Deadline is April 14, 2017, to sign up for Liberty, Victory & Legacy Charter Schools’ Annual Lotteries
April 14, 2017 is the deadline for parents and guardians to sign up their children for Liberty, Victory, and Legacy Charter Schools’ annual lotteries. Each school’s lottery will determine its 2017-2018 waiting lists. Although all three schools are Harbor Schools in Nampa, each school conducts a separate lottery. Therefore, those interested must sign up their children at each school in one of the following ways:
Complete the lottery form at each Nampa school during school hours, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday-Friday. Liberty is located at 9955 Kris Jensen Lane; Victory is located at 9779 Kris Jensen Lane; Legacy is located at 4015 S. Legacy Way.
Parents and guardians can confirm that the schools received their lottery submissions by calling Liberty at 466-7952, Victory at 442-9400, and Legacy at 467-0947. The schools will hold their lotteries on the following dates at 3 pm at their school: Liberty-April 19; Victory-April 20; Legacy-April 21. The schools will be closed for spring break March 23-April 7. If a parent/guardian needs to complete the forms in a format other than English, or needs an interpreter to assist in completion, assistance by the school will be provided.
Liberty, Victory, and Legacy Charter Schools are public schools and, therefore, do not charge tuition. The schools welcome students without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, language barrier, religious beliefs, physical or mental handicap or disability, economic or social conditions, or actual or potential marital or parental status, or status as a homeless child. No student shall, on the basis of sex, be denied equal access to programs, activities, services, or benefits or be limited in the exercise of any right, privilege, advantage, or denied equal access to educational and extracurricular programs and activities.
Facts about the schools --
Liberty, Victory and Legacy Charter Schools are Harbor Method Schools that offer an advanced learning curriculum that teaches to the high while providing multiple opportunities for students to learn concepts at all grade levels.
Liberty and Victory are K-12 schools. Legacy is a K-8 school. All three are Title I schools and offer the federal, free and reduced lunch program and busing.
The Harbor Method’s anti-bullying stance has created an effective character education program that puts in place high expectations for students, teachers, staff, and parents.
All three schools offer the State’s advanced opportunities/early completers programs.
Liberty’s and Victory’s high schools have a robust college concurrent credit program that allows students the opportunity to earn up to two years’ worth of college credit by the time they graduate.
Liberty and Victory have experienced 100% graduation rates since the inception of their high school programs. Annually, more than 85% of the graduates go on to either college/technical schools or the military.
All three schools’ overall student educational outcomes place them in the top performing schools in the Nampa area, and all three perform well above the State’s average educational outcomes.
The schools offer a variety of extra-curricular activities, including sports, drama, music ensembles, academic decathlon, travel abroad, school/community service organizations, National Honor Society, and student government.
To learn more about each school, please visit their websites. School tours can be scheduled by calling each school. ###
Media contact: Gayle O’Donahue, 208-761-5647 Press Release #2 Distributed to media February 14, 2017
Target Student Population I.C. 33-5205(4) Primary Attendance Area Legacy Public Charter School is located at the southeast corner of Locust Lane and Southside Road intersection within the Nampa School District. Based upon this location, the primary attendance area would be as follows: North Boundary: The center of East Greenhurst Road to include only property on the south side of the road. East Boundary: The center of Happy Valley Drive to include only property on the west side of the road. South Boundary: The center of East Lewis Lane to include only property on the north side of the road. West Boundary: The center of South Powerline Road to include only property on the east side of the road.
Requests for Admission Legacy Public Charter School will comply with Section 33-5205(3)(j) of the Idaho Code to establish policy and procedure for admission. A parent, guardian, or other person with legal authority to make decisions regarding school attendance on behalf of a child in this state, may make a request in writing for such child to attend Legacy Public Charter School. In the case of a family with more than one (1) child seeking to attend Legacy Public Charter School, a single written request for admission must be submitted on behalf of all siblings. The written request for admission must be submitted to, and received by, Legacy Public Charter School on or before the enrollment deadline established by the Governing Board. The written request for admission shall contain the name, grade level, address, and telephone number of each prospective student in a family. If the initial capacity of Legacy Public Charter School is insufficient to enroll all prospective students, then a lottery shall be utilized to determine which prospective students will be admitted to Legacy Public Charter School. Only those written requests for admission submitted on behalf of prospective students that are received prior to the enrollment deadline established by the Governing Board shall be permitted in the lottery. Only written requests for admission shall be considered by the Governing Board. Written requests for admission received after the established enrollment deadline will be added to the bottom of the waiting list for the appropriate grade. If there is an opening in one grade, a sibling, if any, from a late submitted application must go to the bottom of the sibling list.
Admission Preferences I.C. 33-5206 & 33-5205(3)(j) Legacy Public Charter School has established an admission preference for students residing within the primary attendance area of the school. In addition, Legacy has established admission preferences for returning students, for children of founders and full-time employees of the school, and for siblings of students already selected to attend the school.
Priority of Preferences for New Enrollments Preferences for new enrollments shall be as follows: a. First, to pupils returning to Legacy Public Charter School in the second or any subsequent year of operation. Returning students are automatically enrolled in the appropriate grade and do not need to be selected by a lottery. b. Second, to children of founders and full-time employees provided that this admission preference shall be limited to not more than ten percent (10%) of the capacity of Legacy Public Charter School. c. Third, to siblings of pupils already enrolled in Legacy Public Charter School. d. Fourth, to prospective students residing in the primary attendance area of Legacy Public Charter School. e. Fifth, to prospective students residing outside the primary attendance area of Legacy Public Charter School.
Equitable Selection Process If the initial capacity of Legacy Public Charter School is insufficient to enroll all prospective students, or if the capacity is insufficient to enroll all prospective students in subsequent school years, then the Governing Board shall determine the students who will be offered admission to Legacy Public Charter School by conducting a lottery. The selection procedure, unless otherwise determined by the Governing Board and then approved by the school’s authorizer, shall be conducted as follows:
Legacy uses a randomized electronic system to establish waiting lists order. The selection procedure shall be conducted one (1) grade level at a time, with the order of grade levels selected randomly.
A neutral, third party shall observe and authenticate each grade's waiting list. There is a waiting list for each priority level for each grade. For example, each grade will have a founder list, a sibling of enrolled students list, in-boundary list, and an out of boundary list.
Final Selection List The names of the persons in highest order on the final selection list shall have the highest priority for admission to Legacy Public Charter School in that grade, and shall be offered admission to Legacy Public Charter School in such grade until all seats for that grade are filled.
Notification and Acceptance Process Legacy Public Charter School will comply with Idaho State Board of Education Rules Governing Public Charter Schools IDAPA 08.02.04 for the Notification and Acceptance Process.
Subsequent School Years Legacy Public Charter School will comply with Idaho State Board of Education Rules Governing Public Charter Schools IDAPA 08.02.04 for Subsequent School Years.
Enrollment Cap Each grade shall be made up of one class per grade level kindergarten through eighth grade and the total enrollment capacity for the school will be 325 students. The enrollment cap for each grade level shall be:
Kindergarten 26 students
First Grade 30 students
Second Grade 32 students
Third Grade 32 students
Fourth Grade 35 students
Fifth Grade 35 students
Sixth Grade 60 students
Seventh Grade 50 students by year 3 (16 in Harbor Room on rotation)
Eighth Grade 50 students by year 3 (16 in Harbor Room on rotation)
(Legacy Public Charter School Contract, 2011 -- amended 2012)