1. What if our family can’t afford the entire cost of tuition? Are there scholarships available?
*Since it began in 2009, Christ’s Legacy Academy has not turned away a family due to their not being able to afford the entire tuition. If you have financial questions, please set up a time to talk with the Head of School. Certain grants and discounts may be applicable to your situation.
2. Do we need to attend any particular church to be accepted into CLA?
*CLA is a non-denominational Christian school. That means we are delighted to have over fifteen area churches represented among our student body. Our staff and board members also come from a number of different strong evangelical churches. We operate under our historical and common Statement of Faith.
3. Do our children need to attend every class? Do you have part-time programs?
*At this time, all students attend a full school day.
4. What version of the Bible do you teach from?
*We utilize the English Standard Version of the Bible for all classes. Of course, students are allowed to bring any translation of the Bible to school for private reading and/or to fulfill the Scripture reading schedule we have the students follow.
5. How do you deal with new upper elementary or older students who haven’t had any Latin?
*The teaching of Latin is done in grades K-6th. Latin Grammar and Translation is taught in grades 3rd-6th. New students entering grades 3rd-6th will be placed in the appropriate Latin Grammar class.
6. How can parents be involved in the school?
*We take parental authority and, therefore, parental involvement very seriously. Depending on your background, you might be surprised how ‘open’ CLA is to have you come and be part of the school’s daily routine. From helping with reading groups or helping grade elementary papers, to recess supervision, to chaperoning field trips, to even teaching an elective class at the older levels, or manning office telephones. There are numerous practical ways to be in your child’s school.
7. Is CLA accredited by the state?
*No. CLA believes the State (political governing authority) was never given the role of educating children. In God’s Word, He clearly assigns that task to parents (Deut. 6, Eph. 6). Therefore, as a school we answer to the collective and individual parental authority, as outlined in our policies. We also believe that accountability to an ‘outside’ agency is wise (not wanting to measure ourselves by ourselves). Therefore, we are accredited with the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and have been since the 2014-2015 school year.
8. Does being accredited affect a child’s entrance into college?
*Very typically 95-100% of graduating seniors from classical schools go on to attend college. (The fact that CLA is not ‘accredited’ by the state of Tennessee will not be a hindrance to our graduates entering a higher education institution). Most colleges and universities look to ACT and SAT scores for college entrance. Classical schools tend to average around a 27 on the ACT for graduating seniors. The average ACT scores for the State of Tennessee government schools is less than 20.
9. What athletics does CLA offer, if any?
*Currently, CLA offers competitive archery and basketball for boys and girls. In the near future we hope to add competitive volleyball and other sports.
10. Does CLA have a full high school?
*Yes! We added a 12th grade class for the 2014-15 school year. Our first graduating class was in the 2014-2015 school year.