NORTH SALT LAKE - Legacy Preparatory Academy will no longer offer grades 10 through 12, beginning in the 2014-15 school year, after a decision by the charter school’s board.
The secondary campus will instead be used for grades five through nine, according to Elizabeth Hatch, executive director. The younger grades will study on the second floor, the junior high students on the first level.
“The main reason was that the financial committee, in their analysis, didn’t see that it was financially feasible to build a third building which would house our high school students,” said Hatch. She said the committee reported to the board that “it appeared that staying on the current trajectory would potentially put the school at risk financially.”
About 130 students are currently enrolled in ninth-through-twelfth grades, she said. The 35 seniors who are graduating will not be impacted, and a few high school students will stay next year to finish their concurrent enrollment classes.
“We’ve been in contact with the Davis School District, who have been very helpful in helping students transition,” said Hatch.
The school first offered high school courses in 2009.
“We’re still going to have a population close to 1,100 students,” said Hatch. “Of course there will be some changes in staff where there’s changes in restructuring of grades. We appreciate the terrific teachers we have and hope that they’ll continue on.”