic support is provided by the Great Oaks Legacy Tutor Corps, a group of recent graduates from top colleges across the country. They provide two hours of personalized tutoring every day. This academic support is in addition to core classes taught by highly qualified teachers.

Great Oaks Legacy Charter School will maintain a focus on developing in scholars the competencies necessary to meet the demands of college preparatory study. Our program focuses on serious academic scholarship combined with mastery of personal discipline and development of good character. The rigor of our academic program equips scholars with the tools they need to excel.
Five Instructional Imperatives drive the school:

  1. Placing a premium on literacy instruction at the elementary level;
  2. Hiring and retaining a cadre of high quality, mission-aligned teachers;
  3. Providing substantially more time for scholars to learn;
  4. Using a data-driven approach to plan and implement lessons; and
  5. Employing a variety of customized daily scholar supports.


Great Oaks Legacy Charter School will ensure mastery of all Common Core State Standards through a rigorous curriculum development process, high-quality instruction, and frequent assessment of student learning and instructional decisions that respond to data about student progress. We will focus on literacy and critical thinking skills throughout all of the standards, ensuring that students are able to read, to learn, and to solve problems across disciplines – key ingredients for college success.

The Great Oaks Legacy core curriculum includes courses in Humanities (English and Social Studies), Math, Science and the Arts.

Academic Courses

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • English Language Arts Tutorial
  • Independent Reading Time
  • Math
  • Math Tutorial
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Physical Education/Health
  • ELA & Math Blended Learning Programs

Legacy Middle School Schedule

Time Period Class
Above is a Monday – Thursday (7:45a – 3:50p) sample schedule.
7:45 – 8:12 B Breakfast/Independent Reading
8:15 – 9:12 1 Math Tutorial
9:15 – 10:12 2 Math
10:15 – 11:12 3 Math Apps
11:15 -11:47 4 Lunch
11:50 – 12:47 5 Reading
12:50 – 1:47 6 Writing
1:50 – 2:47 7 English Language Arts Tutorial
2:50 – 3:47 8 Phys. Ed/Theater
3:50 – 4:00 D Dismissal


Time Period Class
Friday Sample Schedule (7:45 – 2:00) Early Dismissal every Friday unless notified (2:00pm).
7:55 – 8:12 B Breakfast/DEAR
8:15 – 8:40 1 Advisory
8:43 – 9:43 2 English Language Arts Tutorial
19:46 – 10:46 3 Math Apps
10:49 – 11:49 4 Blended Learning
11:52 – 12:52 5 English Language Arts (ELA)
12:55 – 1:40 6 Lunch
1:40 – 1:50 7 Homeroom
1:50 – 2:00 D Dismissal

Power Up and Saturday Academy

Students who need additional support in Math and/or ELA are offered the opportunity to attend Power Up and Saturday Academy.

Power Up takes place two days per week, after school, from 4-5pm. During Power Up, students get homework support from a tutor to ensure they understand how to complete the homework and receive guided support in doing so.

During Saturday Academy, which is from 8am-11:45am, students get the opportunity to sit in small classes led by teachers while having tutors sit with students to focus on a particular skill or standard that students may have struggled in mastering to ensure they are on track in their daily coursework. In Saturday Academy, students have the opportunity to work directly with their teachers and multiple tutors in small group settings, which best meets each student’s needs. Students receive breakfast and snack during Saturday Academy.