Arizona Tax Credit
Legacy Traditional School was built on a proven academic model that you will find at all of our campuses. Our program is founded on a back-to-basics curriculum, accelerated pace of study, and high expectations for both academic achievement and behavior. Our focus on patriotism and character building, in combination with a positive discipline program and parental involvement, provide a safe and structured environment for learning.
Our curriculum incorporates the Spalding Method of Spelling, Writing and Reading and Saxon Math. We also offer elective courses in music, computers and art to all grade levels. Our academic model has proven itself year after year as our students have consistently scored higher on the AIMS standardized tests than students in other schools in the surrounding areas.
People are often surprised to discover that although Legacy Traditional Schools feels very much like a private school, it is in fact a tuition free public charter school. We are often asked, how do charter schools do so much more with less? The Arizona state than what public schools are given. Charter schools are finding success because the private sector is better at managing funds, motivating teachers and staff, and giving more of what children need in a quality education. A culture of excellence, caring, generosity, and going above the norm are evident at Legacy Traditional Schools.
How can families and the community support the school and encourage teachers and students to continue on their path towards excellence? You can help direct funding to the areas that are most important to you. For example, if only 100 families contribute the $400 allowed by the State of Arizona, that would be $40,000 that would be used for our schools above and beyond what the government provides. What could an extra $40,000 do for the Fine Arts Program, or the Music Program or the Athletic Program? What if 1000 friends and families joined this effort?
If you pay Arizona State income tax you can allow the state to determine where your money goes or you can decide. You can give $33.00 a month or $400 of your state taxes to Legacy Traditional Schools*. When you do, it is deducted as a credit from your taxes. Easy as that! Charter schools throughout the state have 95% of parents participating in the Tax Credit Program. Legacy Traditional Schools can accomplish this goal of giving as well.
Donations made to the school above the $400 are tax deductible as Legacy Traditional Schools is a nonprofit organization. Legacy Traditional Schools promotes this method of suggested donations and therefore has within its policies that it will not allow students sell fund raising items for the school or PALS during the year. You will have the opportunity to view current project requests as well as tax credit donation reporting online at LegacyTraditional.org* Speak with your tax advisor for more details